National Legal Expert Consultant with KEMITRAAN

 I. Position Information

Job code title : National Legal Expert – SIAP IFM (Integrated Fire Management)
Department : SGS
Report to : Project Manager – SIAP IFM

To enable and facilitate development of human resource capacity in the Indonesian SIAP Project by establishing and operationalizing fire management Clusters in targeted rural districts in Indonesia. This includes an accelerated programme of training and skills transfer to Cluster members and operational fire management resources. The SIAP project is a ground breaking endeavor whereby SIAP Project partners (Government of Indonesia, UN Environment and Kishugu) have the opportunity to lay the foundations of a fundamental collaboration and IFM mind shift change in Indonesia. The Project Manager will be key in managing the project planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring and evaluation.

Due to the many similarities of environmental, socio-economic and political dynamics in Indonesia, having sound knowledge of the international best practice as manifested in the South African models are paramount. This will be combined with building knowledge on Indonesian regulations and operational realities and combining these for best effect. The skill will be in recognizing both the similarities and differences and gently guiding the process onward. There is a need for competent advice on all of the client’s needs, and develop capacity to pass those skills on. Fostering this capacity is critical for developing core and redundancy in skill sets, both operational and strategic, and ultimately ensuring sustainability of the Project.

KEMITRAAN (Partnership) together with UNEP and Kishugu developed a project plan for the pilot implementation of Cluster-based Integrated Fire Management in Ogan Komering Ilir Regency (South Sumatera), Pelalawan Regency (Riau) and Pulang Pisau Regency (Central Kalimantan), and at national level in managing multi-stakeholders collaboration to improve policy and strategic actions to combat forest and land fire. To make sure that project management and implementation both at national and sub-national level are in line with the GoI rules and regulation, the Project requires a view of an expert who has  Legal expertise. 

II. Job Purpose
– Identify current policies on fire and environmental management issued by the government, on both national (ministries and agencies) and local level.
– Identify current policies on fire and environmental management implemented by private sectors.
– Analyze the suitability of policies issued by the national and local governments.
– Synchronize and integrate policies issued by the government and implemented by companies into the SIAP-IFM project policies
– Monitor the situation on policies issued by the national and local governments.
– Documenting all policies related to fire and the environment, identify the relevant issues and gap to be discussed as material for a policy document or policy brief.
– Coordinate and cooperate intensively with the project team and the KISHUGU team.
– Together with the Project Manager, provide consultation to KISHUGU regarding policies.
– Conduct stakeholder mapping on targeted peatland areas, identify project gaps and current sustainable of social-economic and political dynamics in Indonesia.
– Coordinate and meet with government agencies, land users, concessionaries and communities to obtain information on IFM and cluster principles.
– Coordinate with the KEMITRAAN team and policy makers, such as BNPB, KLHK, BPBD, Manggala Agni, Forestry Office, Environment Related Agencies and other relevant offices at the local level, including partner organizations, CSOs, and local media

III. Principal Accountabilities
The Consultant will work closely with the Project Manager, Deputy Cluster Manager and Cluster Manager of Kishugu under the supervision of the SGS Program Director and ensure that technical assistance on IFM and IFM-related documents can be produced in time as per the target.

IV. Deliverables
– Documents / reports containing analysis / study of field conditions in Indonesia related to fire management and legal regulations (both civil / criminal)
– Policy brief related to IFM.
– Other deliverables as discussed and agreed with the team.

V. Time Frame
60 days over the period of 6 months (Feb – July 2021) – an average of 10 days/month

VI. Qualifications
1. Education :
Preferably a PhD or Master Degree in Forestry/Agriculture/Social Development/Anthropology.
2. Experiences :
– Minimum 15 years with relevant experience in a non-government organization/s.
– Experience in IFM issues more than 10 years.
– Experience in IFM training and mentorship functions.
– Experience in close coordination with government and private sector.
– Experiences in developing a system of peatland/fire monitoring.
– Experience in creating/developing a policy draft on climate change, peatland, law environment etc. Understanding fire management would be advantageous.
– Experience and ability to facilitate multi-stakeholders forum, enticing stakeholders such as key government agencies, civil society organizations, social-political figures, private companies and grassroots communities, etc.;
– Experience in report writing, project management and skillful in operating ICT.
– Experience work with BNPB, BPBD, Manggala Agni, Forestry and Military.
– In-depth knowledge on Fire Fighters Handbook, Fire Managers Handbook, Aerial Firefighting Handbook, NIMS / ICS Fire line Handbook, WoF BOPs and SOPs, Wildfire origin and cause – PMS412, Integrated Fire Management, relevant wildfire legislation and regulation (SA or equivalent with Indonesia to be provided) would be advantagous.
– Experience in forest and land fire would be a big plus.
– In-depth knowledge regarding the current socio-political and economic conditions; forestry issues, landscape approach, forest and land fire; climate change, mitigate impact of fire on the landscape & economy; fire Management/wildfire management; fire-related disaster risk.
3. Skills :
– In-depth knowledge and experience in forest and land fire is desirable.
– Profound knowledge and understanding of law environment.
– Outstanding knowledge regarding the current socio-political and economic conditions; forestry issues, landscape approach, forest and land fire; climate change, mitigate impact of fire on the landscape & economy; fire management/wildfire management; fire-related disaster risk.
– Computer skill and adaptability, especially Microsoft office, statistical package and/or data analysis software.
– Training and coaching experience. Ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually.

To apply for this position please submit your CV using this link no later than February 5th 2021 or go to KEMITRAAN's website at Kemitraan 
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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