Natural Resources Specialist for Environment Unit

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Background

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. Learn more at undp.org or follow at @UNDP.

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP has been present in Indonesia for over 35 years, carrying out its mission to share technical expertise to assure inclusive growth, better services, environmental sustainability and good governance leading to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP is helping the country to develop policies, leadership skills, partnership abilities, institutional capabilities, and build resilience. As one of many UN entities, UNDP implements activities under the broad umbrella of the UN Partnership for Development Framework (UNPDF). Simi-lar to the UNPDF, UNDP’s country programme is furthermore fully aligned with Indonesia’s national development goals. By ensuring that programmes are in line with national development priorities as well as with the outcomes of the UNPDF, UNDP aims to foster national ownership and needs responsiveness, while at the same time supporting coherence and synergies of the UN system partnership with Indonesia.

Of the priority areas, UNDP is working for a sustainable environment and development policy, which integrates climate change concerns and at the same time provides poverty reduction and human development. Climate change is a reality and urgent actions in climate change adaptation and mitigation are required. With an over 80,000 km long coastline and 17,000 islands, many people in Indonesia are depending on climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, forestry and coastal community economies.

Consequently, Indonesia is especially vulnerable to climate change, with the severe impacts of a changing climate already being felt in various parts of the country. Unreasonably, it is the poor and vulnerable communities that are being hardest hit by the changing climate. As a result, climate change is directly threatening Indonesia’s recent achievements on poverty reduction and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to being strongly affected by climate change, Indonesia is also one of the world’s largest emitters of Green House Gasses (GHGs), thus contributing significantly to climate change. Indonesia’s largest emissions originate from deforestation and land degradation and conversion. In addition to causing climate change, these practices threaten livelihoods, biodiversity, peace and stability.

Given the implications of climate change for Indonesia and vice versa, the Indonesia UNDP Country Office considers climate change a top priority issue. Concrete climate change action is required if the Government is going to reach Indonesia’s ambitious emission reduction targets. UNDP is therefore engaging closely with the Government to pursue climate change adaptation and mitigation in the context of an environmentally sound and sustainable development framework. For this purpose, UNDP will put in place enabling environment and provides support on renewable energy generation. The Government of Indonesia (GoI) has enacted number of sustainable energy policies and regulations in response to the Energy Law. These include Government Regulation No.79/2014 on National Energy Policy, which sets a target of 2025 by which renewable energy is expected to contribute 23% to the national primary energy mix and average of 1% annual reduction in final energy intensity through various energy efficiency and energy conservation measures.

To this end, a Natural Resources Specialist recruited will be interacting with the key UNDP partners working in the sustainable energy and natural resources area in Indonesia, including Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, MEMR (Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, and non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations as well as other development partners in sustainable energy and natural resources issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit, the Natural Resources Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

1. Coordinate risk assessment for private sector entities involvement in initiatives led by the Environment Unit:

  • Conduct private sector’s Risk Assessment Tool (RAT)
  • Conduct due diligence for private sector entities
  • Development of documentation to support due diligence, as required

2. Provide strategic direction and support for multi-stakeholder engagement in conducting integrated landscape management design and multi-stakeholder dialogue mechanism through:

  • Facilitate the design of integrated landscape management design involving government, private sector, CSOs and local communities which integrated system thinking and sense making results through preparation of project brief.
  • Preparation for multi-stakeholder dialogue mechanisms on landscape management (taken from the Project document as well as other updated resources) through preparation of project brief

  • Review each actor’s mandate, plan, map activities, work areas and strengths/weaknesses (sector baseline).

  • Provide technical support to multi-stakeholder mechanisms, especially in regard to the project’s donor coordination and government/civil society partnership-building activities.

