ZSL Indonesia Job Consultant: District Facilitator, Banyuasin

The Zoological Society of London is an international wildlife conservation organization with a focus on science-based and pragmatic solutions. ZSL has been active in Indonesia for about 10 years, with a particular focus on the overlap between industrial development and biodiversity conservation. ZSL Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera. We are now looking for:

Consultant for District Facilitator (Banyuasin) 

Terms and Condition
Start Date : June 2019
Duration of Contract : 2 Month
Work Area : Palembang
Reporting to : Government and Institution Manager

Key Purpose of the Job
Project of Kelola Sendang (KS) support Government of South Sumatra Province in developing a sustainable landscape management partnership model in the Sembilang Landscape - Dangku. Sembilang-Dangku is a lowland landscape that stretches between Berbak-Sembilang National Park and Dangku Wildlife Reserve. The 1.6 million hectare landscape consists of conservation areas, production, community control, and included important peatland area inside. This Project apply Landscape approach based on jurisdiction to support local government developing partnership, governance, and landscape management model at the site level. 

Up to now, Project of Kelola-Sendang (KS) ZSL has produced forms of partnership between public, private and community as a pilot to overcome real problems in the landscape. 

At the provincial level of South Sumatra, the project has initiated the establishment of "Project Supervisory Unit" (PSU) and "Project Implementing Unit" (PIU) which are stipulated by the Decree of the Governor (SK) No. 332 / KPTS / BAPPEDA / 2017. While at the district level (Banyuasin Regency and Musi Banyuasin Regency), Has been formed a Working Group of Green Development which has cross-sectoral SKPD membership. On the other hand, The Project Of Kelola Sendang (KS) has also formed a Multi-Party Forum (Forum Dangku) and will form another forum (Sembilang Forum) immediately.

For this reason, we requires consultants who can carry out these activities in Musi Banyuasin District. The consultant must have the ability and experience in the field of landscape management partnership planning. Especially landscapes that have various functions inside, namely the functions of community livelihoods, production and conservation. It is preferred that consultants have worked in South Sumatra, especially in Musi Banyuasin and Banyuasin Regency 

Responsibility for Resources 

District Facilitator will report directly to the Government and Institution Manager, and indirectly report to the Deputy Project Director.

Financial Resources
The post holder will ensure accurate recording and reporting of all financial transactions in Palembang office and that all transactions are in compliance with ZSL standard operating procedures and the contractual agreement with the UK government.

Main duties and key responsibilities 
  • Maintain and develop ongoing relationships with Government in district levels, helping to identify opportunities for collaboration and further support under ZSL’s UKCCU Project (attend relevant meetings and working groups; schedule regular discussions with government counterparts, ensure full and continued alignment of UKCCU objectives with Government priorities, support organisation of Government events related to ZSL work).
  • Document the progress of collaboration and engagement with government in district level.
  • Encourage the local government in district level to adopt the environmental and social monitoring, reporting and verification system to be developed by ZSL's UKCCU Integrated Landscape Project, as a way to increase the accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness of progress towards national green growth development and low emission development targets
  • Increase the profile of ZSL’s UKCCU Project within the district government, identifying potential new Project partners (develop and execute an outreach plan as part of communication and engagement strategy in collaboration with Communication and Education team; help organize presentations and informal sessions when needed; identify opportunities for training delivery and capacity building; support the organization of relevant events).
  • Other tasks as requested by the project
Person Specification 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in, social sciences, public policy, communications, international relations or similar field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong working relationship with stakeholders and the government Institutions.
  • Minimum 4 years successful experience working in similar position with an international NGO
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Application procedures
Please submit your application and curriculum vitae in English, relevant experience, past salary history, two referees not later than May 24, 2019, to [email protected]; cc’d [email protected], placing the job title in the subject line and label your CV with your name. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.