The project intends to integrate development planning, financing, and licensing in land-based sector and to assess the needs for capacity building for the integration at a sub-national (district) level in Indonesia. Actual practices for planning, financing and licensing remain isolated, siloed processes at different level government including those at district level. This disintegration is critical for impacts in addressing development and sustainability in emerging jurisdictional initiatives at local level such as green, conservation or sustainable districts. After declaring themselves as green, conservation, or sustainable jurisdictions, these initiatives need to define sustainability issues and address these issues in ways that are integrating development planning, development financing, and licensing.
WRI Indonesia will initiate and achieve intended integration through, among others, workshop with local stakeholders about development planning, finance (public, private, blended), licensing in land-based sector and about system thinking and sustainability in restoration and conservation; training, series of FGDs, and working together in model building and use; dialogue with local leadership and key agencies; and needs assessment for capacity building of local stakeholders. Two jurisdictions which respectively represents conservation and restoration circumstances, that is Sintang in West Kalimantan and Sorong Selatan in West Papua, serve as the target districts of the project.
The anticipated outcomes of the project are threefold. First, increased ability of district stakeholders in the public sector to understand linkages – such as impacts, trade-offs, synergies – from aligning planning for development, financing for development, and licensing in land-based sectors in achieving sustainability vision of their jurisdiction. Second, initiated use of integrated approach and tool to develop and assess district development planning programs and interventions, financing allocation, and licensing decision. Third, improved understanding about areas and needs for capacity building required by district stakeholders to be able to design and implement integrated development planning, financing and licensing.
Conducting stakeholder mapping for selected districts
Conducting need assessment for capacity building at local level to integrate planning, financing and licensing
- Supporting other research activities at selected districts in West Kalimantan and West Papua, including but not limited to using system dynamics approach that include secondary data collection, identification of development interventions, building policy scenarios, and research communication
- Writing and finalizing research publications and knowledge products
Assisting WRI Indonesia’s national and international teams for related deliverables
A built framework for capacity building need assessment
- Systematic map of stakeholders for selected districts
- Collected data from local stakeholders’ interviews and discussions
- A report for capacity building need assessment for selected districts and presentation of final results
- Co-authored research manuscripts for scientific and/or WRI peer-reviewed publications (e.g. issue brief, working paper) with national and international teams
- Data analysis, knowledge products, and presentation materials as necessary; and
Monthly progress reports.
Preferably Master’s degree in social science and sustainability science with minimum of a years' relevant work experience.
Familiarity and experience with land-based sector particularly forestry, peatland and plantation;
High attention to details and strong analytical skills
Excellent writing skill
Well organized and efficient
Self-motivated and able to work both independently as well as part of team;
Flexible and highly responsible
Strong inter-personal skills, good sense of humor, and able to work with people from a variety of backgrounds
Ability to travel when needed.
Period of Work
26 October 2020 – 25 September 2021 with possibility of extension according to the project needs, performance evaluation, and budget availability
Terms of Payment
Consultant will receive a compensation based on deliverables submitted throughout the project period with terms of payment as follow:
A built framework for capacity building
November – Week 2
Map of stakeholders for selected districts
November – Week 4
A scoping report for capacity building needs assessment
January – Week 4
Final report for capacity building need assessment for select districts and presentation of final results
April – Week 4
Completed draft on capacity building need assessment for the research manuscript
August – Week 1
Ready-to-be-published research manuscript and final presentation
September – Week 3
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.
Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.
Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered.
Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 23 October 2020. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates.
This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.
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