3. Facilitates the establishment of a high-quality knowledge building and management information system focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Effective mechanisms and systems are in place and functioning to identify, document and synthesize lesson learned and best practices for sharing and learning throughout the region.
  • Support reporting mechanisms for the Environment Unit
  • Maintain project briefs and activity information for civil society, bilateral donors, academia, private sectors and other stakeholders as appropriate to support UNDP’s public awareness activities including through preparation of statements and other communication materials.
  • Provision of high-quality information and analysis to the government counterparts to inform the strategic direction of local development priorities.
  • Coordinate and organize the relevant studies to collate research-based information, evidence and facts to enrich the achievement of development results.
  • Ensure development results are communicated to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Effective strategic input for capacity building training for project/programme staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs including in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming
  • Effective contribution to the national and global network for gender mainstreaming learning and knowledge sharing

4. Facilitates the establishment of a high-quality knowledge building and management information system focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Effective mechanisms and systems are in place and functioning to identify, document and synthesize lesson learned and best practices for sharing and learning throughout the region.
  • Support reporting mechanisms for the Environment Unit.
  • Maintain project briefs and activity information for civil society, bilateral donors, academia, private sectors and other stakeholders as appropriate to support UNDP’s public awareness activities including through preparation of statements and other communication materials.
  • Provision of high-quality information and analysis to the government counterparts to inform the strategic direction of local development priorities.
  • Coordinate and organize the relevant studies to collate research-based information, evidence and facts to enrich the achievement of development results.
  • Ensure development results are communicated to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Effective strategic input for capacity building training for project/programme staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs including in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming.
  • Effective contribution to the national and global network for gender mainstreaming learning and knowledge sharing.

5. Support the development of strategic documents for the Environment Unit:

  • Develop and contribute to strategic documents, project identification and proposals preparation, annual work plans, as well as other documents, as requested
  • Draft articles for UNDP website and print media
  • Draft press releases in collaboration with Communications Unit and project team
  • Assist with development of information and publicity materials to raise public awareness in close coordination with the Communications Unit
  • Provide inputs to support COVID-19 response programmes and initiatives

6. The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behaviour including gender discrimination:

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced

Institutional Arrangement

The Natural Resources Specialist will report to the Head of Environment Unit, UNDP CO Indonesia. The expert will also assist the Senior Management and relevant programme managers in the delivery of the stipulated outputs in line with the UNDP Indonesia CO requirements.

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact.
  • Think Innovatively: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.
  • Learn Continuously: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences.
  • Adapt with Agility: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands.
  • Act with Determination: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results.
  • Engage and Partner: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.

Cross-Functional and Technical Competencies

Strategic Thinking:

  • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions
  • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP

System Thinking:

Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.

Negotiation and Influence:

Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates win-win situations.

Gender:

Gender mainstreaming.

Partnership Management:

Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies. Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP.

Multimedia Writing / Editing:

Ability to create and/or edit written content for multimedia.

Working with Evidence and Data:

Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • A minimum requirement would be Bachelor’s degree in; Environment, Energy, Project Management, Economics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development; and/or related field.
  • Master’s degree in Environment, Energy, Project Management, Economics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development; and/or related field would be an advantage

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years for candidate with bachelor’s degree or 5 years for candidate with master degree of relevant professional experience, preferably in the field of development
  • Experience in in the areas of environment, climate change; renewable/alternative energy; natural resources management; sustainable development would be essential

Required Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, writing ability and administrative skills.
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to engage and negotiate with high level personnel in governmental institutions, external agencies, etc.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to conceptualize strategic intervention

Desired Additional Skills:

  • Experience working with the Government, development partners, donor agencies, private sector and/or its associations will be highly desirable.
  • Experience working through digital platforms would be an asset;
  • Relevant experience in the areas of sustainable energy and natural resources development, economic development, poverty and gender analysis would be preferable
  • Experience in development and planning of the projects focused on environment and/or climate change through providing evidence-based policy advice would be preferrable
  • Experience working with United Nation/UNDP’s rules and procedures would be desirable
  • Experience in supporting COVID-19 response programmes and initiatives would be desirable;
  • Relevant international experience, preferably in developing countries
  • Experience in developing/drafting project proposals and research, concerning climate change; renewable/alternative energy; natural resources management; and environmental related issues
  • Experience in formulating development strategies and policies.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia would be highly desirable.

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UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UN Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UN Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.

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