WRI Indonesia is looking for Consultant as Contributor for Peatland Restoration Initiatives

Program Overview
WRI Indonesia participates in an independent monitoring initiative, Pantau Gambut, an online platform that provides knowledge and learning about peatland to enable a meaningful public participation in peatland restoration. The objective of the platform is to monitor the restoration commitments from both public and private sector in achieving the restoration targets. This platform provides the factual portray of the progress of peatland restoration and protection programs in Indonesia which visualize several key themes such as: forest fire on peat, restoration infrastructures and the implementation of moratorium on peatland opening. In order to achieve better understanding, communication plays critical role in translating field findings in a format that is understood by laymen. Therefore, WRI Indonesia aims to enhance web-based contents by hiring content editor to support WRI Indonesia in translating, editing and other activities to produce digestible content. Working with PG’s team, contractor will distill PG’s research and ideas for non-specialist adjusting PG’s tone of campaign.  Results from contracted individuals must be approved by the Communications and Peatland restoration team at WRI Indonesia.   

WRI Indonesia is looking for 3 positions with details as follow:
·         One consultant based in West Kalimantan
·         One consultant based in Papua
·         One consultant based in West Papua

Job Responsibilities
Provide information, reports, and articles from field that should be in line with WRI Indonesia’s focus and interest in peatland restoration and protection monitoring initiatives.

4 in-depth articles: investigation, op-ed and feature stories during the contract period with detail as follow:
Type of articles
Op-Ed (Opposite the Editorial page)
·     Consultants are required to write opinion independently on behalf of Local CSO’s director as representative of Pantau Gambut’s network in each province.
·     The theme of articles are peatland current issues in each province, based on close coordination between consultants and Pantau Gambut’s network.
·     Consultants are required to publish the op-ed article to their media network on behalf of Pantau Gambut.
·     Consultants may also be required to provide visual documentations to support their articles
1 article
·   Consultants are required to submit in-dept articles of investigation related these issues below:
1.     Implementation of peatland restoration activity
2.     Implementation of Peatland protection commitment (no new license on peatland, regulation no. 57/2016, etc.)
3.     Forest fires
4.     Concession breaches
5.     Other peatland related issues to be determined upon discussion
·    Consultants may also be required to provide visual documentations
2 articles
·    Story of human living on Peatland
·    Culture or tradition of people on Peatland
·    Others human interest story related to restoration, protection, activities on peatland to be determined upon discussion
1 article

Job Qualifications
·         Local journalist with wide journalism network based in West Kalimantan, Papua, and West Papua (WRI Indonesia will select one individual in each of the provinces).
·         Bachelor degree of Journalism, communications, broadcasting or others relevant studies.
·         Minimum of 3-5 years of experience and/or have passion in Indonesia’s environmental issues particularly peatland management.
·         Experience in writing investigation report is a plus.
·         Familiarity with digital journalism and web-based content which provide expository writing to layman who have no prior knowledge with the subject.
·         Familiarity with local CSO activities in peatland related issues include investigation and ground checking.
·         Strong writing, communication skill and ability to dig into complex and important issues (demonstrated with a portfolio with examples of investigative and breaking news reporting)
·         Knowledge of digital camera, video, GPS and others field equipment
·         Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines as well as ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Period of Work
The duration of the service is 3 months from 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2020 with possibility of extension according to performance evaluation. A detailed work plan will be discussed with WRI Indonesia’s peatland restoration team following signing of the engagement contract.

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.
Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.
Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/oYmocfwE in order to be formally considered. 
Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 16 March 2020. 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
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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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