Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for the STTA Forestry Management and Governance Specialist, Jakarta based on our USAID LESTARI project. USAID’s LESTARI project supports the Government of Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems.
Job Summary: to identify a clear path for improved LESTARI interventions that will lead to better forestry governance and improved forest management in state forests outside of the national parks and conservation areas in LESTARI landscapes. Focus of the assignment will consider the consequences of re-alignment of forestry service authority from the District to the Provincial levels due to the implementation of Law 23 of 2014, and the annual forestry plans (RKT) at the District, Provincial and National levels as articulated in Permenhut 10/2010, 36/2013 RKTK and Permenhut 1/2012 Pedoman RKTP and other national / Provincial level policy on land and forestry use that present policy contradictions and uncertainty (e.g., SK Menhut No. 529/2012 RTRWP and Permenhut P.49/2011 RKTN) while anticipating imminent revision of PP44 on Forestry Planning and appropriate revision of Permenhut 10/2010. S/he will also provide clear strategies for LESTARI where peatland is prominent and where hydrological management is essential for the sustainable management of the landscape requiring management integration of peatland management units (KHG) and forest management unit (KPH) areas; consider recommendations from the KPH Expert regarding capacity building needs and governance of forest management units (KPH) as part of integrated forest management planning and further examine the transitional phase of forestry services coming under authority of provincial government, and needs for horizontal and vertical coordination between forestry and other services operating in the same landscape, notably, agriculture, mines and land, as well as with village governments whose role has been enhanced through Law 6 of 2014. While focusing on state forest areas, s/he will take into account threats and opportunities from surrounding private land and village areas in which both are located. The consultant will work closely with the Decentralized Governance Specialist with regard to inter-institutional coordination challenges and the Sustainable Land Use Planning Coordinator with respect to land use functions especially where there is uncertainty such as in the absence of approved District/Kota spatial plans (Pulang Pisau, Katingan and Katingan) or those under revision (Mimika and Asmat) that significantly overlap with LESTARI landscapes.
Requirements include previous experience in a similar position for USAID project or other international donor projects; experience in working on forest and/or NRM policy issues in Indonesia, at the national and sub-national levels; specific and recent experience in current forestry management developments; has knowledge of forestry land/natural resource management; demonstrated ability to motivate and build capacity for sustainable development; strong written and verbal communications skills; fluency in both Bahasa Indonesia and English; familiar with USAID procedures and regulations is an asset; and willingness to travel extensively in Indonesia. University degree in related field required.