Royal Lestari Utama Job Consultant: Consultant for Social and Participatory Mapping and Development of Stakeholder Agreement, Jambi - Indonesian

Terms of Reference

Title: Consultant for Social and Participatory Mapping and Development of Stakeholder Agreement for RLU’s Wildlife Conservation Area (WCA) Establishment

Location: Jambi, Indonesia 

Contract duration: October 2018 – June 2020

Contract supervision: Director of Corporate Affairs, RLU

Program Overview:Wildlife Conservation Area (WCA) Establishment as a part of Sustainable Natural Rubber Plantation Development

Royal Lestari Utama (RLU) – established as a joint venture of Michelin and a subsidiary of the Barito Pacific group in 2015 – operates three licenses covering 71,000 ha in BTP, PT. Wanamukti Wisesa (WMW) and PT. Lestari Asri Jaya (LAJ) as well as 19,000 ha in East Kalimantan, PT Multi Kusuma Cemerlang (MKC). All areas have been heavily deforested by mostly migrant encroachers. Barito and Michelin joined their expertise in agronomy and re-milling and established RLU to better manage the area through a combination of nature conservation and socially inclusive rubber plantation development.

As a part of its Bukit Tiga puluh landscape conservation strategy, WWF through a commercial subsidiary and together with other CSOs (Kehus, Frankfurt Zoological Society and The Orangutan Project) established ABT, which received a license to manage a large portion of the last remaining lowland forest in the landscape. WWF then proposed that RLU protects and restore WCA, so ABT concession blocks and WCA can together service as 48,000 ha conservation forest buffer zone on the southern flank of BTPNP. RLU decided to join the coalition and rezoned WCA as a fully protected conservation area and to take on a challenge to regain control over the land in WCA, most of which is currently controlled mostly by people from outside the province through illegal land grabbing. The success of this project will demonstrate that environmentally responsible corporations, conservation NGOs, and national park officials can work in tandem for the preservation of biodiversity of global importance.

The following urgent actions are set for the first 3 years (2018-2020): 
  • Output 1: RLU continues protection of remaining natural forest in the concession in partnership with BTPNP and Law Enforcement agencies. Patrol by existing 11 rangers already trained using SMART Patrol tool covers both the natural forest and WCA. 
  • Output 2: Identify all land tenures and regain “control” of the area. Regaining the control of the area are through 1. law enforcement in case of illegal land users and 2, Community - Based Framework Agreement and Development of Sustainable Land Use Management in WCA in case of local communities with proper tenure rights through public consultation, participatory mapping, community development and provision of employment opportunities in RLU’s rubber plantation development activities and/or WCA management activities (Outputs 1 and 3) to reach long term land use agreement to protect the area. This must conform to internationally recognised standards of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC).
  • Output 3: Establish WCA management unit, implement Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation Strategy and integrate WCA into the national elephant conservation plan. Management unit to be in charge of all activities in WCA as soon as ready, including protection of areas as arrangements with current claimants have been reached and monitoring of the project impact
Scope of Work, Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under direct supervision of RLU’s GM of Sustainability and managed by RLU’s Sr. Conservation Manager, the consultant will carry out the following tasks:
  • Conduct land tenure identification (social mapping) and participatory mapping to stakeholders in Wildlife Conservation Area (WCA) Establishment Project.
  • Assess Orang Rimba situation in Southern Bukit Tigapuluh Landscape, specifically in WCA
  • Develop recommendation, engagement strategy and action plan with Orang Rimba and other stakeholders in WCA
  • Execute community based framework agreement for sustainable land use management with Orang Rimba and other stakeholders in WCA
  • Develop internal capacity for engagement with Orang Rimba 
Final Product and Deliverables: 
  • Data on Land Tenure Identification in WCA, contains detail of: people with legitimate land tenure in WCA and land claimants who will be willing to give back lands to company to manage 
  • Report of Orang Rimba situation Assessment
  • Document of recommendation, engagement strategy and action plan with Orang Rimba and other stakeholders in WCA
  • Report of community based framework agreement process and result
  • Report of training activities
Required Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in conducting socio-economic analytical studies and program implementation with a focus on community development and empowerment, and demonstrated experience in project management (design, implementation, budget management, monitoring) in Indonesia. 
  • Has knowledge and experience on Orang Rimba assessment and engagement
  • Has knowledge and experience in accordance to the IFC PS 5 and PS 7 framework in Indonesia, for land use related project assessment and framework/action plan is mandatory
  • Has conducted work of a similar nature (i.e. SIAs) in the last three years 
  • Highly developed written and spoken communication skills, in Bahasa and English.
Evaluation: applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.
  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%] 
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%] 
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Financial/Price Proposal Evaluation:
  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100. 
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those qualified technical candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
Submission of Application:  Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application to with cc to  Not later than Friday, 5 October 2018.

Submission package includes: 
  • Updated Organization’s profile 
  • Narrative and Financial proposal based on each deliverable including timeline. 
Payments: Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed.