Sustainable Land Use Research Consultant, Jakarta

Description

SUSTAINABLE LAND USE RESEARCH CONSULTANT

Program : WRI Indonesia - One Map Initiative

Location : Jakarta, Indonesia

Position Type : Part-Time Consultant (maximum 18 days per month)

Duration : Six (6) months, deliverables basis

About WRI

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI Indonesia is affiliated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that works with various stakeholders to support policies and practices that are sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI's 20-year history in the country and the official establishment of WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our current work primarily focuses on forest and land-use. Over time WRI Indonesia aims to expand its portfolio to include climate, energy, and city and transportation. Therefore, it is important for the organization to identify and put in place the research building blocks for achieving the vision of WRI Indonesia supporting science- and data-driven decision making at national and sub-national level.

This position will support WRI Indonesia's One Map Initiative, particularly in Sustainable Land Use research portfolio in Spatial Planning (RTRW), Strategic Environmental Assessment (KLHS), Environmental Carrying Capacity (DDDTLH), Forest Management Plan (RPHJP), and other relevant environmental policies.

Overview

The overall objective of the One Map Initiative is to transform land use decision-making processes to be open, accountable, and participatory. WRI Indonesia will achieve this through catalyzing a unified and transparent land use planning and monitoring system that is accessible to all land use stakeholders. Through partnership with local governments, civil societies and the private sectors, WRI Indonesia will develop a model of engagement that can be used to scale this approach into a National One Map Initiative. The work will span five years, focusing on Riau, South Sumatra, Papua, and West Papua provinces.

The Sustainable Land Use Research Consultant will be based in Jakarta and responsible to provide support to develop Sustainable Land Use research portfolio in Spatial Planning (RTRW), Strategic Environmental Assessment (KLHS), Environmental Carrying Capacity (DDDTLH), Forest Management Plan (RPHJP), and other relevant environmental policies at the subnational level. The responsibility will include developing methodology, data collection, analysis, quality control, conducting interviews, facilitation of discussion, and other technical work (i.e. presentation, visualization). The consultant will be reporting to the Sustainable Land Use Manager of WRI Indonesia. He/she will liaise closely with WRI Program Manager, S&R Coordinator, Regional Team, and relevant agencies of the Government.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Legally able to work in Indonesia.Bachelor degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in agriculture, geography, forestry, spatial planning, environmental management, natural resource management, and/or regional planning.Minimum three years of professional working experience in research, policy analysis, GIS, remote sensing, and working with international organization, government, and Civil Society Organization (CSO).Demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform the assignment professionally.Ability to communicate, coordinate, and well organized.Ability to manage professional relationships to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.Highly organized and systematic with strong time management skills and ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines required.Excellent oral and written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in agriculture, geography, forestry, spatial planning, environmental management, natural resource management, and/or regional planning.Experienced in developing research on Spatial Planning (RTRW), Strategic Environmental Assessment (KLHS), Environmental Carrying Capacity (DDDTLH), Forest Management Plan (RPHJP), and other relevant environmental policies.Proven experience in geospatial analysis using GIS softwareFamiliarity with working system and culture within local government.

Deliverables

1) Research products (e.g., reports, briefs, data products, tools, minutes, presentations), submitted monthly, on Spatial Planning (RTRW), Strategic Environmental Assessment (KLHS), Environmental Carrying Capacity (DDDTLH), Forest Management Plan (RPHJP), and other relevant environmental policies at the subnational level

2) At the end of the assignment, the Consultant shall submit a Final Report that includes the accomplishments of the Consultant for the period of the assignment, including constraints experienced and any recommendation for improvement.

3) Reports and products/results shall be submitted in electronic to the Sustainable Land Use Manager.

Duration, Level of Effort and Place of Performance

The duration is six (6) months, starting in November 1, 2018 and ending in March 31, 2018, with possible extension depending on performance evaluation. The consultant will be paid monthly based on monthly report evaluation. The Consultant will be based in the WRI Indonesia's Jakarta Office with possible travel to attend workshops, meet partners, and field visits as may be assigned.

Salary and Benefit: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should apply online at careers.wri.org. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 15 October 2018. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates.

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

The World Resources Institute ( http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people's lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI's policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI's global agenda requires a staff that is diverse - with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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Deadline/closing date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018