Palladium MFP4 Project: Senior Forestry Experts - Indonesia

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. 

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives. 

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. 

Climate, Environment and Natural Resources (CENR)

Palladium’s Climate, Environment and Natural Resources Practice Area supports the strengthened governance of natural resources, particularly forests, and works with stakeholders to build resilience to the worst impacts of climate change. We collaborate with governments, businesses, NGOs and communities to tackle the complex problems posed by climate change, environmental degradation and natural resource extraction. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Palladium is currently exploring several opportunities to expand its portfolio of forestry work in Indonesia. This will include a focus on collaborating with private sector firms and investors in the forestry sector, as well as working with policy makers to create the right enabling environment for trade in sustainable commodities and the growth of community-based forest enterprises.

We are seeking Senior Forestry Experts to provide technical expertise and leadership to future Palladium projects based in Indonesia, under the company’s Climate, Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) cluster. We are looking for individuals with the ability to provide strategic programme guidance as well as representing both Palladium and project teams at meetings with representatives of government, donors, civil society and private sector partners.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with one or more of the following areas of expertise:

-         Community based forest enterprises;

-         Social forestry, land use rights and licensing;

-         Markets for innovative, sustainable forest products;

-         Policy making and governance in the forest and land use sector in Indonesia;

-         Forest Management Unit planning and operationalisation;

-         Sustainable forest commodity supply chains, traceability and production standards;

-         Business models for sustainable commodity production;

-         Catalysing investment into sustainable land use;

-         Blended finance models;

-         Transparency, accountability and forest sector monitoring by civil society.

Desired Qualifications


-         Experience in programme design and strategy development

-         Strong leadership or management skills

-         Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in forestry, environmental science, politics, international affairs, policy, social sciences, law, development studies or related field;

-         Prior experience of working with donor funded projects;

-         Experience of engaging and working with senior leadership in government, civil society, and private sector in Indonesia;

-         Strategic ability in diplomacy, conflict management, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills;

-         Fluency in English and Bahasa.

You will:

Share our values and passions

-         Look for root causes of problems and try to understand those in their broader context;

-         Come up with creative solutions to complex issues and see them through to implementation;

-         Be willing to learn and be someone who we can learn from.

Have a strong work ethic

-         Balance multiple demands with keen attention to detail and light supervision;

-         Display strong initiative and ability to work independently;

-         Deliver consistently high levels of accuracy, efficiency and follow-through;

-         Exercise independent judgement and proactively ask questions as needed.

For more information about the job advert and how to apply, please go to this link:

Palladium is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to a selection process due to disability or any other circumstance, please email our team at and we will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments to our process.


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