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The World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia is seeking a full-time Associate with excellent management, analytical, writing, as well as communication skills to manage the completion of project deliverables, coordinate and contribute to research, and lead outreach activities under its Forests and Landscape Restoration program. This person reports directly to the WRI Indonesia Country Director, and works in close coordination with the WRI Indonesia Restoration liaison based in Washington, DC.

The Indonesia Forests and Landscapes Restoration project aims to increase food security, improve livelihoods and human well being, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem productivity and climate change mitigation and adaptation through the restoration of degraded and deforested landscapes, including the introduction of trees into agricultural landscapes.

Key objectives include:
  • Increased political inspiration, support and ambitious commitments to forest landscape restoration
  • Obstacles to restoration identified and in the process of being addressed through national and sub-national plans, policies and/or institutional frameworks
  • Strong capacity, financial support and credible measurement and monitoring of restoration activities provided
As one of the first environmental-economic think tanks in the country, WRI Indonesia offers an opportunity to impact data-driven decision making processes in the public, private, as well as civil society sectors. Its flagship projects, Global Forest Watch and Global Restoration Initiative, aim to address the challenges of sustainable land-use and climate change.

Position Overview

This position requires an experienced project manager with a background or experience working on Indonesian land use, forestry, agriculture, or related fields.  The ideal candidate will have sharp research and analytical skills, and be able to demonstrate their ability to effectively engage with high level Indonesian government officials, private sector stakeholders in forestry and agriculture sectors, as well as civil society.
Responsibilities
  • Ensure timely execution and delivery of all project deliverables and objectives, managing technical staff and monitoring the project budget.
  • Contribute to primary and secondary research on Indonesian restoration, forestry, land use, and other natural resource issues according to project publication priorities;
  • Communicate and coordinate activities regularly with the WRI Indonesia liaison and Global Restoration Manager based in Washington D.C.,
  • Conduct outreach and training activities to promote WRI’s data, analyses, and methods to relevant stakeholders in the public, private, as well as civil society sectors;
  • Contribute to the development of WRI Indonesia’s strategy for restoration, working toward the achievement of WRI’s global restoration objectives;
  • Manage one or more staff based at project field sites to achieve project objectives and deliverables
  • Interpret and analyze media developments related to forest and  landscape restoration and other natural resources issues.
  • Lead and participate in meetings and conferences with key stakeholders;
  • Work with WRI Global M&E team to establish a project-specific monitoring and evaluation system based on existing needs and capacity, further improve it over time to meet various donors and reporting requirements;
  • Contribute to grant reporting requirements;  
  • Supervise subgrant projects conducted by partners in remote geographies;
  • Identify and engage with relevant civil society groups at the national and regional level;
  • Support and promote the institutional development of WRI Indonesia as needed.
Qualifications
  • Ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in forestry, agriculture, international development, environmental science, public policy, political science, or other relevant fields;
  • Professional experience of minimum 5 years in natural resources-related fields;
  • Experience managing projects in non-profit, governmental or private sector settings
  • Very strong writing and research skills, excellent academic performance, as well as high level of organization and attention to detail;
  • Familiarity with or interest in Indonesian natural resources issues;
  • Experience in reviewing and analyzing Indonesian law and government regulations;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation is a plus;
  • Experience and proven ability to communicate effectively with Indonesian government officials;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote parts of Indonesia, as well as some regional and international travel
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team, and work under tight deadlines;
  • High integrity, passion for sustainable development, and good sense of humor preferred;
  • Familiarity or proficiency using GIS software is a plus;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English and Indonesian;
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia. 
Starting date: October 2015.

Salary:  Commensurate with education, experience and position responsibilities.

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Qualified applicants should apply online at HERE or directly through this LINK. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. 

The World Resources Institute is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.