US Forest Service: Indonesia Law Enforcement Technical Expert

Indonesia Law Enforcement Technical Expert

Management and Engineering Technologies, Inc. (METI), a close partner of the US Forest Service (USFS), may require the services of an Indonesia Law Enforcement Technical Expert to support the development and implementation of the “Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Combat Environmental Crimes in Indonesia” program. As a part of the US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in Jakarta (INL/Jakarta) programming in Indonesia, the USFS will collaborate with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and other relevant partners to strengthen institutional capacity to combat environmental crimes in Indonesia, particularly related to illegal logging.

USFS manages 174 national forests and grasslands to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Law Enforcement and Investigations (LEI) is a critical branch of the USFS, recognized as leaders in public and employee safety, natural resource protection, and as a professional cooperator with other US law enforcement agencies at federal, state, and local levels. USFS International Programs (USFS/IP) works with LEI to build the law enforcement capacity of international partners to combat illegal logging, wildlife trafficking, drug production, and other environmental crimes.  

The program’s focus area will be combating illegal logging and promoting timber legality with the long-term goal to strengthen overall GoI institutional capacity related to law enforcement and forest protection issues. This program will seek to collaborate closely with KLHK on law enforcement curriculum and identify law enforcement gaps and/or needs, as well as relevant departments within the Polisi Republik Indonesia (POLRI) engaged on combating environmental crimes.

Position Description
Working closely with USFS/IP Program Manager based in Washington, DC and in-country USFS/IP staff based in Jakarta, and METI, the Law Enforcement Technical Expert will provide technical advice related to law enforcement and forestry issues and will work with USFS/IP country based staff to implement program activities with GoI counterparts and other relevant partners in Indonesia, such as civil society organizations (CSOs), international organizations, and non-government organizations (NGOs). The Law Enforcement Technical Expert would support the program in capacities such as, but not limited to, the following:
  • Identify and coordinate with relevant law enforcement counterparts in Indonesia, including GoI partners, CSO, NGO, and international organizations to ensure synergies among these efforts and incorporate lessons learned from previous efforts into the program’s design;
  • Work together with USFS/IP country-based staff to ensure strong communication and liaise with relevant GoI officials to ensure government counterparts ‘priorities are integrated into the program development and implementation. (An example of liaising tasks includes facilitating and integrating comments and feedback from the GoI on drafts of the training program curriculum and other related documents developed by USFS technical experts.);
  • Provide technical perspective on law enforcement and forest protection issues to USFS/IP Program Manager, USFS/IP country-based staff, and USFS SMEs;
  • Advise on technical components of program development and implementation, in close coordination with USFS/IP country-based staff and the USFS/IP Program Manager;
  • Facilitate program development and work planning processes in close collaboration with USFS/IP country-based staff and DC-based Program Manager, including providing inputs to ensure the design of USFS programming takes into account political and cultural aspects that are unique to the Indonesian context; 
  • Collaborate with USFS/IP country-based staff on the technical and logistical aspects of implementation of USFS activities determined in the work plan; including: arranging meetings, identifying workshop/training participants, preparing and sending invitations, arranging venues, procuring goods and services, arranging participant travel, and other logistics;
  • Document the key steps involved program implementation, particularly in any Train-the-Trainers processes so that future training-of-the-trainer cycles can draw upon the processes and resources utilized by USFS;
  • Meet with INL/Jakarta and other relevant US Embassy partners to report on program status;
  • Prepare monthly progress reports, activity reports, and additional reporting as needed;
  • A minimum of five years of experience in project implementation and partnership development in Indonesia, preferably in the environmental, natural resource sectors and/or law enforcement;
  • Minimum of Master degree, preferably in the natural resources field;
  • Demonstrated experience managing multi-stakeholder partnerships, engaging in consultative work planning, and coordinating activities and meetings;
  • Ability to work effectively without day-to-day supervision;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with GoI and US Government agencies, international donors, NGOs, community groups, and other stakeholders; 
  • Deep understanding of Indonesian culture;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working with KLHK, particularly Ditjen Gakkum or the KLHK Pusdiklat, strongly preferred;
  • Experience implementing U.S. Government funded activities and maintaining compliance with US Government regulations strongly preferred;
  • Required computer proficiencies: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet; and,
  • Language skills: Professional proficiency in spoken and written English and Bahasa Indonesia
Level of Effort: Part time for 24 months, with the possibility of extension.

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

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Qualified individuals should send a resume and cover letter to:

Close of business: February 5, 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

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