World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI Indonesia is affiliated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that works with various stakeholders to support policies and practices that are sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 20-year history in the country and the official establishment of WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our current work primarily focuses on forest and land-use. Over time WRI Indonesia aims to expand its portfolio to include climate, energy, and city and transportation. Therefore, it is important for the organization to identify and put in place the research building blocks for achieving the vision of WRI Indonesia supporting science- and data-driven decision making at national and sub-national level.
This position will support WRI Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration, One Map Initiative, Social Forestry, RESTORE+ and other projects in the WRI’s South Sumatra offices.
The Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will support four key initiatives/ portfolios by WRI Indonesia:
1. Peatland Restoration:
To support the Indonesian Government’s ambitious target for peatland restoration, mandated by Presidential Regulation No. 1/2016, WRI Indonesia will provide technical and managerial support to the newly established Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG). This will be done through the management of peatland mapping activities, assessment of restoration opportunities and feasibility within four priority districts. This will include the support on peatland restoration activities, development of a work plan for implementing restoration interventions in priority districts in collaboration with BRG and the local government, and development of a public-facing monitoring platform hosted by BRG to track progress on the peatland restoration target.
2. One Map Initiative:
The overall objective of the One Map Initiative is to transform land use decision-making processes to be open, accountable, and inclusive. WRI Indonesia will achieve this through catalyzing a unified and transparent land use planning and monitoring system that is accessible to all land use stakeholders. Through partnership with local governments, civil societies and the private sectors, WRI Indonesia will develop a model of engagement that can be used to scale this approach into a National One Map Initiative. The work will span five years, focusing on Riau, South Sumatra, and Papua provinces.
3. Social Forestry:
The Indonesian Government’s social forestry initiative exists as an approach to overcome poverty problem in villages inside and around forest area while also ensuring that the forests will be managed sustainably. The Government is committed to provide legal access to those dependent on forest resources in more than 12.7 million hectares of forest areas through various social forestry schemes, such as community forestry, village forests, community plantation forests, and customary forests. WRI Indonesia is committed to provide support to the government’s social forestry initiative, particularly in understanding the indicators or success criteria for social forestry schemes, assessing the challenges and enabling factors of social forestry initiative, and examining the effectiveness of social forestry indicative maps.
4. Forest and Landscape Restoration:
As part of its FLR initiative, WRI Indonesia is also involved in a global project called RESTORE+. The project aims at addressing Food-Land-Energy nexus related to restoration or utilization of degraded/marginal land. In Indonesia, RESTORE+ will conduct participatory mapping and citizen-science campaigns at both national and provincial level focusing on South Sumatra and East Kalimantan. The activities will be combined with land-use and supply chain modelling to assess restoration options and overall land-use dynamics. WRI Indonesia’s primary task within the RESTORE+ consortium is to create a web-based platform that will allow crowd participation and provide communicative and engaging display of mapping and modelling results. WRI Indonesia will also coordinate with other consortium partners in conducting participatory mapping and citizen-science activities within the project.
The Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will be based in Palembang and responsible to provide expertise on policy analysis, institutional setting, stakeholder engagement, coordination, and management in South Sumatra province and its priority districts. The responsibility will include assessment, facilitation of discussion, and provide technical inputs and analysis of policy and institutional setting to achieve the targeted impact on Peatland Restoration, One Map Initiative, Social Forestry, RESTORE+ and other projects in WRI portfolio.
The Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will be reporting to the South Sumatra Senior Program Leader of WRI Indonesia. He/she will liaise closely with WRI Program Managers and the partners implementing similar programs as well as relevant agencies of the Government, local authorities, and civil society.
Scope of Works
Technical Work and Research
Provide expertise on policy analysis, institutional setting, stakeholder engagement, coordination, and management in South Sumatra province and its priority districts.
Analyze existing policies and develop recommendation for new policies to strengthen the implementation of WRI Indonesia’s key portfolios in South Sumatra province.
Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop regulations and/or guidelines for the implementation of the policies.
Lead the institutional setting, stakeholder engagement, community facilitation, and project coordination in South Sumatra province and its priority districts.
Contribute to development of reports/papers related to policy analysis and stakeholder engagement strategy done by WRI Indonesia and partners in South Sumatra province and its priority districts.
Project Management and Communication
Support the Senior Program Leader in developing workplan, budget, and term of reference (TOR) to implement policy research and advocacy, and other relevant project activities in South Sumatra province and its priority districts.
Develop and maintain communication and coordination with key stakeholders to ensure successful
Facilitate workshop, meeting, and discussion, as well as other events conducted by WRI Indonesia.
Legally able to work in Indonesia.
Bachelor degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in agribusiness, environmental policy,
social studies, forestry, and other relevant subjects.
Minimum six years of professional working experience in policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, community facilitation, and working with international organization, government, and Civil Society Organization (CSO).
Demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform the assignment professionally.
Experience working with stakeholder engagement or related position.
Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
Understanding of gender, land use, environmental issue, conflict resolution, and land governance
issues in South Sumatra province and its priority districts.
Experienced in forum/working groups facilitation for stakeholders in province and district levels.
Excellent in communication process to various stakeholders.
The Consultant shall submit Monthly Time Sheet and Reports that include activity description done by the Consultant in the last day of each month.
At the end of the assignment, the Consultant shall submit a Final Report that includes the accomplishments of the Consultant for the period of the assignment, including constraints experienced and any recommendation for improvement.
The Consultant shall submit products/results of the works, such as data, minutes of meeting, travel report, blog posts/stories, activity reports, working papers, briefs and other relevant documents as indicated in the table of deliverables below.
Reports and products/results shall be submitted in electronic to the Senior Program Leader and Project Officer.
Duration, Level of Effort and Place of Performance
The level of effort of the Consultant will be a one-year base period with monthly basis payment, and possibility to be extended for the next 1 year by considering the result of Consultant performance evaluation. The Consultant will be based in the WRI Indonesia’s South Sumatra Office in Palembang with frequent field travel within South Sumatra provinces and its priority districts, as well as other places as may be assigned.
Salary and Benefit: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.
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