Consultant as Conflict Transformation Papua Barat

Development West Papua, Indonesia


About WRI

World Resources Institute (WRI) 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 sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 20-year history in the country and the official establishment of WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. One of the key modalities in One Map Initiative is Conflict Transformation framework, which aims to create evidence-based policies and processes in addressing and prevent overlapping claims over land on the ground that results to conflicts. The work includes developing methodology, research, capacity building process, multi-stakeholder forum, coalition network, policy recommendations, and potential solutions for resolution process over land and natural resources conflict with government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations, and local communities. The work will span until 2021, focusing on Riau, South Sumatra, Papua and West Papua provinces. 

The Conflict Transformation Consultant will be based in Manokwari-West Papua, and will support WRI Indonesia-Regional Team, WRI Indonesia’s One Map Initiative, particularly in Conflict Transformation portfolio in the areas of work of WRI Indonesia.

 

Overview 

The overall objective of the One Map Initiative is to transform land use decision-making processes to be 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 local governments, civil societies and the private sectors, WRI Indonesia will develop a model of engagement that can be used to scale this approach into a National One Map Initiative. The work will span five years, focusing on Riau, South Sumatra, and Papua/West Papua Provinces.

One of the key modalities in One Map Initiative is Conflict Transformation framework, which aims to create evidence-based policies and processes in addressing and prevent overlapping claims over land on the ground that results to conflicts. The work includes developing methodology, research, capacity building process, multi-stakeholder forum, coalition network, policy recommendations, and potential solutions for resolution process over land and natural resources conflict with government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations, and local communities

The Conflict Transformation Consultant will assist the overall Conflict Transformation’s work, such as (i) assisting in the program implementation of Conflict Transformation outputs and linking it back to other related national policy such as Social Forestry and Agrarian Reform, (ii) assisting in research development and implementation, particularly for Conflict Transformation outputs under WRI Indonesia’s One Map Initiative in West Papua Province, and (iii) assisting in stakeholder engagement with key local stakeholders in conflict transformation/resolution network. Under the guidance of Conflict Transformation Specialist and through the assistant of the regional manager, he/she will also need to work closely with WRI Indonesia-Regional team, WRI Indonesia’s S&R Coordinator, One Map program team, and key government and non-government stakeholders to strategically grow WRI Indonesia’s portfolio and achieving its objectives. 

 

Responsibilities

The position will be reporting to the Conflict Transformation Specialist of WRI Indonesia. He/she will liaise closely with WRI Program Manager, S&R Coordinator, Research Assistant, and relevant agencies of the local Government.

Research (20%)

-       Conduct Rapid assessment activities for seeking the roles of women participation on sustainable forest land use in West Papua Province, and its priority districts.

 

Program Implementation (50%)

-        Assist in land use governance pre and conflict assessment activities for the implementation and development of Conflict Transformation framework in West Papua Province, and its priority districts.

-        Help facilitate learning processes and capacity building activities related to the implementation of conflict transformation framework in West Papua Province, and its priority districts.

-        Involved in data collection, analysis (quantitative and qualitative), mapping, reporting and presentation.

-        Help facilitate the roles of women participation on sustainable forest land used in West Papua Province, and its priority districts.

-        Assist and facilitate the empowerment of women to improve their sustainable livelihood in managing sustainable forest land used in West Papua Province, and its priority districts.

-        Assist in administration processes and activities in field or daily activities related to conflict transformation project, including appropriate documentation and reporting of the activities.

 

Stakeholder Engagement (30%)

-        Help to contact and organize meetings with stakeholders in pre-assessment activities for implementation and development of the Conflict Transformation framework in West Papua Province, and its priority districts.

-        Assist in building and managing relationships with stakeholdersthroughout the Conflict Transformation framework process both in the assessment and implementation stages (learning processes) in West Papua Province, and its priority districts.

-        Help liaise outreach and cultivates relationships with potential partners, and stakeholder for forest and land use work in West Papua Province, and its priority districts (including governments, private sectors, CSOs, foundations, and individual public figures);

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

-         Legally able to work in Indonesia.

-        Have degree in a related field (master’s degree is preferred), preferably with coursework in conflict resolutions, environmental policy, social studies, forestry, and other relevant subjects.

-        Minimum five years of professional working experience in conflict resolution, policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, community facilitation, government, and Civil Society Organization (CSO), and familiarity on One Map Initiative.

-        Experience managing project in non-profit, government or private sector settings.

-        Experience in conflict mediation is a plus.

-        Based in West Papua Province.

-        Demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform the assignment professionally.

-        Experience working with stakeholder engagement or related position.

-        Ability to work well in group/team as well as working individually.

-        Willingness and ability to travel to remote areas.

-        Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Preferred Qualifications (West Papua):

-        Understanding of gender, land use, environmental issue, conflict resolution, and land governance issues in West Papua Province and its priority districts.

-        Experienced in forum/working groups facilitation for stakeholders in province and district levels.

-        Excellent in communication process to various stakeholders.

 

How to Apply

Final candidates will be required to produce two writing samples

 

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.

 

Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered. 

 

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 22 March 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.

 

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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