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Position : Senior Subnational Coordinator (Western Indonesia)
Program : Indonesia
Line manager : National Project Manager, Indonesia
Key internal relations : Country Director, Terrestrial Director and various Program Managers
Location: Project site-based, with travel to multiple field sites
The Wildlife Conservation Society - Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) has significantly grown over the last decades, and contributed substantially to the conservation of biodiversity in Indonesia. It currently works in several large landscapes in Sumatra and Sulawesi and seascapes across the Indonesian archipelago where it aims to protect threatened species and their habitats. In order to achieve its overall goal of saving wildlife and wild places, the WCS-IP programs prioritize field activities that seek to build local partner capacity, halt the poaching and illegal trade of wildlife, reduce the overexploitation of wildlife in legal trade, mitigate human-wildlife conflicts, and monitor and sustain the health of wildlife populations.
For this ToR, WCS is launching a new project that aims to use a combination of conservation science and strong partnerships to mitigate environmental impacts caused by infrastructure development. In this project, WCS will use its well-established in-country partnerships and contacts to lead on the engagement of government, and also civil society, at the national and subnational (provincial) levels. The project has prioritised the biodiversity-rich islands of Sumatra, Papua, Sulawesi and Indonesian Borneo, where WCS has excellent high-level government contacts. Here, WCS will support government partners to design and implement sustainable economic development plans that incorporate conservation priorities, with a focus on reforms in governance, policy and spatial and development planning. The project will build upon a strong partnership with Pokja Papua and the multidisciplinary James Cook University (JCU) team on spatial planning. To achieve the project aim, WCS has designed a project with two core and interlinked objectives,
- Objective 1 will strengthen national government support for the project, creating the enabling environment for interventions at the provincial level (led by a National Governance Specialist)
- Objective 2 will work directly with key Provincial Governments on local sustainable development planning and implementation. The specific actions, whilst all being applicable to the target provinces, are likely to be implemented in different combinations depending on the respective governments’ priorities and needs (led by two Senior Subnational Coordinators – one for eastern Indonesia and one for western Indonesia).
In this ToR, the Senior Subnational Coordinator will be responsible for leading on the implementation of subnational (provincial) activities for either eastern or western Indonesian, depending upon their specific assignment. He/she will provide technical support to the National Governance Specialist in implementing national-level activities, mainly through linking these with the subnational work plan to ensure a well-aligned and well-coordinated approach.
- Provide leadership for the eastern or western Indonesian project activities. This includes supervising a junior support specialist and working together to produce high-quality deliverables under the project work plan.
- Develop and maintain a multi-stakeholder network and work through this to elicit on-the-ground action.
Specific Tasks and Outputs/Deliverables
Engagement of key stakeholders
- Develop and maintain a subnational stakeholder network from key government, academic and civil society organisations.
- Conduct frequent formal and informal consultation meetings with key stakeholders to discuss the project, identify planned infrastructure projects (and opportunities for timely WCS/Pokja Papua/JCU intervention).
- Support national stakeholder consultation meetings with at least 3 Ministries.
- Provide technical input to a priority setting exercise with the Pokja Papua/JCU team to determine priority provinces and infrastructure projects (based on the WCS consultations and review) for project intervention.
- Source available spatial, economic development and other relevant datasets for project use.
- Facilitate at least 3 subnational meetings between Pokja Papua, JCU and key provincial government agencies.
- Support the National Governance Specialist and Terrestrial Director in liaising with donor agencies, embassies, international NGOs to identify areas for collaboration to leverage project support and maximise the impact of the JCU analyses.
Elicit on-the-ground action
- Provide key technical support, based on JCU analyses, to positively influence 1-2 major province-wide infrastructure projects and 3 district-level infrastructure projects.
- Support dissemination of JCU results in 2-3 provinces and at the national level twice a year and identify areas for subsequent intervention.
- Support local advocacy groups/NGOs in positively communicating the pertinent JCU findings to Pokja Papua and WCS's national media contacts.
- Contribute to the production of bi-annual donor reports.
- Participate in quarterly WCS/Pokja Papua/JCU meetings involving all senior staff.
- Line manage a Junior Support Specialist.
Please note that the above TOR constitutes only the main responsibilities and duties of this position. As WCS-IP is a flexible organization, staff members are expected to undertake any other tasks that are allocated to them but which are not part of their regular ToR.
Please send a covering letter and CV in English to firstname.lastname@example.org no late than 31 July 2020, stating in the subject line “Senior Subnational Coordinator_(name)”.
Please also include a portfolio of your previous work or links to blogs or galleries online.
No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified.