Global Green Growth Institute Job Vacancy: Socio - Economic & Cultural Expert to Support Strategic Environmental Assessment in East Kalimantan

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.

Indonesia is a founding member of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Since 2013, the Government of Indonesia (GoI), under the leadership of the Ministry for National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) has been working with GGGI to develop strategies and approaches for green growth. This has been possible through financial support from the Government of Norway in Phase I (2013-2015) and in Phase II (2016-2019), which remains ongoing.

The Government and GGGI have agreed on a Country Planning Framework (CPF) for 2016-2020 to direct support where it is most needed. The CPF is aligned with Indonesia’s strategic action plans for climate change and the Green Planning and Budgeting Strategy for Indonesia’s Sustainable Development, and is designed to provide strategic support to the GoI in achieving its green growth ambitions. The CPF will guide GGGI’s activities in Indonesia, to maximize the value and impact to the core economic objectives of the country. Through the Program, GGGI collaborates with Ministry of National Development Planning, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, National Institute of Public Administration, provincial government of Central and East Kalimantan.

Law number 32/2009 on Environmental Protection and Management, article 15-16 mandate that the local government to carry out SEAs when developing the RPJMD, RTRW or other PPPs (policy, plan, program) with potential environmental impacts. Following the law, the Government Regulation of Republic Indonesia No 46 year 2016 (PP 46/2016) and Ministry of Environment and Forestry Decree No. 69 year 2017 (Permen LHK No.69/2017) were issued to detail the procedures for implementation of SEA, including the requirement for a quality control/quality assurance - QA/QC (penjaminan kualitas) and validity review. While the QA/QC should be made by the owner of the PPP, the validity review as the final quality control, will be carried out by the provincial Environment Office (DLH) or the ministry (KLHK), depending on the administrative level of PPPs. Both regulations mandate provincial DLH and KLHK to validate SEA reports produced by districts and provincial governments in substantial and procedural matters, respectively.

In spite of the currently practiced QA/QC and validity procedures at both provincial and national, there have been some concerns over the quality of the SEA reports produced in the recent years, especially important with the given dynamic state of procedures and substantial requirements applied for SEA and development/spatial plans, following the recently legalized regulations (Law 23/2014, PP46/2016, PP 13/2017 on National Spatial Plans, Permendagri No 86/2017 on RPJMDs, and the newly-enacted the Permendagri No 7 2018). Therefore, the Global Green Growth Institute Indonesia Office has agreed to conduct SEA implementation for East Kalimantan Regional Development Plans (RPJMD).

Scope of Work
The consultant shall support EK provincial government to conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment that underpins the mid-term provincial development plan. In consultation with EK government, the consultant shall provide support to the RPJMD Taskforce led by Dinas Lingkungan Hidup of East Kalimantan Province regarding on the socio-economic and cultural issues. Specifically, the expert will focus on the social and economic implications of the proposed development plan such as reducing social conflict over land use competition, increasing local people income, enhancing local community welfare, strengthening local institution, securing local community access to their natural resources, water, and other socially relevant issues.

  • 8-15 years or relevant experience in socio-economic analysis and impact assessment
  • MSc degree in economics, sociology, anthropology, environmental economics, environmental sciences, or development studies, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Experience with SEA studies, notably SEA supported by donor programs
  • Strong understanding of development planning regulations and processes
  • Experience working with local governments on spatial planning issues
Details about the job and to apply, please CLICK HERE

Deadline: 9 July 2018