FOLU Indonesia Senior Program Lead

Program Management Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

Program Overview

Food and Land Use Coalition

The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), co-led by the World Resources Institute, seeks to accelerate a transformation of the world’s food and land use systems to better protect our natural environment; provide nutritious and affordable food; strengthen the resilience and enhance the prosperity of people; and meet the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.  FOLU aims to provide the practical connections, the evidence bases for action and a vision for change to drive a food and land use system transformation. We do this by:

  1. Partnering with those best-placed to develop and deliver messages regarding food and land use systems transformation within a given political economy;
  2. Working with national partners to develop compelling, evidence-based analyses, strategic land-use planning frameworks, pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems, and policy recommendations; and
  3. Creating platforms and partnership models to encourage multi-stakeholder collaboration, both nationally and globally.


Food and Land Use Coalition in Indonesia

The Food and Land Use Coalition in Indonesia is a coalition of institutions working to support the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to bring about a more sustainable food and land use economy for the country.


The FOLU Coalition is fully integrated into Bappenas’ Low Carbon Development Initiative.


The aim of the Coalition is to convene and inspire key Indonesian stakeholders with a view to accelerating globally significant action which addresses the important development, climate, environment, biodiversity and health/nutrition challenges Indonesia faces in the coming decades.


The Food and Land Use Coalition in Indonesia is supporting policy research, engaging directly with the national government – as well as subnational jurisdictions, the private sector and other stakeholders – to support the shift towards a more sustainable food and land use system. The Coalition also seeks to enable Indonesia’s rich experience and diverse perspectives to be shared with the international FOLU community.


The Food and Land Use Coalition in Indonesia comprises a detailed integrated country modelling effort, led by the University of Indonesia and Bogor Agricultural University, coupled with high-level policy engagement with national decision-makers in the public and private sector, led by WRI Indonesia, the EAT Foundation, GAIN, the Indonesian Business Council of Sustainable Development, IIASA, UN SDSN, Systemiq and other partners.


Job Summary

We seek an experienced, dynamic diplomat and first-rate communicator who can work to build an effective and first-rate coalition which leads to lasting impact. The role of the Program Lead will be to work to build trust and collaborative work between the institutions involved in the coalition, fundraise for the coalition’s long-term work, and position the coalition strategically with key counterparts in the public and private sector in Indonesia. The program lead would be housed at WRI Indonesia, where he or she would report to the LCDI Manager, as well as to a steering committee comprising a representative of BAPPENAS and the other institutions of the coalition.


Job Responsibilities

  • Research and analysis
  • Coalition-building
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Liaison with national government
  • Liaison with companies, academic institutions and civil society organizations
  • Representation of the Food and Land Use Coalition within LCDI, Indonesia and at the global level


Job Qualifications

  • Masters or equivalent degree is preferable
  • Expert in building and managing effective coalitions
  • Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, with a focus on strategic challenges
  • 3-5+ years’ experience within government or private sector dealing with strategy, multi-stakeholder, and policy engagements
  • Proven track record in negotiating significant change at the highest levels
  • Relationship management skills, also at a senior policy-maker level
  • Detailed relevant policy experience and influencing key decision makers
  • Demonstrable high-level network within Indonesia
  • Full fluency in written English and Bahasa
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to identify growth opportunities and take a lead in exploring new ideas and concepts
  • Experience with fundraising
  • Comfortable with occasional international travel


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.


Remuneration: Remuneration is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package.


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


Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 16 July 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 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.



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