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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Oil Palm Stakeholder Engagement Manager at The Nature Conservancy Indonesia Program

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. In Indonesia, TNC has been supporting improved natural resource planning and management for more than 25 years, including working with government, private sector, and local communities. We currently have an opening for:


OIL PALM STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

The Oil Palm Stakeholder Engagement Manager serves as the principle contact to key stakeholders such as government representatives, palm oil companies, association of palm oil producers, association of palm oil smallholders, NGOs, and other key parties to ensure that project objectives are achieved. S/he negotiates complex and innovative solutions such as Compensation Support Facility with the government agencies, private sector companies, civil society organizations and community. S/he works closely with government and key stakeholders in the development and implementation of policy and practices of sustainable oil palm. S/he supports development of mitigation and compensation strategies, tools and approaches, including testing/piloting of mitigation and compensation toolkit. The Oil Palm Stakeholder Engagement Manager develops partnership and commitment on sustainable oil palm development with key stakeholders and engages them through multi stakeholders working groups.  This may include one or more of the following functions:
  • Develop a suitable strategy for the effective engagement with key stakeholders.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain effective working relations with key stakeholders such as government representatives, palm oil companies, association of palm oil producers and palm oil smallholder association, and other key parties to ensure that project objectives are achieved.
  • Together with Oil Palm Project Manager, identify oil palm companies and get at least 10 companies agree to be engaged in mitigation and compensation initiatives of the project.
  • Support palm oil companies in ensuring the high quality of assessment of mitigation options in oil palm sector based on prevailing laws and regulations, and practices.
  • Together with Oil Palm Project Lead and other relevant team members, develop and support Compensation Support Facility with the government agencies, private sector companies, civil society organizations and community to support the implementation of companies’ compensation commitment. 
  • Coordinate and support other team members in developing sustainable oil palm planning toolkits, including mitigation planning toolkits, compensation and siting tools for oil palm sector in Berau and East Kalimantan.
  • Together with Institutional Development Specialist work closely with government and key stakeholders in the development and implementation of policy and practices of sustainable oil palm through multi stakeholders working group .
  • Coordinate, organize and execute events such as seminars, conferences and workshops in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordinate, prepare and finalize contract documents.
  • Support other oil palm work packages as required.

The Oil Palm Sustainable Practices Manager will be based in Samarinda office with frequent travel to other areas, such as Jakarta, Berau, and other fields.  S/he reports to the Oil Palm Program Manager.

Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree and 15 years’ experience in stakeholder engagement, project management, conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with certain aspects of sustainable palm oil such as certification scheme, mitigation, compensation and remediation scheme
  • Experience engaging and maintaining good relationship with key stakeholders
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and geographic regions.
  • Politically savvy and experienced in partnership development (partners, community, government); extensive networking skills with high level conservation contacts
  • Negotiation skills.

Please send your CV and application letter to recruitment.indo@tnc.org, not later than 19 June 2017. Please insert the position title you are interested to apply on the subject line. Visit www.nature.or.id  to learn more about The Nature Conservancy Indonesia Program.

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