STTA – Supporting Bappenas to finalize National Guidelines on Sustainable Jurisdictional Indicators (SJI)

Overview

USAID SEGAR is seeking a Short-Term Technical Assistant (STTA)/Consultant to support Bappenas to finalize National Guidelines on Sustainable Jurisdictional Indicators (SJI).

  • Job code “BAPSJI”
  • Type: Consultant
  • Job location: Homebased, Jakarta
  • Expected Assignment: Immediately – September 15, 2024
  • Level of Effort: 15 days
  • Reporting line: Environmental Governance Lead and Bappenas

The Sustainable Environmental Governance Across Regions (SEGAR) Activity is a five-year (2021 – 2026) initiative financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and designed to advance Indonesia’s development objectives in balancing biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use with inclusive economic and livelihoods development. To accomplish this, targeted subnational jurisdictions with high conservation values (HCV) and high carbon stocks (HCS) will be under improved management of natural resources (NR) that measurably conserves biodiversity, decreases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from unsustainable land use, and promotes sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

With a growing emphasis on “green growth,” local governments are attempting to better position their political-administrative jurisdictions to capture investment from private sector companies who demonstrate a preference for more sustainable districts. To achieve this, district governments should be able to effectively articulate, position and objectively support their “sustainability proposition” to differentiate themselves from less sustainable jurisdictions.

To support the proposition, the Activity is advocating for the use of Sustainable Jurisdictional Indicators (SJI) piloted by the Directorate of Food and Agriculture from the national Ministry of Planning (Bappenas) to measure district sustainability performance. The current measuring tool (enshrined in the National Guidelines for Data Collection and Analysis of Sustainable Jurisdictional Indicators, Edition III, September 2022) will be enriched based on the results from SJI pilots supported by USAID SEGAR in priority jurisdictions .

The Activity will hire a consultant to support Bappenas to improve its current Edition III of the Guidelines  He/she will work closely with the Environmental Governance Lead and Bappenas.

Objectives

To provide Bappenas with improved National Guidelines for Data Collection and Analysis of Sustainable Jurisdiction Indicators (SJI) based on pilot experience within USAID SEGAR. This is related to USAID SEGAR’s Anticipated Outcome A.4 and B.1.

Expected Outputs and Outcomes

  • Valuation and scoring method for each indicator.
  • Data collection methods and procedures.
  • Identification of the scope of SJI (cross-sectoral vs. just plantation sector), mandatory and optional indicators, and targets for each indicator.
  • Reporting method and its relation to District Sustainability Report.
  • Identification of advantages of implementing SJI for district governments (including public sector and other incentives).

Tasks

  1. Revise and improve SJI guidelines (based on piloting and discussion at national and local level), including: (a) Valuation and scoring method of each indicator; (b)Data collection method and procedure; (c) Identification of the scope of SJI (trans-sectoral vs. plantation sector), mandatory and optional indicators, and target for each indicator; (d) Reporting method and its relation to District Sustainability Report; (e) Advantage of implementing SJI for district (incentives from state and non-state actors).
  2. Prepare presentations and attend meetings with Bappenas.

Deliverables

  • July 22, 2024 – First draft
  • July 24, 2024 – Presentation of first draft
  • July 31, 2024 – Second draft
  • Aug 1, 2024 – Presentation of second draft
  • Aug 15, 2024 – Third draft
  • Aug 19, 2024 – Presentation of third draft
  • Aug 23, 2024 – Final draft
  • Sep 2, 2024 – Presentation of final draft

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in statistics, forestry, agriculture, environment, and/or
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in developing valuation tools for natural resource governance.
  • Experience in working with Indonesian government at local and national
  • Demonstrate knowledge on Indonesia’s environment and natural resources management including but not limited to sustainable plantation, social forestry, biodiversity conservation, and rehabilitation.
  • Familiar with the concept of jurisdictional
  • Language: English and Indonesian.

How to Apply

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

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