Consultant for Accountability Framework Initiative Regional Engagement Lead

Development Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

About WRI Indonesia

WRI Indonesia is a 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 has worked with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe, India, and Indonesia.


Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country focusing on forests and land use governance, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include climate, energy, as well as cities and transportation programs.


About the Accountability Framework Initiative

The Accountability Framework Initiative (AFI) is a collaborative effort to establish common definitions, norms, and good practices for delivering on companies’ ethical supply chain commitments. AFI key objective is to define norms and good practices for operationalizing corporate supply chain commitments to eliminate deforestation and respect human rights, thereby filling in vital detail that is missing from high-level pledges and accelerating their implementation. The Framework is being developed by a coalition of leading environmental and social NGOs in consultation with private companies, government, and other stakeholders.


Overview about the position

One of WRI Indonesia’s key objective is to shift the country toward safeguarding and maintaining its natural forests while restoring a significant portion of its lost and degraded forests and allowing sustainable production of key commodities. We promote no deforestation, no peat, and no exploitation policies (NDPE) throughout all major commodities supply chains such as palm oil, timber, rubber, and cocoa. To further strengthen the cause, WRI Indonesia is currently supporting the implementation of The Accountability Framework Initiative (AFI) throughout the Southeast Asia region.


As the regional engagement lead, WRI Indonesia seeks to (1) clarify the alignment of tools and the positions of existing regional relevant initiatives; (2) engage priority stakeholders to consult and co-develop elements of the Accountability Framework, as related to the commodities and geographies of the Southeast Asia region; and (3) support the application of this guidance by first mover companies and develop an analysis of results to build capacity for the implementation of the Framework's content by regional stakeholders.


The consultant position offered in this Terms of Reference document is tasked to provide advice on strategic direction of AFI in Southeast Asia region, lead high-level engagement with key stakeholders of AFI, and envision road map for AFI and sustainable commodities production in Southeast Asia region. The consultant will report to the Sustainable Commodities & Business Manager of WRI Indonesia, coordinate with AFI global secretariat and other consultants within AFI Southeast Asia regional engagement team. The work will span for 1 year on deliverables basis with travel responsibilities, probability of an extension, and focusing on deliverables as agreed by WRI Indonesia.



The consultant main areas of responsibility will include the following:

  • Provide advice on strategic direction of AFI Southeast Asia regional implementation, including engagement, implementation, and communication strategy, key stakeholders mapping, and advice on strategic policy issues.
  • Engage with high-level stakeholders relevant to the AFI processes, including but not limited to government officials, private sectors, civil society organizations, think-tanks, embassies, and certification bodies.
  • Provide advice and contribute in the development of key concepts and core documents of AFI.
  • Provide strategic direction for AFI Southeast Asia regional engagement team.
  • Coordinate with WRI Indonesia team working on commodities, and Rainforest Alliance team working on AFI.



  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive professional work experience in development and project implementation with at least 8 years of experience in managing multi-projects, preferably in environment or land use topics.
  • Master’s degree in related fields
  • Excellent understanding of Indonesia’s land use issues and policies
  • Strong network of relationships with mid-to-high level government officials, private sector working on commodities, CSOs.
  • Demonstrated the ability to successfully motivate and manage teams.
  • Outstanding ability to communicate clearly, passionately, and compellingly to a wide range of audiences, especially high-level decision-makers from government, the private sector, and civil society; both in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel, especially internationally.


Performance Standard:

  • 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 with internal and external participants.
  • Ability to work well in group/team as well as working individually.
  • Ability & willingness to do business travel to meet project goals.



  • Quarterly report of the project progress
  • Recommendation on AFI Southeast Asia regional engagement strategy on stakeholder’s engagement, communication and implementation strategies.
  • Recommendation on key concepts and core documents of AFI Southeast Asia regional engagement team.
  • Representing AFI Southeast Asia in workshops & trainings for key stakeholders.
  • Representing AFI Southeast Asia regional engagement team in high-level meetings, national and international events that are identified as strategic for AFI.


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


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


Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 31 January 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.



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