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JOB: SME Tax Consultant – Investment Climate Program

Source : March 14, 2012

SME Tax Consultant – Investment Climate Program
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Last date: March 26, 2012

The Organization: The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. In addition to its investment work, IFC executes a major program of private sector advisory services projects (AS).

The Program: The objectives of the Investment Climate (IC) program are to promote direct investment in the private sector, build local businesses and financial intermediaries, and help improve the business enabling environment. Through a set of related projects, the IC Program in Indonesia supports IFC Indonesia’s goals of reducing climate change impact, urban sustainability, rural inclusion and global competitiveness.

The Project: IFC is supporting the Government of Indonesia in the implementation of a tax simplification that aims at improving the tax regulatory environment for SMEs by reducing the time and financial cost of tax compliance faced by taxpayers, and reducing administration costs faced by tax authorities.

Scope of the job: The SME Tax Consultant reports directly to the Project Leader of Indonesia Small Business Taxation Project and will work closely with the project team including IC operations officers, EAP Regional Tax Specialist, Global Tax Specialist and other IFC resources. The SME Tax Consultant shall provide insight into concrete small business taxation issues and challenges faced in the design and implementation of tax regulation. The primary focus of the work will be on close cooperation with government counterparts in order to initiate/implement regulatory changes.

This position reports directly to the Project Leader (PL) – Indonesia Small Business Taxation

The STC, in conjunction with IFC SME tax experts and related experts, will provide substantive and technical support to the PL and the project team on the following four areas:
1. Advice in designing the overall small business tax regime to, among others, arrive at the appropriate form of tax, criteria for segmenting tax payers, MSME tax thresholds and aligning them with the VAT threshold, the rules to govern movement of taxpayers between the MSME regime and the full tax system, measures to safeguard against abuse of the system – for instance, by larger businesses breaking into smaller individual units to take advantage of the streamlined processes in the MSME tax regime; and so on.

2. Advice in designing administrative arrangements for the MSME tax regime to minimize the amount of time and administration required by taxpayers to comply with the new system and the costs to tax administrator in dealing with taxpayers. This includes, among others, (i) reforming the structure of tax authority offices to deal with the needs of small taxpayers, (ii) designing a risk-based audit system for MSME regime taxpayers, allowing tax administrator to target audits to those most at risk of non-compliance and (iii) designing a dispute resolution mechanism for disputes involving small amounts which can reduce the time required to resolve a case and relieve the backlog of small disputes coming before the tax courts.

3. Legislation: advice and expert peer review in the legal drafting process to ensure that best practices in the design and administrative arrangements above are incorporated and properly articulated in the ensuing MSME tax regulations.

4. Support in public communications and implementation. Successful implementation of the MSME tax regime requires extensive communications and outreach to taxpayers to assist them to understand the requirements of the new system. Training and development of tax authority staff will also be necessary to ensure that they are able to administer the system.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Drawing on a knowledge of Indonesia’s SME sector and its current taxation arrangements, assist the team to identify and understand the interaction of SMEs with the tax system in Indonesia and formulate proposals for SME tax policy / process reform in line with the client’s needs;
• Develop and nurture effective working relationship with relevant government and private sector partners to ensure good communication and productive collaboration;
• Take an active role in discussions with private sector and government counterparts to explore and/or demonstrate the legal and practical feasibility of the proposed reforms/regulations and incorporate private sector feedback into development of and advocacy for new reforms;
• Assist in the preparation of all information documents, and particularly ensure their relevance to Indonesian taxation laws and regulations.
• Assist and advise in the design of outreach and capacity building programs and training materials required to implement regulatory reforms;
• Communicate and work effectively with IFC’s global and regional tax product colleagues;
• Prepare high quality project reporting documents and ensure they are submitted on time.
• Consolidate and analyze lessons learned from project implementation experience and share with team members and colleagues across the region and IFC;
• Represent IFC and the project at conferences, round-tables, committees or working groups as assigned by the Project Leader;
• Perform other functions as required and directed by the Project Leader or Regional Business Line Leader.

