Consultant as Local Facilitator for Sustainable Food Security and Nutrition

Communications & Engagement West Papua, Indonesia


Program Overview

The Food and Land Use (FOLU) Coalition is a community of organizations and individuals committed to the urgent need to transform the way we produce and consume food and use our land for people, nature and climate. Established since 2017, the FOLU community currently consist of country platforms in 7 countries (Australia, China, Columbia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, UK) and the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), a group of core partners, FOLU Ambassadors, funders, who connects with a shared mission to ensure food and land use system play their role in delivering the world’s SDG and Paris Agreement commitments.

 

In Indonesia, FOLU is currently working on food security and nutrition issues at the subnational level, particularly in West Papua. Given the result of the study from the first FOLU phase, West Papua has relatively good ecological potential and social resources to develop fisheries and aquaculture sectors. While West Papua has covered by 89 % of forest area, the remaining aquatic and sea area have also served as the global epicenter of the world’s marine. Nevertheless, West Papua has high rates of poverty where 22 % of the population lives under the poverty line. In line with poverty data, recent FOLU Report showed that the province has high prevalence of under-five year stunting rates, approximately 33 %. In contrast, 26 % of the adults fall under the obesity criteria, which leads to non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and others. The National Food Security Index explained that West Papua’ IKP ranges from 26.03 to 61.41 or categorizes as highly food insecure.

 

To deliver insight into sustainable food security and nutrition in West Papua, a study is needed to analyze the potential yields of marine and aquaculture resources and the strategy to achieve food security and better nutrition in West Papua. Such a study will give the policy recommendation on achieving sustainable food security and nutrition in West Papua.

 

Job Responsibilities

The main areas of responsibility of local facilitator will include the following:

  1. Organizes and facilitates field research: engagement with partners, local logistics, planning, meeting organization and administration for field work in West Papua. This will include arranging transportation, accommodation for fieldwork, ensure communication between partners and communities run smoothly.
  2. Monitor progress and intervene as necessary to keep the research project on time.
  3. Identify and assess existing stakeholders, institutions, and organization. This includes contacting key informants for data collection.
  4. Assist researchers and/or research teams in preparation and during the field research.
  5. Write weekly reports about the field research.
  6. Facilitate and participate in data collection processes, such as conducting in-depth interviews and arranging focus-group discussion with respective informants.

 

During the contract period, the consultant will work under the FOLU Indonesia initiative led by WRI Indonesia.

 

Qualifications

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Minimum 5 years of research experience about environment, sustainability, climate change and food system.
  • Hold a bachelor or master’s degree in social science, agriculture, nutrition, development studies, fisheries and marine sciences, or equivalent fields with keen interest in qualitative research.
  • Ability to work, coordinate field work teams, and spend long periods of time in the field.
  • Strong research and analytical skill.
  • Excellent organization and facilitation skill.
  • Strong capacity to supervise, synthesize, and provide report on field work activities.
  • Proficiency in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized thinker with an ability to juggle multiple priorities, handle assignments independently, and work under tight deadlines.
  • Advanced skills of Microsoft Office, Internet, and virtual meeting tools.

 

Deliverables

  1. Primary and secondary data collection according to TOR of the project
  2. Weekly report on the field activities (capturing dynamics and informalities among the community, gather insight and aspirations from respective informants/stakeholders).
  3. Knowledge and communication products.
  4. The deliverables should be written in Bahasa Indonesia/English.

 

Duration

The duration of the service is six months (1 February – 31 July 2022). Detailed work plan will be discussed with WRI Indonesia team following signing of the engagement contract.

 

Terms of Payment

Daily rate consultant with maximum 60 (sixty) working days for the whole contract period or 10 (ten) working days per month in average. Payment will be process upon submission and approval of invoice and deliverables report.

 

WRI Indonesia shall provide the cost of travel, for the individual consultant only, to and from the Duty Station upon commencement and expiry of this Contract, in an amount determined by WRI Indonesia in accordance with its travel policy and guidelines, as then in effect.

 

 

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), 20 January 2022 We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 

 

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

 

 

WRI Overview

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.

 

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. 

 

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

 

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.

 

The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.