Consultant as Copywriter for Food System Module Booklets

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World Resources Institute

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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14 days ago

Program Overview
WRI Indonesia is a 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 employs three approaches, namely: Count It, Change It, Scale It.

WRI works with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI has worked with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe, India, and Indonesia.

The New Food and Land Use Economy (FOLU) initiative by WRI focuses on sustainable food system. The initiative aims to support the Indonesia’s Low Carbon Development, by the elaboration of sustainable food system. FOLU aims to provide evidence on pathways at global, national, and sub-national levels for sustainable food system in Indonesia. In so doing FOLU collaborates with multi-stakeholders in the public and private sectors, to elaborate business solutions that raise ambition of the private sector. It will also identify key policies, investments and actions needed to establish a new food and land use economy, which enhances agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods, addresses food waste, promote ocean-based food, improves diets while at the same time protecting forests and biodiversity and increasing Indonesia's resilience and adaptation to climate change including current environmental and health issues on plastic waste.

In this second phase, the project is based on five workstreams based on the major expected outcomes: (1) improved food quality (securing availability of healthy, nutritious, and locally diverse food), (2) improved food supply & access throughout the agriculture and seafood value chains, (3) reduced per capita food loss and waste, both from supply and demand side, (4) nature conservation and restoration in sustainable jurisdictions, backed by permanent moratoriums, and (5) integrated, comprehensive, spatially explicit land use and marine planning at national and sub-national levels. In addition to delivering insight on how transforming the current food system at national and sub-national level, FOLU Indonesia coalition wants to raise the knowledge and awareness of sustainable food system. This will aim at providing proof points, evidences, and case studies for key sectors in specified jurisdictions where opportunities and policy reforms are likely to yield the largest economic, social and environmental impacts and co-benefits.

Job Responsibilities
FOLU is interested in the role of positive, systemic triggering and accelerating change across social, ecological and market/economic systems, and its application to transformation of food and land use systems. As the issues of food and land use consist of interlinkages of system, FOLU understand the need to provide the basic information on food systems and positive intervention as the basis for its engagement and discussions.

The consultant is responsible to support FOLU develop 5 booklets of food and systems modules (see the detail in Annex 1) as a mode to disseminate, engage, and increase the capacity of FOLU partners and stakeholders, e.g., subnational local partners, national partners, local farmers & fishers association, and more. This position will report to the Communications Coordinator and working collaboratively with the FOLU team and an appointed graphic designer.

  • Develop five 1,500 – 3,000 words of written contents for five booklets in Bahasa Indonesia, explaining:
  • Introduction to system thinking and food system
  • Diversity of food and healthy diets
  • Agroecology
  • Food loss and waste
  • Conservation & restoration of natural ecosystem
  • Collaborate with graphic designer to finalize the whole product (5 booklets)

Job Qualifications
  • More than 3 years of experience in climate and science communications, copywriting, journalism, or other related field
  • Excellent written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Excellent understanding on Indonesia’s climate change mitigation efforts, preferably familiar with food and land use issue
  • Able to work under tight deadline
  • Good communications skill
  • Ability to work efficiently and manage their working time effectively
  • Ability to maintain adequate speed and volume of output

Period of Work
The consultant is expected to provide the services for 4 months from July until October 2022. Detailed work plan will be discussed with WRI Indonesia team following signing of the engagement contract.

Consultant Fee and Terms of
Consultant will receive a compensation based on deliverables submitted throughout the project period (deliverable-based) with deliverables, timeline, and terms of payment as follow:


Expected time of Completion



Reviewed and approved outlines before drafting the written draft of booklet (5 topics)

By 3rd week of July 2022

30 %


Reviewed and approved written draft of booklet before developed by illustrator (5 topics)

By 3rd week of September 2022

35 %


Reviewed and approved final infographic booklets (5 topics)

By 3rd week of October 2022

35 %

Note :
The specific time of completion of each deliverable will be discussed further upon contract signing.

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Must submit proposed professional fee and 2
most recent writing samples in Bahasa Indonesia

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

Consultant rate
: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.

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

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time),
21 June 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.

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.

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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.

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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