GGGI vacancy : REDD+ Jurisdictional Approach Expert

Job title
             
: REDD+ Jurisdictional
Approach Expert
Location                   : Samarinda, East Kalimantan (with
possible travel to districts in province)
Start date                 : March 2016
End date                  : December
2016 (with possibility of extension)
Full/Part Time           : Part
time Consultant (50 working days)
Background
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) seeks to hire a REDD+ Jurisdictional
Approach Expert to support their collaborative green growth program with the
Government of Indonesia (GoI) especially in East Kalimantan (EK) in supporting the
development of provincial level emission reduction initiative which will be
proposed to Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Carbon Fund (FCPF-CF). 


The Government of Indonesia is
designing a jurisdictional approach (JA) to achieve green development. Reducing
emissions from forested landscaped is a central part of  this and all programs and activities that aim
to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation are planned and
implemented within the existing jurisdictional structure to ensure a
comprehensive approach aligned with national system and international
reporting requirements and avoid the risk of displacement and reversals. The
Jurisdictional Approach brings the concept of REDD+ into the broader dialogue of
green growth and development.  GGGI is an international

organization founded in June 2010 (www.gggi.org).
GGGI is dedicated to pioneering and diffusing a new model of economic growth,
known as “green growth”. This simultaneously targets key aspects of economic
performance, such as poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion and
those of environmental sustainability, such as mitigation of climate change and
security of access to clean water. GGGI’s approach is particularly suited to
developing countries because it starts from broad-based progress in living
standards and growth. Since 2013, GGGI has worked in close collaboration with
the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program (GGP)
and supports GoI in forest and land-based mitigation. The Jakarta office is offering a part
time consultant position to support GGGI’s sub-national work with EK
Government. The post holder will be based in Samarinda, to support the Regional
Climate Change Council/DDPI in the development of the Emission Reduction Project
Document in the framework of JA REDD+ implementation, for submission to the
FCPF-CF. The role will
involve extensive travel within the province as well as occasional travel to
Jakarta or districts in EK as needed. The position will have
dual-reporting lines to GGGI’s provincial and Jakarta offices. 
Role overview


He/she
will work together with DDPI and play an active role in prioritizing, scoping
and designing the REDD+ JA activities in EK to be submitted to National
Government (Ministry of Environment and Forestry) as Managing Entity on the
proposed emission reduction program for FCPF-CF. The position is also expected
to support other relevant program activities in EK in the land-based sector,
such as identifying and facilitating the design of forest and land-based GHG
mitigation concept notes, which will be further developed into proposals for
submission to international forest and climate funds with a scope for PPP and
private investment aimed to meet green growth objectives. He/she will work
closely with government counterparts, especially the DDPI, forest and landuse
agencies in EK. In addition, he/she will support GGGI’s capacity building
efforts through workshop/FGD preparation.   Key responsibilities 1.      
Assess current land management practices in EK
in order to recommend improved and sustainable landscape management in light of
the jurisdictional approach.2.      
Work closely with the DDPI and other provincial
and district level governments in reviewing, prioritizing, scoping and
designing of the appropriate REDD+ and green development initiatives in EK.3.      
Identify opportunities and challenges of
forest and land-based GHG mitigation activities in EK which contribute to
emission reduction and green growth goals more broadly.4.      
Support DDPI to organize a range of focus
group discussions and/or workshops as needed related to developing and
socializing measurement and accounting systems under a jurisdictional approach (MRV,
safeguard, benefit sharing of revenues, etc.) and other aspects which
contribute to the development of practical guidance to stakeholders to help
shape REDD+ JA activities in the province. The

position is expected work as part of the hybrid teams that GGGI has
established with each of our GoI counterparts at sub-national level. As a
supporting member of a small but diverse program team, he/she will have responsibilities
and need to be flexible and responsive to tight deadlines.

Skills and qualifications –         
A Bachelors (preferably Masters) Degree in Forestry
ideally with a focus on land-based sector development.–         
Minimum 10 years of relevant  experience, ideally with international
organizations or NGOs, in analytical capacity.–         
Excellent analytical skills on forest/land-based assessment tools. –         
Ability to communicate complex green growth
related issues in a clear and simple way to a diverse audience.–         
Flexible, adaptive and able to carry out
multiple activities to tight deadlines.–         
Ability to deliver quality products
independently with minimal supervision.–         
Outstanding stakeholder engagement, government
relationships, and consensus building skills.–         

Engagement and policy experience with
Indonesian government officials will be seen as an asset.–         
A wide network with local
governments, private companies, academicians and local CSOs will be seen as a strong asset.–         
Good understanding of domestic/public and
private investment flows will be seen as an asset.–         
Working fluency in English. 
Applicants must hold exemplary and relevant academic credentials as described above. To submit your application please send a email with job tittle in subject line and attach cover letter describing why you are most suitable for the position and your latest CV  to Gema Junita ([email protected])  by 5 February 2016.

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