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We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor (STA), Environmental Governance for an anticipated multiyear USAID Indonesia Terrestrial Activity. The purpose of the activity is to advance Indonesia’s own development objectives to address threats to biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use. USAID has identified the following two strategic objectives as initial areas of focus: 1) improved subnational environmental governance; and, 2) private sector environmental and social sustainability in supply chains related to agriculture, forestry, and extractive industries.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
The Senior Technical Advisor, Environmental Governance, based in Indonesia, will provide technical leadership to the project in the field of environmental governance. S/he will work with relevant ministries and departments and sub-national government entities, other public and private sector institutions and stakeholders engaged in environmental governance efforts. They will work with stakeholders and actors engaged in policy advocacy efforts to support improved environmental governance in Indonesia. Further, s/he help guide project activities and capacity development efforts designed to improve environmental governance at the sub-national level. In collaboration with the project COP, s/he will maintain close coordination with USAID and other stakeholders, ensuring that all project interventions are of high quality and lead to measurable impact. S/he will be responsible for supporting the COP in the timely and effective implementation of project activities, deliverables and execution, monitoring and reporting of the project interventions to USAID.
- Provides technical leadership on project-wide activities focused on the environmental governance efforts to support improved natural resources management, biodiversity conservation and/or climate change sectors;
- Support cross-sector/institutional dialogue to address policy issues across stakeholders that are engaged in protected area management and encourage improved coordination across actors;
- Facilitate policy dialogue on topics related to environment and natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and climate change.
- Lead the design, development and implementation of governance capacity building trainings at the sub-national government level and with local stakeholders.
- Lead the design, development and implementation of environmental and natural resource management good governance and public participation activities.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant national and subnational government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.
- Ensure that project implementation in technical focus area adheres to the appropriate USAID country, regional and global strategies and remains technically sound.
- Lead and or produce input for and present major/complex reports, including the supervision, coordination and quality control of consultant reports who are engaged in environment, natural resources management and/or climate change activities.
- Master’s degree or its international equivalent in environmental governance, public policy, biodiversity conservation, protected area management, climate change or other relevant discipline.
- Typically requires 10 years of experience relevant technical experience working on public policy and environmental governance in south/southeast Asia, especially as relevant to the conservation and management of protected areas and climate change issues.
- Experience reviewing and analyzing environmental policy/laws/legal frameworks
- Excellent interpersonal skills with proven experience facilitating dialog across public and private sector stakeholders.
- Experience with sub-national level capacity building of government agencies.
- Experience with donor-funded projects, preferably USAID
- Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
- Prior experience in working in Indonesia and/or knowledge of the Indonesia environment, natural resource management and/climate change sectors.
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia will be an advantage
- Professional proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
How to Apply:
***In the application email, candidates are encouraged to use the subject line: “Senior Technical Advisor, Environmental Governance, USAID Indonesia Terrestrial Activity”
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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