Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Sustainable Land Use Planning Coordinator, 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. 

Job Summary: The Sustainable Land Use Planning Coordinator provides technical support to LESTARI partners to incorporate and operationalize Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and Landscape Conservation Plans (LCPs) recommendations in the landscapes. Alternative development options that mitigate impacts to climate change, increase resilience and ensure sustainable development have been designed in SEA but require integration through transparent governance. LCPs augment LEDS sensitive SEA by highlighting HCV and HCS areas important for conservation. Integration is required for districts to meet their GHG emission reduction plans (RAD-GRK) commitments.

Among stakeholders, regular reference will be made to the set of generic and customized landscape maps to ensure that the “what” of support will be complemented by the “where”, enabling appropriate clustering of stakeholders for more effective action.  Relevant results of such engagement will be conveyed to the GIS facility to improve maps. Every effort will be made to encourage stakeholders to take ownership of the landscape maps as tools to achieve their shared goals with LESTARI.  The Sustainable Land Use Planning Coordinator will also lead Jakarta based technical staff and governance and GIS staff and partner in monitoring implementation of spatial plans at the district level.  This includes building capacity for more scientific and participatory monitoring, and linking this to provincial and national plans.

The Sustainable Land Use Planning Coordinator will also lead further development of Landscape Baselines Assessments developed at the start of the project and, together with the Spatial Planning & GIS Specialist, document and communicate progress towards project and district GHG emission reduction targets.

Requirements include previous experience in spatial planning, forest governance and or sustainable landscape issues in Indonesia, preferably with experience in forestry, land-use and climate change issues in Indonesia; familiarity with USAID procedures and regulations; and demonstrated ability to play a leadership role working on a multi-disciplinary team. University degree in related field required.

Please submit a letter of interest, CV and three professional references by 13 September 2015 (the latest) with subject Sustainable Land Use Planning Coordinator, Jakarta based to: