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Friday, October 14, 2016

Policy Analyst

Title:

Policy Analyst
Reports to:
Governance Advisor/Institutional Development Task Leader
Supervision of:
-
Location:
Jakarta, Indonesia

 I.              Overview
The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project is a five-year contract that supports the Government of Indonesia to conserve biological diversity and improve the governance of marine resources at local, district, provincial and national levels. By using an ecosystem-based approach to management and engaging key stakeholders, the SEA Project will 1) enhance conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area; and 2) strengthen the leadership role and capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and local governments to promote conservation and sustainable fishing. The SEA Project is implemented by Tetra Tech and a consortium of partners that includes Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Coral Triangle Center (CTC) and WWF-Indonesia (WWF). The SEA Project will run from March 2016 through March 2021.
The SEA Project is predicated on an ecosystem approach to fisheries and marine resources management, which implies that it will integrate across sectors and assist in the development of plans and implementation actions that address biophysical, governance and socio-economic concerns.  To accomplish this vision of ecosystem approach and integration, it will need to formulate a consistent level of baseline information for project areas so that actions and longer-term plans will truly address the underlying issues and threats to the geographic areas of focus.  Such an approach will also provide a model for other areas in Indonesia and a systematic means of scaling up coastal and marine resource management by local districts, provinces and the national government.
The SEA Project will implement activities in the three provinces —West Papua, North Maluku, and Maluku Provinces—that lie within Indonesia’s Fishery Management Area (FMA) 715. This zone was chosen to be the site of the SEA Project because of the area’s high marine biodiversity, status as a national priority area for fisheries, the presence of small island provinces/districts, high rates of extreme poverty and high vulnerability to climate change. The project will also operate at a national scale to support specific activities of the Ministry of Marine Affaires and Fisheries.


II.             Background
In order to achieve its primary objectives, to enhance fisheries productivity, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area, SEA Project will support the stakeholders to:
1.     Improve and enhance the practice of ecosystem approach for fisheries management (EAFM),
2.     Improve the management of marine protected areas (MPA) and expand MPA coverage
3.     Strengthen marine spatial planning (MSP) techniques and outcomes, and
4.     Emphasize law enforcement (LE) to strengthen species and ecosystem conservation as a foundation for sustainable fisheries.
One of the strategies that will be undertaken by SEA Project is supporting the stakeholders to advance the development and enforcement of marine and fisheries policies and regulations at national and provincial level.

The strategy is expected to support stakeholders at national and provincial level at FMA 715 to design effective and innovative policy and strengthen the implementation of regulations that support fisheries management reform, improve the effectiveness of MPA management, and improving marine spatial management at FMA 715. SEA Project will act as facilitator to trigger the stakeholders to have same understanding about the policy problem, and policy outcome, and to encourage the stakeholders to find out the best policy options. Therefore SEA Project will work collaboratively with policymakers, communities, marine and fisheries private sector and association, university and nongovernment organizations to strengthen better policy platform. During implementation of the project, SEA Project expects to develop stronger and active policy network, good policy lessons especially related to marine spatial planning, effective management of FMAs, and MPAs, as well as to promote evidence-based practice of marine and fisheries policies and regulations at national level and local level at FMA 715 area.

In the first phase of the implementation of SEA Project, MMAF, Province of Maluku, Province of North Maluku and Province of West Papua are struggling with the implementation of Law No. 23/2014. This law has brought significant changes that shift the authority of city/district government to manage many substantial marine and fisheries affairs up to 4 nautical miles offshore, to province government. The changes offer positive prospects , but also requiring city/district governments to adjust to the new institutional and policy arrangement for managing marine and fisheries, and look to the provincial government for stronger leadership and capacity to manage the marine and fisheries affairs up to 12 nautical miles offshore. At the first year implementation, SEA Project will support MMAF, Province of Maluku, Province of North Maluku, as well as Province of West Papua to work with this adjustment, and to promote sustainable marine and fisheries management at the area.

In order to ensure the implementation of policy strategy, SEA Project intends to engage a Policy Analyst to develop strategic policy recommendations to support the efforts of MMAF and Maluku Province, North Maluku Province and West Papua Province in reforming fisheries management, improving the effectiveness MPA management, and improving marine spatial management at FMA 715. In addition to the Policy Analyst is expected to develop strategic policy recommendations for MMAF to develop required norms, standards, procedures and criteria on marine and fisheries management as consequence of the implementation of Law No. 23/2014 on Local Government.

