GIZ - SUPA Programme Job Vacancy: Regional Technical Advisor, Jakarta - Indonesian

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German implementing organization which provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

The SUPA (‘Sustainable Use of Peatland and Haze Mitigation in ASEAN) programme is co-financed by the EU and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The initiative supports the implementation of the ASEAN Programme on ‘Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems’ (APSMPE) under the shared overall objective ‘to promote the sustainable management of peatlands in the ASEAN region through collective actions and to enhance the cooperation to support and sustain local livelihoods, reduce the risk of fire and associated haze and contribute to global environmental management..’

Component 1 (of two components) of the progamme is on ‘peatland governance’ implemented by GIZ.Based on the intervention logic, the implementation of this component is structured into three work areas.
  • Work Area 1: Strengthening regional co-operation by strengthening ASEAN
  • Work Area 2: Specific Support to AMS for the implementation of APMS and NAPPs
  • Work Area 3: Generating Pilot Experiences from Indonesia and Malaysia
GIZ seeks a qualified Indonesian or Regional candidate (Citizen of an ASEAN Member State) for one position of

Regional Technical Advisor

The Regional Technical Adviser is a qualified individual with experience in providing policy advice and programme management on ASEAN level, related to natural resources, environmental services and management of peatlands and wetlands.

With regard to the work areas s/he will facilitate dialogues and external communication and support:
  • The ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) on process and policy development and implementation of the ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy (APMSby providing technical assistance:
    • To AMS related to national Peatland Governance
    • For design, preparation and management of national measures supported by the SUPA grants,
    • For AMS/grant recipients for effective implementation of national measures supported by the SUPA grants,
    • For ASEAN Member States (AMS) in technical aspects on peatland management.
  • The monitoring of component 1
  • The assessment of capacity assets and needs, and design and implementation of a capacity development response, contributing to the objectives of SUPA.
  • The scoping and preparation process for technical assistance in two selected pilot peatland areas in Indonesia and Malaysia (one in each country).
  • The development of replicable methods for sustainable peatland management and for disseminating the experiences.
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in environmental management; geography; forestry; agriculture, or related area.
  • Fluent written and spoken English, knowledge of regional languages, especially those of ASEAN countries.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with administering and managing projects, including large-scale projects that require coordination with various partners;
  • Experience with/in
    • In natural resource management especially in ASEAN region
    • Policy advice, and project development and implementation of forestry and agroforestry projects, including at least three years of relevant professional experience in Indonesia or a similar tropical country,
    • Building the capacities of local partners and providing technical assistance for interventions focusing on environmental conservation and peatland management,
    • Monitoring of tropical ecosystems, remote sensing technologies, fire prevention and management,
    • Integrated ecosystem management, combating land degradation and biodiversity conservation.
  • Knowledge of peatland ecosystems and familiarity with peatland restoration and management technologies and relevant international best-practices.
  • Demonstrated skills and direct work experience with natural forest management, community-based forestry and agroforestry.
  • Familiarity with forest-based business development and operations, plantation management, public and private sector finance and investment (blending); empirical socio-economic research.
  • Willing to travel in AMS (ASEAN Member State) countries.
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong knowledge of results-based management principles and approaches;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills;
  • Excellent time management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently
  • Strong team building and networking qualities.
  • Willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: 1 May 2019

Direct Supervisor: Principal Advisor of Sustainable Use of Peatland and Haze Mitigation in ASEAN (SUPA) programme

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by March 15th, 2019 with subject line SUPA – RTA.

Please name your file as follow format:
[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference)

Only short-listed candidates will be notified