Employment Opportunities (USAID) Indonesian Citizens, USAID Project Management Specialist (Forestry), FSN-12 (Full Performance Level)

SOLICITATION NO.: 029 – 2018

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)

MARKET VALUE: IDR 458,652,994 – 733,844,834 per annum equivalents to FSN Grade 12. 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-12 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)

SUPERVISORY CONTROL:  The Project Management Specialist (Forestry), or Senior Forestry Specialist, is responsible for supervision of two FSN-11 Program Management Specialists (PMS) in USAID/Indonesia’s Environment Office, Land and Seascapes (SCAPES) Team.

POSITION TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR: The Senior Forestry Specialist reports to the SCAPES Team Lead.

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 a FSN, an Employment Authorization is required as a pre-condition for employment.


The Senior Forestry Specialist is the resident Mission technical expert and advisor on forestry, climate change mitigation through the land use sector, and terrestrial biodiversity conservation, by far the largest portfolio in USAID/Indonesia’s Environment Office (ENV). In this capacity, the Senior Forestry Specialist provides sector specific leadership and strategic guidance on the design, execution, management, evaluation and documentation the portfolio. S/he directs the performance of major technical assistance contractors, grants, cooperative agreements, public private partnerships, and interagency agreements with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) for forestry, biodiversity, and climate change mitigation according to Agency policy. S/he will supervise two forestry, biodiversity and climate change staff responsible for directing the performance of forestry and climate change mitigation contracts and cooperative agreements. S/he is responsible for senior level technical/professional communications with the Government of Indonesia (GOI) and other U.S. Government (USG) Agencies in the forestry and climate change mitigation sector. The Senior Forestry Specialist also represents USAID with other donors (both bilateral and multilateral institutions), the private sector, and academia for coordination, program management as well as for technical meetings, workshops and conferences.

The Environment Office is comprised of two core technical teams: The Land and Seascapes Team and the Climate, Water, and Integration Team. Each of these teams is led by a Team Lead who oversees and supervises team members and the projects they manage and who reports directly to the Environment Office Director and Deputy Director. The Senior Forestry Specialist is a member of ENV’s SCAPES Team and works under the supervision of the SCAPES Team Lead. The Senior Forestry Specialist supervises two Program Management Specialists (PMS) on SCAPES Team. The Senior Forestry Specialist may be delegated the maximum range of program, personnel and administrative management responsibilities allowable under Agency policy.


a. Education (15 points)

The Senior Forestry Specialist must have a Master Degree from an accredited university in forestry, terrestrial conservation, biology, natural resources management, environmental management, or in a related agricultural, environmental or development field. Additional education in these fields is desirable.

b. Prior Work Experience (20 points)

The Senior Forestry Specialist must have a minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in development assistance in one or more of the fields listed above. S/he must have at least three (3) years of work experience leading forestry, terrestrial biodiversity conservation, or climate change mitigation programs in large international donor agencies, international NGOs, or equivalent private sector or government work. Additional experience in these fields is desirable.

c. Language Proficiency (15 points)

Level IV written and oral English proficiency is required. Level IV written and spoken Bahasa Indonesian proficiency is required. Higher levels of language proficiency is desirable.

d. Job Knowledge (25 points)

The Senior Forestry Specialist must demonstrate an in-depth technical knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of sound forestry management and climate change mitigation through the land use sector in Indonesia with applied expertise in decentralized land use planning and governance, protected area management, and sustainable forestry trade. The Senior Forestry Specialist must have established working relationships with key government of Indonesia and other stakeholders in the forestry and/or climate change mitigation sectors in Indonesia. The Senior Forestry Specialist must also demonstrate a strong command of development assistance principles and approaches. Additional job knowledge in these areas is desirable

e. Skills and Abilities (25 points)

Strong project management skills and familiarity with financial management principles are required. The Senior Forestry Advisor must be able to stay abreast of current peer-reviewed literature and government laws and policies that relate to Mission programs and identify linkages between forestry and climate change mitigation issues and other Mission/Agency priorities such as natural resource governance, science and technology, and private sector engagement. The Senior Forestry Specialist must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior counterpart officials and other influential persons and have demonstrated maturity, judgment, and representational skills needed to represent and defend USAID policies and programs. S/he must be able to work well with a team, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and good judgment in order to meet objectives. S/he must have proficient computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google applications, and other online services).

The Senior Forestry Specialist must also have the ability to establish and maintain contacts at all levels of the Government of Indonesia (i.e., from the local level to the Ministerial level) and with stakeholders in the non-governmental arena in order to explain USAID political process project/program policies, objectives and procedures. The Senior Forestry Specialist must be able to transmit and interpret host county government and non-governmental sector program-related concerns to senior USAID officials and Mission Management in concise, targeted formats. The Senior Forestry Specialist must also have demonstrated potential to acquire knowledge of U.S. Government legislation relating to humanitarian and development assistance programming policies, regulations, procedures and documentation. Additional skills and abilities in these areas are desirable.

Maximum Points Available: 100

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