Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Consultant for Audiobook

Hivos seeks qualified candidates for the position of Consultant of Audiobook.


Hivos Southeast Asia is an International non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and sustainable economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial support for local NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise. Hivos opts for 100 percent renewable energy, worldwide. Hivos believes energy is a vital driving force for development. Access to energy can alleviate poverty, improve living conditions and propel economic development. However, continuing along the fossil fuel route to harmful climate change will have disastrous effects, especially for developing countries. Hivos would much rather stimulate sustainable development fueled by clean energy.

Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy is a programme that is initiated by Hivos, supported by the Netherlands’ Government, to enable more civil society organizations to do lobby and advocacy in the area of Green and Inclusive Energy. The programme was started since 2016, where in Indonesia, it involves three national CSOs as the core team of the programme, and designed to outreach non-energy CSOs, media, and wider public, including the Government on Green and Inclusive Energy. The three national organizations are Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia, and Yayasan Lembaga Konsumen Indonesia (YLKI) which have different target groups and beneficiaries in different areas, mainly in Central Java and Jakarta.

Considering the project ends this year, Hivos Southeast Asia plans to enhance our existing written communications products under SP-GIE. The project has a number of published impact stories, human-interest stories, discussion reportage, articles and studies. It covers green and inclusive energy topics from the village, provincial, regional to the global levels. The pieces also contain information on the works that Strategic Partnership has developed in Indonesia.

Though the project will end, we expect that this information will continue to be disseminated more inclusively and extensively. With an audio component, the information is accessible for people with visual impairment. Further, it will reach broader audience. We view that the audiobooks are useful for people who find it more effective and interesting to learn by listening than reading. It also saves time and is very convenient, as people can listen to audiobooks while doing other activities anytime and at any place.

We believe that by providing such information in different type of media, more people will understand and apply their understanding into practice. We want to keep increasing public’s awareness on green and inclusive energy far into the future, and encouraging the policymakers to take further steps to support energy sector, making green and inclusive energy to be reality in Indonesia.

To do so, we are seeking a consultant to produce audiobooks for Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive program both in Bahasa and English.


The overall task is to produce audio recordings of all Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy articles, stories and studies from the provincial, regional and global levels.

The objectives of the audiobooks are aimed at disseminating information on green and inclusive energy more inclusively and extensively:

  • The audiobooks will be accessible for people with visual impairment
  • The audiobooks provide information through a convenient and effective media for broader audience


Audiobooks of the SP-GIE publications in Bahasa and English included, but not limited to:

Qualifications and Experiences

  • Individual, team or organizations are eligible to apply
  • At least 3 years of experience with producing audiobooks for articles and studies
  • Good voice over skills and techniques
  • Excellent pronunciation in Bahasa and English
  • Excellent recording quality
  • Indonesian nationals only
  • Knowledge of current topics on renewable energy is an advantage

How to apply?

Interested applicants should submit:

  • CVs and portfolio of the individual and/or the team or company
  • Samples of audio in Bahasa and English with and without background music max. 2 minutes each
  • Requested rate per article and per page

Please send all the requirements to [email protected] no later than 26 July 2020 with email subject: SPGIE Audiobook

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit https://www.hivos.org/