Consultant as Community Development and Sustainable Land Use Governance Facilitator

Communications & Engagement Other Worldwide Locations

Program Overview

WRI Indonesia seeks to support the government, private sector, and communities in Indonesia to reduce its GHG emission through better management of its forest and land use, business operation, and livelihoods. We utilize new technology, multi-stakeholder approach, and research to provide the most up-to-date, accurate, and reliable tools, methodology, and data so that key stakeholders can take part in sustainable development. To advance this cause, WRI Indonesia is championing an ambitious program to transform land use planning and management to be more inclusive and sustainable through a project, namely The Enhancing Community Forest Tenure & Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia. The Project Initiative supports national and subnational government agencies to implement and monitor social forestry agenda in reducing GHG emission and improving climate resiliency through sustainable and inclusive forest management, while simultaneously supports indigenous and local communities to secure tenurial security and develop sustainable livelihoods and business models.


Through these initiatives, we aim to build a movement among government agencies, companies, NGO/CSOs, communities, and society to enhance sustainable and equitable forest and land use management in Indonesia. The Community Development and Land Use Facilitator will provide facilitation and stakeholder engagement at the community level, provide technical and operational aspects, assist research in the prioritized sites of Aceh provinces and support the Program Leads and Manager’s in managing program/projects within the scope of WRI Indonesia’s strategy.


Job Highlights

Community Development and Sustainable Land Use Governance Facilitator will be responsible to provide technical and operational aspects in implementing and managing WRI’s key initiatives/portfolios in the prioritized sites and districts. The main responsibility will include; implementing project plan; conducting and facilitating regular discussions; empowering the community groups on forest planning, business development and management together with local communities and community groups, government agencies, and relevant institutions in the prioritized areas; assisting and organizing events and engagements related to the implementation of The Enhancing Community Forest Tenure & Sustainable Livelihoods.


He/she will support regional team on stakeholder mapping, socio – economic and livelihood assessment, geospatial technical assistant, facilitation process to promote social forestry, including field data collection, and reporting, to formulate recommendation on improved land use governance and community livelihood in the focused area. He/she will also provide capacity building and technical assistances for community groups to promote sustainable forest and land use management, enhancement livelihood as well as maintain good relations with key stakeholders.

He/She will be based in Aceh Besar district, Aceh, particularly on prioritized sites or villages that may be assigned. He/she will liaise closely with the regional team, and other key personnel of the projects, partners who implementing similar programs, as well as relevant government agencies, local authorities, and NGO/CSOs that will contribute to achieving targeted impact of WRI portfolios. This position will report to the South Sumatra and Aceh Senior Program Lead.


Job Responsibilities

Community Development and Land Use sustainable Facilitator main areas of responsibility will include the following:

Technical Works and Research (70 %)

  • Conduct regular discussions and engagement with local communities, farmers or community groups, government agencies, and other relevant institutions to promote sustainable forest and land use management in prioritized areas.
  • Support the institutional setting, community empowerment and facilitation process to accelerate social forestry implementation in Aceh province and prioritized site.
  • Provide capacity building and technical assistances for communities and/or local community group, and local government agencies to promote sustainable forest and land use management.
  • Facilitate field data collection based on project needs.
  • Work closely with land use governance team for technical and operational aspects of GIS and participatory mapping in prioritized sites.
  • Work closely with livelihood specialists to develop strategies to implement community livelihood and community-based business
  • Work closely with WRI's conflict transformation team, to collect data and information related to conflicts and facilitate the process of handling them
  • Work closely with Research and Development (R&D) team and the Gender and Youth team to support initiatives related to research, communication, capacity building, and the improvement of women and youth participation
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


Project Management and Communication (30 %)

  • Develop workplan, budget, and term of reference (TOR) to implement community and livelihood development facilitation, and other relevant project activities in prioritized sites.
  • Actively develop and maintain communication and coordination with key stakeholders to ensure successful project implementation.
  • Assist the Senior Program Lead to organize and facilitate periodic reviews, activity monitoring, and ensure project deliverables periodically.
  • Develop minutes of meeting, travel report, and other relevant documents to support the implementation of program/project activities.
  • Support the program/project lead in developing report, working paper, and other communication materials.
  • Facilitate workshop, meeting, training, as well as other events conducted by WRI.
  • Report monthly activities to South Sumatra and Aceh Senior Program Lead.



  • Legally able to work in Indonesia
  • Willing to be posted and stay for at least 15 (fifteen) days per month consecutively in community locations to work with various groups on the appointed sites
  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, sociology, anthropology, agriculture, agribusiness, environmental studies, geography, or any other relevant subjects.
  • Minimum two years of professional working experience in community facilitation/empowerment, social forestry and working with international organization, government, and Civil Society Organization (CSO).
  • Experience in conducting participatory mapping, community development activities, develop and maintain engagement with various type of stakeholder such as government institution, NGOs, civil society, and local communities.
  • Experience to develop community-based participatory planning process using PRA, RRA, P3MD and other relevant methods
  • Ability to speak the region’s native language (Aceh/Gayo) is a plus
  • Experience in facilitating discussion, interview, and ability to communicate and collaborate with local governments, community, NGO/CSOs, and relevant partners.
  • Experience in developing capacity building materials and conduct trainings related to social forestry and land use management topic
  • Familiarity with social forestry, community-based forest management, sustainable development, and other relevant environmental-social economic topics.
  • Ability to operate Ms. Office especially Word, Excel, Power Point, dan internet operations.
  • Own a motorcycle and a valid driving license (SIM C).
  • Ability to travel when needed.


Deliverables and Timeline


Document / Output


Provide expertise on community facilitation and development, and operational aspects to strengthen the implementation of sustainable land use governance, livelihood, social forestry and customary forest schemes in prioritized sites/villages.

-       Monthly Time Sheet and Reports that include activity description done by the Consultant.

Last day of each month

Capacity strengthening program for communities and group, and relevant government agencies.

-       Community facilitation and empowerment program plan

September 2022

-       Report on capacity building implementation

September 2022 – August 2023

-       Quarterly report on capacity building implementation.

December 2022 | April 2023 | August 2023

Institutional setting, stakeholder engagement, community facilitation, and project coordination required to accelerate implementation of social forestry.

-       Profile document of the village or community group

October 2022

-       At least new one community groups committed to the protection and sustainable management of forests are formed

November 2022

-       Submission documents require of social forestry license to government

January 2022

-       Relevant documents and reports in institutional setting, stakeholder engagement, community facilitation and project coordination (i.e. minutes of meeting, travel report, etc)

September 2022 – August 2023

Landuse management plans for communities to strengthen the implementation of social forestry and customary forest schemes.

-       Social Forestry management plans in consultation with communities, NGO/CSOs, and government agencies

January 2023

Work with the other research team in producing knowledge and communication products related to social forestry and project activities

-        Knowledge and communication products (working paper, blogpost and/or poster presentation)

June 2023

Project management and communication

-        Relevant documents and reports in institutional setting, stakeholder engagement, community facilitation and project coordination (i.e. minutes of meeting, travel report, etc)

September 2022 – August 2023



1 (one) year of initial contract with possibility of extension subject to individual performance evaluation, budget availability, and project needs.


Terms of Payment

Daily-rate based consultant with maximum 216 working days for the whole contract period or 18 working days per month in average.


Contract Arrangement

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), 15 September 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.


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