III. Job Summary
The Policy Analyst is responsible for supporting the implementation of policy facilitation strategy of SEA Project, especially to do regulatory mapping, and develop the most strategic policy recommendations to support the efforts of MMAF and Maluku Province, North Maluku Province and West Papua Province in reforming fisheries management, improving the effectiveness MPA management, and improving marine spatial management at FMA 715. In addition to the Policy Analyst is expected to develop strategic policy recommendations for MMAF to develop required norms, standards, procedures and criteria on marine and fisheries management as consequence of the implementation of Law No. 23/2014 on Local Government.

IV. Tasks
The Policy Analyst will:

     Conduct policy and regulatory mapping and assessment on 6 (six) mandatory regulations below, and the implementing regulations at level of government regulation, and ministerial decrees and regulations of Ministry of MMAF concerning fisheries management, MPA management, and marine spatial planning and development and management or implementation. The six mandatory regulations are:
1.     Law No. 31/2004 on Fisheries
2.     Law No. 45/2009 on Amendment of Law No. 31/2004 concerning Fisheries
3.     Law No. 27/2007 on the Management of Coastal Areas and Small Islands
4.     Law No. 1/2014 on Amendment of Law No. 27/2007 concerning the Management of Coastal Areas and Small Islands
5.     Law No. 23/2014 on Local Government
6.     President Instruction No. 7/2016 National Fisheries Industry Development Acceleration

     Develop a policy paper that provides strategic policy recommendations for MMAF to develop required norms, standards, procedures and criteria (or Norma, Standard, Prosedure dan Kriteria or NSPK) on marine and fisheries management as consequence of the implementation of Law No. 23/2014 on Local Government.
     Engage with government stakeholders through interviews, meetings, policy dialogues or other strategies, with policymakers at national level (including and not limited to MMAF, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bappenas, Geospatial Information Agency) and policy makers at Maluku Province, North Maluku Province and West Papua Province, fisherman community association, marine and fisheries private sector association, universities, and nongovernment organizations to develop joint best recommendation for MMAF to develop NSPK as required by Law No. 23/2014.
     Support Communication Specialist to develop policy communication materials related to these subjects.

V. Deliverables  
The Policy Analyst shall submit the following deliverables:
1.     A policy research plan that explains about the plan and strategies to do the policy research and develop the policy papers;
2.     A short (2-3 page) brief paper highlighting key findings and recommendations from each main activities during the policy paper development;
3.     Policy Paper that provide strategic policy recommendations for MMAF and Maluku Province, North Maluku Province and West Papua Province in reforming fisheries management, improving the effectiveness MPA management, and improving marine spatial management at FMA 715;
4.     Policy Paper that provide strategic policy recommendations for MMAF to develop required norms, standards, procedures and criteria (or Norma, Standar, Prosedur dan Kriteria or NSPK) on marine and fisheries management as consequence of the implementation of Law No. 23/2014 on Local Government.

VI. Reporting

1.     Brief weekly updates, in a format prescribed by SEA Project;
2.     Monthly invoices showing time worked and outputs;
3.     Timesheet as proof of time worked

The Policy Analyst will provide all reports in both Microsoft Word and ready-to-print PDF format, using a template provided by SEA Project.

The Policy Analyst will work together with the SEA Institutional Development/Governance Advisor, to develop deliverables where appropriate and report to the SEA COP and DCOP.

 VI. Qualifications         
Education and Work Experience
:
·         PhD in marine and fisheries resources policy with experience in fisheries policy facilitation at least for 5 years intensive, or PhD in public policy with strong experience equivalent in fisheries policy facilitation at least for 7 years intensive, or
·         Master degree in marine and fisheries resources policy with experience in fisheries policy facilitation at least for 10 years intensive, or Master degree in public policy with strong experience equivalent in fisheries policy facilitation at least for 12 years intensive.
Required Skills
:
-      Proven policy analytical and research skills
-      Proven skills to facilitate policy dialogue and to bring stakeholders to achieve consensus in a complex policy decision forum
-      Proven skills to develop policy paper and policy brief
-      Proven initiative, creativity, and problem solving skills
-      Bahasa Indonesia and English fluency (oral and written) required.
General
:
-       Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
-       High degree of adaptability to varied working environments and good interpersonal and teamwork
VII. Supervision         
For this assignment the Policy Analyst will report to the SEA Institutional Development/Governance Advisor.

VIII.       Post of Assignment

The assignment will be conducted in Indonesia, based in the SEA Project office in Jakarta. This assignment may require occasional travel to field locations within Indonesia.

IX.          Time Frame and Level of Effort

The period of this assignment will begin on or about October 15, 2016 and be completed on or about April 15, 2017 (6 months). The level of effort will be 120 days.

If you are interested and qualified , please send your latest CV to https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif:
Jobs@SEA-Indonesia.org by October 15, 2016Please note the title of the position you are applying for in your submission email. 
Note: position titles may be adjusted to reflect level of experience of selected candidates.

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