Participatory Land-use Planning and Landscape Approach Adviser (GRASS Project) 289 views

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations on behalf of the German Government.

The Greening Agricultural Smallholder Supply Chains (GRASS) project, which is a follow-on project to the previous “Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia” and builds on the results and experience gained through this project, will be implemented by GIZ in collaboration with its main government partner, the Directorate General of Estate Crops of the Ministry of Agriculture. The project aims to “improve the resilience of smallholder farmers at the basis of global supply chains,” and will target independent estate crop smallholder farmers in Kapuas Hulu district, West Kalimantan (focus on rubber, oil palm, cocoa, and coffee). The project will develop and/or test, and implement digital and other approaches, tools and procedures supporting sustainable, resilient, and climate-smart smallholder agriculture in selected sub-districts in Kapuas Hulu. Successfully tested approaches, tools and procedures will be promoted proactively and made available for up-scaling at the provincial (West Kalimantan) and national levels, in cooperation with other projects and development partners. The GRASS project contributes to the overall BMZ “Forest and Climate Protection” programme in Indonesia, by reducing deforestation for agricultural land by the targeted smallholder farmers.

The project objective shall be achieved through the production of four main outputs: (1) The capacities to implement resilient and sustainable smallholder farming have been improved; (2) The participation of smallholder farmers in local and global supply chains has been strengthened; (3)  Government agencies at provincial and local levels have been sensitized on the requirements of resilient and deforestation-free supply chains; and (4) Digital technologies, e-learning tools and other field-tested approaches to support smallholder farmers are available for provincial and national up-scaling.

To increase the resilience of estate crop smallholder farmers to negative external impacts, e.g., from global market price fluctuations or from impacts of climate change, the project will advise, and strengthen the capacity of, the targeted smallholder farmers in aspects of sustainable and climate-smart agricultural practices, including integrated farming, intercropping/agroforestry, permaculture, and regenerative farming. Agricultural extension staff from the government, civil society, and private sector will be targeted to include the aspects of resilience and sustainability in their support to smallholder estate crop farmers. The project approach will include the use of field-tested e-learning and blended learning formats for sustainable, resilient, and climate-smart smallholder agriculture, and will actively promote successful concepts and approaches at the provincial and national levels.

To support the implementation of the projects, we seek one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate to support the team for: Participatory Land-use Planning and Landscape Approach Adviser


The Adviser for Participatory Land-use Planning and Landscape Approach in close collaboration with the Principal Adviser and the entire GRASS team of technical advisers and support staff and in collaboration with the project political partners at all levels, in particular at the local level in Kapuas Hulu, shall contribute to and support the implementation of the GRASS project and the achievement of the project outputs, indicators and targets. The areas of responsibility shall include:

  • Leading the implementation of a landscape approach in Kapuas Hulu district and the establishment and functioning of a multi-stakeholder platform for sustainable land use.
  • Advising on participatory land-use planning processes, for balanced and sustainable development.
  • Compiling and preparing spatial data, including thematic maps and GIS analyses.
  • Supporting the strategic and operational project planning and the coordination of project activities. 


Specific tasks shall include (but not necessarily be limited to):

  1. Knowledge and advisory services
  • Drive the establishment and functioning of a multi-stakeholder platform and moderate jurisdictional dialogues to align on shared objectives for sustainable development for the Kapuas Hulu biosphere reserve.
  • Support and strengthen spatial and land-use planning procedures and implementation in selected target villages (village spatial plans, HCV management plans, and biodiversity enhancement/ conservation plans), and in the district as part of the jurisdictional approach.
  • Manage a GIS (Geographic Information System) and prepare thematic maps and analyses as required by the project.
  • Provide inputs to development planning in Kapuas Hulu (mid-term district development plan, spatial plans, and agricultural plans).
  • Support good practices for data compilation, handling, and reporting from Kapuas Hulu local government to the national authorities in the framework of the Sustainable Jurisdictional Guideline (the former ‘Terpercaya’).
  • Contribute GIS data, maps, and spatial analyses for use in the mediation and resolution of land use conflicts in the target areas.
  • Contribute to living income benchmark studies for the target groups.
  • Provide professional inputs to trainings, workshops, seminars, and other events implemented by the project or partners in Kapuas Hulu and West Kalimantan. 
  1. Partnership coordination
  • Represent the project in relevant processes, fora, events, and meetings on the district and provincial levels.
  • Engage stakeholders from government, civil society, and the private sector in jurisdictional multi-stakeholder initiatives, project planning and implementation at the Kapuas Hulu district and West Kalimantan province levels in a positive and respectful manner.
  • Coordinate and align project activities with the local government priorities and programs on the district and province levels. 
  1. Project management
  • Provide technical and institutional knowledge to support the operational and financial planning of the project.
  • Coordinate activities with other GIZ- and development cooperation projects, to identify and exploit synergies.
  • Provide information on project progress and local conditions for internal and external communication.
  • Support data collection for monitoring and evaluation, and for various studies
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of study tours, visiting delegations, and missions from GIZ and German government institutions.
  • Provide technical, organisational, and administrative support to the Principal Advisor.
  • Support team members and strengthen the team spirit (work together and co-create meaning and results).

Job Requirements


  • University degree in natural sciences, business administration, or another relevant field of study.
  • Have relevant post-graduate work experience, for example from similar work in development cooperation, in a civil society organisation, a national or international research institution, or a private company.

Professional experience

  • At least five years’ professional experience in various aspects of spatial planning and/or landscape approaches. From previous professional exposure, the incumbent is equipped with a solid understanding of project management principles.
  • Experience from working or collaborating with Indonesian government institutions will be considered an advantage.
  • Can work confidently with government officials, company representatives, development agencies, or farmers, independently or in a team.
  • Familiarity with the Kapuas Hulu district is considered an advantage.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills and can communicate effectively with different stakeholders, have excellent analytical skills.
  • Possess positive attitude, problem-solving and results oriented.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Knowledge of GIZ instruments, procedures, and rules is considered an advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g., Microsoft applications)
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and a professional working proficiency in English, both spoken and written.
  • An understanding of one or more of the local languages spoken in Kapuas Hulu will be an advantage.
  • Willingness to upgrade skills and knowledge as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures to be agreed with Project management.

Duty Station: Putussibau, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

Joining Date: As soon as possible – 30.06.2023 (with possibility for extension)

Direct Supervisor: Principal Adviser GRASS

How to Apply

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by May 31st, 2023 with subject line GRASS – PLPLA Advisor

Please name your file as follow format:

[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference)


Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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