Consultant as Research Analyst for West Papua (Manokwari based)
WRI Indonesia is an independent research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. Within our Agriculture, Forest, and Land Use (AFOLU) Program, we envision critical ecosystems such as forests and peatland across Indonesia to be governed fairly and sustainably. We believe sustainable land use management is key for Indonesia to meet its climate goal, in line with keeping the global climate target below the 1.5-degree Celsius warming threshold, while providing sustainable livelihoods to forest-dependent communities and conserve biodiversity in the landscape. We work together with various levels of government, private sector, and civil society through research, policy advocacy, and creation of a community of practice to mainstream sustainable land use management.
Papua and West Papua have unique geographical features being forest-dense provinces and socio-culturally different. Hence the need for WRI Indonesia to have a specific and relatively large autonomous office. Project portfolios in Papua and West Papua include, but not limited to:
The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)
The Food and Land Use coalition (FOLU) is an initiative that focuses on an integrated, sustainable transformation of global food and land use systems to support delivery of global agreements including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The approach will consider the many dimensions and perspectives of biodiversity, climate, agriculture and food production, rural prosperity, supply chain management, product formulation, diets, health and nutrition, loss and waste and security of supply. The project works under the umbrella of Indonesia’s Low Carbon Development Initiatives (LCDI), alongside its sistering initiatives such as Indonesia Intact Rainforest Partnership (IIRP), Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium, and beyond.
Indonesia Intact Rainforest Partnership (IIRP)
As FOLU sister initiative, Indonesia Intact Rainforest Partnership aims to catalyze the implementation of a low-carbon development plan in four intact forest provinces, namely Papua, West Papua, North Kalimantan, and Aceh. It consists of policies, programs, and investments that advance local economic development, improve resident well-being, and avoid deforestation.
The Research Analyst for West Papua will be based in Manokwari to provide support in research, implementation of project activities plan, and stakeholder engagement of various project within Papua Region portfolio including but not limited to the briefly mentioned project. This position will report to the Project Lead and work collaboratively with Papua Regional teams and other project-related personnel.
What You Will Do
Research and Capacity Building
- Contribute to research project related to Papua Region portfolio. This includes research implementation, analysis, and report writing.
- Contribute to the capacity building-related activities including but not limited to:
- identify and verify the potential community groups to be assessed according to the needs of each project,
- Actively involved on in planning, preparation, and implementation of any capacity building activities including the development of presentation material,
- Produce activity report in a timely manner,
- Facilitate discussions with targeted participants and other potential stakeholders.
- Facilitate the establishment of an institutional mechanism and ensure its functions after the mechanism is formed.
- Contribute on spatial analysis works including providing technical assistance to stakeholders
- Prepare and conduct data collection and data compiling.
- Provide input to any knowledge and communications product undertaken by Papua Regional team.
- Provide support to strengthen the quality of various research projects undertaken and/or coordinated by Papua Regional team.
Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
- Build and maintain good relationships with various stakeholders such as universities, local governments, regional partner institutions, and local communities who work on issues of forestry, environment, management of natural resources, and carbon finance in West Papua and Southwest Papua Provinces especially Manokwari, Sorong, and Tambrauw Districts.
- Participate in discussions, meetings, conferences.
- Identify potential stakeholders to expand engagement work whenever necessary.
What You Will Need
- Legally able to work in Indonesia.
- Willing to work in Manokwari, West Papua Province as an office base. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Bachelor’s degree in development study, community development, sociology, natural resources management, environmental studies, or a related field required.
- 3+ years of professional working experience in strengthening empowerment, working with rural communities and/or other relevant stakeholders.
- Familiarity in processing spatial data using GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS) to produce high quality spatial analysis and reports.
- Proven experience in engaging with various types of stakeholders, especially those within the Papua region.
- Ability to setting priorities.
- Good verbal and written communication skills both in English and Indonesia for correspondence purposes, reports, and knowledge products.
- Willing to do travel.
- Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Responsibilities are expected to be carried out in a timely and satisfactory fashion with minor supervision.
Comprehensive monthly report that consists of achievement, work progress, and lesson learned, including but not limited to:
- Research and assessment activities including spatial analysis works
- Capacity-building activities
- Outreach and engagement activities
April – December 2023
Terms of Payment
Daily rate-based consultant with maximum of 18 working days per month in average
Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited term)
What we offer:
- Consultant rate that is commensurate with experience and skills
- Travel insurance for both domestic and international for any travel duty as assigned by WRI Indonesia
- Access to the WRI global network
- A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work
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.
How to apply: In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal.
Application close: 1700 (DKI Jakarta local time), 10 April 2023. 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.
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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.
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