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Chemonics International Inc.
USAID BIJAK Project (Bangun Indonesia Untuk Jaga Alam Demi Keberlanjutan)

Chemonics International seeks applications for an Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist on the newly awarded USAID BIJAK project.

Position: Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist Date of Hire: July 18th, 2016 Type: Fixed-term employment Period: 2 years (with possible extension)

Project Overview
USAID’s BIJAK (Bangun Indonesia Untuk Jaga Alam Demi Keberlanjutan) is a Jakarta-based, five-year project implemented by Chemonics International. The overarching objective of USAID’s BIJAK project is to address the constellation of market forces, financial incentives, policy levers, social norms and values driving deforestation and biodiversity loss in order to promote enduring changes in individual and organizational behavior which reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and conserve valuable marine and terrestrial biodiversity. To realize this object, BIJAK will work through national instruments and systems to impact the following:
  • Number of national level laws, policies, regulations, decrees, procedures, or fiscal and budgetary practices reformed, revised, adopted and/or applied with USG assistance in order to reduce GHG emissions, reduce wildlife trafficking, and conserve valuable terrestrial and marine biodiversity.
  • Improved capacity and willingness of Indonesian institutions and organizations to address biodiversity conservation, especially wildlife trafficking, and climate change as a result of USG assistance
  • Number of businesses engaged in extensive land-use practices, especially palm oil, developing green business practices and sharing them widely with others in their industry with USG assistance.
  • Amount of investment leveraged in USD from private and public sources for biodiversity conservation and/or climate change as a result of USG assistance
  • Public opinion and behaviors changed as a result of advocacy campaigns developed and implemented with USG support to support targeted terrestrial and marine biodiversity conservation and low carbon development issues.
  • Model(s) for successful low emissions development and forest conservation developed and shared with USG assistance at all levels of government and with other key stakeholders.
Position Responsibilities
  • Advises and supports the Deputy Chief of Party in the development and implementation of a comprehensive private sector strategy, which includes reforms to both the regulatory environment and to industry best practices, to promote conservation-oriented best practices within Indonesian extractive industries, with a focus on the palm oil sector.
  • Liaises and collaborates with government counterparts and key public and private stakeholders to establish strategic relationships and partnerships
  • Guides day-to-day direction of all BIJAK activities related to private sector engagement, including oversight of subcontractors and grantees.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in natural resource management, environmental law, environmental economics, or a related field
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in Indonesia, including a track record of effective engagement with the private sector on environmental or land use issues
  • Experience leveraging public-private partnerships and implementing reform in the palm oil industry highly preferred
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia; excellent written and oral communications in English
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Instructions
If you are interested and qualified for the Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist position on BIJAK, please send your latest CV to bijakrecruit@chemonics.com by July 12, 2016. Early submissions encouraged. Please note the title of the position you are applying for in your submission email.