Consultant for Legal Analyst for One Map Initiative - Papua
World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI Indonesia) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI Indonesia is affiliated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that works with various stakeholders to support policies and practices that are both sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and the official establishment of WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our current work primarily focuses on forest and land-use. Over time WRI Indonesia aims to expand its portfolio to include climate, energy, and city and transportation. Therefore, it is important for the organization to identify and put in place the research building blocks for achieving the vision of WRI Indonesia supporting science and data-driven decision making at national and sub-national level.
One of WRI Indonesia’s key objective is to promote better land use management through One Map initiative. The overall objective of the One Map initiative is to transform land use decision-making processes to be more open, accountable, and participatory. WRI Indonesia will achieve this through catalyzing a unified and transparent land use planning and monitoring system that is accessible to all land use stakeholders.
Through partnership with key government ministries, WRI Indonesia supports the provincial government of Papua to develop method and research key issues related to land-based licenses compliance.
The position offered in this document is tasked to provide support for WRI Indonesia One Map initiative in exercising its workplan, particularly areas that requires legal and regulatory framework analysis. This includes (1) analysis of legal and regulatory framework on land use and land-based licenses in Papua, (2) provide input and legal support on compliance review of land-based agriculture, forestry, and mineral licenses in Papua province, and (3) support WRI Indonesia government partners in Papua province to implement land-based licenses compliance review.
The position will report to the Sustainable Commodities & Business Manager of WRI Indonesia, and coordinate with WRI Indonesia One Map initiative team. The work will span for 1 year with possible travel responsibilities, probability of an extension, and focusing on deliverables as agreed by WRI Indonesia.
Main areas of responsibility of this position will include the following:
- Conduct research and analysis on issues related with legal compliance of land-based licenses and other relevant research topic as necessary;
- Provide input and legal support on compliance review of land-based agriculture, forestry, and mineral licenses in Papua province;
- Support WRI Indonesia government partners in Papua province to implement land-based licenses compliance review
- Develop knowledge products (internal briefing paper, concept note) in topics related to the topic area mentioned above together with WRI Indonesia One Map initiative team;
- Engagement with key stakeholders to advance the adoption and implementation of sustainable land use principles, especially on topics related to compliance of agriculture and forestry licenses;
- Provide input and support for trainings, workshops, and meetings with key stakeholders on areas related to land-related license compliance, land conflicts, and other topics as necessary.
- Support the timely delivery of planned project activities related to the development of unified plantation license database, and land conflict resolution;
- Coordinate with WRI Indonesia Operation team to ensure projects’ implementation are delivered in accordance with WRI Indonesia policies and regulations;
- Provide input for the development of projects’ workplan, budget, and reporting together with WRI Indonesia Sustainable Commodities & Business Manager.
- Legal & regulatory framework analysis on land-based licenses;
- Scenario analysis on land-based licenses review,
- Concept note & outreach materials on land-based licenses compliance review;
- Develop & manage strategic engagement with key stakeholders involved in the land-based licenses compliance review;
- Work plan and knowledge products are expected to be carried out in timely, satisfactory fashion with minor supervision;
- Ability to advocate the goal of the initiative to key stakeholders in satisfactory manner, with minimum supervision.
- Minimum of bachelor’s degree in law (preferable) or relevant background;
- A good understanding of Indonesia’s land and natural resources regulatory framework;
- Strong team player with the ability to work across institutional departments/programs;
- Outstanding ability to communicate clearly, passionately, and compellingly;
- Strong analytical research skills are required;
- Strong writing skills for both technical and general audiences. Oral presentation skills a plus;
- Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized thinker with an ability to juggle multiple priorities;
- Strong writing skills (e.g., research briefs, blogs, proposals);
- Ability to travel.
- Work plans are expected to be carried out in timely and satisfactory fashion with minor supervision.
- Must be capable of setting priorities.
- Ability to work well in group/team as well as working individually.
- Ability & willingness to do business travel to meet project goals.
Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.
Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.
Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.
Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered.
Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 30 June 2019. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates.
This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
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WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.
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Last Date Modified: 6-Nov-18
Modified By: TM. Utama