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Post Title: Project Manager for Integrated Sustainable Landscape Management
Duration of contract: 12 Months
Supervisor: Program Manager SEG

Project Context
Kubu-Ketapang in West Kalimantan is an example of a landscape, where there is competition between productive land users and the other purposes a landscape serves. Beside numerous concessionaries that seek economic objectives, the landscape has social and environmental purposes that must be considered in coordinating objectives. Although currently most concessionaries have developed their own sustainable management plans, it is not clear that these will be adequate to achieve overarching conservation and sustainability. A high rate of deforestation in West Kalimantan will be one outcome of poor coordination though it will not be the only issue. It is clear that landscapes should not be managed by focusing on certain areas defined by administrative boundaries. Instead, a landscape should be seen holistically as one management area that consists of economic activities, local communities, natural boundaries such as watersheds and wildlife habitats.
The challenge in Kubu-Ketapang is that the landscape is currently managed differently depending on the policy of concessionaries. The government also has separate landscape management procedures. This fractionated approach is a problem. There does not exist a best practice for integrated or collaborative management for large landscapes that include different land users and interests. This presents an opportunity. Aside from issues related to company policies, there are many threats to sustainable landscape efforts in Kubu-Ketapang including encroachment, illegal logging, and forest clearing for oil palm plantations. To address these issues, several companies related to the pulp and paper industry in Kubu-Ketapang landscape will build a public-private coalition with the goal to establish and implement integrated sustainable landscape management. This integrated management plan will include environmental protection efforts, which will coexist alongside efforts related to business sustainability and social development.

The main goal of this project is to achieve sustainable landscape management best practices and to share them with others. Sustainability will include four major issues that need to be addressed: alternative livelihoods for surrounding communities, prevention of major forest fire outbreaks in concession areas, implementation of HCV, and preservation of primate habitat by forming a knowledge-based and establishing wildlife corridors.

This project will be conducted in two phases: The first phase will be focused on developing an integrated  forest fire prevention program and primate habitat conservation. There are four separate baseline studies needed to inform the integrated sustainable landscape management plan including: Forest Fire Prevention program, HCV area management, Primate Habitat Conservation, and Community Development. If the stakeholders are satisfied with the progress and results from the first phase then the project will continue to the second phase which will focus on developing findings from the first phase and on scaling these to address the five components. This phase is expected to be completed by March 2020.

The first phase is important to start the collaborative project between the stakeholders. It is important to build commitment and trust among the stakeholders before long-term activities can be possible. Forest fire prevention stands out as a main concern for this project because it is an extant problem for the forestry sector in West Kalimantan, especially in the Kubu-Ketapang landscape. Forest fires are a serious problem that could destroy natural and plantation forest. The identified causes are: the dry season, bad land clearing practices and slash and burn practices. In order to deal with this issue, this project will develop and implement a joint forest fire prevention program that uses a community based approach. It is expected that the communities living around and in the concession areas will work together with companies and governments to prevent and mitigate forest fires in the future.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Project strategic direction and operation
  • Project design and formulation
  • Project management and implementation
  • Coordination and developing strategic partnership and networking
Ensures implementation of project strategic direction and operation. With the following results:

  • Identify areas of program support and intervention according to objective and strategy of Integrated Sustainable Landscape Management
  • Keep regular communications with, and seek regular advice from, the program manager and  advisers/conssltants to ensure strategic interventions and project implementation
  • Undertakes trouble-shooting of project problems and suggest corrective actions where necessary.
  • Together with Project Management Staffs, Advisors/Consultants and related partners continuously assess the progress of project implementation.
Design and formulation of implementation strategy, focusing on quantity and quality outputs, achieving the following results

  • Effective application of results-based management, establishment of management targets, and monitoring achievement of results, translating program priorities into workable interventions.
  • Development and introduction of performance indicators/success criteria, targets, and milestones for projects under areas of responsibilities.
  • Under the supervision of Program Manager and guidance from the Advisers/Consultants, Coordination with other Program Units to address any relevant issues through synchronization of activities/programs from the stage of project design, work plan and proposal development, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop annual work plan on his/her areas of responsibilities as per strategy set out for the management review and consideration.
  • Ensures effective project  management, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Ensure that project is implemented efficiently according to the budget that has been agreed by donor agencies.
  • Project activities are properly implemented with the coordination of project partners.
  • Regular meetings are conducted with project team and project partners
  • Periodical project reports are prepared and compiled to be submitted to the donors and project partners.
  • Overall program strategy, objectives and activities are managed and promoted.
  • Ensuring the achievement of project outcome and output
  • Provide technical assistance to partners and executing agencies in project management and implementation, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Identify and develop synthesis of best practices and lessons learned of the project

Maintaining coordination and developing strategic partnerships and networking with related stakeholders, focusing on avhievement of the following results:

  • Develop productive working relationship and in constant coordination with the donors and project partners in the substantive aspects of project implementation.
  • Coordinates with project partners for the effective and timely delivery of the expected project results
  • Maintain communication and coordination with project partners and related agencies, including government agencies, privates, and civil society organizations.
  • Develop strategic partnerships and networking with government agencies, privates, other projects, donor or international agencies

Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the successful and timely implementation of activities within designated project documents. In particular, the key results have an achievement on the project quality, project implementation appropriateness, and project reporting and management oversight with regard to program of cluster.

Competencies
Corporate Responsibility & teamwork:

  • Serves and promotes the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of the Partnership
  • Plans, prioritizes, and delivers tasks on time
  • Participates effectively in a team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others

People Skills:

  • Sets clear performance goals and standards; executes responsibilities accordingly

Partnering & Networking:

  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside the Partnership

Results-Orientation:

  • Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals

Innovation & Judgment

  • Contributes creative, practical ideas and approaches to deal with challenging situations
  • Strives for quality client-centered services (internal/external)

Communication:

  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates good negotiations skills

Job Knowledge & Expertise

  • Executes day-to-day tasks systematically & efficiently
  • Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource
  • Is motivated & demonstrates a capacity to pursue personal development & learn

Recruitment Qualifications

Education and Skill:
Bachelors (S1) Degree, preferable Master Degree; having good knowledge regarding the current socio-political and economic conditions; forestry industry related issues, landscape approach; clear commitment to governance reform; humble in character and patient in listening to stakeholders is a must; willing to develop a good teamwork with the Partnership staff; having a good skill in report writing, project management and good skill on the use of ICT.

Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in project planning, implementing and monitoring; experience and skill in facilitating multi-stakeholders forum, in pulling stakeholders such as key government agencies, civil society organizations, social-political figures, private companies and grassroots communities, etc.; and having knowledge and experience in forestry industry related issues and forest fire prevention will be a big plus

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia

Please send your CV and application letter (no large documents please) to recruiment@kemitraan.or.id before December 30th 2016.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further processes.