RE- Advertize 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 participatory 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.    
Law No. 7/2016 on
Protection and Empowerment of Fisherman, Fish Farmers, and Salt Farmers

•    
Develop a policy paper that
provides strategic policy recommendations for MMAF to develop priority Norms,
Standards, Procedures, and Criteria of Law No. 23/2014 on Local Government that will be urgently needed. The
recommendations shall be developed based on assessment and policy dialogues
with the stakeholder at national and provincial level. 

•    
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 60
days, with potential extension.

If you are interested and qualified , please send your latest CV to :

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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