Source : Mailist – January 13, 2012
The Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership (KFCP) is a key activity under the Indonesia Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP). Euroconsult Mott MacDonald is looking for a Coordinator for the project.
Project Objective and Purpose
The goal of KFCP is to demonstrate a credible, equitable, and effective approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including from the degradation of peat lands, that can inform a post-2012 global climate change agreement and enable Indonesia’s meaningful participation in future international carbon markets. KFCP has four components that correspond to the key aspects of REDD+:
1. reducing greenhouse gas emissions through incentives to local people and technical means;
2. developing methods and capacity to measure and monitor greenhouse gas emissions;
3. developing and testing equitable and practicable payment mechanisms to channel financial payments to those people and organisations that contribute to achieving emissions reductions; and
4. building institutional and technical readiness on the part of local government and villages to implement REDD on a sustainable basis.
Scope of the position responsibilities
The KFCP Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the operations and outputs of the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership (KFCP), whether implemented directly by the Managing Contractor, by sub-contractors, or by partners. The Coordinator is ultimately responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with key program partners, in particular the Provincial and District Working Groups and other relevant counterparts to ensure a partnership approach to program work planning, implementation, and monitoring. S/he will manage partnerships to ensure AusAID’s obligations to partners are met, that partners achieve agreed results and that open, honest, trustworthy, and reliable working relationships are maintained. These relationships will model, demonstrate and champion transparent and accountable governance and management in all aspects of the program and partnership.
The position reports to and is supervised by the IAFCP Partnership Office, namely the GoA and GoI Coordinators.
The position is based in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, and requires frequent travel to Kapuas District, with some travel to Jakarta and the KFCP field site.
Tasks and duties:
1. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key program partners, in particular the Provincial and District Working Groups and other relevant counterparts to ensure a partnership approach to program work planning, implementation, and monitoring. Model and champion good governance and its relationship to achieving internationally credible management of REDD+ as well as positive development outcomes.
2. Liaise with and provide support to KFCP partner organisations (including private sector, academic and civil society organisations) to ensure their effective contribution to the goals of the project and the IAFCP.
3. Systematically identify and manage risks to program implementation, drawing on sound relationships with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues as they arise.
4. Work with the Partnership Office to ensure timely and effective communications and dissemination of the progress and results of KFCP both through routine reporting (primarily six monthly Rolling Prioritization Plans) as well as targeted communications and socialisation activities. Ensure that all team members contribute effectively to reporting and communications priorities.
5. Ensure that there are effective and efficient communications and working relationships between KFCP teams.
6. Provide advisory support to the IAFCP Partnership Office, the KFCP Working Group, the Central Kalimantan REDD Working Group, and other relevant stakeholders at the District and Provincial level.
7. Uphold and ensure all teams and partners adhere to IAFCP guidelines for program Operations, Procurement, Safety & Security, Fraud, etc., to ensure compliant program management and model good program governance.
8. Supervise KFCP support for monitoring missions by GoA, GoI, and partners to ensure these missions are effective and achieve the intended results.
Required Qualifications and Experience
The KFCP Coordinator must have demonstrated experience of managing complex development programmes and partnerships. Some technical knowledge of forests and climate change would also be considered an asset. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with multiple partners (including local governments and non-governmental organisations) that are based on honesty and integrity and foster, demonstrate, and uphold good governance as an essential outcome of the program. An ability to manage the expectations of local partners is particularly important. Further, the candidate must have a proven track record in overseeing the effective planning, implementation, and progress tracking of program activities to ensure the timely achievement of high quality program results.
1. Proven ability to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with multiple partners (including local governments and non-governmental organisations) that are based on honesty and integrity and foster, demonstrate, and uphold good governance. The candidate must understand the link between transparent and accountable program management and achieving the goals of the program i.e. internationally credible management of REDD by all involved stakeholders.
2. A proven ability to lead an innovative program where systematically capturing lessons is essential to the outcomes of the program, and a proven ability to use lessons to inform program design and as an input to high quality reporting and communications materials
3. A demonstrated ability to identify, track and manage risks to program implementation, including a proven ability to pull a wide range of internal and external stakeholders together to resolve issues to smooth program implementation.
4. A proven record in establishing and maintaining effective knowledge capture and data collection / record keeping systems that enable KFCP to generate and share relevant lessons for REDD+ and for effective program management.
5. An ability to uphold and ensure all teams and partners adhere to guidelines for program operations, procurement, Safety & Security, Fraud, etc.
6. Some technical knowledge of forests and climate change would also be considered an asset.
7. Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English will be necessary for this position.
8. Knowledge of and experience working in Central Kalimantan is highly desirable, including proficiency in local Dayak language.