Qualifications:
• Degree in Accounting / Law / Economics, or equivalent, preferably at a post-graduate level;
• Strong analytical skills;
• Strong knowledge and hands-on experience working in the area of SME taxation in Indonesia;
• Minimum five years of direct experience working in the areas of tax consultancy, tax audit or tax policy reforms is preferred, preferably with strong exposure on small business taxation;
• Experience with international and/or bilateral/multilateral development institutions would be an advantage, as well as prior work in advisory/consulting in private sector development;
• Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment;
• An advanced command of Bahasa Indonesia and English, both spoken and written.
• Ability to create and nurture effective working relationships with the project’s clients.
• Excellent presentation as well as oral and written communications skills; experience working with high level public and private sector counterparts, highly desirable;
• Active user of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Willingness to travel frequently throughout Indonesia and in the region.

Please submit your expression of interest in a cover letter and comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) by 12.00PM, March 26, 2012 electronically to TPramodhawardani@ifc.org.
All applications will be treated in strict confidence and ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls, faxes or letters will be accepted.

IFC’s vision is that people should have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives.
www.ifc.org/indonesia

Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund

Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund

The Fund provides financial assistance to gather investments towards climate change-related activities, also stressing the importance of climate change to be taken into consideration among the country government priorities.

OBJECTIVE
To attract investments towards climate change-related activities and mainstream climate change into the country government’s agenda

RECIPIENTS
Indonesian public and private entities.

COVERAGE
Indonesia

TYPE
This fund provides financial assistance for projects aiming at reducing Indonesia’s GHG emissions on both the energy demand and the energy supply side. Other eligible activities are those that revolve around forestry and sustainable forest use for the enhancement of livelihoods of those living in forest areas.

HOW TO APPLY
n/a

SIZE
USD 18 million pledged, USD 8.5 million deposited

CONTACT
Email secretariat@icctf.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website www.icctf.org

Link : http://global-mechanism.org/en/adaptation-and-mitigation-funds/indonesia-climate-change-trust-fund

PRESS RELEASE Indonesia-Norway Partnership Gains Momentum for Good Governance

Source : Mailist – March 14, 2012

PRESS RELEASE
Indonesia-Norway Partnership Gains Momentum for Good Governance

Jakarta, 12 March 2012 –This week,

Ambassador Hans Brattskar, Director General and Special Envoy for Climate Change of Norway is in Indonesia to coordinate with the
Indonesian REDD+ Task Force led by Minister Kuntoro Mangkusubroto to discuss progress in the implementation of the Indonesia – Norway Partnership to support efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

Ambassador Brattskar met with the Chairs of the REDD+ Working Group to learn about developments in building institutions and implementing strategic initiatives and pilot programs to curb deforestation. “We are taking the necessary steps to carry out the President’s commitment to maintain an economic growth of 7% while protecting our forest and reducing our emissions by 41% with international support. The success of the REDD+ program is important in achieving this dual targets. Norway has been an important ally in
Indonesia’s respond to the common challenge of climate change,” said Kuntoro.

“Norway is proud to be part of and is fully committed to this partnership. I am confident Indonesia can meet its ambitious targets and look forward to seeing the effective implementation of the REDD+ strategy and the establishment of agreed institutions,” remarked Brattskar.

One of the key strategic initiatives being implemented is a two-year moratorium on new licenses. President Yudhoyono signed the Presidential Instruction (Inpres) 10/2011 on Suspension of New Licenses and Improvement of Governance on Primary Forest and Peatland in May 2011. Since then, the President’s Delivery Unit on Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4) along with the REDD+ Task Force have worked with relevant ministries and government agencies to formulate action plans for the next two years. These
action plans will create transparency of information among ministries and businesses, to strengthen integration and synchronization of data, and to provide access for increased
public participation – all are important pre-requisites to achieving wider reform in forest governance.

“The moratorium and the efforts to create one integrated map of all concessions handed out by different ministries, have revealed the chaos resulting from decades of past mistakes on our land use management,” said Minister Kuntoro, who also serves as the Head of the UKP4. “This moratorium is about developing better governance of forest and peat-land. We intend to create a more accountable, transparent, cross-sector approach to licensing, develop the appropriate policy for license review and when verified and necessary, enforce breaches in the law.”

“I understand the challenges of Indonesia, and I am impressed and encouraged by the holistic and systematic approach to REDD+ taken by the Government of Indonesia and Minister Kuntoro. Norway supports the moratorium and see it as an excellent opportunity for forest governance reforms and as an initiative that will help Indonesia reduce its emissions in line with President Yudhoyono’s pledge”, Brattskar said.

