STTA – Developing lessons learned from the use of the Reforestation Fund (DBH DR) in East Kalimantan

Overview

USAID SEGAR is seeking a short-term technical assistant/Consultant Developing lessons learned from the use of the Reforestation Fund (DBH DR) in East Kalimantan.

  • Job code: STDBEK
  • Type: Consultant
  • Job location: East Kalimantan, Homebased
  • Reporting line: Site Manager of East Kalimantan
  • Expected Assignment: Immediately – 31 August 2024
  • Level of Effort: 25 days

USAID SEGAR is a five-year (2021 – 2026) project funded by USAID, designed to advancing Indonesia’s development goals in balancing biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use with sustainable economic development and livelihoods inclusive. To achieve this, districts with high conservation values and high carbon stocks are becoming an area of USAID SEGAR support, it is hoped that resource management will improve nature and be more measurable in conserving biodiversity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions glass from unsustainable land use, as well as promote economic growth sustainable and inclusive.

USAID SEGAR works with government of Indonesia (GOI) institutions to access relevant public funding to improve environmental governance. One such mechanism is the Reforestation Fund which is utilized by 168 regions (29 provinces and 139 regencies/cities) and which will end in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024.

To ensure the optimization of DBH-DR absorption, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) issued Minister of Finance Regulation (PMK) Number 216/PMK.07/2021 concerning Use, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Revenue Sharing Funds for Forestry and Reforestation Natural Resources.
Within this context, the Activity will support the East Kalimantan (EK) provincial government to produce lessons learned documentation from DBH DR utilization, which includes:

  1. Developing two workshops, including the methodology to be employed for DBH DR lessons learned collection, as well as an associated list of relevant agencies/stakeholders.
  2. Implementing two workshops.
  3. Producing a Final Report documenting lessons learned.
  4. Disseminating lessons learned documentation with the provincial government.

Objectives

Document lessons learned from DBH DR utilization in EK as a mechanism to protect and conserve biodiversity and forest resources.

Expected Outputs

  • Final Report on lessons learned from DBH DR utilization in East Kalimantan.
  • Future DBH DR utilization improved.
  • Lessons learned documented and disseminated to East Kalimantan Provincial Government.

Key Tasks

  • Coordinate with USAID SEGAR EK Site Office (SO) to develop workplan for SOW.
  • Coordination and preparation for workshop.
  • Conduct, facilitate meetings/workshops with relevant provincial-level stakeholders to generate lessons learned.
  • Produce a Final Report documenting lessons learned from DBH DR utilization in East Kalimantan.
  • Disseminate results with East Kalimantan provincial government.

Deliverables

  • Agreed workplan including the strategy or methodology to collect information.
  • Template for documenting lessons learned.
  • Summaries of workshop(s) to collect lessons learned from DBH DR utilization in East Kalimantan.
  • A Final Report documenting lessons learned from DBH DR utilization in East Kalimantan.
  • Results disseminated to East Kalimantan provincial government.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in subject relevant to natural resources management including but not limited to public administration, forestry, environmental science, law, or sociology.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in knowledge management and shared learning approach.
  • Experience working in natural resources management, particularly on forestry management, land rehabilitation, incentive mechanisms for conservation, and/or governance of jurisdictional approach is an advantage.
  • Proven track record in government engagement and good communication skills.
  • Prior experience in producing high quality reports related to lessons learned and “easy to understand” publications on natural resources management and impact analysis.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the roles and dynamics of various local stakeholders (Government, non-government, and private sectors) in natural resources management.
  • Proven ability to work independently with appropriate supervision.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to [email protected] with the subject line “STDBEK_YourName”. The application will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early recruitment may occur until the position is filled.

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