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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) wishes to appoint a Tourism Associate for the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP). The Tourism Associate is expected to lead the tourism component of the RECP programme, building upon results and experiences of the pilot activities already initiated in Sleman and Magelang. To support its programme, UNIDO is now seeking highly qualified national candidates to fill the following position:

Title: RECP Tourism Associate 

Duty Station:  Bandung, West Java (with duty travel within Indonesia to be separately authorized)

Start of Contract:  January 2016

Duration of Contract: 6 months full time, with possibility for renewal and extension depending on satisfactory performance appraisal and continued project funding for tourism sector under the RECP programme

*Project Context*
This project post pertains to the National RECP Programme in Indonesia, which was initiated in 2012 with funding support from the Government of Switzerland. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Industry are the main governmental counterparts in Indonesia. The primary target group comprises several categories of enterprises, namely small scale industries (focus on agro/food processing, metal products, chemical and textile National Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Programme Indonesia 2 sectors), industrial parks focus on Surabaya, Batam and Makassar), tourism (focus on Sleman/Magelang and Bintan) and micro-industries (potential focus on tofu production and informal recycling). The enterprise demonstration activities are supported by project activities targeting innovation (in particular towards cradle-to-cradle product innovation, eco-industrial parks/industrial symbiosis and green chemistry and engineering), policy change and improved access to finance.

The RECP Tourism and Policy Expert is assigned in the main to the Tourism Component of the RECP programme, whilst in addition supporting the policy and financing project components, working with the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and where appropriate, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Ministry of Industry. The position will be based at the Centre for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Indonesia (CRECPI), located at the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB).

*Function and Key Expected Results*

The RECP Tourism Associate will work under the supervision of the Project Manager based in the Industrial Resource Efficiency Division at UNIDO headquarters (based in Vienna, Austria) and with the additional guidance of UNIDO’s Chief Technical Advisor and National Programme Manager (based at the Centre for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Indonesia (CRECP) in Bandung).  

The main function of the RECP Tourism Associate is to coordinate and support the execution of and follow up to RECP assessments in tourism sector (hotels and affiliated enterprises), and facilitate the implementation of resulting RECP options by those enterprises. Moreover, the RECP Tourism Associate is required to provide input to relevant ministerial policy processes, in particular at MoT (in the context of sustainable tourism destination and certification) and delivery of training and consultations and substantive inputs.

The assignment is intended for a national associate in tourism development, including environment and sustainability aspects. He/she shall have demonstrated familiarity and knowledge of policy and/or operation of hospitality and service industries in Indonesia, preferably including hotels. She/he should have an appreciation of Indonesian tourism and energy and/or environmental policy including agencies and institutions involved. She/he should pose a team player and demonstrate ability to work by his/her own initiative. She/he must have good oral communication and drafting skills, in both English and Indonesian.

*Requirement*

Education
Completed secondary education, a degree in tourism development, energy and/or environmental management and/or engineering would be a strong asset.

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years directly relevant work experience to tourism development or environment and/or energy policy and management in Indonesia;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of sustainable tourism agenda, including environmental management and/or energy efficiency in the tourism sector, including hotels;
  • Good communication, drafting and facilitation skills; and
  • Prior knowledge of and experience in application of RECP methods and techniques in enterprises is a strong asset
Language
Fluent (oral and written) in English and Indonesian

*How to Apply*
Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply. 

Expressions of interest including brief motivation and up-to-date curriculum vitae with three references should be received by Close of Business on Wednesday 7th December 2016, by email to Moch Iqbal, national programme manager, m.iqbal@unido.org with copy to RenĂ© van Berkel, chief technical advisor, r.vanberkel@unido.org.

Applicants must indicate the position for which they are applying in the subject line. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be notified.