Associate: Communications, M&E and Knowledge Management - Palladium MFP4 Project

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The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has appointed Palladium, in collaboration with Systemiq, to deliver the fourth phase of the Multistakeholder Forestry Programme in Indonesia (MFP4).

MFP4 will support Indonesia to achieve its ambitions on sustainable timber and community forestry. The programme will operate for 5 years (2018 – 2023). MFP4 will build on earlier programme phases to deliver an ambitious set of results on coverage of timber legality licences, export volumes of sustainably sourced timber, area under community forest management, and number and value of and the growth of community-based forest enterprises.

To deliver these results, the consortium members have established a joint technical assistance facility in Jakarta, drawing on their respective experience in facilitating FLEGT VPAs worldwide, implementing previous MFPs in Indonesia, collaborating with Indonesian ministries on community forestry polices and enabling investments in forests and sustainable land use. The MFP4 facility will directly support the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF) to deliver two core workstreams:

  1. Growth in sustainable and legal timber production: Ensuring the effectiveness and sustainability of the national timber legality assurance system ‘SVLK’, which underpins (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing to further strengthen confidence amongst international buyers and domestic suppliers; and


  1. Growth in community-based forest business: Catalyze community forest business development to foster more sustainable use of forest, reduce forest degradation and deforestation, and improve prosperity by strengthening forest governance at the site level.

Purpose of Position

The Associate: Communications, M&E and Knowledge Management will support the MFP4 Management Team to effectively communicate programme activities on a day-to-day basis, by working across technical workstream teams, operational support functions and consortium member organisation.

The role will assist programme communication materials to both FCDO and the MOEF. Under Workstream A, the Associate will be the main team member responsible for coordinating an SVLK communication campaigns and will support collaboration with international and national organisations to pro-actively promote the achievements of Indonesia’s timber legality assurance system and forest governance reforms. The Associate will also support the Workstream B works on general communication. The Associate will assist knowledge management of the programme.

The Associate: Communications, M&E and Knowledge Management will support the Programme Coordinator and wider team members to plan for and deliver results to a high standard and on time. Results management is key to driving progress towards the programme’s objectives and a core element of the MFP4 funding model.


Specifically, the Associate: Communications, M&E and Knowledge Management will:


Coordinate the delivery of communications campaign

  • Manage the procurement of communication specialists/ agencies to deliver the communications campaign;
  • Develop content to promote the work of the programme and relevant news to other stakeholders;
  • Draft communications briefs and media reports;
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of annual learning events and the production of programme learning reports. Act as the key point of contact for Supplier partners on this programme of work;
  • Manage, track and evaluate the deliverables and budget for each Supplier.
  • Coordinate budgeting and financial planning for all communications activities under portfolio.


Coordinate national and international communications (under Workstream A)

  • Support the establishment of a communications secretariat or a similar mechanism in supporting SVLK communication campaign, and lead on the day to day coordination of the secretariat/mechanism;
  • Support MFP4 engagement with national and international originations from government, civil society and the private sector to collect evidence for and effectively communicate Indonesia’s credentials as a supplier of responsible timber;  
  • Establish and manage a programme-related website designed to act as a central repository of information for partners seeking information on the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement in Indonesia;
  • Manage day to day programme communications work under Workstream A, in collaboration with the MOEF and wider partners, via social media and other outlets;


Support results management, monitoring and evaluation


  • Coordinate the collection of evidence and data required to report on the delivery of programme results, from Output through to Impact level;
  • Support Programme Coordinator on regular updates of the Results Framework tool, and assist the team to plan for upcoming milestones;
  • Gather inputs and lead on the drafting of regular Results Reports for FCDO and the MOEF;
  • Research and draft high-quality case studies to generate evidence for programme achievements and communicate the impact of MFP4 to a wider audience.


Support knowledge management of the programme 

  • Support MFP4 team in managing knowledge at programme level as well as at the workstreams level.
  • Together with MFP4 Management Team, facilitating cycle of programme knowledge management including knowledge identification, knowledge production, knowledge institutionalization, knowledge dissemination and knowledge reflection.


The Associate: Communications, M&E and Knowledge Management will report to the Programme Coordinator   

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in forestry/environmental sectors or international development
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant field;
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills;
  • Experience in campaign related to forestry issues; and
  • Experience in M&E, communications, and knowledge management.


This position will be a full-time role for an initial term of 1 year, starting in mid-December or beginning of January 2021, with possibility of extension based on performance and programme priorities.

How to Apply

To respond to this position, send your resume (no longer than 2 pages) and cover letter (no longer than 1 page) to with the name of the position as your email subject.

Closing date: 30 November 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information on our company, please review our website: provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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