Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Associate

Program:WRI Indonesia
Location:Jakarta, Indonesia
Position Type:Limited term full-time (with an end date)

About WRI Indonesia
WRI Indonesia is associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.

WRI Indonesia seeks a full-time Associate for its project to support the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement and FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan. FLEGT aims to reduce illegal logging by strengthening sustainable and legal forest management, improving governance and promoting trade in legally produced timber. Indonesia’s VPA with the European Union is among the most advanced of the VPA processes. The VPA process has been a major catalyst for development and implementation of Indonesia's SVLK.

This project seeks to strengthen implementation and credibility of SVLK system and VPA process by increasing the capacity and level of effort of the related enforcement authorities and selected NGO’s. The work includes but not limited to (i) strengthening the skills and capacity of officials in prosecuting cases of illegal logging related corruption in forestry sector, (ii) strengthening the skills and capacities of civil society organizations to act as credible independent monitors of the integrity of SVLK and related timber legality verification and anti-corruption measures, as well as (iii) test and deployment of innovative technologies for timber tracking and wood identification.

The FLEGT Associate main areas of responsibility will include the following:

Program & Project Management (60% of time required)
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating project activities related to forestry industry and timber legality (FLEGT), and to support the establishment of WRI Forest Legality Initiative (FLI) portfolio in Indonesia;
  • Monitoring and managing project deliverables in coordination with the WRI Global team;
  • Monitoring and managing scoping progress according to planned milestones, expenses and revenue, and internal and donor reporting;
  • Managing outcomes and partnerships;
  • Working in partnership with government agencies, private sector and other NGO’s to develop collaborative approaches for development of strategies for investigations as well as for testing and deployment of innovative technologies for wood identification and timber tracking;
  • Assist in any investigation and monitoring activity in relation to timber legality verification and anti-corruption procedures and institutions; and
  • Completing institutional and donor reporting.
Research & Knowledge (30% of time required)
  • Conducting research and analysis on Indonesian forest products sector and global timber supply chains as well as the challenges and best practices;
  • Identifies and advances new lines of research and analysis relevant to the projects’ influence strategy and objectives; and
  • Authors or co-authors knowledge products (e.g., reports, briefs, data products, tools, blog).
Program Development (10% of time required)
  • Contributing to research proposals between a five and six figure fundraising goal;
  • Assisting on new staff profiling and hiring;
  • Identifying and developing funding partner relationships through external outreach; conducting due diligence on feasibility of use through fit-gap analysis;
  • Monitors and complies with sub agreement guidelines;
  • Contributing to presentations and donor proposals.
This is an excellent position for someone seeking to contribute directly to the prevention, investigation and combat on forestry related corruption, improvement of forestry data management, gain knowledge of Indonesian national forestry/environmental policy, and experience working across teams within an international environmental organization.

Required Qualifications:
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia;
  • Master’s degree in forestry, law, economics, public policy, environmental management/science, or other related field;
  • Proficiency in English and Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Minimum 5-8 years of full-time work experience in tropical forest legality, illegal logging or forest conservation issues, with program implementation and project management experience;
  • Experience in writing reviews or reports (sample writing is required;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook);
  • Strong inter-personal skills, working with people from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Strong analytical and communication skills;
  • Highly responsible and self-motivated; and
  • Well organized and efficient.
Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience in donor management and with government agencies
Shortlisted candidates will need to submit writing samples.

WRI does not sponsor interns for visas of any kind. Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI Indonesia offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package

How to Apply
Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

About WRI Indonesia
Established in January 2014 with its headquarter in Jakarta, WRI Indonesia is a non-profit research organization affiliated with the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank based in Washington D.C. Our 500 experts and staff work with partners in more than 50 countries; we have offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. In Indonesia, we have run projects with partners for over 20 years, and WRI Indonesia was formally launched to build a robust in-country presence, to formalize existing partnerships, as well as strengthen our research on the ground.

WRI Indonesia’s work is united by and driven by our values: Innovation, Integrity, Urgency, Independence, and Respect.

WRI fosters a culture of innovative ideas, working collaboratively, and thinking independently. WRI employees are driven by the organization’s mission and have the satisfaction of helping to create a more prosperous and healthy planet.