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WRI Indonesia is an independent research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. At WRI Indonesia, we aim to bring innovations in research and business approaches in order to create the enabling conditions for Indonesia to achieve robust economic growth while respecting environmental and social values. We seek to contribute to the accomplishment of ambitious sustainable development goals through working with leaders in public and private sectors, as well as collaborating with civil society organizations, in turning big ideas into action.
Within our Agriculture, Forest, and Land Use (AFOLU) Program, we envision critical ecosystems such as forests and peatlands across Indonesia to be governed fairly and sustainably. We believe sustainable land use management is key for Indonesia to meet its climate goal, in line with keeping the global climate target below the 1.5 degrees Celcius warming threshold, while providing sustainable livelihoods to forest-dependent communities and conserving biodiversity in the landscape. We intend to achieve this by safeguarding the remaining forest and peatland from deforestation, degradation, and fragmentation; maintaining forests and peatland quality through sound stewardship; and restoring degraded ecosystems to improve their productivity, conservation value, and ecosystem services.
To effectively eliminate deforestation from key commodities production and provide robust stewardship for the remaining forest and peatland, we work together with various levels of government, the private sector, and civil society to mainstream the ethical supply chain principles and support forest-dependent communities to secure their livelihood and land rights. We aim to achieve this through research, policy advocacy, and the creation of a community of practice to mainstream sustainable land use management.
Policy Accelerator Indonesia
WRI Indonesia and WRI Global are partnering to deploy a tailor-made Policy Accelerator in Indonesia. This work contributes directly to the Shifting Incentives workstream under the Climate Solutions Partnership. The Climate Solutions Partnership (CSP) is a 5-year initiative that aims to remove barriers to finance projects that tackle climate change and bring them to scale. Together HSBC, WRI and WWF are supporting the transition to a net zero global economy that protects and restores nature, whilst helping HSBC deliver to its own net zero strategy.
The Policy Accelerator is a peer-to-peer capacity-building program led by world-class and the participation of policymakers that have demonstrated the motivation and authority to champion innovative improvements in public incentive programs. The project will build upon the Landscape Policy Accelerator’s experience in Latin America, where it has supported three cohorts of policymakers across nearly ten countries.
The policy accelerator aims to shift public incentives and unlock capital flows for the decarbonization of Indonesia’s Palm Oil Supply Chain through a peer-to-peer capacity-building program led by world-class mentors. Participants are mainly policymakers that have demonstrated the motivation and authority to champion innovative improvements in the public sector.
The Government and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will be based in Jakarta. He/she will report to Senior Manager of Supply Chain and Livelihood Transformation and coordinate with Policy Accelerator Project Lead to support the uptake and capacity-building strategy of relevant tools and frameworks, which covers the following main components:
What You Will Do
Research and Development (20%)
Program Implementation (organizing community, mentoring, coaching, etc) (30%)
Stakeholders Engagement (50%)
What You Will Need
Scope of Works
Report on stakeholder analysis most notably key government actors related to policy instruments that incentivize or impede investments in the decarbonization of palm oil
Report on stakeholder consultation including guiding questions and methods used for consultations; minutes from meetings; data/inputs obtained from consultations; updated report of findings on the state of public incentives
· Recommendation on effective learning models and capacity-building programs for key government officials and stakeholders.
· Content of booklets and modules required for the implementation of the project together with the other team members.
· Report on periodic mini-workshops FGD with stakeholders and key government actors
· Support the project lead in documenting the minutes of meetings, the progress of policy discussion, and recommendation.
· Report on the involvement of targeted participants in the training workshop
· Support the project lead in documenting the minutes of the workshops, the progress of policy discussion, and recommendation.
· Follow-up on post-workshop technical assistance
· Final report on the roadmaps toward decarbonization of palm oil, including recommendations and lessons learned.
July 1, 2023 until March 31, 2024
Terms of Payment
Daily rate consultant with maximum of 90 working days for the whole contract period or 10 working days per month in average
Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited term)
What we offer:
Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.
Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.
How to apply: In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal.
Application close: 17.00 (DKI Jakarta local time), 12 June 2023. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates.
This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
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WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.
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