Engagement Manager for the Agrarian and Natural Resource Management Conflict Resolution Initiative

The Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) seeks an Engagement Manager for the Agrarian and Natural Resource Management Conflict Resolution Initiative to develop and lead the Initiative’s stakeholder management and communications strategies. The initiative builds on IBCSD’s unique convening role, and success will largely depend on the ability to attract and productively engage targeted partners. The Engagement Manager will be expected to play a key role in building and maintaining strategic relationships with industry, government, civil society and academic stakeholders.

Specific duties and responsibilities of this position include:
  • Designing and implementing a partnership development strategy including identification, outreach and relationship building with stakeholders critical to program objectives 
  • Supporting overall program strategy and development, providing input and guidance on potential stakeholder involvement, opportunities, and limitations
  • Designing and delivering a comprehensive communications strategy that will likely include targeted outreach, email lists, newsletters, website development, conference and networking event participation, event design and hosting, and other activities with the goal of developing a broad network of industry, government, civil society and academic stakeholders
  • Coordinating and communicating closely with existing and new partners on a day-to-day basis
  • Soliciting, managing and monitoring feedback from partners and stakeholders for use in strategy development and performance improvement; synthesizing feedback for submission to the  Programme Manager and use in evaluation and reports
  • Preparing and designing communication materials including program promotional documents, issue-brief summaries, and related materials
  • Developing and maintaining contact database (with support from the Program Assistant)
  • Supporting  the Program Manager in the preparation and delivery of presentations at meetings and workshops; ensuring messages are aligned within the program and support program goals 
  • Supporting the Program Manager in the planning, organizing, and facilitation of events  
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of reports to stakeholders and the donor 
  • Undertaking other tasks as assigned.
The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience building networks, coalitions and/or partnerships 
  • Previous leadership in the development and implementation of partnership and public relations strategies 
  • A strong network of government, the private sector, and civil society actors with particular relevance to the plantation and forestry sectors and/or sustainable practices 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Bahasa Indonesia and English including interpersonal communications, public speaking, media communications and materials design and production
  • Experience working closely with diverse partners including private sector, government, and civil society stakeholders 
  • Political awareness and the ability to discuss sensitive subjects in a productive manner
  • Knowledge of stakeholder engagement strategies and methods, consultation processes, and consensus building techniques 
  • Background and domain knowledge regarding environmental conflict resolution, the plantations and forestry sectors, and/or national and regional laws and policies related to natural resource management
  • A strong commitment to promoting sustainable natural resource management
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
IBCSD is looking to fill this position immediately. Interested candidates are requested to send a cover letter, CV, salary history and writing sample before 9 October 2015 to