USAID - Lestari Project Job Vacancy: Forest Governance Specialist, Jakarta

Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Forest Governance Specialist, Jakarta based on our USAID LESTARI project. USAID’s LESTARI project supports the Government of Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems.
Job Summary: The Forest Governance Specialist (FGS) is responsible for ensuring strong and effective communication and coordination between the LESTARI project and Indonesia’s forest governance community in order to ensure impact and amplification of LESTARI results. This includes the Ministry of Environment & Forestry, including but not limited to DGs for Climate Change, Protected Areas and Conservation Management, and Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership, Sustainable Production Forest Management, Watershed Control and Protection Forest, Forestry and Environmental Planning at the national level; BAPPENAS; the NGO community, the private sector, and others. Key to this work is ensuring effective two-way communication between LESTARI landscape level initiatives and national level policy reform and financial support. Ultimately, the FGS ensures ownership and pride for LESTARI among partners at all levels. One of the main tools to achieve such shared ownership among stakeholders, will be regular reference will be made to the set of generic and customized landscape maps to ensure that the “what” of support will be complemented by the “where”, enabling appropriate clustering of stakeholders for more effective action.  Relevant results of such engagement will be conveyed to the GIS facility to improve maps. Every effort will be made to encourage stakeholders to take ownership of the landscape maps as tools to achieve their shared goals with LESTARI. The FGS reports to the Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator.
Requirements include previous experience in a similar position for USAID project or other international donor projects; at least 10 years’ experience facilitating forestry governance issues in Indonesia, including decentralization, natural resources management, protected areas management and/or climate change; has specific experience with forest, land-use and climate change issues in Indonesia; proven networks with Indonesia’s forestry governance community; effective analytical skills to build links between different levels of governance; proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and internet; must also have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment; native fluency in spoken and written Indonesian; professional competency in spoken and written English; familiar with USAID procedures and regulations is an advantage; willing to work and travel intensively and extensively in the field; and demonstrated ability to play collegial and leadership roles working on multi-disciplinary teams. University degree in related field required.
For a full Scope of Work for this position, please contact Recruitment Unit at: [email protected].
Please submit a resume and three professional references by February 18, 2018 (the latest) with subject Forest Governance Specialist, Jakarta based to: [email protected].

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.