Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Decentralized Governance Specialist, Jakarta based, on our USAID LESTARI project. USAID’s LESTARI project supports the Government of Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems.

LESTARI runs from 2015 through 2020, and focuses on seven landscapes in Aceh, Central Kalimantan and Papua.

Job Summary:
The Decentralized Governance Specialist is responsible for mentoring the LESTARI Landscape Governance Specialists and relevant government partners to adopt LESTARI principles of reduced GHG emissions through HCV and HCS conservation as well as low emissions development on other, already degraded land. This is captured in effective spatial plans, medium term development plans (RPJM) and annual budgets. S/he identifies and capitalizes on opportunities at the District, Provincial and National level to promote LEDS and conservation, especially through Mid-Term Development Plans and the Annual Budgeting process.

The Decentralized Governance Specialist also adapts the and applies specific tools developed by LESTARI to improve local governance for LEDS and biodiversity conservation, such as the Sustainable Investment Screening Tool. Requirements include previous experience facilitating decentralized governance initiatives in spatial planning, development planning and budgeting, preferably at the district level in resource rich, outer island locations ; familiarity with USAID procedures and regulations; and demonstrated ability to play a leadership role working on a multi-disciplinary team. Master’s degree in in related field required.

Please submit a letter of interest, CV and three professional references by 30 August 2015 (the latest) with subject Decentralized Governance Specialist, Jakarta based to: