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Monday, April 10, 2017

WRI Indonesia is looking for Social Forestry Research Analyst

Program:WRI Indonesia
Location:DKI Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Position Type:Limited term full-time (with an end date)
About WRI Indonesia
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.
 
Overview 
Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country as well as Southeast Asia’s biggest democracy and economy. It hosts the planet’s third largest tropical rainforests and one of its most expansive peat lands, making it home to a wealth of biodiversity and a significant carbon storage. Over half of its 250 million people reside in urban areas, and the livelihoods of more than 60 million others depend on forests. Yet 11% of Indonesia’s population still live under the poverty line, and the nation’s wealth disparity remains stubbornly high. The current administration has made tackling poverty, disparity, and unemployment a priority, while at the same time it has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% below the business-as-usual baseline. To reach this target, most efforts will be concentrated on preventing forest conversion and peat degradation.
The government’s social forestry initiative exists as an approach to overcome poverty problem in villages inside and around forest area while also ensuring that the forests will be managed sustainably. President Jokowi is committed to provide legal access to those dependent on forest resources in more than 12.7 million hectares of forest areas through various social forestry schemes, such as community forestry, village forests, community plantation forests, and customary forests.
WRI Indonesia is committed to provide support to the government’s social forestry initiative, particularly in the fields of social studies research. The objectives of the research undertaken by WRI Indonesia include, but are not limited to, understanding the challenges and enabling factors of social forestry initiative, understanding the indicators or success criteria for social forestry schemes, and examining the effectiveness of social forestry indicative maps.
This position, based in Jakarta, will provide support in research and analysis as well as contribute to the development of high quality research products in the areas of social forestry and community-based forest management that are designed to inform targeted audiences. He/she will coordinate with WRI Indonesia’s staff members on forests-related portfolios and other relevant initiatives, including to assist with program management and development. He/she will also liaise closely with relevant agencies in the Government, local authorities, and civil society.
WRI is committed to ensuring gender equity across our program portfolios. As such, the [job title] is expected to incorporate attention to gender where appropriate.
Responsibilities
The main areas of responsibility for the Social Forestry Research Analyst will include the following:
Research & Knowledge (60% of time required)
  • Carry out baseline study, interviews, surveys, focus group discussions, and data collection to better understand the opportunities and challenges within social forestry;
  • Conduct analyses on social forestry issues, specifically related to policy and governance (laws and regulation, government reform, state and non-state agencies relationship), natural resource and land-based industry (forestry, commodities, water, biodiversity), and equitable society (indigenous people, local community, gender);
  • Identify and advance new lines of research and analysis relevant to the projects’ influence strategy and objectives;
  • Initiate and support data acquisition and extraction, data analysis (quantitative and qualitative), data presentation, GIS mapping, reporting and presentations;
  • Author or co-author knowledge products and other communication documents (e.g., reports, briefs, data products, tools, blog); and
  • Coordinate meetings and training's for various stakeholders on WRI Indonesia’s research tools and knowledge products.
Program Management and Development (30% of time required)
  • Assist the manager to monitor and complete project deliverable together with other key personnel in WRI Indonesia, WRI Global, and partners;
  • Work in partnership with government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations, and local communities to develop collaborative approaches to expand WRI Indonesia’s social forestry initiative both in national and sub-national level;
  • Document progress of activities and contribute to ongoing institutional and donor reporting
  • Assist the manager in completing fundraising goal; and
  • Contribute to presentations and donor proposals.
Outreach (10%)
  • Develop and deliver presentations at public speaking events as needed; and
  • Contribute to briefs writing, blogs publishing, and conduct media interviews to raise the profile of WRI Indonesia’s ongoing social forestry work.
 
 Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia;
  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resource management, environmental studies; sociology, anthropology, law, or a related field from a reputable institution required;
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field from a reputable institution is preferred;
  • Minimum three years of full-time work experience in a relevant field with strong research and program management in the area of environment and development;
  • Direct hands-on experience in conducting desk and field research, writing reports in the area of land use management, community forestry, or natural resource governance;
  • Ability to travel when needed;
  • High attention to details, well organized, and strong analytical skills;
  • Proficiency in processing quantitative/qualitative data using software (e.g. STATA, Invivo), spatial data using GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS) or graphics software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator) to produce high quality visual and reports for publication;
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Adequate publication records in peer-reviewed journals related to land use management, community forestry, natural resource governance, or related areas required;
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English;
  • Strong network of relationships and partnerships with governments (especially within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry), civil society, and other stakeholders engaged in forestry issues preferred;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player;
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized thinker with an ability to juggle multiple priorities, handle assignments independently, and work under tight deadlines; and
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, breadth of interests, and willingness to explore unfamiliar issues all are qualities that will be looked for during the hiring process.
Salary & 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 or this link https://careers.wri.org/JobDescription.asp?lang=en&JobNumber=801214 . All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. 

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 20 April 2017. 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.
 
About WRI Indonesia
WRI Indonesia is an independent research organization dedicated to contributing to the socioeconomic development of Indonesia in an inclusive and sustainable way. Our work is focused on four main areas: forests, climate, cities and transportation, as well as governance. We turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being.
Established in early 2014 with its headquarter in Jakarta, WRI Indonesia is a non-profit research organization affiliated with the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank based in Washington D.C. Our 500 experts and staff work with partners in more than 50 countries; we have offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. In Indonesia, we have run projects with partners for over 20 years, and WRI Indonesia was formally launched to build a robust in-country presence, to formalize existing partnerships, as well as strengthen our research on the ground.
Learn more about our organization at www.wri-indonesia.org.

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