Consultant for Stakeholder Engagement

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World Resources Institute

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Remote

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30+ days ago

Program Overview
Cities4Forests is partnering with the Coalition for Urban Transitions (CUT), which has launched a report titled “Seizing Indonesia’s Urban Opportunity.” The report’s objective is to support the Indonesian national government in its COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts while decarbonizing and promoting economic growth through building compact, connected, clean, and resilient cities.

One of the strategic recommendations proposed in the report is to scale-up ecosystem restoration within and around cities to build resilience. The Indonesian national government should have a better understanding of the current state of cities’ awareness and readiness on inclusive, low-carbon, and resilient development to better address the need of cities. As there will be a simultaneous local election in 7 provinces, 18 cities, and 76 districts in Indonesia in 2022, there is currently a major and timely opportunity to provide support on integrated green development planning for city mid-term development plans. WRI Indonesia and Cities4Forests will conduct baseline assessments on cities’ awareness and readiness on the NBS agenda to achieve inclusive, low-carbon, and resilient development, and provide recommendations based on the assessment results. We will also provide technical support on the development of guidelines for green development planning. There will be an opportunity to scale the collaboration to provide guidelines endorsed by national government agencies and city government associations, which can potentially be incorporated into formal government guidelines.

As development of baseline assessment needs data collected from various sources, WRI Indonesia need to conduct an intensive stakeholders engagement works in 5 (five) pilot cities : Makasar, Balikpapan, Jayapura, Medan, and Denpasar. The Stakeholders Engagement Consultant will be assigned for each pilot city and responsible for data collection, coordination and engagement with related stakeholders at cities level in supporting the development of the baseline assessment. She/he will work under supervision of Policy Advocacy Consultants and Project Lead of Cities4Forests.

Job Responsibilities
The Stakeholder Engagement Consultant responsibilities are as follow :
Engagement and Communication (80%)
  • Co-Lead local level engagement and outreach with pilot city’s stakeholders (Makasar/ Balikpapan/ Jayapura/ Medan/ Denpasar)
  • Maintain strategic engagement and communication with government agencies, private sector, CSOs, and other related stakeholders
  • Conduct and coordinate the primary and secondary data collection activities in relate to the development of the baseline assessment
  • Identify key actors and build influencing strategy
  • Provide input and active contribution on the development of communication products (e.g., blogs, presentations)
  • Work collaboratively with WRI Indonesia’s Communication teams and partners in delivering public outreach, education, and engagement activities
  • Builds the profile of WRI Indonesia in each targeted city through communications and outreach to targeted audiences
  • Develop communications materials targeting existing and prospective partners and stakeholders of project; and oversees the dissemination of reports related to project activities.

Project Management (20%)
  • Proactively identify and address opportunities and challenges to the project arising internally or externally, including suggestion to adjusting programmatic strategies and approaches, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Facilitate and coordinate project coordination activities, consultations, technical meetings as well as training, policy dialogues, and technical assistance activities to increase and/or gain stakeholder awareness, feedbacks, and participation.
  • Support engagement with third party for meeting the project requirement e.g. data, technical discussion, dissemination
  • Co-manage changes to the project arrangement & timeline, ensuring its technical feasibility
  • Contribute to the development of any project report as assigned

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, specifically program implementation, project management, outreach and stakeholder engagement, and research will be advantaged (graduate degree is preferable)
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in related field, preferably with coursework in environmental management, urban planning, urban forestry, and sustainable development
  • Having working experience with local government in targeted city will be an advantage
  • Ability to write and speak in an organized, clear, and articulate manner for a wide range of audiences, including local governments, private sector, and NGOs.
  • Ability to manage projects with strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills and balance attention to detail with big-picture thinking.
  • Ability to manage professional relationships to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Competencies:
  • Experience working within and managing intricate communication among multi-stakeholder / inter-sectoral groups such as government, private, civil societies, and other stakeholder engagement
  • Familiarity with cities and climate change, urban forestry issues and policies in targeted city

Deliverables and Timeline
Task/Output

Jul

Aug

Sep

Develop stakeholder baseline data


Collect data from primary and secondary data sources

Produce Minutes of meeting and/or report on each project coordination activities, consultations, and technical meetings as well as capacity building and technical assistance activities in a timely manner


Provide input and/or contribution to development of communication products (e.g., blogs, presentations) as assigned

Provide input and/or contribution to development of reports and/or communications product (e.g. blogs, presentations, etc) as assigned

Duration

1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022

Terms of Payment
Daily-rate based consultant with maximum 15 working days for the whole contract period.

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

All applicants must submit cover letter that include information on which pilot city they would like to be assigned

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),
11 July 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.

The World Resources Institute (
http://www.wri.org ) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.