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Job title: REDD+ Jurisdictional Approach Expert
Location: Samarinda, East Kalimantan (with possible travel to districts in province)
Start date: March 2016
End date: December 2016 (with possibility of extension)
Full/Part Time: Part time Consultant (50 working days)

Background
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) seeks to hire a REDD+ Jurisdictional Approach Expert to support their collaborative green growth program with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) especially in East Kalimantan (EK) in supporting the development of provincial level emission reduction initiative which will be proposed to Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Carbon Fund (FCPF-CF).

The Government of Indonesia is designing a jurisdictional approach (JA) to achieve green development. Reducing emissions from forested landscaped is a central part of  this and all programs and activities that aim to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation are planned and implemented within the existing jurisdictional structure to ensure a comprehensive approach aligned with national system and international reporting requirements and avoid the risk of displacement and reversals. The Jurisdictional Approach brings the concept of REDD+ into the broader dialogue of green growth and development.

GGGI is an international organization founded in June 2010. GGGI is dedicated to pioneering and diffusing a new model of economic growth, known as “green growth”. This simultaneously targets key aspects of economic performance, such as poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion and those of environmental sustainability, such as mitigation of climate change and security of access to clean water. GGGI’s approach is particularly suited to developing countries because it starts from broad-based progress in living standards and growth. Since 2013, GGGI has worked in close collaboration with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program (GGP) and supports GoI in forest and land-based mitigation.

The Jakarta office is offering a part time consultant position to support GGGI’s sub-national work with EK Government. The post holder will be based in Samarinda, to support the Regional Climate Change Council/DDPI in the development of the Emission Reduction Project Document in the framework of JA REDD+ implementation, for submission to the FCPF-CF. The role will involve extensive travel within the province as well as occasional travel to Jakarta or districts in EK as needed. The position will have dual-reporting lines to GGGI’s provincial and Jakarta offices.

Role overview
He/she will work together with DDPI and play an active role in prioritizing, scoping and designing the REDD+ JA activities in EK to be submitted to National Government (Ministry of Environment and Forestry) as Managing Entity on the proposed emission reduction program for FCPF-CF. The position is also expected to support other relevant program activities in EK in the land-based sector, such as identifying and facilitating the design of forest and land-based GHG mitigation concept notes, which will be further developed into proposals for submission to international forest and climate funds with a scope for PPP and private investment aimed to meet green growth objectives. He/she will work closely with government counterparts, especially the DDPI, forest and landuse agencies in EK. In addition, he/she will support GGGI’s capacity building efforts through workshop/FGD preparation.

Key responsibilities
  • Assess current land management practices in EK in order to recommend improved and sustainable landscape management in light of the jurisdictional approach. 
  • Work closely with the DDPI and other provincial and district level governments in reviewing, prioritizing, scoping and designing of the appropriate REDD+ and green development initiatives in EK. 
  • Identify opportunities and challenges of forest and land-based GHG mitigation activities in EK which contribute to emission reduction and green growth goals more broadly. 
  • Support DDPI to organize a range of focus group discussions and/or workshops as needed related to developing and socializing measurement and accounting systems under a jurisdictional approach (MRV, safeguard, benefit sharing of revenues, etc.) and other aspects which contribute to the development of practical guidance to stakeholders to help shape REDD+ JA activities in the province.
The position is expected work as part of the hybrid teams that GGGI has established with each of our GoI counterparts at sub-national level. As a supporting member of a small but diverse program team, he/she will have responsibilities and need to be flexible and responsive to tight deadlines.

Skills and qualifications
  • A Bachelors (preferably Masters) Degree in Forestry ideally with a focus on land-based sector development. 
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant  experience, ideally with international organizations or NGOs, in analytical capacity.
  • Excellent analytical skills on forest/land-based assessment tools. 
  • Ability to communicate complex green growth related issues in a clear and simple way to a diverse audience. 
  • Flexible, adaptive and able to carry out multiple activities to tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to deliver quality products independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement, government relationships, and consensus building skills.
  • Engagement and policy experience with Indonesian government officials will be seen as an asset. 
  • A wide network with local governments, private companies, academicians and local CSOs will be seen as a strong asset.
  • Good understanding of domestic/public and private investment flows will be seen as an asset. 
  • Working fluency in English.
Applicants must hold exemplary and relevant academic credentials as described above. To submit your application please send a email with job tittle in subject line and attach cover letter describing why you are most suitable for the position and your latest CV to Gema Junita (gema.junita@gggi.org)  by 5 February 2016.