Consultant for Developing Policy and Planning Guidance for Government and Business to Scale CSS_Closing 21 May 2021

 Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old. We are currently looking to fill the following work:

CONSULTANT (Institution)

Developing Policy and Planning Guidance for Government and Business to Scale Climate Smart Shrimp in Indonesia

(code: CSS Policy Analysis)



We propose to understand in detail the policy landscape within Indonesia with regard to the adoption of the Climate Smart Shrimp (CSS) approach. This assessment will provide guidance for governmental agencies in policy reform as well as for engagement with businesses to accelerate adoption of Climate Smart Shrimp.


Background on Climate Smart Shrimp:


Years of inadequate management of the aquaculture sector have degraded the coastline and left communities vulnerable to climate impacts such as coastal storm surge and sea level rise. Accessing shrimp aquaculture as a sustained partner in mangrove restoration will increase funding for restoration, make parcels for coastal restoration available, while also expanding the number and diversity of stakeholders conserving, protecting, and rebuilding natural infrastructure at scale. 

CSS is a novel approach that incentivizes mangrove restoration while also increasing the amount of shrimp a farm can produce. By applying this model, shrimp farmers, government agencies, , local communities, and other stakeholders work together to sustainably intensify production in a portion of a farm’s ponds in exchange for restoring mangroves on the remaining ponds. Starting in 2021, CI and partners are piloting this approach at a site in Indonesia


Why a legal and policy analysis is required:


In Indonesia, aquaculture sector planning and management are decentralized activities, legislated through the Indonesian Law No. 22/1999 & Law No. 32/2004 (‘Decentralization Law’). The Decentralization Law devolves near-shore management of marine and coastal resources to provincial and district governments. This means that provincial governments promote, support and control aquaculture in a variety of ways, often with little use of detailed scientific evidence and without the tools to deliver their role effectively.

At the same time, there are national decrees that drive how the aquaculture sector and mangrove restoration are regulated.

·       Increasing shrimp production: The national government, c/q Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, has prioritized increasing shrimp production and export value by 250 percent by 2024 in the national strategic plan. 

·       Increasing mangrove restoration: Indonesia has a targeted to rehabilitate 600,000 Ha of degraded mangrove area in nine (9) provinces by 2024, as stated in Regulation No. 120/2020.  The activities will be conducted by new agency that was established by the President, namely the Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM).  Accelerating mangrove rehabilitation during and post pandemic of Covid-19 is essentially an effort to create new job opportunities at the community level while restoring degraded mangroves.

·       Increasing mangrove restoration: The Minister of Coordinating Ministry of Maritime and Investment planned to rehabilitate 150,000 Ha in critical mangrove area, including areas prone to tsunamis and abrasion and areas near ports. 

·       Stopping deforestation: Mangrove deforestation was restricted with Regulation No. 41/1999 on Forestry, which prohibits to cutting mangroves in the area between highest and lowest tide.

·       Shrimp farming without deforestation: The government, c/q Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, orders that shrimp programs will continue in existing ponds without development in new areas and deforestation of mangroves.

There are a number of opportunity windows that make the next 6 months to 2 years of engagement in Indonesia timely.  A detailed review of the current policy landscape and regulatory structures (both governmental and non-governmental) that shape aquaculture management and governance in Indonesia is critical.  This assessment will help identify systemic challenges and upcoming opportunities for the implementation of Climate Smart Shrimp across Indonesia.



A thorough policy and regulatory environment analysis will be conducted to develop a baseline understanding of aquaculture and mangrove governance in Indonesia including a historical perspective, current status, and future goals for the industry. Specifically, we propose the review address the following:

·       Aquaculture

o    Governance structure in Indonesia as it relates to aquaculture management; specifically, as it relates to planning and the roles of national, provincial, and district governments.

o    Benchmark the success of Climate Smart Shrimp (CSS) or green, gray infrastructure applications from other countries

o    Identify current national policy goals for shrimp culture (farming) (e.g. growth, sustainable intensification)

o    Highlight non-governmental regulatory structures relevant to shrimp culture planning and management (e.g. traditional land tenure, producer associations and/or cooperatives, import/export laws)

o    Permitting compliance and enforcement as it relates to environmental performance, land use, etc.

