Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has appointed five new members of the Indonesian Ombudsman selection committee, in line with Presidential Decree No. 65/P/2020 issued on July 2.
The committee is chaired by Chandra M. Hamzah, a former leader of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) head M. Yusuf Ateh, meanwhile, serves as vice chairman.
The remaining three members are Office of the Presidential Staff deputy Juri Ardiantoro, University of Indonesia social and political science lecturer Francisia Saveria Sika Ery Seda and Nahdlatul Ulama Boarding School Association head Abdul Ghaffar Rozin.
The committee is set to immediately open recruitment for potential members of the Ombudsman for the 2021-2026 period. At least 18 selected names are to be submitted to the President and the House of Representatives for further consideration. The House will choose half of them to be new members of the Ombudsman.
"The registration will be available from July 27 to Aug. 18. It means that hopeful candidates have 10 days from now to prepare themselves and all requirements needed," Chandra said on Friday.
To be considered for a spot in the Ombudsman, interested candidates must be an Indonesian citizen, have at least 15 years' experience working in law or public service, be aged between 40 and 60 years old and cannot be part of a political party.
Registration, Chandra further said, would be conducted online through the State Secretariat's official website, setneg.go.id, which would also provide more information about the registration process.