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Technical Associate (Jurisdictional Approach)


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Jakarta
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
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  • Closing Date: Closed

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With the funding support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Indonesia, led by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs and with technical support from UNDP and FAO is implementing a full-size project entitled “Strengthening sustainability in commodity and food systems, land restoration and land use governance through integrated landscape management for multiple benefits in Indonesia (FOLUR)”. The project aims to ensure sustainable value chains of oil palm, coffee, rice and cocoa through an application of a comprehensive land use approach linking biodiversity conservation, restoration, and production at scale.
The project will support the country to address the above-mentioned development challenges through four areas of interventions: 1) Enabling environment for sustainable value chains and integrated landscape management; 2) Promotion of sustainable crop production practices and responsible value chains; 3) Conservation and restoration-rehabilitation of natural habitats; and 4) Knowledge management, coordination, collaboration and monitoring and evaluation.

The project aims for a transformational change in sustainable commodity and crop supply chains and land governance, leading to a reduction in loss of high conservation value and high carbon stock forests in five jurisdictions in the country: Aceh Province (target district: Central Aceh), North Sumatera Province (target district: Mandailing Natal), West Kalimantan Province (target district: Sanggau), South Sulawesi Province (target district: Luwu), and West Papua Province (target district: Sorong). The targeted commodities are oil palm, cocoa, rice, and coffee.

In line with the GEF-7 FOLUR Impact Program, the project strategy is predicated on integrated landscape management approaches facilitated through multi-stakeholder collaboration in achieving genuine systems change that results in durable global environmental benefits and sustainable livelihoods for local communities both men and women.

Duties and Responsibilities


a.   Ensure effective and consistent implementation of the activities in the target jurisdictions and facilitate mainstreaming of the integrated landscape management approach (ILM) among national and subnational level stakeholders for the following tasks:
•   Liaisons between the project and the Directorate for Food and Agriculture BAPPENAS as well as other units in BAPPENAS, other relevant ministries, and stakeholders at the national level for FOLUR Project.
•   Provide analysis and technical advice to Directorate for Food and Agriculture BAPPENAS related to approach and strategy in institutionalizing the jurisdictional approach at the national level.
•   Facilitate multi-stakeholder process in 5 (five) targeted districts and establish connection with similar initiatives at the province and national levels.
•   Support the facilitation of the cooperation partners in the documentation of the lessons learned from experiences for dissemination to the outside audiences.
•   Responsible to organize events, workshops, and conferences related to jurisdictional aspect of FOLUR Project under component of BAPPENAS.
•   Provide technical input to the development of knowledge management and communication outreach activities related to internalizing jurisdictional approach as part of integrated and sustainable landscape management planning.

b.   Support the project team to ensure effective project planning, and implementation focusing on achievement of the following results
•   Coordination of project planning and preparation work for, typically, a large size and highly complex component of the project initiatives;
•   Analysis, researches, summary and presentation of basic information/data on specific project and related topics;
•   Implementation of standard operating procedures in line with the government and UNDP’s regulations;

c.   Support to the effective reporting on progress of project implementation
•   Assessment for capacity building in national or regional institutions through analytical review of existing policy and regulatory framework
•   Updated and assessment of landscape profiles of five project sites- located at the district level
•   Compilation of technical material for National Workshop on the Tools and Systems for Integration of Existing Policies related to Integrated Landscape Management
•   Implementation on the Tools and Systems for Integration of Existing Policies related to Integrated Landscape Management, including cost-effective online platforms for data integration services
•   Implementation of training on information system applications for project multi stakeholders at the national and sub-national levels

d.   Support strategic partnerships, communication and support to the implementation of resource mobilization
•   Updated database of the relevant public and development partners private sector, civil society and other stakeholders who are counterparts for the project;
•   Establishment of filing management for internal databases; updated statistical tables, graphic content, and other background materials/notes to facilitate audit and other reviews.
•   Finalization and publication of multiple languages report as a tool to communicate results, deepen stakeholder knowledge and buy-in to the project, and resource mobilization for the project,
•   In coordination with UNDP’s Communication unit and other relevant counterpart, drafts project summaries, coordinates with editor, translation services, etc. on
•   Preparation of draft correspondence and communications related to all aspects of programme/project administration, including work plan and budgets, revisions and other related issues, as well as prepares project’s contributions for a variety of periodic reports

e.   Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
•   Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff.
•   Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in project management support function
•   Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

f.   The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that
•   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
Under the overall guidance of the National Project Manager, the Technical Associate will coordinate with various units to support the project on finance, procurement, HR, security, communication and project administration. S/He can supervise clerical and support staff of the Project Management Unit. The organigram in Annex shows the position of this function within the office and unit structure.


Achieve Results:   
LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively:   
LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements 
Learn Continuously:   
LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility:   
LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Act with Determination:   
LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner:  
LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible 
Enable Diversity and Inclusion:   
LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination


Business Management
Abity to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.

2030   agenda- people   
Gender   Gender mainstreaming

Budget management : lity to support budgetary aspects of work planning process, drawing and management of team budgets

Admin   and operation   
Events management (including retreats, trainings nd meetings) :ility to manage events, including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.

Business Management   
Customer Satisfaction/Client Management   Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.

Partnership Management   
Emerging partnership   Ability to engage with emerging partners, develop and manage a strategy and develop approaches to developing and managing these new strategic partnerships.

Partnership Management   
Multi-stakeholder engagement and  funding nowledge and ability to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships, and remove any obstacles to resource and multi-stakeholder funding platforms.

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

Secondary Education (High School) is required.

University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in Agriculture, Forestry, Sociology, Environmental or relevant fields will be given due consideration but is not a requirement.

Min. years of relevant Work experience
  • Minimum 6 years (with Secondary Education) or 3 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of relevant experience preferably in the field of development.
  • Relevant experience in administrative/ financial/ procurement/ assetmanagement and project activities would be an asset.
  • Good inter-personal and communications skills.
  • Ability to workin a team.
  • Capacity to establish and maintain excellent relationship with key partners.
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered           in                          the Competencies section
  • Familiarity with Government and UN/UNDP procedures would be desirable
  • Experience in project implementation using Government and International Organization rules and regulation
  • Solid experience in partnership wouldbe desirable
  • Demonstrated ability in stakeholder engagement, proven track record of excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to mobilize resources from wide rangeof partner stakeholders.

Required Language(s) (at

working level)

Fluency in English and BahasaIndonesia is required.



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