·       Mangrove restoration

o    Governance structure in Indonesia as it relates to mangrove restoration and management; specifically, as it relates to planning and the roles of national, provincial, and district governments

o    Identify current national policy goals for restoration (e.g. mangrove restoration, zero deforestation)

o    Identify land tenure options for restored mangroves (e.g. conservation easements, land transfer, essential ecosystem areas)

o    Highlight non-governmental regulatory structures relevant to restoration (e.g. carbon credits, payment for ecosystem services schemes)

·       Governance

o    Identify where and how agencies that govern shrimp culture and mangrove restoration interact, especially when priorities conflict with one another (e.g. who gets priority, which locations, etc.)

o    Assess target and non-target restoration areas that can be potentially used for CSS (e.g. potential CSS in 9 target provinces, roles of private companies, roles of communities (shrimp farmers), types of land tenures, obstacles, required policy framework, business opportunity).



The assessment will be written as a report to CI, including specific policy memos targeted to the Coordinating ministries of Maritime and Investment, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, and National Planning Agency.

The report will be delivered in several steps, including an interim report for CI review, a draft final report for CI review, and a final report.


Conservation International seeks for this work to be completed by August 31st, 2021.  The timeline of the works as follow:


June 15th         : signing the contract

June 21-24th    : organize Focus Group Discussion (FGD) at national level with related ministries

June 29-30the   : FGD at region level, including representative office from provincial level

July 5   : preliminary report due to CI

July 5-8th         : preliminary report meeting

July 19-21st      : national workshop with related ministries and representative’s region and provincial officers

August 15th      : draft final report due to CI

August 23rd      : final report meeting

August 27th      : final report due to CI

August 31st      : handover assessment result to CI Indonesia


The minimum requirement of the consultant to organize this activity are:

·       Expert  in policy and regulatory environment analysis, especially aquaculture, and mangrove restoration and governance, and familiarity with the issues of climate change adaption.

·       Experience leading policy and program analysis/evaluation techniques to assess the effectiveness of new/changed policies and program, and to provide recommendations on policy and program change.

·       Experience to design and conducting primary research including survey, interviews, focus group discussion, and another research methods.

·        Experience working with local and national policy makers on fisheries.  Expert to identify the gaps and opportunity for development of new policies on fisheries, specifically on aquaculture.

·       The team members minimum consists of:

-          advance degreed on marine and fisheries policy/public policy/related field study advance degree on aquaculture or fisheries




Terms of payment

Payment will be based on service provision and is subject to the prior production of an original invoice; advance payment can generally not be granted. We reserve the right to not accept expenditure beyond the agreed budget or whose supporting documentation is not in accordance with our procedures, and to suspend payments in the absence of appropriate deliverables.



Potential candidates should submit a proposal in PDF file with the following details:

1.    Submittal Cover - with title, submittal date, name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of the principal contact;

2.    Statement of Understanding and Methodology - that demonstrates the respondents understanding of the services required, including a preliminary outline/table of contents of the final report;

3.    Experience with Policy Analysis – describe relevant project experience in region, as related to the scope of work. Provide a list of successfully completed projects that are underway by the respondent and that are closely related to the scope of work.  Project examples shall include the name(s), email(s), and telephone number(s) of the respondent’s project manager and the client’s project manager.

4.    Project Personnel – identify the contact person with primary responsibility for the analysis.  The persons listed will be considered committed to the project with no substitutions without prior agreement with CI.  A resume for each professional person assigned to the project shall be submitted.

5.    Organization Chart – with the names of all key personnel with titles and their specific task assignment for this contract.

6.    Fee Schedule – list the firm’s standard charges for personnel and design services provided in a separate PDF document.


Please send your documents required on Point G in .PDF to:


And also, please send your Sealed Envelope contain documents required on Point G to :

Human Resources Department

Up. Ibu Aminah Sadio

Conservation International Indonesia

Jl. Pejaten Barat Raya No.16A, RT.1/RW.10,

Ragunan, Kec. Ps. Minggu, Jakarta Selatan, 12550



Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mail with this format:

< CSS Policy Analysis > - < Name >

 Your sealed envelope must be received by us by May 21, 2021 at 17.00WIB

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