JOB: Forest Campaign Manager
Indonesian Forest Campaign Manager manages, leads and motivates forest campaign team including mapping and research unit and forest political team. Together with Indonesian Program Manager, plays a leadership role in the day-to-day management of the campaign operations in Indonesia. Reporting directly to the Campaign Director and working closely with Indonesia Forest Network, the Forest Campaign Manager will ensure the effective coordination and integration of the different departments in GPSEA in the implementation of identified Indonesia forest campaign program.

Deadline of applications: March 16, 2012

Formulate and ensure the delivery of the Greenpeace Southeast Asia Forest Campaign Programme in Indonesia, in accordance with the approved strategic plan. Ensure an integrated approach to our programmes and projects work that supports the realization of Greenpeace long-term objectives.

The Indonesia Forest Campaign Manager will regularly update the Campaign Director and Indonesia Forest Network the status of Indonesia forest campaign operations plus provide advice relating to program preparation and delivery, interdepartmental projects and operating systems. Where appropriate, The Indonesia Forest Campaign Manager will also serve as the external representative for Greenpeace Southeast Asia campaigns.
Main Responsibilities
1. Management

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Lead, motivate, and manage the forest campaign team in the country, in order to achieve the objectives of national program.
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Ensure effective performance of the units through staff development training, coaching, mentoring and performance reviews.
* Build forest campaign capacity while fostering talent and embedding effective best practices through Greenpeace Southeast Asia.
* Uphold administrative tasks associated with staff management as described in policy documents and standard operation procedures.
* Provide input to Campaign Director and Indonesia Forest Network in the development, monitoring, evaluation and completion of campaign staff’s performance objectives in any given year.

2. Strategic program development

* To advise the Campaign Director and Indonesia Forest Network on strategic program directions for Greenpeace in the country in particular as well as on a regional and global level. Inspire and encourage all forest campaign staff to achieve these strategic objectives.
* Accountable for achievement of agreed forest campaign and project objectives.

3. Program/project implementation

* Responsible for the effective implementation and coordination of the forest program output and support this including management of program processes such as the program implementation meetings and through participation in the program leadership team.
* Approve execution of forest campaign projects, in order to deliver the national and regional campaign program objectives.
* Responsible for the on-time delivery of agreed projects.
* Working closely with Communication, Mass Mobilization and Fundraising on program calendar and schedule of the events.
* Ensure effective and smooth inter-departmental coordination and integration in the implementation of the agreed program and organizational calendar.
* As part of the Program Leadership Team, review and evaluate projects, campaign pushes and cross-departmental activities helping ensure that lessons learned in the course of program implementation are internalized.

4. Planning

* Plans, prioritizes and organizes the collective program output of the Indonesia forest campaign.
* Allocates work, reviews goals, assesses risks – when applicable in cooperation with relevant forest campaigners – and ensures interdependencies with other areas of work and Greenpeace Southeast Asia and global Greenpeace priorities.

5. Evaluation

* Ensure consistent high quality evaluation of Greenpeace Southeast Asia program activities, approve evaluation of projects and campaign output, and ensure implementation of approved recommendations, in cooperation with other members of the Program Leadership Team, in order to contribute to the improvement and effectiveness of Greenpeace Southeast Asia forest projects and campaigns.

6. Representation

* Represent Greenpeace where appropriate in the media, with politicians and other partners in the country. Ensures this representation meets the highest standards in line with how we wish Greenpeace to be positioned in society along the lines also specified in the organizational development plan.

7. Crisis Response

* In the event of in-country organizational emergencies act as a member of crisis response team working with the Indonesian Country Representative.

8. Other

* Perform other duties or projects as assigned or delegated by the Campaign Director.

Essential skills:

* A preference for good communication skills one of more regional SEA languages other than English.
* Preferred skills include experience in key program areas: public speaking, activist training, strategic planning and organizing people around an issue.
* Proven leadership skills.
* Ability to create innovative campaign strategies, with a track record in environmental campaigning, political or social activism desirable.
* In depth knowledge of national politics and institutions and an understanding of the strategies needed to influence them, as well as demonstrated experience in working regionally/internationally.
* An understanding of how to use communications and media to achieve campaign goals.
* Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal / written Bahasa and English.
* The ability to lead / manage with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
* Experience in strategic planning, project management monitoring and evaluation with financial management and budgeting skills.
* Relevant tertiary qualification, with a background in environmental issues desirable.
* Flexibility: willingness to travel and work beyond official working hours.
* Computer literacy.
* Aligned with Greenpeace Values (Professionalism, Valuing People, Global Mindset, Goal Oriented, Cutting Edge, Knowledge Sharing, Trust & Respect)
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* Application form
* Recruitment Pack
Send your Application form to email : Jobs.id@greenpeace.org . Please complete all items in the application form as this will be our basis for shortlisting candidates. Curriculum Vitae (CVs) will not be accepted.
http://www.greenpeace.org/seasia/id/about/jobs/Forest-Campaign-Manager/

Surging demand for vegetable oil drives rainforest destruction

Source: Mongabay.com, March 14, 2012

Surging demand for vegetable oil has emerged as an important driver of tropical deforestation over the past two decades and is threatening biodiversity, carbon stocks, and other ecosystem functions in some of the world’s most critical forest areas, warns a report published last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

But the report, titled Recipes for Success: Solutions for Deforestation-Free Vegetable Oils, sees some reason for optimism, including emerging leadership from some producers, rising demand for “greener” products from buyers, new government policies to monitor deforestation and shift cropland expansion to non-forest area, and partnerships between civil society and key private sector players to improve the sustainability of vegetable oil production.

