GIZ - FORCLIME Project Job Vacancy: Advisor for Community Based Forest Management - Putussibau, West Kalimantan

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations on behalf of the German Government.

The Forests and Climate Change Program (FORCLIME) supports the Government of Indonesia in their endeavor to mitigate the effects of climate change through forestry sector reform, capacity development and implementation of best management practices for sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation. Demonstration activities are being supported in selected districts of Kalimantan to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (“REDD” activities). FORCLIME is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ (German International Cooperation) and KfW, the German Development Bank, with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry as the Programme Executing Agency.

The Programme's overall objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest sector while improving the livelihoods of Indonesia's poor rural communities. To achieve this goal, the Programme team assists the Indonesian  Government  in  designing  and  implementing  legal, policy  and  institutional  reforms  for  the conservation  and sustainable management of forests, at local, provincial and national level. Support to REDD demonstration activities are a key feature of the Programme, providing decision-makers with experience of how REDD can be implemented "on the ground".

We seek a qualified Indonesian candidate for: Advisor for Community Based Forest Management (CBFM)/Agroforestry/NTFP

The Advisor for Community Based Forest Management /Agroforestry is focusing on the support of village based activities related to FORCLIME and Sustainable Value Chain Project related activities. He is focusing on support for Community based Forest Management processes, agroforestry and NTFP activities according to the specifications by FORCLIME management. The responsibilities include:
  • Contributing to the achievement of targets and activities under FORCLIME strategic area 2, “FMU development”  and FORCLIME strategic area 3 Human Capacity Development (HCD);
  • Providing advice and input to, and to cooperate with, a broad range of target groups in the district of Kapuas Hulu;
  • Working closely with villagers, governmental and non-governmental organizations in innovative capacity development processes in line with agroforestry, development of sustainable agricultural value chains, community based forest management (CBFM) and NTFP development;
  • In cooperation with the district coordinator he coordinates and supports the coordination of TC related activities within the district of Kapuas Hulu with FORCLIME FC, local stakeholders and supports the development advisors in their field work;
  • Ensures good links to village administration and farmers and the district government and FMUs of Kapuas Hulu;

The technical professional performs the following tasks:

Community Based Forest Management (CBFM)/Agroforestry/NTFP
  • Cooperates with selected villages and the district agencies and FMU in Kapuas Hulu to ensure the improvement of CBFM/agroforestry/NTFP;
  • Supports participatory forestry planning processes involving local communities for CBFM schemes such as hutan desa and others;
  • Assists in identifying needs for capacity development at the village level and in districts in line with CBFM/agroforestry/NTFP issue;
  • Provides advice to local governments on public service provision towards local community and community forestry/agroforestry/NTFP concepts including land tenure arrangements for smallholders in the district;
  • Assists communities on CBFM/agroforestry/NTFP development and implementation in pilot areas especially on village level;
  • Develops networks with villages, local governments, NGOs and other stakeholders to support CBFM/agroforestry/NTFP advocacy;
  • Prepares and conducts workshops, training activities, seminars, etc. related to CBFM/agroforestry/NTFP in the framework of FORCLIME’s activities in Kapuas Hulu;
  • Undertakes frequent field visits to the selected villages to ensure activities are proceeding as planned.

District coordination/Knowledge Management, Communication and Networking
  • Coordinates TC related activities related to CBFM, agroforestry/NTFP and ensures good networking with villagers and local government on Kecamatan and district level  the FMU Kapuas Hulu and FORCLIME FC;
  • Compiles and documents information about ongoing initiatives relevant for his tasks in Kapuas Hulu and ensures knowledge transfer to the other team members of FORCLIME;
  • Contributes to the preparation of reports, guidelines, manuals, presentation materials and material to be placed at the FORCLIME website;
  • Contributes to the preparation, execution and documentation of training, workshops, forums, meetings, and other project activities;
  • Contributes to project planning, including preparation, organization and moderation of planning exercises;
  • Contributes to monitoring and evaluation and to regular progress reports;
  • Coordinates and link to KPH, including support KPH in implementing CBFM activities;

Other duties/additional tasks
  • Supports the provision of logistics for FORCLIME staff and visitors for Kapuas Hulu activities;
  • Support development advisors in their tasks in the district;
  •  Accompanies and guides visitors in connection with field trips;
  • Provides support to organizational and management matters;
  • Regularly communicates with the component manager and other team members, and participates in regular team meetings;
  • Participates in regular and extensive field visits to the FORCLIME intervention areas and other regions as and when required;
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management;

Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • At least Bachelor degree in agronomy or forestry related to the project/programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field;
  • Experience in community development;

Professional experience
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position;

Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Strong managerial and organisational competence;
  • Willingness to travel regularly;
  • Basic Knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management;
  • Intimate local knowledge about Kapuas Hulu;
  • Good facilitation skills and communication skills;
  • Able to work independently and with limited resources or support.

Duty Station: Putussibau, West Kalimantan

Joining Date: a.s.a.p.

Direct Supervisor: Development Advisor/Strategic Area Manager 2: Forest Management Unit

Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV, trainings attended and list of references (a must), addressed to The closing date to submit the application letter is on 6 January 2017

Please indicate your application by putting the following code in the subject line: FORCLIME – Advisor CBFM

Please name your file as follow format:
[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate]

Only short-listed candidates will be notified