EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE JOB VACANCIES 2020
The European Forest Institute is seeking to contract an in-house consultant to serve as a Stakeholder Engagement Expert to support processes and dialogue on the sustainable use of palm oil Based in Jakarta, Indonesia
The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organization with 29 member countries and around 120 member organizations. EFI’s Headquarters are in Joensuu, Finland. EFI has several offices across Europe and a project office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which supports FLEGT and REDD processes in the Asia Region. As part of the “Keberlanjutan Sawit Malaysia dan Indonesia”, i.e. “sustainability of Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil” or KAMI project, EFI is supporting national processes in Malaysia and Indonesia and international dialogue on the sustainable use of natural resources, with a specific focus on palm oil. The KAMI project is aimed at: 1) developing further understanding of relevant national, international, and EU policies towards the establishment of sustainable and inclusive value chains, 2) taking stock of progress achieved in this sector, and 3) promoting cooperation and exchange with international, national, and sub-national stakeholders in Malaysia and Indonesia, including palm oil producers, on the different aspects of sustainability at meaningful scale.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Stakeholder Engagement Expert for Indonesia will be responsible for stakeholder engagement and supporting policy dialogues, and project planning, implementation, and reporting in Indonesia, working in close coordination with the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), project partners, consultants, other stakeholders as well as the EU Delegation to Indonesia.
The Stakeholder Engagement Expert for Indonesia will:
- Support KAMI engagement with Bappenas and other national and sub-national stakeholders in Indonesia;
- Support a KAMI multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee to establish Sustainability Performance Indicators and Verifiers and support associated data collection, online data platform development, and policy dialogue on sustainable palm oil;
- Liaise with relevant EFI staff members and external stakeholders on all matters related to the project implementation in Indonesia;
- Organize and participate in missions, consultations, advisory committee meetings, workshops, trainings, outreach events, etc. to support implementation of project activities;
- Prepare technical reports, briefs, presentations, and documentation related to in-country activities to inform relevant stakeholders;
- Support KAMI communication related to Indonesia in close liaison with the KAMI Communications Expert and all project partners;
- Manage operational aspects of the project in coordination with relevant team members.
- Minimum of four years relevant working experience in forestry, agriculture, and/or natural resource management, climate change, governance, or related field, preferably in Indonesia.
- University degree in natural resource management, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, economics, or a related and suitable field. A higher degree is an asset.
- Excellent understanding of land-use governance processes and sustainable palm oil supply chain approaches, and their implementation challenges, in Indonesia.
- Excellent analytical and networking skills, including the ability to work on complex and politically sensitive issues with and forge consensus among governments, private sector, international actors, NGOs, and civil society. Experience working with the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and/or other relevant ministries in Indonesia is an asset.
- Solid writing, reporting, and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated project management skills.
- Professional proficiency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required.
Duty station and travel
The Stakeholder Engagement Expert for Indonesia will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia with frequent missions within Indonesia. Some missions to Malaysia and Europe are foreseen.
The in-house consultant can only be contracted in a personal capacity, not through another legal entity. The in-house consultant is expected to work ‘full-time’ (complete working weeks) over the contract period which will be 24 months. The initial contract period may be extended. Applicants can propose an hourly rate in his/her application. Such an hourly rate shall include all costs necessary for implementing the tasks (i.e. appropriate insurance organized by the in-house consultant himself/herself).
Interested candidates are requested to send (in English) a CV including copies of academic degree certificates/diplomas with a motivation letter by 28th September 2020, using our ONLINE application form.
For more information about the position, please contact Jeremy Broadhead (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Information in relation to in-house consultant conditions of engagement are available by request from Niina
All applications will be treated confidentially. Please note that only candidates that have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
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