Following meetings with government officials in Jakarta, the Norwegian delegation together with the REDD+ Task Force will be visiting Papua to meet with the local government, representatives from the Low Carbon Economy Task Force, local environmental
organisations and development partners. “

“Last time we visited Central Kalimantan. This time we are happy to visit Papua, which is crucial to the realization of the Government of Indonesia’s climate change pledges. I am looking very much forward to go to Papua tomorrow to see the vast intact forests you have there, to meet with local communities and to discuss sustainable development opportunities with the provincial authorities there.”, said Brattskar.

The Indonesian REDD+ Task Force fully recognizes the importance Papua will play in the unfolding of the countries REDD+ future, and has initiated facilitation to synchronize the provinces Low Carbon Development plan with the REDD+ National Strategy. “The REDD+
Indonesia Task Force, fully recognizes the pivotal role that Papua will play in our efforts to reduce deforestation,” stated Kuntoro. “We have been following closely the positive developments in this province, especially on how the provincial government has been
working closely with civil society and adat (or indigenous) representatives in developing the provincial spatial plan (RTRWP).”
The work being done on low carbon development in Papua, as well as in other forested provinces, will provide input into the national framework for REDD+, which will then be implemented at a sub-national level.

In May 2010, Indonesia and Norway signed a Letter of Intent in Oslo outlining the framework for a partnership to combat deforestation and forest degradation. The USD 1billion contribution from Norway will largely be dependent on Indonesia’s ability to verify reductions.

The REDD+ Task Force reports directly to the President, has oversight over the development of the national REDD+ strategy and is responsible for designing the REDD+ agency and the funding instrument for REDD+ activities.

For more information:
Chandra Kirana
Chair of Communications and Stakeholder Working Group
kirana.chandra@gmail.com

Original Link : http://www.regjeringen.no/pages/37376691/120313_Joint_Press_Release.pdf

JOB: Berau Program Director

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters to survive.

Currently we are searching qualified candidate to fill position of:
BERAU PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The Berau Program Director functions as the lead coordinator of all TNC activities in Berau ensuring the synergy among various on-going programs in Berau, including work in various thematic programs and sites. S/he engages key stakeholders in Berau, especially the district government, local communities, private sector, and BFCP Implementation Bodies (Steering Committee, Technical Assistance Provider, TFCA Oversight Committee, TFCA Administrator, and other implementing partners), donor agencies, provincial and national government to support the design and implementation of BFCP. S/he works closely and coordinates with a wide variety of TNC staff, consultants, NGO partners, private companies, and government agencies in support of TNC conservation goals and results. S/he is an expert in natural forest management with strong experience working with the government, private sector and local communities with hands-on conservation. S/he has proven experience in thinking outside the box to develop creative solutions to complex natural resource management challenges and is able to motivate and lead a broadly disbursed team of people. S/he serves as the principle contact to donor agencies, government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community within his/her Conservation function with regards to Berau program. S/he may play a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. Disseminates best practices, provides training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and develops key partnerships.

This may include one or more of the following functions:
• Establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the area of responsibility
• Defines conservation priorities in the area of responsibility
• Leads and manages team which supports and improves conservation efforts
• Builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field
• Develops key partnerships with public & private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices
• Develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the natural system needs
• Engages local community support for local conservation efforts
• Negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural ecosystems
• Develops and implements conservation strategies

Requirements:

• BA/BS degree and 10-12 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the district, province, and/or country level

• Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, climate change policy, REDD+ and other related areas of work in Indonesia.

• Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives and experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives

• Motivating team members, setting goals and leading efforts

• Delivering practical, adaptable products and services to stakeholders

• Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs

• Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results

• Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages

• Demonstrated experience in fundraising

• Successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects.

• Demonstrated success as an inspirational manager who has successfully motivated staff to achieve and sustain excellence.

• Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and able to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.

• Successful experience in partnership development (donors, NGO partners, community, government, etc.) including extensive networking with high-level conservation contacts; political savvy.

• Proven interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

This position will be base in Berau Field Office.

Please send your CV and application form to recruitment.indo@tnc.org, not later than April 9, 2012. Please insert subject: Berau Program Director in your email.

