Tetra Tech ARD Job Vacancy: Decentralized Governance Specialist - Indonesian

Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Decentralized Governance Specialist, Jakarta based, on our USAID LESTARI project. USAID’s LESTARI project supports the Government of Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems. LESTARI runs from 2015 through 2020, and focuses on seven landscapes in Aceh, Central Kalimantan and Papua.

Job Summary: The Decentralized Governance Specialist is responsible for mentoring the LESTARI Landscape Governance Specialists and LESTARI government partners to adopt principles of reduced GHG emissions through LEDS and increased biodiversity conservation in LESTARI landscapes in Aceh, Central Kalimantan and Papua by appropriate adjustment of effective regional spatial plans, medium term development plans (RPJMD) and annual budgets. S/he identifies and capitalizes relevant opportunities to strengthen coordination vertically between National, Provincial, District and village cluster levels as well as horizontally at each level in line with Indonesian Laws and regulations. The Decentralized Governance Specialist also promotes specific tools developed by LESTARI to improve local governance for LEDS and biodiversity conservation, such as a Sustainable Investment Screening Tool that incorporates increased transparency of natural resource licensing.

Requirements include previous experience facilitating decentralized governance initiatives in spatial planning, development planning and budgeting; familiarity with USAID procedures and regulations; and demonstrated ability to play collegial and leadership roles in multi-disciplinary teams. Master’s degree in in related field required.

Please submit a letter of interest, CV and three professional references by 27 December 2015 (the latest) with subject Decentralized Governance Specialist, Jakarta based to: recruitment@lestari-indonesia.org