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South Sumatra Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Reference number: 2277
Job status: Inactive
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Palembang, South Sumatra, 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

South Sumatra Stakeholder Engagement 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. The project will rely a lot on stakeholder engagement with the provincial and district government, as well as other stakeholder such as academicians, private sector, and civil society organization.

The South Sumatra Stakeholder Engagement Officer will lead engagement processes and will be fully responsible in developing a mutual relationship with all relevant stakeholders. She/he will be the key person in engaging with key local stakeholders to raise awareness of the Project and build commitment toward implementation. The position will also provide strategic advice to the project in term of building a new cooperation with partners in South Sumatra.

Duties and responsibilities

Specific Project Goals 

  1. Design and implement the Land4Lives engagement process to the stakeholders, including government, private sector, and non-government institution in South Sumatra. 
  2. Provides support for WP1 (Work Package 1) in strengthening land-use governance and policymaking for climate change mitigation and adaptation that benefit the poor and vulnerable populations in selected provinces in Indonesia 
  3. Provides support for WP2 in improving landscape-level decision-making in management for better ecosystem health and services that meet different needs of women and men in priority landscapes within selected provinces 
  4. Provides support for WP3 in enhancing climate-resilient livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities, particularly women, in selected villages within the priority landscapes of the selected provinces 
  5. To facilitate the engagement process to the stakeholders including government and non-government institution in NTT. 
  6. Facilitate overall project implementation and ensure good collaboration of the project and the stakeholders 
  7. Facilitate expert network at province level as a center of excellence for capacity building of human resources on climate change adaptation, food security and gender equality. 
  8. To supervise and support the local facilitator to develop the intervention strategy and action plan and to seek local government support legal formal documents 
  9. To supervise and monitoring on deliverable sub-grant to local partners 
  10. Support in developing and implementing exit strategy for Land4Lives program at district and provincial level. 

Professional advisory services  

  1. The Stakeholder Engagement Deputy Coordinator Officer will support the daily management and implementation of the project by day-to-day supervision of program and coordination of activities in the province, district and village level. 
  2. Explain and describe of goals, objectives and activities of the project to governmental and non-governmental organizations. 
  3. In collaboration with project leader, ensure necessary program planning, development and implementation at provincial level function smoothly and efficiently 
  4. Identify and inform project leader of successes, challenges and lessons learned from the area. 
  5. Monitor and review the overall program implementation at the province, district and village level and provides advices and supports to resolve issues in the field. 

Management and coordination 

  1. Assist in the preparation of semi-annual and annual report (financial and operational).  
  2. Monitor project activities and prepare timely field progress  
  3. Identify keep accurate recording and archiving of all activities, including financial records, data, pictures, attendance sheets, activity reports, correspondence, etc. 
  4. Support Provincial Coordinator to develop a coordination mechanism for the collaborating partners of the Project.  
  5. Support Provincial Coordinator to prepare all logistical matters related to trainings and meetings 
  6. Support Provincial Coordinator to prepare schedule for field activities, surveys and training programs, including identification of local partners, who are potentially interested in the Project.  

Communication and networking 

  1. Establish and maintain positive working relations with municipalities and relevant stakeholders in community to ensure cooperation and success of project implementation.  
  2. Establish linkages with local government (departments), local NGOs (Nongovernmental Organizations), CSOs, social groups, for different and comprehensive development activities 
  3. Provide support to the development of communication and partnership arrangements.  
  4. Remain in close contacts with the local elders. Pass on immediately their problems to respective working group, or project consortium for timely solution.  
  5. Take proactive measures and liaise with regional office, partner organizations and local official. 

Knowledge management  

  1. To be familiar with the cultural, socio-economic and political environment of the region and province of NTT 
  2. Draws up reports and presentation documents 
  3. Coordinate the results and lessons learned documentation

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in forestry, geography, agriculture, social science, and/or other related fields.
  • Minimum 7 (eight) years of a successful work experience record in the subject area(s) related to project management & implementation.

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Demonstrated self-motivational and result-oriented nature; good planning and problem analyzing/ solving skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplined team environment, while functioning as an individual contributor.
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, or any office application).
  • Good administrative and documentation skills.
  • Proficiency in English communication (verbal and written), good working knowledge of English in the areas of his/her professional expertise.
  • Good networking skills and knowledge on local and national NGOs in Indonesia.
  • Strong character, multitasking person who is able to work under pressure.
  • Well organized; able to meet deadlines, good understanding of time management.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in multi-cultural teams.
  • Conceptualizes and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate.
  • 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 Palembang, South Sumatra, 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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