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East Nusa Tenggara Land use planning officer

Reference number: 2269
Job status: Inactive
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

East Nusa Tenggara Land use planning officer


Indonesia Country Programme is currently implementing a five-year project entitled Sustainable Landscapes for Climate-Resilient Livelihoods in Indonesia (Land4Lives). The Project is funded by Global Affair Canada (GAC). The Project aims to increase Indonesia's economic and climate-resilience livelihoods and food security for poor and vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls. Land4Lives will be implemented in South Sumatra, South Sulawesi, and East Nusa Tenggara. For the project implementation in South Sulawesi, ICRAF Indonesia opens the position of East Nusa Tenggara Land use planning Officer.

The position will support Land4Lives to lead field data collection and participatory processes of local stakeholders related to land use planning and landscape restoration.

Duties and responsibilities

Under Work Package (WP) 1

  1. Support the overall research and project implementation on the land use planning process and result at the site province 
  2. Collect, compile, and conduct data cleaning for spatial and non-spatial in connection with land use planning process at province and district level through interview, FGD, workshop and other activities. 
  3. Facilitate collaboration with the local government and local stakeholders in develop, implementing and evaluation on the local land use planning process. 
  4. Engage with government and non-government at the province and district level in many topics including RTRW, RPJM, KPLS, RPPLH, Social Forestry, Green Growth, TOR and other RAD GRK, RAD AP, SDG and other local development initiative. 
  5. Organize and collaborate with the other staff to organized workshop, training, focus group discussion and other meeting forum. 
  6. Facilitate development of stakeholder’s forum for land development and other development process at province and district level.
  7. Facilitate expert network at province level as a centre of excellence for capacity building of human resources of land use, development, and spatial planning. 
  8. Support the daily management and implementation of the project by day-to-day supervision of program and coordination of activities especially under WP 1 in the province and district level. 
  9. In collaboration with WP 1 leader and province coordinator, ensure necessary program planning, development, and implementation at provincial level in overall land use topic. 
  10. Identify and inform WP 1 leader of successes, challenges and lessons learned from the planned activities. 
  11. Supervise the efficient selection of beneficiaries and ensure their proper distribution in collaboration with the representative of implementing partners and government agencies. 
  12. Monitor the activities regularly and report the necessary information and progress to immediate supervisor. 
  13. Collaborate with WP 2 and WP 3 for the overall project implementation 
  14. Develop report all the activities to WP 1 leader. 

Under Work Package (WP) 2 with focus on landscape level

  1. Support primary (i.e. ecosystem functions and services: water, carbon and biodiversity) and secondary data collection (i.e. ecosystem functions and, services: water, carbon and biodiversity, High conservation value (HCV), High carbon stock (HCS), degraded areas, fire risk areas and other environmental hazards climate; climate and hydrology; watershed characteristics. 
  2. Lead and facilitate series of FGDs process at landscape and sub-landscape on issues of restoration, management of water resources and watershed  
  3. Initiate and maintain engagement with relevant new multi stakeholder or Existing multi stakeholder at the landscape level that already initiated by Province Coordinator and liaise with them for the related task and activities under WP2. 
  4. Provide support on the organized public consultation and training.  
  5. Contribute to the development of water resources and watershed management/ restoration plan/agreements at landscape and sub landscape levels 
  6. Provide documentation and report of all activities to supervisors and research team in Bogor  
  7. Coordinate with WP1 in linking landscape to provincial level.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • A minimum degree of a BSc in spatial planning, geography, forestry, agriculture, rural and regional development and / or other related fields
  • Have a good representation and reputation to local stakeholders
  • Good analytical skills to support research works
  • Able to provide succinct field reports and produce communication products targeting local community

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and any office application, GIS analysis is a must)
  • Advance knowledge of RTRW, RPJMD, Social Forestry, TORA and other land use governance
  • Strong character, a multitasking person who can work under pressure.
  • Well organized; able to meet deadlines, a good understanding of time management.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in multi-cultural teams.
  • Good knowledge of communication (Indonesian and English).
  • Willing to learn new skills/knowledge related to the scope/content of the specific projects.
  • Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.
  • Willing to receive feedback from others.
  • Has a vision to develop the organization and an intention of continuous improvement.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency, commensurate with skills and experience.
  • The appointment will be for 1 (one) year, inclusive of a three-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.
  • The duty station will be in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

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    CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 10 Jun-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.


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