Managing IndII's work
- Facility Advisory Board
- IndII Technical Team
- Bappenas, Indonesia’s national development planning agency
- AusAID, representing the Government of Australia
- SMEC, the Managing Contractor
- Impact Assessment Team
- Monitoring and Review Group
- Coordinating Group
Facility Advisory Board (“IndII Board”)
The Facility Advisory Board is comprised of senior representatives from Bappenas, other appropriate Government of Indonesia (GoI) agencies, and AusAID. It meets every six months to provide overall strategic direction for the Facility and to oversee IndII progress and risk management strategies. The Board provides guidance on the development of programs with GoI agencies at the national and sub-national levels. It also reviews Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data submitted to the Board and reports on the progress of IndII in meeting its objectives. It uses this and other information to provide input to AusAID to assess the effectiveness of the Facility in meeting its objectives.
The Technical Team consists of subordinate staff of the same GoI agencies represented on the IndII Board, as well as an AusAID representative. This arrangement provides effective information sharing between the Board and the Technical Team. The main role of the Technical Team is to provide operational guidance to the IndII management team in developing and managing activities. The Technical Team considers activity proposals submitted to IndII and determines whether they should be developed and implemented. The Team also provides information to IndII Facility staff about policy and operational changes within the GoI and assists the Facility to make contact with key organisations and stakeholders in the GoI and Indonesian private sector. The Technical Team usually meets monthly, or more often if required. In keeping with IndII’s commitment to partnership and shared responsibility, the role of Chair of the Technical Team rotates amongst members.
Bappenas is the key counterpart agency for IndII within the Government of Indonesia. It liaises with IndII staff to assist them in developing their understanding of the infrastructure sectors in Indonesia and to help build relationships with individual agencies. Bappenas is a member of both the IndII Board and Technical Team, which reflects its position as the best source of essential feedback about GoI agencies' perceptions of IndII's role, the agencies' level of interest in working with IndII, and emerging opportunities that IndII should address.
Representatives from AusAID Indonesia participate in all meetings of the IndII Board, the Technical Team and the Coordinating Group. AusAID exercises financial oversight over IndII. It makes final decisions on program and activity budgets, monitors and assesses the performance of the IndII managing contractor, and provides information on changing national Indonesian policies, conditions and emerging issues of which the Facility should be aware. AusAID also assists IndII to organise meetings with Government of Indonesia agencies.
SMEC (Managing Contractor)
SMEC, an Australia-based consulting engineering firm, is the IndII Facility Managing Contractor, with day-to-day responsibility for implementing and managing the Facility under the terms of its contract with AusAID. The duties of the Managing Contractor include:
- initiating and maintaining relationships with partner agencies
- developing strategies, a program of activities, work plans, and all associated processes and documentation
- managing procurement of goods and services associated with activity implementation
- engaging and managing staff and consultants with the necessary technical expertise to carry out IndII’s work
- disseminating information on program objectives and contractual obligations
- preparing financial and other designated reports
- establishing and maintaining an effective monitoring and evaluation system
- hosting and supporting meetings of the various groups within the management structure
- proactively identifying and rectifying any problems or challenges that might arise
Impact Assessment Team
The Impact Assessment Team is an independent group contracted directly by AusAID for the purpose of:
- evaluating IndII’s performance in meeting the stated objectives of the IndII facility
- assessing how effective the Facility’s implementation arrangements are
- benchmarking IndII's outcomes against alternative approaches that AusAID could have taken to support infrastructure investment in Indonesia
This team will also provide guidance and recommendations on ways in which IndII's Monitoring and Evaluation Framework can be strengthened. The work of the Team will be guided by requirements of AusAID's recently introduced Office of Development Effectiveness.
Monitoring and Review Group