Request for Proposal: Expert Peer Reviewed

SCOPE OF WORK

The IBCSD – TFA secretariat opens recruitment for Technical Consultants, with the following scope of work (job description):  Expert Peer Reviewed  

  1. Review peer-reviewed publications released by the consortium partners. 
  2. Ensure that the publications are scientifically reviewed, with evidence-based data and well-acknowledged references. 
  3. Provide second opinions that will enrich both the technical and political context of the documents. 
  4. Submit the final report.

 QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  1. Post Graduate degree with relevant field experiences in forest, commodities, social, and public policy
  2. Proven track record of successful engagements with high-level critical stakeholders in government, non-governmental organizations, and many other strategic alliances. 
  3. Demonstrating advanced capacity in evidence-based writing skills with critical and analytical thinking  
  4. Demonstrating experiences and knowledge in publications (writings) related to jurisdictions, supply chains, global markets, and sectoral commodities  

Please submit your CV to Janne Siregar at [email protected], at the latest by 30 May 2024

Request for Proposal: Report-Writer

The objective of the SAFE Regional Dialogue is to:

  1. Enable shared understanding of EUDR compliance requirements and deep dives into the challenges in applying the legality and traceability aspects for operators, traders, and smallholders focusing on palm oil, rubber, and cacao in Indonesia and Malaysia.
  2. Demonstrate inclusive supply chains across that of three commodities sectors are  transitioning toward EUDR through regional technical dialogues.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The IBCSD – TFA secretariat opens recruitment for Technical Consultants, with the following scope of work (job description):  Proposal for Report Writing  

  1. Develop reports based on the sectors and activities required in the implementation plans.  
  2. Ensure that the report’s valid references stem from the released resources, persons, and publications. 
  3. Integrate inputs from consortium members to ensure valid and correctness of the sources and information before the public release 
  4. Ensuring final reviews and verify any information based on the discussions and or other resources of information
  5. Final report submission 

QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  1. Post Graduate degree with relevant field experiences in forest, commodities, social, and public policy
  2. Proven track record in engaging with forest, commodities, and jurisdictional approaches related-context.
  3. Demonstrating capacity in evidence-based writing skills with critical and analytical thinking  
  4. Demonstrating experiences and knowledge in publications (writings) related to jurisdictions, supply chains, global markets, and sectoral commodities  

Please submit your CV to Janne Siregar at [email protected], at the latest by 30 May 2024

Request for Proposal: Technical Document Development for Inception Phase of SAFE EUDR

SCOPE OF WORK

 The IBCSD – TFA secretariat opens recruitment for Technical Consultant, with the following scope of work (job description):

Development of  Technical Terms of Reference (ToR)  during the workshop with consortium

  1. Conduct Literature Research on EUDR-related publications, related to sectoral focuses: rubber, palm oil, cacao.
  2. Conduct bilateral meetings or attend FGDs with sectoral stakeholders to collect data and information across smallholders and business sectors. These interactions will provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities in the rubber, palm oil, and cacao sectors. 
  3. Together with consortium partners, we identify and curate strategic stakeholders and/or actors related to the targeted audiences from smallholder and business groups, 
  4. Develop and Finalize Terms of References with consortium partners.

QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  1. Graduate degree or higher, with relevant field experiences to the EUDR context and issues, and deforestation-free and conversion-free Agri-commodity supply chain.
  2. Proven track record and experience in engaging key issues of deforestation-free and conversion-free Agri-commodity supply chain with smallholders and businesses.
  3. Comprehensive understanding and knowledgeable of relevant stakeholders within smallholders, businesses, CSOs/NGOs, and governments that are relevant to enrich discussion in the context of Technical EUDR.
  4. Demonstrating capacity in facilitation skills, critical and analytical skills.
  5. Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Please submit your CV and one pager experiences relevant to the required position to Janne Siregar at [email protected], at the latest by 30  May 2024

 

Terms of Reference: Operation Coordinator for SAFE EUDR Regional Technical Dialogue

The Tropical Forest Alliance Southeast Asia, a multi-stakeholder platform, is crucial in facilitating a shared understanding of the EUDR. With Indonesia and Malaysia are involved, this platform is about disseminating information and fostering a collaborative environment. Through the EUDR Technical Dialogue Facilitation, we aim to identify best practices and challenges together in Indonesia and Malaysia. The dialogue is focused on growers, operators, and smallholders to strengthen the agriculture sector’s transition toward EUDR compliance and integrate smallholders into sustainable supply chain productions.

