RECOFTC Job Vacancy: Community Forestry Partnership Coordinator, Indonesian

Community Forestry Partnership Coordinator
RECOFTC Indonesia Country Program Office
Application Deadline: 4th June 2018

RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests holds a unique and important place in the world of forestry. It is the only international not‐for‐profit organization that specializes in capacity development for community forestry and devolved forest management. RECOFTC engages in strategic networks and effective partnerships with governments, nongovernment organizations, civil society, the private sector, local people, and research and educational institutes throughout the Asia‐Pacific region and beyond. With over 30 years of international experience and a dynamic approach to capacity development—involving research, analysis and synthesis; strategic communication; training and learning networks; and piloting and demonstrating—RECOFTC delivers innovative solutions for people and forests.

RECOFTC is now seeking a Community Forestry Partnership Coordinator for its Indonesia Country Program. The successful candidate will be based in Bogor, Indonesia. The contract period will be for 12 months, national recruited condition, with the possibility of extension. This position is for Indonesian national only
The Community Forestry Partnerships Coordinator (CFPC) works as a team member of the RECOFTC Indonesia Country Program (ICP). S/he is positioned in the ICP Office located in Bogor, under the direct supervision of the Country Program Director (CPD). The Community/Social Forestry Partnerships Coordinator is responsible for development of piloting and demonstration sites in the field in partnership with relevant stakeholders in the country. S/he will work directly with RECOFTC partners (e.g. Government agencies at different levels, national and international NGOs, Research and training institutions, local communities, and donors) in the development of Community/Social Forestry policy in line with the existing legislation and local practices. The Community Forestry Partnerships Coordinator will also support national level initiatives, providing hands on technical experience into policy discussions, knowledge management and proposal development. Additionally, s/he will also contribute to raising awareness and developing the capacity of concerned partners and stakeholders to support the development of CF in Indonesia.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the CPD and in close collaboration with other ICP staff and support from RECOFTC regional office in Bangkok, the Community Forestry Partnerships Coordinator will have following responsibilities.
Program development (35%)
  • Contribute to the development and update of country strategic plans for RECOFTC in Indonesia.
  • In collaboration with both RECOFTC regional office and ICP staff, develop concept notes and project proposals focusing on capacity development, research and analysis, governance of CF/SF and engagement with private sector within a landscape context in Indonesia.
Program and service delivery (50%)
  • Be responsible for the coordination, development, and timely delivery of community/social forestry activities, including follow-up, mentoring, coaching and back-stopping.
  • In collaboration with ICP staff and RECOFTC regional office, source appropriate experienced consultants when required to support the program and service delivery.
  • Be responsible for the establishment (including site survey, design, etc.) and maintenance of RECOFTC supported piloting and demonstration sites at landscape level as well as packaging the lessons learned from these for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Assist in the collection, development, adaptation, documentation, translation and dissemination of appropriate extension materials, including manuals, case studies, policy briefs, blogs etc.
  • In collaboration with the ICP Training Coordinator support the development of training modules and plans for field projects and other stakeholders; 
  • Provide technical assistance and act as trainer/facilitator/resource person for relevant training/ community/social forestry activities as required;
  • Liaise with the responsible officers at Ministry of Forestry and Environment (MoEF) and its line agencies, and Center for Forestry Education and Training (CFET) from central to regional and local level and its other subordinate bodies to ensure collaboration in the formalization, development and monitoring of Community/Social Forestry in Indonesia;
  • Participate and coordinate the activities of the National Community/Social Forestry Network/ Working group;
  • Network with all CF/SF initiatives and other natural resource and environment organizations and projects to share and learn lessons, and to develop joint plans for complementary work to formalize and develop community/social forestry;
  • Provide support to RECOFTC’s ongoing projects as and when required
Planning, reporting and monitoring (10%)
  • Prepare budgets and financial reports for all CF/SF related activities and ensure accuracy, transparency and efficiency in financial expenditures;
  • Create and maintain relevant databases on policies, guidelines and maps for monitoring the progress of CF/SF in Indonesia;
  • Help with the preparation of periodic reports for the Indonesia Country Program activities and specific projects
  • Participate and contribute in the RECOFTC annual events such as annual planning, annual review, mid-year review and other regional events;
General (5%)
  • Perform other tasks as are assigned from time to time by the Country Program Director.
The Community Forestry Partnership Coordinator will have the following essential and desirable qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or related fields (Master’s degree desirable)
  • Minimum 5-years working experience in community/social forestry in Indonesia or in the region.
  • Demonstrated experience in program/project design, development, delivery, coordination, planning, networking, facilitation and extension material development at sub-national level.
  • Experience working in close partnership with MoEF and/or its line agencies and other CF actors, including NGOs and donors;
  • Possess leadership personality, and able to take on and solve problems expeditiously and efficiently;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of emerging issues related to community forestry, including FLEGT, PES, and climate change mitigation, especially REDD+ and adaptation in Indonesia and at global level.
  • Demonstrated strong experience in analytical and research skills as well as in applying participatory tools and methodologies.
  • Ability to prepare concept notes, proposals, and reports in English language.
  • Good written and verbal Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
  • Indonesian National
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including MS Excel.
  • Available for regular travel to the field
  • Experience in natural resource management in Southeast Asia
  • Experience in policy and regulation analysis on community forestry in Indonesia
  • Output and outcome oriented
  • Experience in working with international organizations
In addition, the applicant should possess the following characteristics (including attitudes and skills):
  • Interpersonal communication skills, individually and in-groups, with an ability to work as an active member of teams. This implies flexibility and open-mindedness.
  • Possess leadership personality, and able to take on and solve problems quickly and efficiently;
  • Hands-on experience and able to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Initiative and ability to make informed independent judgments (which is not inconsistent with an overall team approach).
  • Ability to work in a variety of cultural and institutional contexts.
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV and a cover letter indicating why they are suitable for this position along with salary requirements and current contact details of three referees, including recent supervisors to Please quote the position title in the subject line of the email.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified. 
RECOFTC has a competitive compensation package. However, offers shall be based on salary history, relevant experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.  RECOFTC is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.
RECOFTC retains the right to offer this position at a job grade relevant to the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.