Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

Korea to Plant Trees in Indonesia for Carbon Emission Credits

Source : Chosun – March 05, 2012

Korea plans to receive 100 million tons of carbon emission credits over the next decade in return for planting trees on a 200,000-hectare plot of land in Indonesia. That amount of credits would normally cost W2.2 trillion (US$1=W1,116), or $20 per ton, but Korea will save more than W1 trillion through the tree-planting deal.

Park Jong-ho, an official at the Korea Forest Service, said, “Our government signed an MOU with the Indonesian government on Jan. 26 aimed at preventing deforestation.”

This relates to a United Nations-led initiative called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Developing Countries. Under the MOU, Korea will first plant tress in a 14,000-hectare area of rainforest in Indonesia’s Sumatra region at a cost of $10 million.

“This is a pilot project, but we plan to expand the area of coverage to 200,000 hectares by 2020 and earn 100 million tons of carbon emission credits,” Park added.

Korea is not bound by any agreements or laws to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but plans to voluntarily reduce carbon emission levels by 30 percent by 2020.

Link : http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/03/02/2012030201022.html

JOB: Tetra Tech – Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialiston

Source : The Indonesian Nature Conservation newsLetter (INCL) – March 05, 2012

Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialiston our USAID Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support Project (USAID IFACS). USAID IFACS seeks to reduce the threats of deforestation and climate change, and help the Government of Indonesia (GOI) conserve the country’s tropical forests, wildlife, and ecosystem processes (including carbon sequestration).

Responsibilities:
1. Manage and oversee all aspects of project monitoring and evaluation including Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP) for all projects under IFACS;
2. Develop and Maintain data collection protocols;
3. Develop database for storage and maintenance of project baseline and monitoring data;
4. Provide inputs to IFACS reports on the progress of all IFACS indicators;
5. Manage data from subcontractors and grantees; and
6. Ensure gender issues are adequately addressed in reform initiatives

Requirements:
1. Graduate degree in community development, demographics, sociology or related discipline.
2. At least 10 years of professional experience in aspects related to USAID IFACS programmatic area with proven monitoring and evaluation expertise and
experience
3. Experience with International donors required, USAID experience preferred.
4. Demonstrated ability to design and manage performance management plans (PMP) and experience designing data collection protocols and ability to train in use
thereof.
5. Proficiency in English.

Terms of Offer:
Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations- in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above positions, anddetailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and emailaddress).Please DO NOT attached academic transcripts and Diplomas and state clearly the applied position code in the email subject.

Please submit your applicationstorecruitment@ifacs.or.id “Only qualified applicants will be shortlisted”