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Overview

USAID SEGAR is seeking consultants for Dynamic System Modelling to prepare for the background Study of Mid-Term and Long-Term Development Plan on Forestry Sector.  The posts are:

  • One Lead Modeler  (code: LDM)
  • One Senior Modeler (code: SRM)
  • One Junior Modeler (code: JRM)

USAID SEGAR is a five-year project that aims to advance Indonesia’s own development goals of balancing biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use with inclusive economic and livelihoods development. USAID SEGAR contributes to the 2020 – 2025 USAID Indonesia Country Development Cooperation Strategy, Development Objective 3: Environmental Sustainability Improved, and Intermediate Result 1, Natural Resource Management Improved. USAID SEGAR works in four regions with total twelve intervention districts; 1) Aceh (Aceh Tamiang, Aceh Utara, Aceh Timur); 2) Central Kalimantan (Seruyan, Kotawaringin Barat); 3) West Kalimantan (Ketapang, Kubu Raya, Sanggau, Sintang); and 4) East Kalimantan (Berau, Kutai Timur, Mahakam Ulu).

In year 1, the Activity will assist the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) in developing a dynamic modelling for forestry sector as the basis to developing background study for the Indonesian mid-term (2025 – 2029) and long-term development plan (2026 – 2045). The two planning documents are highly instrumental in aligning and mainstreaming of biodiversity and mitigation targets into development goals. The documents are also become the main reference for local governments to incorporate and prioritize biodiversity and climate change mitigation into their local development plans that in-line with the target of USAID SEGAR. The incorporation of the Activity targets into national and local development plans is crucial to ensure they are being incorporated during the Activity cycle and beyond.

Objectives

  1. To develop modelling to define interventions to achieve relevant targets on forestry sector in mid-term and long-term development plans;
  2. To coach BAPPENAS staffs to fully able to use dynamic modelling and implement in their work as planners;
  3. To develop reports based on the model developed in the first point for background study on forestry sector prepared.

Output & Outcome

  • A model for forestry sector based on dynamic system.
  • At least five Directorate of Forestry and Conservation of Water Resources (KKSDA) staffs with improved capacity in developing dynamic modelling.
  • The mid-term and long-term national development plans are strategically incorporated and balanced biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation targets with inclusive and sustainable economic targets.

Period & Target of Deliverables

Period of service from October 2021 through February 2022, with following expected deliverables:

  • Oct 2021: Causal loop diagrams; indicators; policy lists; Phase 1 Report.
  • Nov 2021: Land sub-model; Agriculture sub-model.
  • Dec 2021: Forestry economy sub-model; Biodiversity sub-model; Phase 2 Report.
  • Jan 2022: Integration Model; Draft 1 Substantive report.
  • Feb 2022: Final Model; Technical documentation; Final report.

Qualification

Lead Modeler

  • Doctoral degree from reputable university.
  • Minimum 35 years experiences in dynamic modelling, preferably in Indonesian context.
  • Reputable expert in coaching and teaching dynamic modelling.
  • Have established experience working with Indonesian ministries particularly the National Development Agency related to dynamic modelling.
  • Have established knowledge and experience in modelling related to environment, natural resources, forestry and land, and/or climate change related policies.
  • Familiar with development plans and the role of the National Development Agency in its development.
  • Have fully understanding of the roles and dynamics of various stakeholders (government and non-government) in modelling related to environment, natural resources, forestry and land, and/or climate change related policies.

Senior Modeler

  • Master’s degree in development studies.
  • Minimum 9 years experiences in dynamic modelling.
  • Have experience in coaching and teaching dynamic modelling.
  • Have experience working with Indonesian ministries particularly the National Development Agency related to dynamic modelling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in modelling related to environment, natural resources, forestry and land, and/or climate change related policies.
  • Familiar with development plans and the role of the National Development Agency in its development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles and dynamics of various stakeholders (government and non-government) in modelling related to environment, natural resources, forestry and land, and/or climate change related policies.
  • Familiar with modelling software such as Powersim and Vensim.

Junior Modeler

  • Bachelor degree in relevant subject (mathematic, computer science, or planning).
  • Minimum 3 years experiences in dynamic modelling.
  • Have experience in assisting coaching and teaching of dynamic modelling.
  • Have experience working with Indonesian ministries particularly the National Development Agency related to dynamic modelling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in modelling related to environment, natural resources, forestry and land, and/or climate change related policies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles and dynamics of various stakeholders (government and non-government) in modelling related to environment, natural resources, forestry and land, and/or climate change related policies.
  • Familiar with modelling software such as Powersim and Vensim.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV or Resume to SEGARrecruit@chemonics.com with the subject line “Code_Your Name”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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