JOB: UNDP – Technical Specialist REDD+

Source : Mailist – March 13, 2012

Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2012
UNDP Indonesia Country Office
Gedung Menara Thamrin 8th Floor
Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 3
Jakarta 10250
Phone: +62-21-3141308, Fax: +62-21-39838941

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST REDD+
Location : JAKARTA, INDONESIA Application Deadline : 14-Mar-12 Additional Category Environment and Energy Type of Contract : TA International Post Level : P-4 Languages Required :

English Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Apr-2012

Duration of Initial Contract : up to 31 December 2012 Expected Duration of Assignment : up to 31 December 2012

Background
“UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.”

Indonesia is one of the world’s largest emitters of CO2 and especially in terms of emissions originating from “agriculture, forestry and other land use.” Over the past five years, Indonesia’s annual deforestation rate has averaged around 1 million hectares, which contributes a significant amount to Indonesia’s estimated annual emissions. Over a third of Indonesia’s emissions are caused by the burning and oxidation of peat soils. Roughly half of Indonesia’s peat forests have been drained for logging and about one quarter cleared for agriculture and pulpwood. A significant proportion of the remaining peat forests are classified as areas where planned deforestation can and – barring strategic interventions – will take place. Clearing and draining of remaining peat forests would likely increase Indonesia’s annual CO2 emissions significantly.

Indonesia has begun to make significant strides towards better protection of its forest resources during the past decade. The country’s moves in this direction have also been recognised globally. In Dec 2007 the country hosted the United Nations Cllimate Change Conference in Bali. On May 26, 2010 the Governments of Indonesia and Government of the Kingdom of Norway signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to establish a Partnership for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation ) to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest and peat land degradation. As part of the partnership Norway has the intention to contribute to Indonesia’s REDD+ efforts in the order of magnitude of USD 1 billion. The actual funds will be delivered based on agreed upon and verified deliverables, and be deployed towards contributions to Indonesia’s low carbon development efforts, capacity building and REDD+ preparation measures. Oversight of the Partnership will be conducted by a Joint Consultation Group (JCG) comprised of high-level representatives from both the Indonesian and Norwegian governments, with support from a Technical Working Group.

As part of its commitments to the Letter of Intent, the Government of Indonesia established a Preparatory Task Force for REDD+ Institutional Formation in September 2010. After the conclusion of the mandate of this Task Force and with some complex work on the structures to be finalised the Government established the Preparatory Task Force for REDD+ Institutionalization in September 2011. These processes are led under the wider purview of the Presidential Work Unit for the Supervision and Direction of Development.

Indonesia has determined to adopt an ambitious target for reducing its greenhouse emissions through to the year 2020. The REDD+ Programme is seen as a critical component in this national effort enhanced through other initiatives such as the two year morotorium on opening new areas of forest cover to exploitation.

There are numerous challenges confronting the Government in its efforts to implement its REDD+ Programme. Beyond the technical and environmental aspects there are numerous governance challenges, including:

• developing regulatory coherence and certainty in division of authorities among assorted national level government agencies;

• ensuring coherence between the regulatory framework and implementation between the Central Government and provincial and local authorities;

• ensuring the capacity to police, implement and uphold regulations on the basis of accountable legal certainty;

• ensuring the emerging structures and institutional arrangements are free from internal conflicts of interest and other integrity challenges;

• ensuring the mechanisms for effective MRV are in place both in terms of regulatory authorities and resourcing as well as capable management and well trained staff;

• developing effective means to ensure local communities are engaged in, supportive of, and benefit from, the resources to be deployed through the REDD+ Programme.

Each of these challenges will affect the potential success of the REDD+ Programme. They need to be addressed proactively and ideally with pre-emptive advice to assist reduce the potential for these issues to become stumbling blocks to wider Programme success.

The Technical Specialist REDD+ will work under the direct guidance of the Leadership of National Programme Director of the Indonesia REDD+ Project and in close collaboration with the UNDP Team Leader Environment Unit to provide policy and other advice to the Chair of the Preparatory Task Force for REDD+ Institutionalization on each of the above identified issues. The Technical Specialist REDD+ will also work closely with each other component of the emerging REDD+ architecture including members of the Task Force and Working Groups on addressing problems that could impede progress on implementation.

