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Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old. We are currently looking to fill the following work:

CONSULTANT (Service Provider/Group of Trainers)


(code: GIS-RS West Papua)

  1. Background

As the world’s largest archipelago nation in area and population, Indonesia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. With 30% of the world’s mangroves (>3 million ha) and 22 million ha of peatlands, peat and mangrove ecosystems (PME) provide adaptation and resilience capacity for vulnerable communities, including coastal protection, flood control, water quality, and food security. Indonesia’s PMEs also boast some of the highest ecosystem carbon densities (mangroves=1,023 MgCha-1 and peatlands=2,658 MgCha-1) and hence great capacity for mitigation. However, PMEs are amongst Indonesia’s most threatened ecosystems including in the project pilot Provinces North Sumatera and West Papua. The pilot provinces represent two different development stages and conservation approaches in Indonesia where the North Sumatera is more focusing on peatland restoration and the West Papua is more focusing on peat and mangrove conservation.


West Papua is one of our pilot provinces with a population of approximately 937.4 thousand people. With 9.4 million ha of forests (approximately 90% of its entire terrestrial area), West Papua is one of the ‘greenest’ provinces in all of Indonesia. The forests hold rich biodiversity and carbon stocks, including around one million ha of vital peatland and 650 thousand ha of mangrove. The health of the forests can be directly attributed to the many indigenous communities that have been sustainably managing these resources for generations. Most of these communities still live in isolated locations and rely heavily on the forest for livelihoods and subsistence (timber, fuelwood, bush food, medicinal plants, etc.), while a small number have transitioned to more intensive agricultural-based systems. This deep-rooted history and the knowledge that West Papua’s indigenous populations have in terms of forest resources and sustainable management is an incredible asset for the development. Concerning those resources, The Provincial Government declares their commitment as Sustainable Development Province.

IKI PME Project

The IKI PME Project in Indonesia is part partnership between government of Indonesia and the Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) The project focus on climate change “Mitigation, Adaptation through Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia’s Peat and Mangrove Ecosystems”. The project will increase climate change resilience of highly vulnerable communities and biodiversity, while substantially mitigating GHG emissions in Indonesia by accelerating large-scale conservation and effective management of PMEs.

Conservation International (CI) is the lead agency for implementing and executing the project along with partners, Wetlands International Indonesia and CIFOR. Conservation International works in partnership with stakeholders at the national and local levels to conserve nature and improve human wellbeing in Indonesia.

The project will focus on national policy, smart land use planning, improved forest management, sustainable production, and innovative finance. The project will provide technical assistance and tools for partners to make informed decisions, manage natural resources sustainably, and develop green economic pathways that will contribute significantly towards Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Commitments (NDC) as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.


  1. Purpose

The purpose of this consultancy is providing technical support, building and strengthening the capacity of local government in the West Papua Province through introducing them to the basic, intermediate, and advance level of Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). The training should be delivered to the local government at the provincial (basic module) and the pilot level (intermediate-advance module). Target agencies at the provincial and pilot level are Forestry Agency of West Papua (Dinas Kehutanan Papua Barat), Forest Management Units (KPH), Natural Resource Conservation Agency of West Papua (BBKSDA Papua Barat), and Cendrawasih Bay National Park (Taman Nasional Teluk Cendrawasih). The idea is that, from the beginning, they can construct and maintain spatial database system, and perform spatial analysis.

The specific purpose of these serial trainings is building and strengthening the capacity of local government to support:

  • Forest planning process
  • Monitoring and evaluation


  1. Duties and Deliverables
#ActivityDue DateDeliverable
1.Milestone 1: Adjust the work plan and training modules

(a)  Work plan for technical support and capacity building of local government agencies. The work plan should cover training schedule.

(b)  Check full pre and post training test documents

(c)  GIS and RS training course should cover the following topics but not limited to:

·       Introduction to GPS and data collection using GPS

·       Basic of GIS and remote sensing

·       How to install and set up the software

·       Maps and projections

·       Vector and raster data

·       Data acquisition and analysis

·       Image processing

·       Visualization

·       Study cases (practical work)

(d)  Draft of materials for presentation

3rd week of July,


Work plan;

GIS-RS training modules;

Draft of materials for presentation;

2.Milestone 2: Deliver series trainings of GIS and RS

All trainings will be held in Sorong (tentative)



Series trainings to related stakeholders;

Draft of series trainings report

3.Milestone 3: Final report of series trainings

(a)  Provide the final manuals

(b)  Provide the final training modules

(c)  Provide the presentations and practical works

(d)  Provide full pre and post training tests documents completed by participants

4th week of September,


Final report of GIS and RS trainings


  1. Technical Direction

The primary point of contact for contract related queries is GIS and Spatial Planning Coordinator (Sry Wahyuni). Consultant team will receive technical direction from IKI PME Senior Project Manager (Ardanti Y.C Sutarto), West Papua Program Manager (Yance De Fretes), GIS and Spatial Planning Coordinator (Sry Wahyuni), and Manokwari Policy and Spatial Officer (Insan Fahmi) in order to ensure all duties and deliverables is proceeding in a timely manner.

  1. Timeline

July – October 2021.

  1. Requirement

The incoming Bid will be scoring based on its Bid Value and its level of proficiency in:

  1. GIS and RS.
  2. Designing and providing technical instruction/training in GIS and RS.
  3. Knowledge and experience with issues related to natural resources management, landscape, conservation, and/or forestry.
    1. Terms of Payment

Consultant is expected to submit invoice with amount based on due deliverables as detailed on Table in Section 3. Duties and Deliverables. The payment will be made after the consultant submit the deliverable invoice.

  1. Submission

Consultant should submit application with the following details:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Quotation/Bid detailing your (a). numbers of Trainer, and (b). detail cost of Fee & Travel.
  • Company Profile or Group/Trainers Profile.


Please send your documents required on Point 8 submission to :

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mail with this format:

< GIS-RS West Papua > – < Name >

Closing date for the application is June 14, 2021

 (Only short-listed candidates will be notified).

For more information about CI, please visit our web: //

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