Monday, November 7, 2016

Oxfam - RFP: Consultant - Facilitator for conducting workshop and training, Economic Justice Program


OXFAM is an International Non Governmental Organisation working across the world with a vision of just a world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally.    

Vision for Indonesia
We envision an Indonesia where women are equal citizens and everyone can enjoy their rights even in times of shocks and disaster.
Calling for Consultant -
Facilitator for conducting workshop and training
“Practicing the gendered-FPIC and non judicial conflict resolution in palm oil sector”
(Economic Justice Program)
Over the past decade Oxfam has gained significant expertise and influence in the area of sustainable palm oil. Oxfam has been taking a holistic and rights based approach to palm oil projects, with land use and land use change as the central focus. This connects local beneficiaries of poverty alleviation and development with global goals of climate change reduction and green growth. While Oxfam continues its work on empowerment of Indonesian communities on land rights, sustainable land use planning and labor rights, we believe there is an urgent need for oil palm growers and millers to reconsider their relations with their small holder supply base and surrounding communities, since these offer the best potential for green growth with more efficient agricultural production and avoided greenhouse gas emissions from further deforestation.
At least, since 2014 Oxfam in cooperation with some CSO partners in Indonesia (KPA, SKPS and JKPP) have been initiating an alternative governance model on palm oil plantation named FAIR (Freedom of choice, Accountability, Improvement of benefits, Respect of rights) and Green Growth.
Longer term objective of this initiative is to develop company–community partnership models for exploitation-free and deforestation free palm oil supply chains with a focus on economic benefits for small holder families and protection of land rights of palm oil communities.
A crucial component on this initiative is on preventing and resolving the (potential) land conflict. We realized that according to KPA’s data (2015), the most intense agrarian conflicts were in the plantation sector, which was about 127 conflicts (50%). Furthermore, the conflict in the infrastructure development sector occupied the second highest with 70 conflicts (28%), and then 24 conflicts were in the forestry sector (9.60%), and mining sector had 14 conflicts (5.2%), and other type of conflicts had 9 conflicts (4% ), while agriculture and coastal /marine sectors were in fifth rank respectively of 4 conflict (2%).
Dealing with this issue, Oxfam has been promoting a non judicial mechanism as an alternative for resolving the conflicts. Why non-judicial mechanism?
From formal aspect, the judicial process usually are takes a long time and also very expensive. This is an obstacle for those who want to seek justice, especially for community who are mostly poor people who can’t afford to pay the court fee. Meanwhile, from material aspect, the legal system in Indonesia is not sufficient to accommodate people rights to land in traditional and customary tenure.
Why gendered-FPIC?
It is estimated that in Indonesia, the largest palm oil producing country, over 1,5 million women work in the palm oil sector, either as plantation workers on large scale schemes, in the households of small scale producers and as women small holders. Small holders account for 44% of the palm oil cultivated area in Indonesia and for 34% of the production. Yet, gender issues in the palm oil industry are weakly covered and are symptomatic for a broader tendency in Indonesia and other palm oil production countries, to assume that at household level women and men benefit equally from palm oil development. Both informally in Indonesian society and formally in the internationally recognized standards, women small holders and the wives of small holders are rather invisible and not recognized as central economic actors.
Key Objective
To promote the gendered-FPIC and non judicial mechanism especially on land conflict resolution in palm oil plantation areas for private sectors.
Specific Objectives
1.        To increase understanding on the FPIC and land conflict in the ​​oil palm plantations areas in Indonesia and its potential solution with gender sensitivity.
2.        To create a joint frame-work on land conflict resolution in ​​oil palm plantation areas through non- judicial mechanism.
Expected Results:
1.        Increased understanding of company on the anatomy of the land conflict in ​​oil palm plantation areas and how to use FPIC to prevent the conflict with gender sensitivity;
2.        An overview of opportunities for conflict resolution in the oil palm plantation areas;
3.        A stakeholder map who should be involved in the process of land conflict resolution in the oil palm plantation areas through non- judicial mechanisms.
Tentative date and venue
The workshop will be conducted on 22nd – 24th of November 2016 in Jakarta
Responsibilities of consultant
1.        To make sure the workshop and training is running well by:
Ø        Preparing the venue, tools and methods with gender sensitivity for the workshop;
Ø        Engaging the targeted stakeholders to participate the workshop;
2.        To facilitate the workshop;
3.        To develop the activity report in English and submit it to Oxfam in Indonesia as scheduled.
Criteria for consultant,
1.        Familiar with palm oil issues with minimum 2 years experience on its labor rights.
2.   Good understanding on climate change reduction and green growth.
2.        Excellent understanding on FPIC and gender.
3.        Fluent in English written and spoken with good with good capacity in engaging workshop & training participants.
4.        Experience on facilitating workshop and training at least with similar issues in economic, SME, palm oil industry etc.

Resume should be submitted electronically by Thursday, 10 November 2016 at the latest to with Facilitator for conducting Workshop & Training - EJP as the subject of your email.
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