Employment Opportunities (USAID) Indonesian Citizens, USAID Project Management Specialist (Forestry and Biodiversity), FSN-11 (Full Performance Level)

ISSUANCE DATE: March 15, 2018

CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Jakarta time

POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Management Specialist (Forestry and Biodiversity)

MARKET VALUE: IDR 346,962,617 – 555,140,191 per annum equivalents to FSN Grade 11. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the FSN-11 pay range will not be entertained or negotiated

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 5 year contract period, renewable (Indefinite – type position)

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All Interested Candidates (Indonesian Citizen)


POSITION TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR: The Forestry and Biodiversity Project Management Specialist (PMS) reports to and is supervised by the Senior Forestry PMS (FSN-12).

MEDICAL CLEARANCE: The apparently successful applicant must be able to obtain required medical clearance as a pre-condition for employment and/or residence in Indonesia.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: For an FSN, an Employment Authorization is required as a pre-condition for employment.


 The Forestry and Biodiversity PMS is one of the resident experts at the USAID/Indonesia on a variety of environmental topics relevant to the Mission’s forestry and biodiversity activities, including forestry and natural resource policy, forest and natural resource management, land use planning and mapping, and wildlife trafficking and trade. As an integral part of USAID’s Environment Office (ENV) and its Landscapes and Seascapes (SCAPES) team, the Forestry and Biodiversity PMS provides expert advice on the design, implementation, management, structure, and documentation of USAID/Indonesia’s forestry and terrestrial biodiversity activities.  As assigned, the Forestry and Biodiversity PMS directs the performance of contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, and other agreements under USAID’s bilateral funding for forest and biodiversity conservation according to Agency policy.

The Forestry and Biodiversity PMS, under the direction of the SCAPES Team Lead, may undertake low- to high-level communications with the Government of Indonesia (GOI) concerning national policy and management of forest and biodiversity resources involving the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Ministry of Home Affairs, as well as representatives from provincial governments, districts/local governments, local communities, local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities in Indonesia and the United States, and the private sector.

In coordination with the Senior Forestry PMS and the SCAPES Team Lead, the Forestry and Biodiversity PMS also represents USAID with other donors for coordination, program management as well as for technical meetings, workshops and conferences. The Forestry and Biodiversity PMS may be delegated the maximum range of program, personnel and administrative management responsibilities allowable under Agency policy.


a. Education (15 points)

At a minimum, the Forestry and Biodiversity PMS is required to hold a Master’s Degree from an accredited university in forestry, biology, natural resources management, environmental management, or in a related field.  Additional education in these fields is desirable.

b. Prior Work Experience (20 points)

At a minimum, the Forestry and Biodiversity PMS is required to have five years of progressively responsible, professional experience in development assistance in forest or natural resources management, terrestrial biodiversity conservation, and/or forest or natural resources policy development is required.  S/he must demonstrate experience in international development or program development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment and/or reporting. Additional experience in these fields is desirable.

c. Language Proficiency (15 points)

At a minimum, the Forestry and Biodiversity PMS will have “Fluent” written and spoken English language skills (Level IV), and be “Fluent” in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia (Level IV). Higher levels of language proficiency is desirable.

d. Job Knowledge (25 points)

The Forestry and Biodiversity PMS must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Indonesia’s forestry, terrestrial biodiversity conservation, and land use sectors, particularly national government policies and the institutions holding responsibilities in these sectors. The incumbent must be familiar with the strategy and operations of concerned private sector entities and those of local and international NGO and donor communities. The Forestry and Biodiversity PMS must demonstrate a thorough knowledge and expertise in the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of forestry and/or terrestrial biodiversity conservation with specialized knowledge in at least one of the following technical areas: forest and biodiversity policy, forest and land use governance,conservation area management, wildlife trafficking and trade. Additional job knowledge in these areas is desirable.

e. Skills and Abilities (25 points)

The Forestry and Biodiversity PMS is required to be able to: obtain, analyze, and evaluate a variety of data (Standard), organize and present technical information in concise written and oral form (Standard), plan, develop, manage and evaluate important and complex programs independently (Standard), evaluate and assess concept notes and project proposals submitted by stakeholders (Standard), furnish information and advice in assigned areas objectively (Standard), follow oral instructions, and organize, prioritize and follow through on all assignments with minimal oversight (Advanced), type and edit documents with an advanced proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and focus on details.

The incumbent must also have the ability to establish and maintain contacts at all levels of the host government (from village level to the Ministerial level) and with non-government stakeholders in order to explain USAID policies, objectives, procedures, and political process. In addition, the incumbent must be able to interpret and communicate concerns from the GOI and Indonesian NGOs to USAID officials, Mission management, and U.S. Embassy officials as necessary. The incumbent must also have demonstrated the potential to acquire knowledge of U.S. Government legislation relating to humanitarian and development assistance including USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation.

The Forestry and Biodiversity PMS must be able and willing to work additional hours beyond the established 40 hour work week and outside the established Monday – Friday work week as necessary. In addition, the Forestry and Biodiversity PMS must be willing to travel on a monthly basis, or more frequently throughout Indonesia when necessary or requested. The Forestry and Biodiversity PMS must be a self-starter and a fast learner. Additional skills and abilities in these areas are desirable.

Maximum Points Available: 100

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