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Policy Analysis and Stakeholder Engagement Researcher

Reference number: 2292
Job status: Inactive
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Bogor
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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

Policy Analysis and Stakeholder Engagement Researcher


Under the guidance and supervision of the Green Growth Planning and Policy Specialist, the Policy Analysis and Stakeholder Engagement Researcher will analyze the national policy of forestry governance, environment, climate mitigation-adaptation, green and blue economy, related topics of SDG and other landscape approach policy issued by policy maker and various actors feed into identification of leverage factor and the development of green scenario, sustainable development, and gender responsive. Engagement in the policy process to support national and subnational development planning and M&E (monitoring and evaluation).

Duties and responsibilities


·     Assist in examine and map the nested-governance system (land-based development, environment, and forest governance) and their practices at the landscape and use this for policy awareness and capacity building to strengthen development planning system. The work includes the analysis of:

  • Government regulation and national strategies as well as sub-national (Peraturan Daerah)
  • Background, concepts and policy documents
  • Institutional capacity development in regard to better planning an M&E process
  • Strategic environmental assessment: facilitating in development of SEA documents, including establishment of working groups and capacity building.
  • Forest management (KPH), including its effectiveness and legal and regulatory procedures, in relation with low-carbon development pathways, political economy and ecology
  • Mainstream principle of green economic in development process at national and subnational
  • Community participation in the development planning process
  • Capacity Development Assessment (CDA)

·     Publish written documents related to policy and stakeholder engagement in the development planning process and other issues

·     Involve in project related another research as supporting as requested by CIFOR-ICRAF Indonesia

Partnership and Networking:

·     Represent CIFOR-ICRAF Indonesia in several forum and engagement activity to deliver objectives of the research and project implementation

·     Attend and present project result and related topics in meetings, workshops, seminars as requested

·     Collaborate with national and local government (provincial, district, sub-district and village) at the project’s site to have the some understanding of research agenda toward ultimate goal

·     Maintain daily basis of mutual collaboration with sectoral agency including Bappeda, Forestry Agency, Agriculture, General Work and Spatial Plan and other agencies both in province and district level

·     Maintain and guard the progress of activity including technocratic document, SEA, RPJMD, RTRW, several form of RAD (action plan) and other relevant process

·     Asist the mainstreaming process of many topics such as green economic masterplan and roadmap, peat management and restoration, food security, Nature base solution, and gender into formal national and regional development plan

·     Attend meeting, visit to the partner institutions/local organization to discuss the project activities to explore new activities and engage with local government in assisting future proposal development

Communication and Capacity Building:

·     Maintain collaboration with other ICRAF units and relevant institutions for technical advisory and implementation

·     Asist in development of communication materials on project sites and activities in Indonesia in Bahasa and English

·     Write articles, working paper, brief, leaflet and other scientific publication

 Administration and Management:

·     Asist preparation of the activity in engaging the stakeholders in many processes of development planning session

·     Assist supervision and guidance to partner colleagues in project planning and site monitoring

·     Assist in managing daily multiple project activities

·     Assist in preparing multiple project annual reports (technical and financial), annual work-plan and budget

·     Assist in developing proposals, project planning and evaluation at project end

·     Arranging, managing and monitor collaboration with partners to carry out capacity building trainings, workshops, and research

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in forestry, environment, law, social-political science, geography, agriculture, development study, law, politics, social science and/or other related fields
  • Minimum 4 (four) years of relevant experience
  • Experience in working with not-for-profit organizations and government institutions
  • Contribution in process of national/subnational regulation development e.g., PP/Perda/Pergub/Perbup is valuable experience
  • Good knowledge on policy analysis regard to forestry policy, climate-change, development planning, environment, green and blue economy, and sustainable development
  • Good networking skills and knowledge on local and national NGOs in Indonesia
  • Good knowledge of negotiations
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook or any office application)
  • Basic administrative and documentation skills

Personal attributes and competencies

  • 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
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in multicultural teams
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills (Indonesian and English)
  • Willing to learn new skills/knowledge related to the scope/content of the specific projects
  • Able to generate 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 position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience.
  • The appointment will be for 1 (one) year, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.
  • The duty station will be in Bogor, Indonesia. CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged. CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is 28 Jul-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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