[DevJobsIndo] Re-Advertisment of Project Manager, Guide to Sustainable Smallholder Palm Oil Production Project

POSITION
ANNOUNCEMENT:

Project
Manager, Guide to Sustainable Smallholder Palm Oil Production Project– Jakarta,
Indonesia
Effective with the release of

this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for
the Jakarta-based position of Project
Manager
. The responsibilities and qualifications are described in the below
position description.

 
GENERAL:
Winrock
International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United
States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic
opportunity, and sustain natural resources.



SALARY & BENEFITS:
The salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits.
 
APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should submit a
current resume and cover letter referencing “
Project Manager – Jakarta
to : [email protected] by November
13, 2015 




 

 
 
 
 
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
Position Title: Project Manager, Guide to Sustainable
Smallholder Palm Oil Production Project
LOCATION:          Jakarta, Indonesia
Department:    Environment Group
Reports to:     Indonesia Country Director
 
POSITION
SUMMARY
Winrock International is
recruiting a Project Manager for a donor and private sector-funded project
called “Creating a Smallholder Protocol for Sustainable Management of Peat
Areas and Responsible Re-Planting of Oil Palm.” This position will be based in
Jakarta, Indonesia. The project will create a step-by-step guide for
smallholders and tengkulak on how to 1) identify and manage peatland areas in
existing plantations and new plantings, and 2) restore peat areas not suitable
for replanting. Winrock and Cargill will work in partnership to deliver the
draft protocol. The draft will be submitted to the RSPO Smallholder Working
Group (SHWG), ISPO, ISCC and the IDH Traceability Working Group. Project
activities will include a literature review of existing guidance related to
peatland conservation; stakeholder meetings and awareness raising workshops;
smallholder pilot projects in Riau to test the draft protocol; and presentation
of the final draft protocol to relevant working groups. The project aims to
support reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased market access for
smallholder oil palm producers.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as Project Manager of the Creating as Smallholder Protocol for
Sustainable Management of Peat Areas and Responsible Re-Planting of Oil Palm

project. Oversee all project activities, including: 
·      Carry
out an initial pilot site visit of targeted independent smallholder palm oil
producers in two districts in Riau Province to identify relevant stakeholders
including smallholders, middle men and local mills; gather required baseline
data on outcome and impact indicators.
·      Prepare
and host an inception workshop with Cargill, Cargill’s major customer, SPKS and
APKASINDO to identify key issues to be considered in the protocol; review
existing research on the subject.
·      Conduct
awareness raising workshops and a survey of 60 targeted smallholders at the
Riau sites to gather input from key stakeholders on affordable options for
restoration of peatland.
·      Create
a first draft of the protocol based on input from the pilot site survey and
inception and awareness raising workshops.
·      Host
a workshop to refine the protocol through edits/comments from Cargill,
Cargill’s major customer, IDH, RSPO, ISPO, ISCC, the Smallholder’s Union, the
Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto, and other key stakeholders.
·      Work
with 60 participating independent smallholders, as well as mill operators and
middlemen, to implement the protocol.
·      Collect
data on project output, outcome and impact indicators and produce final
monitoring & evaluation report.
·      Make
final revisions to the protocol based on the smallholder implementation pilot;
present the final draft protocol to RSPO, ISPO, IDH, the Smallholder’s Union,
the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto, and other key stakeholders for their
review.
 
The applicant will also be required to:
·        
Organize and track meetings with stakeholders;
·        
Closely follow the implementation plan and monitor each deliverable;
·        
Represent Winrock at meetings and conferences as needed;
·        
Address and proactively identify problems and challenges.
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Exceptional communication skills, including excellent written and
    spoken English and Bahasa Indonesian
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience working with stakeholders
    to influence policy and frameworks to achieve sustainability goals
  • Strong understanding of Indonesian political practices, knowledge
    of Indonesia’s existing body of laws, regulations, and procedures
    governing land use
  • Experience working with relevant GOI Ministries and Government
    Officials
  • Ability to build and maintain strong and effective relationships
    with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing,
    spreadsheets and PowerPoint. 
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree
required; Master’s Degree preferred. Preferred disciplines include Agriculture,
Forestry, Natural Resource Management, International Development, Public
Policy, Rural Development.
 
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN
RESPONSE
All
candidates must submit a written response (no more than 1 page total) to both
questions below. Applications received without a response to both questions
below will not be considered.
 
  1. What is the best way for this project to interact with the Ministry
    of Agriculture and Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil system (ISPO) to get
    their endorsement of this smallholder protocol?
  2. What are some creative ways that can this guide could effectively
    communicate complex information on peatland management to smallholder
    producers?
 


 
Winrock thanks all applicants for their
interest; however, only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are
short listed will be contacted.
 
 

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