“It’s important for consumers to insist that companies ensure the products they sell are deforestation-free,” said report co-author Calen May-Tobin, a policy analyst with UCS’s Tropical Forests and Climate Initiative, in a statement. “If leading companies commit to using deforestation-free vegetable oil in their products, others will follow suit, curbing the rate of deforestation and climate change.”

Vegetable oil demand has grown by more than five percent annually over the past decade due to rising affluence and population. To meet increased demand, large swathes of land have been converted for rapeseed (canola), oil palm, sugar cane, maize (corn), and soy. Some of the area has included carbon-dense rainforest in Brazil, Malaysia, and Indonesia, a development that has alarmed environmentalists, scientists, and people who rely on forests for subsistence.

But concern over the impact of oilseed expansion has begun to spur reform. Targeted campaigns by environmental groups have led some buyers to demand that palm oil, soy, and other oilseeds be produced at a lower cost to the environment. For example, a high-profile investigation by Greenpeace in 2006 led the Brazilian soy industry to implement a moratorium on conversion of rainforests for soybeans. Subsequent Greenpeace reports targeting PT SMART, an Indonesia palm oil giant owned by Sinar Mas and Golden Agri Resources (GAR), caused Unilever and Nestle — major palm oil buyers — to enact strict sourcing policies. These eventually led PT SMART to adopt a progressive policy that limits new oil palm development to lands with less than 35 tons of carbon and requires informed consent on the part of communities that may be affected by new plantations. PT SMART was the first, and remains the only, Indonesian palm oil major to establish such a policy, which effectively mandates deforestation-free palm oil.

Expansion of the oil palm estate and natural forest loss in Indonesia and Malaysia, 1990-2008. Click image to enlarge

Palm oil is now found in up to half of packaged processed foods in some markets. By virtue of its high yield, palm oil is a cheaper substitute than other vegetable oils, but it has lately been targeted by environmentalists because its production has at times taken a heavy toll on wildlife-rich rainforests and carbon-dense peat swamps in Indonesia and Malaysia. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which sets standards for production, is the palm oil industry’s response to these concerns.
While the developments are encouraging for the sake of the environment, hurdles remain. Some companies continue to strongly resist any effort to limit expansion into forests and peatlands. For example in February, GAPKI, the Indonesian palm oil industry association, inaccurately asserted that the United States and the E.U. banned Indonesian palm oil due to greenhouse gas emissions associated with production. GAPKI seems to have made the claim in part to stir up resentment towards efforts to improve the environmental performance of palm oil. Last year some Indonesian palm oil companies successfully lobbied to weaken Indonesia’s moratorium on new forest concessions for plantations.

Still the UCS report provides examples of nascent efforts to encourage oilseed expansion in degraded, non-forest areas, including conversion of invasive alang alang grasslands for oil palm plantations in Indonesia and low productivity cattle pasture for soy in Brazil. Not mentioned in the report, but important, is Brazil’s push to expand oil palm plantations in long ago deforested areas. The government’s biodiesel plan offers economic incentives to producers who follow strict social and environmental standards. The initiative could put pressure on developers who continue to clear forest for new plantations.

Oil palm acreage as a percentage of total forest cover in 2009
Oil palm acreage as a percentage of total forest cover in 2009. Data from FAO and the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler 2005.

Recipes for Success ends on hopeful note, concluding that future demand for vegetable oil can be met without converting critical forest areas.

“Producing deforestation-free cooking oils and other products is absolutely doable. We’ve seen it work in Brazil and we are encouraged by Nestle’s policies,” said May-Tobin in a statement. “But it’s up to businesses and governments to make the commitment and consumers to hold them to it.”

CITATION: Calen May-Tobin et al. Recipes for Success: Solutions for Deforestation-Free Vegetable Oils. Union of Concerned Scientists and Climate Advisers 2012.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0313-ucs_vegetable_oil_deforestation.html

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

Perpres Tata Ruang Kalimantan Perlu Ditinjau Ulang

Sumber : Antara – 10 Maret 2012
Oleh Ella Syafputri

eraturan Presiden nomor 3 Tahun 2012 tentang Rencana Tata Ruang Pulau Kalimantan disinyalir dapat memperluas ancaman keutuhan kawasan hutan di Kalimantan Tengah, sehingga perlu ditinjau kembali.

