World Resources Institute (WRI)

Partnership Lead (Indonesia Intact Rainforest Initiative)

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Job Description

 

Indonesia is the eleventh largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the world, and over half of these come from land use change and deforestation. Currently, the majority of the international climate finance to mitigate emissions from deforestation is directed towards jurisdictions with high deforestation rates, rather than supporting those which have kept their forests intact and are committed to continuing to do so. With the emerging global emphasis on nature-based solutions, there is also a growing understanding of the crucial importance of intact forests and their rich biodiversity and cultures. It is infinitely more beneficial and cost effective to preserve existing forest systems than to restore them after the trees have been felled, their communities dispossessed, and the biodiversity and ecosystems services damaged irrevocably.

Indonesia Intact Rainforest Initiative aims to catalyze the implementation of a low-carbon development plan in four intact forest provinces, namely Papua, West Papua, North Kalimantan, and Aceh. It consists of policies, programs, and investments that advance local economic development, improve resident well-being, and avoid deforestation.

The initiative focuses on four key aspects of work: (1) bringing new international partners in to support Government of Indonesia and Intact Rainforest Provinces in implementing their low carbon policies and programmes; (2) helping develop an agreed strategy, and building coherence, particularly amongst international partners; (3) developing and disseminating key data and information (a core WRI competence), such as on concessions and licenses; and (4) helping identify and support priority work strands and their lead partners in supporting Government of Indonesia to deliver the vision.

Job Summary

The Indonesia Intact Rainforest Initiative (IIRI) Partnership Lead will be the main focal point for the initiative in Jayapura, Papua. The Partnership Lead will report to the IIRI Senior Program Lead and Papua Regional Manager, with close coordination with WRI Indonesia Sustainable Commodities and Business Manager.

The position will require close coordination with WRI Indonesia project teams supporting work under the Forest and Commodities cluster, Food and Land Use (FOLU) program framework, and Low-Carbon Development Initiative on its project implementation and reporting.

The position will be responsible for implementing IIRI strategy in Papua province that covers mainly engagement with high-level government officials, coordinating IIRI works with CSOs and other development partners in Papua, advocating policy to targeted audiences, and supporting the project’s management to ensure that it achieves the intended targeted impacts as stated on the initiative’s framework.

Job Responsibilities

Main areas of responsibility of this position will include the following:

Research (10%)

  • Author, co-author and/or peer review program knowledge products (e.g., reports, briefs, data products, tools, blog) as needed

  • Contribute expertise to relevant cross-programmatic initiatives in WRI Indonesia, where appropriate.

Outreach and Stakeholders’ Engagement (70%)

  • Manage strategic engagement and communication with stakeholders (including government agencies, private sector representatives, CSOs, and multi-donors, research and other partners)

  • Understand political economy and build and leverage relationships to build successful partnerships (including multi-sector stakeholder action coalitions) to support delivery of objectives.

  • Serve as the primary liaison on a day-to-day basis with government partners, FOLU partners, CSOs and development organization coalition

  • Facilitate strategic outreach and cultivate relationships with potential partners, donors, and stakeholders

  • Build the profile of WRI Indonesia regarding the conservation and new development pathway for intact rainforest provinces through communications and outreach to target audiences

  • Develop and oversee development of communications materials, such as concept notes and presentations, targeting existing and prospective partners and stakeholders of project; and oversee the dissemination of reports related to project activities.

Program Management (20%)

  • Proactively identify and address opportunities and challenges to the project arising internally or externally, including by adjusting programmatic strategies and approaches, resolving issues, and initiating appropriate corrective action

  • Support the maintenance of program systems, including budget management and project M&E systems, to support the effective and timely use of project resources as well as ensure technical and financial reporting in compliance with WRI standard requirements, including formats and deadlines.

  • Provide input for the development of projects’ workplan, budget, and reporting together with IIRI Senior Lead

Job Qualifications

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.

  • A master’s degree of equivalent experience in economics, Social Science, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management or other related subject.

  • Minimum 7 years of full-time work experience in relevant field, with program implementation and project management experience.

  • Experience working in or closely with government agencies in Indonesia

  • Ability to deftly manage projects with strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills and balance attention to detail with big-picture thinking.

  • Ability to manage professional relationships and to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.

  • Proven experience at managing complex coalitions of stakeholders.

  • Proven skills to effectively manage a team across time zones.

  • Highly organized and systematic with strong time management skills and ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines required.

  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally when needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with complex issues related to policy or research.

  • Ability to write and speak in an organized, clear, and articulate manner for a wide range of audiences including local governments, local private sector and smallholders, local NGOs, local communities, and partners.

  • General familiarity with economic and quantitative modeling issues related to forestry, climate, commodities, and/or sectoral contexts

Performance Standard

  • Experience working in or closely with government agencies in Indonesia

  • Effective teamwork and communication.

  • Project Management, Grant Management, and Stakeholder Management activities are expected to be carried out timely and satisfactory with minor supervision.

  • Capability of setting priorities, working under constraints, and managing several project activities simultaneously.

  • Ability to work well with internal and external participants is essential.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is imperative.

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

Remuneration: Remuneration is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package.

Qualified applicants should apply online through WRIcareer portalin order to be formally considered.

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 29June 2020.We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates.

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

 

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World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

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WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.

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