Global Green Growth Institute Job Vacancy: Landscape Ecologist for Forest, Jakarta

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 worked in Indonesia since 2013 and recently embarked on the second phase of its joint program with the government, which will run until 2019. GGGI supports the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in three focal areas: energy, infrastructure projects within special economic zones, and forest and land-based mitigation (including REDD+). The program aims to demonstrate that green investment can become the norm for investors and for planners, ultimately improving the overall quality of economic growth, the environment, and the quality of life. At the national level, GGGI works primarily with the Ministry for National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and the Ministry of Finance.

GGGI is currently supporting BAPPENAS to undertake a number of technocratic background studies in preparation for the next National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN 2020-2024). The RPJMN is the chief document to elaborate the government’s vision for national economic development based on detailed sectoral, regional, and cross-cutting policies and programs. It lays out a broad, macro-economic framework covering the overall economic situation and the direction of fiscal policy and an indicative regulatory framework.

Sustainable development has long been a guiding principle for Indonesia. In the current development plan (RPJMN 2015-2019), this is detailed in a strategy for achieving food, water, and energy security, or “resilience,” through a landscape approach based on sound ecosystem management. This landscape approach is also incorporated in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for climate change mitigation and adaptation and updated National Forestry Plan (RKTN). The next development plan (RPJMN 2020-2024) is expected to take this approach further in the overall context of green growth.

In preparation for the next five-year national development plan, BAPPENAS is working with other ministries and partners, such as GGGI, to prepare technocratic background studies for key economic sectors, including the forest sector.. The forest sector studies are intended to guide development within the sector as well as to elaborate on the important role of forested landscapes, forest products, and forest ecosystem services in sustaining other vital sectors of the economy. Three teams have been formed by BAPPENAS and its development partners to conduct complementary studies:
  • USAID-BIJAK will study the institutional structure, capacity, and effectiveness of forest management units and recommend improvements.
  • UNDP’s EPASS and TIGER projects will study the role and functions of conservation areas and biodiversity and their contributions to economic development.
  • GGGI, drawing on these two studies plus additional analyses, will compile a Masterplan for the Revitalization of Forestry Management in Indonesia based on the landscape approach. This work is detailed in the next section.
Together these studies are meant to support the objectives of rationalizing forest management and revitalizing the forest-based economy. They will deal with such matters as regulatory and institutional reform, the settlement of land tenure issues within the forest area, and revision of the forest area boundaries based on an ecologically sound landscape approach.

Scope of Work
The Landscape Ecologist will coordinate will work with other consultants (under Team Leader – Forest Sector Background Study supervision) on the four background studies and will consolidate the results of the studies in the forest revitalization master plan.

The four background studies cover the following themes:
  • An assessment of the carrying capacity (daya tampung dan daya dukung lingkungan hidup) of forested landscapes;
  • Spatial analysis and mapping of the principal forested landscapes and ecoregions across each of Indonesia’s seven main island regions;
  • Analysis of the institutional arrangements, regulatory framework, and management models required to manage the forest estate for public and private benefits based on a landscape approach;
  • Economic analysis of opportunities and challenges within the forest sector, and in downstream sectors that depend on forest products and ecosystem services, along with an assessment of public and private investment needs.
  • Advanced degree (master’s or equivalent) in forest or landscape management, biology, biodiversity conservation, or a related field.
  • At least 18 years of experience related to forest management through landscape approach, ecoregion, zoning management.
  • In-depth knowledge on Indonesia’s forestry issues, particularly on the forest management based on the carrying capacity (daya tampung dan daya dukung lingkungan hidup) of the forested landscapes.
  • Candidates should demonstrate their qualifications and proven experience in assisting the government to design the forestry sector development plan.
  • Ability to secure collaboration and agreement from the partners, reflecting empathy of perspectives and identifying recognition of mutual/complimentary interest.
  • A strong network of contacts in the Government of Indonesia, especially with BAPPENAS, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Home Affairs, private sector associations in forestry-related sectors, academicians, and non-government organizations.
  • Strong communication and writing skills, both in Indonesia and English.
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Deadline: 9 July 2018.