To start mid January, 2024, we are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated candidate in a position as:
Bio-diversity and Climate Change Specialist
S/he will be based in Muaradua, OKU Selatan District, Sumatra Selatan, within a team of 24 other staff currently working with about 15,000 farming families and 600 farmer groups in Sumatra Selatan.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead the climate change related program activities that are focused on farmers producing coffee, towards increased biodiversity and actions towards decreasing and/or eliminating deforestation.
- Identify and keep an inventory of climate change challenges and respective innovations, systems and practices being used by farmers across the target area.
- Design & implement various interventions to evaluate various climate change innovations according to: Adaptation: how good innovations are at addressing climate change challenges, and their effects on long-term farm sustainability and productivity. Mitigation: on-farm and landscape-level GHG emissions and C budgets. Cost-Benefit: what are the returns of investment of the innovations.
- Work together with the HRNS Indonesian team, supporting the field team to integrate learnings into their extension & training activities and with local farmers, farmer groups and cooperatives, department of agriculture and other public and private sector stakeholders, universities, etc.
- Maintain and improve the nursery program for coffee and a large variety of tree and plant species for farm and forest.
- Play a leading role in the development of new initiatives related to forest protection, promotion of agroforestry systems and ensuring non-deforestation supply chains. Utilize online monitoring systems to steer the program.
- Participate in the identification and promotion of forest garden products: such as spices, nuts, mushrooms, and other unique species that may bring potential economic benefit if managed or grown sustainably.
- The expert will have at least 5 years of experience in agroforestry, analogue forestry and/or nature conservation programs with a good knowledge of agricultural supply chains.
- S/he will have worked in agro-research and/or in agricultural based program implementing agroforestry, preferably with coffee, cacao, pepper or other similar commodities. Knowledge of mushroom production, vermiculture, organic composting, organic/integrated pesticide management are clear advantages.
- Have a good understanding of climate change-related challenges faced by the smallholder agricultural sector.
- Have Experience with assessing on-farm Carbon stocks and GHG emissions.
- Familiar with Geo-spacial software and M&E systems related to deforestation and climate change issues is necessary.
- Knowledge of the Indonesian laws and regulations surrounding National Parks and Nature Reserves is a strong advantage.
- Ability to act as a team player, but also to take the lead and build a climate change unit within the HRNS Indonesia team.
- Reliable, diligent, well-organized and focussed on achieving results.
- Willing to travel to on farm and village locations on a regular basis
- Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English required.
If you are interested in the position and feel you match the above qualifications and experience, we welcome you to apply. Closing date January 10th, 2024
Please send your CV and a cover letter with salary expectations and preferred date of commencement in English to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any further questions or require clarifications about the position, please contact the HRNS Country Manager email@example.com