The Technical Specialist REDD+ is also expected to play a particularly proactive role in highlighting any integrity and corruption related challenges that need to be addressed to ensure smooth implementation of the REDD+ Programme. The Technical Specialist REDD+ , therefore, will be expected to play a leading role in providing answers to integrity and wider corruption challenges.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
• Develop an in depth overview of national, sectoral and local political systems and processes related to REDD+ development in Indonesia, and provide advice to the Chair of the REDD+ Institutionalisation Task Force in the area of strategic management of Indonesia’s REDD+ agenda including approaches to address obstacles in implementation;

• Provide programme support related to the design, implementation oversight and results for REDD+ in Indonesia, including working closely with the Secretariat of the Task Force

• Contribute to developing the capacity of national, provincial and local counterparts in support of achieving REDD+ objectives including at local and provincial levels • Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management

1. Develop an in depth overview of national, sectoral and local political systems and processes related to REDD+ development in Indonesia, and provide advice to the Chair of the REDD+ Institutionalisation Task Force in the area of strategic management of Indonesia’s REDD+ agenda including approaches to address obstacles in implementation;focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Provide programme and policy support related to the design, implementation oversight and results for REDD+ in Indonesia, including working closely with the Secretariat of the Task Force, including appraisal, monitoring, review of projects and programmes, and support relevant impact assessment and evaluation activities, where appropriate. • Provision of advisory support on key thematic areas of relevance to the REDD+ objectives, including (but not limited to) access to justice , policy formulation, pro-poor service delivery, gender equality and equitable sharing of benefit;

• Provide overall technical guidance and quality assurance to the programme.

• Provide technical guidance to programme staff and national / international consultants and contractors

• Advice on key policies, barriers, opportunities and partnerships

• Advice key national partners and UN agencies on policy and strategy.

• Advice the Programme on the performance and capacity needs of national partners in Programme implementation.

• Support policy development in the focus areas for the Preparatory Task Force for REDD+ Institutionalization;

• Support the Chair and members of the Preparatory Task Force for REDD+ Institutionalisation in engagements and communication with external stakeholders as needed.

2. Provide programme support related to the design, implementation oversight and results for REDD+ in Indonesia, including working closely with the Secretariat of the Task Force focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Represent the programme at meetings and other appropriate regional and global fora.

• Review all the technical outputs (e.g. reports etc.) to be generated within the scope of the Programme, and improve and/or ensure improvement of such reports in accordance with the expectations of the GoI and UN agencies.

• Support the NPM in collecting, analyzing and sharing knowledge and information regarding REDD initiatives in Indonesia, and international developments regarding REDD

3. Contribute to developing the capacity of national, provincial and local counterparts in support of achieving REDD+ objectives including at local and provincial levels focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Training and capacity building support for UNDP personnel and Government officials on governance issues.

• Develop and maintain effective partnerships with government, non-government players and other external support agencies as approriate through dialogue, regular and systematic networking, practical programme collaboration and information sharing, and sound political analysis. • In coordination with the Leadership of National Programme Director of the Indonesia REDD+ Project and in close collaboration with the UNDP Team Leader Environment Unit, coordinate the capacity development activities in national, provincial level.

• Collaborate closely with the Project Advisors in the relevant Ministries and the UNDP project support team to ensure the smooth coordination of the implementation of the capacity development support to REDD+ programme

• Monitor activities related to capacity development and ensure appropriate databases are maintained;

• Ensure that the capacity development plan complements the activities under the Joint Technical Support Plan, that is envisaged to be implemented in close collaboration with the bi-laterals and other technical partners

• Identify the bottle necks or capacity gaps that could delay implementation and scale up of activities at all levels and provide solutions; and

4. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals, activities, projects in support of governance issues

• Monitor practices, and project-specific news and developments in order to ensure guidance to the office that reflects the best and most current available information.

• Encourage the incorporation of latest international and national best practice of governance works related to REDD+, and contribute to the effective management and sharing of governance knowledge and expertise;

• Identify and formulate lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader CO knowledge management efforts.

• Foster and establish technical best-practice links with other related REDD initiatives and, where appropriate, with other regional even global REDD programmes.

• Liaise with other initiatives and stakeholders to share knowledge and enhance coordination with regard to technical matters

• Build and maintain linkages with UNDP knowledge networks

• Support relevant regional and international initiatives and promote synergies with advancing Indonesia’s REDD+ Programme;

• Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice , wider governance related initiatives that also impact upon the potential success of the REDD+ Programme

Impact of Results
The key results of the post are formulation of forward-looking strategies and policies for the UNDP CO as well as UN Indonesia related to climate change, identification of opportunities for building partnerships and their implementation. This highly strategic post ensures the UNDP Indonesia Country Office is strategically positioned to support the Government, as well as acting as a key hub for climate change excellence within the context of the wider global UNDP/UN system.

