Strategic Environmental Assessment Expert

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Jakarta, , ID

Introduction:

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated workstreams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.

 

Objectives/Purpose of the   Assignment:

BAPPEDA Kaltim has requested GGGI’s assistance in developing a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Provincial mid-term (5-year) development plan (RPJM-Propinsi) and for a pilot Provincial Strategic Zone (KSP). The RPJM-P SEA will be conducted in 2017, while the KSP SEA will be conducted in the second half of 2016. SEAs are designed to assure that the principles of sustainable development underline policies, plans and programs that affect the environment. Considering the importance and transformative impact of KSP development in East Kalimantan economic development strategy, it is critically important to ensure that social and environmental impacts are carefully identified and valued in order to facilitate informed decision-making in development planning. 

The Consultant shall provide technical assistance to the East Kalimantan (EK) government in order to provide best practice illustration in the development of a KSP SEA.

Scope of Work:

The Consultant shall support the provincial government of East Kalimantan to develop a model SEA study for a pilot KSP. The targeted KSP will be identified in consultation with the EK government, based on scheduling constraints and strategic importance.

The Consultant shall assist an EK-government team in conducting the SEA. The Consultant shall provide technical leadership, supervision to ensure compliance with best practice principles, and take responsibility for final editing.

The SEA study shall provide a number of alternative development scenarios, and each scenario will be analyzed to determine the probable environmental, social and economic impact of each scenario. The analysis shall be conducted as an iterative process, and in this process key environmental and social considerations should include, but not be limited to, flooding, droughts, deforestation, cultural resources, critical habitats and ecosystems, public health, gender equity, and indigenous communities. This pilot SEA study shall value such impacts in monetary terms.

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The Consultant shall:

  • Develop a detailed schedule of SEA steps based on Department of Home Affairs guidelines and technical guidance from KLHK, with the SEA development team.
  • Collect baseline data required from existing available provincial and Kabupaten sources, notably, Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Daerah (RPJMD) [existing], Rencana Tata Ruang Wilayah (RTRW) and SEA, as well as other relevant studies.
  • Planning for stakeholder consultation to identify potential environmental and social risks associated with KSP development, and explore alternative scenarios
  • Coordinate the activities of the EK SEA team in accordance to the schedule and steps defined, lead the scoping stage (identification of issues) and its presentation to the KSP stakeholder, presentation of scenario recommendations to KSP stakeholders, updating of the SEA in view of the draft final KSP masterplan.
  • Provide appropriate input to the framing of the SEA scenarios, and supervise SEA development.
  • Final Drafting of SEA Report

The Consultant shall provide the following deliverables:

  • Table of, and access to, baseline data sets (15 September 2016)
  • Report of inputs to SEA team (15 October 2016)
  • Compilation of scoping issues presented for public consultation (long list) (30 October 2016)
  • Recording of scoping issues after public consultation (short list) (15 November 2016)
  • Final SEA Report.  The content and methodology of the report is to be agreed upon during a preliminary workshop with KLHK, incorporating the ministry of home affairs guidelines, including financial valuation.  The Final SEA Report shall incorporate all GGGI feedback. (10 December 2016)

All reports must be in English, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in hard copy and digital formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and interview notes.

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

  • Advanced degree (master’s or equivalent) in economics, environmental economics, environmental sciences, or development studies, with at least 10 years relevant experience in mainstreaming environmental and social impact assessment in development planning
  • Experience leading SEA studies, notably SEA supported by donor programs (DANIDA, USAID)
  • Experience in ecosystem services valuation
  • Experience in developing environmental and social impact assessment and decision making tools and analysis
  • Experience with spatial datasets and tools, as well as alignment and integration of various datasets from different sources
  • Experience in designing capacity building curriculum for government agencies

POSITION TYPE

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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED