#JAKARTA Kemitraan Partnership Vacancy: Program Officer - Sustainable Environment Governance (SEG)

Currently we have immediate vacancy for high caliber Indonesians with high integrity to fill this following position:


The environmental destruction, economic loss and abuses of rights that characterize the highly centralized forest sector in Indonesia have been well documented.  Many of these problems stem from a natural resource Governance regime which is non-transparent and highly skewed in favor of immediate commercial exploitation of resources at the expense of sustainability and equity.  Whilst these problems are pervasive, there have been important advances in the last five years, and many opportunities exist to work towards a paradigm change in which forest resources are managed for the benefit of Indonesian people in more accountable and sustainable ways.  Small sporadic changes can be traced from within related government agencies indicated by daily discussions and practices to build foundation for decentralized forest management.

It is noted that changes can be afforded through this momentum of change in response to currently debated climate and forests governance that require inclusion of affected communities and indigenous peoples’ voice.

In responding to a wide environmental issues including natural resources, Kemitraan has developed programs and iniated projects that have been working on the current issues related to forestry governance. Through the Sustinable Environment Governance (SEG), Kemitraan is managing a number of project such as: Forestry Governance Program phase 2, a three years project  supported by the Royal Government of Norwegia, scalling up of Communty Based Forestry Management (CBM) implementation in Indonesia supported by the Ford Foundation,  and Improving Forestry and Land Use Governance supported by CLUA (Climate Land Use alliance). Beside these project, SEG is also managing a Europe Union project for Strengthening State and Non State Actors in Implementation VPA (Voluntay Partnership Agreement), a scheme between Indonesia and EU for ensuring legality of timber trade exported to europe countries.  SEG is also working on developing some new project intiatives on Forest Management Unit, Payment for Environment Services, and Green Development, and expanding cooperation and collaboration with related Government agencies, Civil Society Organizations, International agencies, and Donor Agencies.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Program Manager Sustainable Environment Governance, the Program Officer is responsible for the management of the Project(s) under his/her portfolio. The Program Officer shall contribute in analyzing trends related to governance reform on relevant areas under the portfolio of the Program Manager and lead consultations with multiple stakeholders, formulation of program and projects, management, monitoring and evaluation of program and project activities within his/her portfolio. He/she shall provide policy advice services  and actively participate in resource mobilization efforts.
The Program Officer supervises and leads project team and ensures effective activities of project staffs based on the agreed plan and budget. The Program Officer works in close collaboration with the other Program/Project and Operation teams including resource mobilization and communication, governance assessment unit, and monitoring and evaluation team, Government officials, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society elements in ensuring successful Partnership’s program implementation, vision and mission.

Application deadline : 15 September 2014.

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