Vacancy: Regional Spatial Planner

Background

In late 2008, Indonesia was selected by the Millennium
Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors as a country eligible for a
compact. The Government of Indonesia (GoI; through the National Development
Planning/National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)), is now responsible
for coordinating the development and implementation of the Compact (Millennium
Challenge Account (MCA)), which covers three key programs, one of which is the
Green Prosperity (GP) Project. The Compact implements gender activities,
environmental assessments and social assessments to support program
implementation.

 

Projects such as these respond to constraints to
economic growth and are priorities in the GoI’s national development strategy.
The GoI has also made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26
percent by 2020, while maintaining a target of seven percent annual economic
growth.

 

Project description

The GP Project consists of the following four
procurement activities:

1. Participatory Land Use Planning Activity (PLUP)

2. Technical Assistance and Oversight Activity

3. GP Facility Activity, and

4. Green Knowledge Activity.

 

The PLUP focuses on:

1.Updating and integrating land and other natural
resource uses, including –

A. Inventories of existing and pending licences for land
and natural resource use

B. Technical assistance to relevant government
agencies (to assist them to integrate and administer spatial data to improve
their ability to conduct transparent licensing and determine the most effective
land use and investments) and to the public, and

2. Enhancing district/provincial spatial plans.

 

The work is undertaken in nine districts in three
provinces. These locations have been identified as areas with the highest
potential for achieving poverty alleviation and environmental objectives. The
locations are:

• Kerinci and Tanjung Jabung Timur districts (Jambi
Province)

• Lombok Utara, Lombok Tengah and Lombok Timur
districts (Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) Province),

• Sumba Timur, Sumba Tengah, Sumba Barat and Sumba
Barat Daya districts (Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province).

 

The project comprises three tasks (Tasks 2, 3 and 4):

1. Task 2: Acquisition of geo-spatial data and
preparation of geographic information system (GIS) databases of land use/land
cover

2. Task 3: Compilation and geo-referencing of existing
and pending licences and permits for land and natural resource use, and

3. Task 4: Enhancing district spatial plans through
capacity building in spatial planning, enforcement and management of land use
information in spatially-enabled databases.

 

Specifically, Task 4 provides the framework and
infrastructure for government and community to access the data collected in
Tasks 2 and 3, building the capacity to not only sustain the data systems
established, but to support ongoing use of the data for informed decision-making
and evidence-based policy. This Task conducts a user needs assessment of
hardware and software (GIS and database), capacity and essential infrastructure
(electricity, IT and internet, other infrastructure) to inform the design and
implementation of the Information Management System (IMS). Improved
transparency through a streamlined procedure for issuing licences and permits
within the existing regulatory framework will be developed, considering the
experience in the districts with “one-stop-shops”, data and information
sharing, and existing practices for community consultation and public access to
permit and licence information. Capacity building within government entities
alongside community stakeholders is a core component of developing the IMS and
training will be provided to all stakeholders, including the community and
civil society. Task 4 will also consider how the improved information and
systems might be applied to better produce and maintain spatial plans in the
districts and detailed spatial plans in the subdistricts (kecamatan).

 

Position: Regional Spatial
Planner

Position Summary: Conduct
activities to support the improvement of district level spatial plans and
capacity building of district staff in districts in Lombok (3), Sumba (4) or
Jambi (2).

Reporting to: Senior
Spatial Planner in Jakarta

Duties:

·       
Assess the current status of
district spatial planning in general

·       
Analyse the spatial planning
stages in the 9 districts

·       
Assess the quality,
implementation and enforcement of the spatial plans

·       
Support district staff to
improve spatial planning at each district

·       
Incorporate land use and other
spatial data into district spatial plans

·       
Supervise project spatial
planners deployed to each district

·       
Recommend key indicators for
monitoring spatial planning implementation and enforcement

·       
Report on spatial planning
activities

·       
Provide information to LEI’s
Head Office, as required

Qualifications:

·       
Bachelor degree in relevant
discipline

Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

·       
At least seven (3) years’
experience supporting the development of spatial plans (RTRW, RDTR)

·       
Project and team management
experience

·       
Knowledge spatial planning
process and regulations in Indonesia

·       
Experience supporting arrange of
stakeholders – district and provincial governments, NGOs/CSOs

·       
Training and capacity building
related to spatial planning

·       
Knowledge of GIS and spatial
data

·       
Competent using MS products
(Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

·       
Able to work with minimal
supervision and under pressure

·       
Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia

·       
Good understanding of English
desirable

Location: Sumba, Jambi
or Lombok

Duration: up to 10
months (full-time), commencing 1 March 2016

Application: Email
complete CV in English to [email protected]

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