Lowongan Restoration Specialist

Program Overview

Through its Forests and Landscapes Restoration as well as Peatland Restoration projects, WRI Indonesia aims to increase food security, improve livelihoods and human well-being, enhance biodiversity conservation and ecosystem productivity, and strengthen climate change mitigation and adaptation through the restoration of degraded and deforested landscapes, including the introduction of trees into agricultural landscapes. Key objectives include

·       Increased political inspiration, support and ambitious commitments to forest landscape restoration, including peatland restoration

·       Obstacles to restoration identified and in the process of being addressed through national and sub-national plans, policies and/or institutional frameworks

·       Strong capacity, financial support, and credible measurement and monitoring of restoration activities provided

WRI Indonesia supports the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and the Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) to achieve its restoration targets, which are aligned with the aim to significantly reduce carbon emissions in Indonesia.

The Restoration Specialist will report directly to Senior Manager for Energy & Climate and work in close coordination with project managers/leads of several restoration projects at WRI Indonesia. It is expected that the Senior Restoration Specialist will use their scientific expertise to enhance WRI Indonesia’s restoration-related projects and develop WRI Indonesia’s reputation as a go-to environmental think tank for forests and landscape restoration, especially peatland restoration, in the nation and in the region. The research outcomes are intended to promote innovative solutions and data-driven analyses that accelerate restoration at-scale and transform business-as-usual into best practices. In order to achieve such objectives, the Senior Restoration Specialist is also expected to engage with stakeholders, perform some managerial tasks, and get involved in fundraising.

Job Responsibilities

Research activities management and development (60%)

·       Lead and support research projects related to forests and landscape restoration, including but not limited to co-creating research concept notes and reviewing knowledge products

·       To coordinate and communicate with corresponding managers and/or lead to make sure restoration-related research products are aligned with projects’ objectives

·       To advise on research collaboration among WRI Indonesia’s partners

·       To mentor and provide technical support and guidance for junior researchers

·       To ensure high-quality data inputs by providing feedback on WRI and/or partners’ research, and conduct and/or supervise fieldwork as necessary

·       Track and monitor the review process of restoration-related publications

·       Contribute to the development of research capacity among WRI staff and partners through training and consultation

·       Contribute to report writing, and other publishing to raise the profile of WRI Indonesia’s ongoing activities

Project management, coordination, and stakeholder engagement (40%)

·       Manage programs, budget and ensure timely and accurate completion of grants and sub grants reports.

·       Actively assist with fundraising efforts to strengthen WRI Indonesia’s research profile in the field of forestry

·       Collaborate and coordinate with staff across WRI Indonesia’s programs, as well as WRI Global, and external partners to advance the interest of research activities of WRI Indonesia as a whole

·       Liase with Science and Research Manager of the Global Restoration Initiative Team

·       Organize meetings internally and externally, when necessary

·       Participate in discussions, meetings, conferences with key stakeholders

·       Identify and engage with relevant partners at the national and subnational level

·       Actively assist with fundraising efforts to strengthen WRI Indonesia’s research profile in the field of forestry

Job Qualifications

·       Legally able to work in Indonesia

·       Minimum 10-15 years of experience in conducting research on environment and/or development with relevant program implementation and project management experience

·       PhD degree in environmental policy/law, environmental sciences, natural resource study, sustainable development, development study, or similar fields

·       Experience in building network of relationships and partnerships with governments, civil society, and other stakeholders engaged in environmental issues

·       Strong team player with ability to work across institutional departments/programs

·       Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English

·       Strong communication, writing, and research skills

·       Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and logical thinker with an ability to multi task, and work well under pressure

·       Flexibility and willingness to explore unfamiliar issues are all qualities that will be looked upon the hiring process

Performance Standard

·       Manage budget with minimal guidance;

·       Ensures grants and sub grant reports are timely, accurate, and compliant

·       Contributes to funding proposals

·       Presents at internal and external meetings;

·       Organizes internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences and other dissemination;

·       Liaises with external partners and WRI colleagues across programs and countries;

·       Supports the decision-making process by providing project information, status, and content to decision makers;

·       Demonstrates substantial knowledge of initiative focus and program goals;

·       Assists other researchers with literature reviews and giving feedbacks for their work;

·       Reviews online posting and working papers

·       Reviews publication plans, proposals containing new research concepts, peer review of draft publications;

·       Co-authors blogposts and knowledge products;

·       Can see hidden problems in organization;

·       Recommends solutions to problems with confidence;

·       Applies creativity and innovation as appropriate;

·       Looks beyond the obvious and demonstrates initiatives;

·       Integrates ideas and input from different sources to find solutions;

·       Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders;

·       Capable of managing a small team while keeping up with daily tasks;

·       Demonstrates advanced abilities to provide clear directions and expectations within and outside project teams;

·       Uses positive influence to improve communications among team, partners and donors;

·       Promotes a culture of teamwork that balances individual initiative with team accomplishments

·       Acts fairly and doesn’t have hidden agendas;

Key Performance Indicator

·       Increased in knowledge product submitted and produced compare to previous year, with at least 5 knowledge products coming out within FY20;

·       A strategic research roadmap for forests and landscape restoration to be ready by Q2 in FY20;

·       Author and/or Co-author at least three WRI Knowledge Products/journal articles in FY20;

·       Co-authors at least four blog posts/op-ed in FY20;

·       Peer review 3-4 knowledge products written by other WRI researchers in FY20;

·       Present research and concepts in national/international conferences (2-3/year).

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

Remuneration : Remuneration is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package.

Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered.

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 8 August 2019. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates.

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people.. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.

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