The post increases visibility of UNDP in the discussion about governance policies and analysis

Competencies
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda

Level 2: analysis and creation of messages and strategies

* Contributes to the elaboration of advocacy strategies by identifying and prioritizing audiences and communication means
* Performs analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses

Building Strategic Partnerships

Level 2: Identifying and building partnerships

* Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agenda
* Sensitizes UN Partners, donors and other international organizations to the UNDP’s strategic agenda, identifying areas for joint efforts
* Develops positive ties with civil society to build/strengthen UNDP’s mandate
* Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners
* Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Level 2: Developing tools and mechanisms

* Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
* Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
* Develops and/or participates in the development of tools and mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Level 2: In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter

* Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
* Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff
* Continues to seeks new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
* Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
* Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
* Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments

Creating Visibility for UNDP/Supporting UNDP’s Capacity to Advocate

Level 2: Developing promotional projects and organizational messages

* Identifies and develops activities to enhance the visibility of UNDP
* Develops promotional activities based on monitoring/evaluation information identifying areas requiring higher visibility
* Reviews documents and materials intended for use within and outside the organization in order to ensure consistency and validity of messages
* Creates and cultivates networks of partners to promote UNDP’s image
* Conducts assessments of activities to improve impact and effectiveness

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals

Level 2: Analysis and creation of messages and strategies

* Performed analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
* Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for global advocacy work and adapts it for use at country level

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise

Level 2: Developing innovative and creative approaches

* Leverages different experiences and expertise of team members to achieve better and more innovative outcomes
* Leverages multi disciplinary, institutional knowledge and experience of other countries and regions to promote UNDP’s development agenda
* Participates in dialogue about conceptual innovation at the country and regional levels

Client Orientation

Level 2: Contributing to positive outcomes for the client

* Anticipates client needs
* Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
* Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective

Core Competencies:

-Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents

* Building support and political acumen
* Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
* Building and promoting effective teams
* Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
* Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
* Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
* Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management /sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
* Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

* Master’s Degree in in Environmental Studies, Economics, Sciences, Development Policy or other relevant disciplines.
* Multidisciplinary educational background preferred

Experience:

* 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level.
* Proven working experience and substantive knowledge in democratic governance practice, specifically in decentralization and local governance, civil service reform and development programming experience or related fields, at national and international scale.
* Extensive knowledge of the multilateral system notably UNDP and the UN System is essential
* Extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis. Some experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
* Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages
* Knowledge of Indonesia and the Governance issues in the country will be an advantage;
* Working experience in addressing problems related to poor integrity and corruption as part of efforts focused on strengthening state capacity; post-conflict/disaster management and environment would be preferable

Language Requirements: Fluency in the UN

Working knowledge of Indonesian would be an advantage.

APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE P11 FORM AND SUBMIT AS PART OF THEIR APPLICATION .

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

UNDP Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements

POST CATEGORY INFORMATION : DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FUNDED (DPF) POST
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

More info click http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1331158366179

JOB: The Indonesia Australia Forest Carbon Partnership – Senior Contracts and Procurement Manager

Source : Mailisit – March 08, 2012

The Indonesia Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP) Facility is funded by Australian Aid and managed by IDSS Pty. Ltd. and Euroconsult Mott MacDonald on behalf of AusAID. Senior Contracts and Procurement Manager The Indonesia Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP) Facility supports the demonstration, through the IAFCP, that reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries can be part of an equitable and effective post-2012 global outcome on climate change under the UNFCCC. The purpose of the IAFCP Facility is to support the Partnership Office (PO) to deliver scientifically rigorous policy and technical solutions for the IAFCP, to support the development of Indonesia and Australia’s national positions on REDD and to inform international negotiations on REDD.

The Senior Contracts and Procurement Manager (SCPM) is a full-time position responsible for providing high level project management, procurement and contractual support and advice to the Program Management Unit.

The SCPM will work closely with the Operations Manager, Procurement Managers and Field based Project Managers to ensure that all Activities are procured in the most efficient manner, and that implementation of these Activities is properly managed in accordance with best practice Project Management standards. This includes effective monitoring and reporting on performance, particularly in respect to management of risk, time, cost and quality.

The SCPM reports to the Facility Manager as well as the IAFCP Project Director. The position will be based in Jakarta, with frequent travel to project areas.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assist the Facility Manager in the planning, procurement, management and reporting of approved Activities to ensure the most effective and efficient use of Facility resources;

2. Manage a team of Procurement Managers to carry out local and international procurement of goods and services (including consultants) for IAFCP approved activities.

3. Provide high level guidance and direction to procurement managers, field based project managers, and sub-contractors in the preparation of Requests for Tender, and the drafting of sub-contracts and variations to ensure efficient and responsive support to the PO.

4. Ensure all procurement activities are conducted in accordance with the Australian Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines and the approved IAFCP Procurement Manual as amended from time to time.

5. Ensure the timely contracting of activities, processing of contract payments and monitoring of sub-contract invoices and acquittals against the basis of payment.

6. Ensure that Contracts are properly managed and maintained on a suitable database.

7. Plan, coordinate, and manage the sub-contracting and / or implementation of all activities as tasked to the Facility through detailed Terms of Reference from the PO;

8. Prepare and maintain a schedule of work activities (on MS Project or similar) to assist in the management of contracts, timing and relationships.

9. Provide high-level supervision on the implementation of activities, monitoring of progress and reporting on progress of these activities as required;

10. Establish and maintain activity monitoring systems to ensure that routine information is of a high quality and produces the necessary data to meet IAFCP reporting requirements.

11. Provide high level risk management and quality assurance support to the IAFCP Operations Manager to ensure compliance in all aspects of procurement, finance, administration, human resource management, etc. with regulations, legislation, the Head Contract, and IAFCP agreed processes and guidelines.

12. Ensure all policies, procedures and procurement related templates are continually reviewed and updated to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness in support of all approved Activities.

13. Other tasks as reasonably requested by the Facility Manager.

Key Selection Criteria to be addressed in your Application:
Essential
1. Qualifications in Project Management, Procurement, Business Administration or other related field.

2. At least 10 years of demonstrated progressive experience in managing large scale complex development programs that are geographically dispersed with a large diversity of stakeholders.

3. Strong understanding of the Australian Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines and their application.

4. Demonstrated experience in establishing and managing processes and systems for procurement and contract management, monitoring and quality control of activities and projects.

5. Demonstrated experience in developing high quality tenders including related documents such as project specific conditions of contract, and accompanying basis of payments.

6. Demonstrated ability to guide and mentor staff in sound procurement and project management techniques.

7. Strong written and oral communication skills, adaptable to a wide variety of audiences. In particular, a demonstrated ability to
constructively negotiate with stakeholders to facilitate outcomes, and the ability to write about complex issues in plain language.

8. Previous experience of working in Indonesia

Desirable
* Experience in construction and/or the Natural Resource Management Sector.
* Bahasa Indonesia language skills
* Experience in the use of Project Management tools such as MS Project Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF)

Classification:
Long term C3 In addition to the monthly remuneration applicable to C3, the position will be entitled to allowances and support costs as per ARF guidelines.

How to Apply
To apply for this position please download the terms of reference from our website (www.idss.com.au) and apply via the link http://careers.idss.com.au.

Please attach a current CV and a detailed statement addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date for applications is 18 March 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Enquiry For any query in relation to the position, you may send your queries to recruitment@iafcp.or.id

JOB: The Indonesia Australia Forest Carbon Partnership – Data Entry Operator

Source : Mailisit – March 07, 2012

The Indonesia Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP) is a partnership between the Government of the Republic Indonesia and the Government of Australia to assist Indonesia in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). We are looking for freelance/part timer. The selected individuals/institutions will work with the project in Jakarta, Central Kalimantan and possibly Sumatera.

Job Description
1. Input relevant data into a database as required.
2. Maintain the database.
3. Analyse the data as required.
4. Participate and contribute to relevant meetings and workshops.
5. Deliver relevant data for the project

Qualifications and experience
1. Familiarity with the following software: Access, SPSS, Excel, Arcview, NVIVO, SIATA.
2. Diploma 3.
3. Minimum 1 year experience in the same field.

Your CV outlining your relevant qualifications, work experience, and fee rates should be emailed to tender@iafcp.or.id, no later than 9 March 2012. Please specify the position/s you are interested for in your e-mail.