“Pemerintah harus meninjau kembali peraturan tersebut sebelum kerusakan hutan semakin meluas,” kata Hapsoro Direktur Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) dalam surat elektroniknya kepada ANTARA News, Sabtu.

Ia menjelaskan, dua Lembaga swadaya masyarakat (LSM-red) pemantau hutan mensinyalir terjadinya ancaman yang semakin besar terhadap keutuhan kawasan hutan di Kalimantan Tengah menyusul dikeluarkannya Perpres nomor 3 Tahun 2012 tentang Rencana Tata Ruang Pulau Kalimantan.

Pada tanggal 5 Januari 2012 lalu, telah terbit sebuah peraturan baru yang mengatur rencana penataan ruang untuk lingkup pulau.

Rencana penataan ini diatur dalam Peraturan Presiden Nomor 3 tahun 2012 tentang Rencana Tata Ruang Pulau Kalimantan.

Berdasarkan peraturan tersebut, disebutkan adanya batas minimal perlindungan Kawasan Konservasi dan Kawasan Lindung bervegetasi sebesar 45 persen dari luas Pulau Kalimantan.

“Tidak hanya batas minimal kawasan yang harus dilindungi, peraturan tersebut juga menyebutkan adanya upaya rehabilitasi kawasan hutan yang terdegradasi, termasuk didalamnya bekas pertambangan dan menjadikan Pulau Kalimantan sebagai Paru-Paru Dunia,” katanya.

Namun, lanjut dia, peraturan ini menghilangkan status Hutan Produksi Terbatas (HPT) yang berada pada Kawasan Hutan Negara.

Menurut dia, kehilangan status ini ternyata berimplikasi pada ancaman deforestasi yang lebih serius di Provinsi Kalimantan Tengah.

Ancaman ini disinyalir terjadi berdasarkan analisis yang dilakukan oleh FWI dan Telapak terhadap Lampiran 2 pada Peraturan Presiden tersebut.

“Dalam analisanya, kedua organisasi pemantau hutan ini menemukan adanya kehilangan hutan seluas 3,32 juta hektare” yang sebelumnya dikategorikan sebagai Hutan Produksi Terbatas,” katanya.

Lebih lanjut Hapsoro mengatakan, sekalipun areal seluas ini tidak sepenuhnya berhutan, namun sebagian besarnya masih berupa tegakan hutan alam.

Berdasarkan laporan Potret Keadaan Hutan Indonesia yang dirilis pada bulan Juli 2011 lalu, FWI telah melaporkan bahwa provinsi Kalimantan Tengah adalah provinsi dengan tingkat deforestasi terbesar di Indonesia.

“Setidaknya hutan-hutan di provinsi ini telah hilang sebesar 2 juta hektar pada periode tahun 2000 hingga 2009,” ujarnya.

Menurut Hapsoro, kehilangan hutan ini terjadi di hampir seluruh tipe ekosistem hutan, termasuk diantaranya 490 ribu hektar hutan yang berada di atas ekosistem gambut.

“Kami telah menyampaikan terjadinya kehancuran hutan dalam skala sangat besar di Kalimantan Tengah. Namun beberapa bulan kemudian Pemerintah justru memperparah kondisinya melalui Perpres Tata Ruang Pulau Kalimantan ini,” katanya.

Sementara itu, lanjut Hapsoro, Telapak juga telah mengeluarkan sebuah laporan berjudul “Menjambret REDD” pada bulan Juni 2011.

Laporan tersebut memaparkan bukti-bukti penggundulan hutan gambut oleh perkebunan kelapa sawit PT Menteng Jaya Sawit Perdana pada kawasan hutan yang telah ditetapkan sebagai kawasan moratorium penebangan hutan di Kalimantan Tengah.

“Komitmen Pemerintah Indonesia dalam mempertahankan hutan hanya akan menjadi janji kosong dengan keluarnya Perpres Tata Ruang Pulau Kalimantan ini,” ujarnya.

Sementara itu, Juru Kampanye Hutan Telapak, Abu Meridian mengatakan, pelajaran praktek buruk yang dilakukan oleh PT Menteng di Kalimantan Tengah seharusnya dicermati secara serius oleh Pemerintah, bukannya malah memberi ruang terjadinya penggundulan hutan besar-besaran.

“Sebagai organisasi non Pemerintah yang aktif memantau praktek-praktek pengelolaan hutan di Indonesia, FWI dan Telapak mengkhawatirkan terjadinya kerusakan hutan yang semakin meluas di Kalimantan Tengah,” katanya.

“Kami meminta Pemerintah untuk segera meninjau ulang Peraturan Presiden Nomor 3 Tahun 2012 ini, karena berpotensi besar mengancam keberadaan hutan-hutan yang tersisa di provinsi tersebut,” tambahnya.

(KR-LR)

Link : http://www.antaranews.com/berita/300796/perpres-tata-ruang-kalimantan-perlu-ditinjau-ulang

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.