The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) envisions a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Lima, Peru; and Bonn, Germany.
Consultant for implementing the CCBA Sustainable Landscapes Rating Tool
Subnational jurisdictions provide important testing grounds for innovative policies that can inform higher-level efforts for sustainability. The Governors’ Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force is a collaborative partnership between 38 states and provinces from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain and the United States. Together, they hold over one-third of the world’s tropical forests and have committed to reducing deforestation in their jurisdictions (Rio Branco Declaration of 2014), while aligning with sustainable supply chain initiatives, promoting the rights of indigenous people and pursuing finance for low-emissions rural development (Balikpapan Challenge of 2017). As part of CIFOR’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GCF Task Force, and new collaboration with the Earth Innovation Institute (EII), and with the Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), we are assessing the progress of GCF Task Force member jurisdictions toward low-emissions rural development (LED-R). In 2017 and 2018, we compiled secondary data and interviewed key local stakeholders to create a jurisdictional profile for most of the member states or provinces. We also implemented the CCBA Sustainable Landscapes Rating Tool in multiple member jurisdictions; the tool gives a rating (A, B, C) to various indicators of jurisdictional sustainability. After data collection, we held workshops with local stakeholders to validate (and revise) the results.
As part of the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry research program on climate change mitigation and adaptation (FTA FP5), in 2019, we will implement the CCBA Sustainable Landscapes Rating Tool (SLRT) and hold validation workshops in the remaining tropical member jurisdictions. Additionally, we will also complete the jurisdictional profile for the remaining states or provinces. All information will contribute to the recently launched GCF Impact Platform, where jurisdictions show progress toward low-emissions rural development and transparency, and connect with investors and markets.
Duties and responsibilities
- compile secondary data and conduct interviews with stakeholders involved in Low-emission Rural Development (LED-R)/REDD+ policies, programs and initiatives in Papua and West Papua (and North Kalimantan as funds allow)
- implement the CCBA SLRT and hold validation workshops in Papua and West Papua (and North Kalimantan as applicable)
- complete the jurisdictional profile for Papua
- collaborate with partners in Indonesia
- contribute to analysis and writing for global comparative publications based on the survey data.
Education, knowledge and experience
• Master’s in social sciences, economics, forestry, environmental sciences or other related discipline
• strong knowledge of REDD+ and forest-related interventions in Indonesia required
• excellent spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia and English is required
• knowledge of CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+ subnational research is advantageous
• excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to work in a team.
Personal Attributes and Competencies
• good organizational skills, priority setting and managing multiple tasks
• able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Terms and Conditions
• This is a consultancy position.
• The period of the consultancy is expected to be between September and December 2019.
• CIFOR offers competitive remuneration in local currency, commensurate with skills and experience.
• The duty station will be in Bogor, Indonesia.
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CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.
Application processThe application deadline is 26 Aug-2019
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.