SCOPE OF WORK

The TFA SEA secretariat opens recruitment for OPERATION COORDINATOR to support TFA SEA as the lead consortium with the following scope of work (job description):

  1. Convening of Events: to ensures event preparation is delivered according to the objective, executed on time, and complies with donor requirements that apply to the lead consortium and partners.
    1. Pre-Events:
      1. Venue selections and form bidding updates, vendor selection and coordination, and all required documentation are prepared, including on-line meeting arrangement for hybrid events.
      2. Prepare event monitoring check-list, coordinate with partners and vendors, and organize technical event preparation.
  • Participant confirmation, i.e., list-tracker preparation, updates, and confirmation of invitees.
    1. Event promotion and communications, such as preparation of poster/flyers, mail chimp distributions, etc.
    2. Event Organization Support
  • On-Events: to ensure smooth operation event flow; hence, it is well coordinated, communicated, and monitored.
    1. During the event, i.e., reconfirmation of the invitees, on-site event monitoring, logistic support, support the coordination of progress trackers with the lead.
    2. Responsible of smooth operation of events from start to end.
  • Post-Events: to ensure events are communicated to event participants, TFA stakeholders, and post event reports are submitted on-time.
    1. Administrative documentation: partners’ and vendors’ contracts and other financial reports (receipts, travels) related to the event are submitted to the finance department.
    2. Event report dissemination: ensure development of the report, documentation, design and layout, and approval from related and or key partners; disseminate the final report.
  1. General Support: to ensures administrative compliance in donor’s requirements; hence, all processes must be documented, paper trail must be kept, and budget monitored according to work plan.
    • Management of work plans, which includes workplan monitoring, coordination, meetings, and follow-ups with partners and/or consultants and vendors.
    • Updating and reporting of workplan progress as per agreed schedule.
    • Ensuring the event’s procurement, contractual, and so forth – complies with donors’ requests.
    • Ensuring that payment and invoice are properly documented in accordance with donor’s requirements and that payment are coordinated so that payment can be made timely (on-time).
    • Coordinate financial tracking and report of consortium members periodically.

 

QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  1. An undergraduate degree in a relevant field is crucial as it lays the foundation for the job role.
  2. A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a relevant organization managing B2B relationships is essential, demonstrating your capability to handle the job.
  3. Computer literacy and advanced skills in Microsoft Office (especially in Excel and Power Point) are vital for the job.
  4. Professional, hard worker & have dedication to work outside working hours
  5. Support other General Affairs operations & administration.
  6. Good understanding of the deforestation-free agenda, commodity production, and its links to the broader climate change agenda.
  7. High standards of professionalism and integrity, actively promoting ethics and compliance within the team.
  8. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with various partners from different backgrounds.
  9. Strong problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude.
  10. Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Please submit your CV to Janne Siregar at [email protected], at the latest by the 30th of April 2024

Consultant Services for Development of Guideline on Business Energy Transition

  B. Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of activity set out in the term of reference is to develop a guideline for increasing business capacity in decarbonisation actions through integrated energy solutions strategy, with objectives as follow:

  1. Utilizing WBCSD’s Guidelines for An Integrated Energy Strategy to be adapted with Indonesia’s context;
  2. Streamlining approach and target related to business decarbonisation through integrated energy;
  3. Gaining input and views from relevant government institution regarding the target and direction of business decarbonisation through integrated energy;
  4. Gaining input and views from businesses regarding their interest and trend in decarbonisation through integrated energy.

  C. Scope of Works

The guidelines that shall be delivered according to this term of reference, will consist of two modules as follow:

  1. Module 1: Energy Efficiency
  2. Module 2: Decarbonizing Energy Sourcing

The following are the scope of works expected to be delivered by the consultant in relation to the development of the above guidelines modules. The consultant shall be able to propose any methodology deemed appropriate to deliver the best outcome from the outlined activities.

  1. Preliminary Drafting

The consultant will be responsible to develop a first draft of guideline based on desk review conducted towards various materials, which at least include:

  1. WBCSD’s Guidelines for An Integrated Energy Strategy
  2. Regulation and policy in Indonesia related to business decarbonization through integrated energy strategy;
  3. References from global policy regarding business decarbonization through integrated energy strategy (at least 5 countries, and among them at least 2 countries shall have similar context with Indonesia);
  4. Available paper, books, and references in Indonesia, issued by other institutions regarding business decarbonization through integrated energy strategy.
  5. Stakeholder Input

Following the finalization of preliminary draft, consultant shall be responsible to conduct interview or discussion with governmental stakeholder and government-related institution relevant to business decarbonization through integrated energy strategy, which may include:

  1. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR);
  2. Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF);
  3. Ministry of National Planning (MoNP);
  4. PT PLN (Persero).
  5. Related companies.

The consultant may propose other related stakeholders to maximize the support in developing the guidelines.

  1. Validation Workshop

Validation workshops will be done by engaging at least 20 (twenty) companies for each module. The company’s selection will be shortlisted from IBCSD members and Kadin NZH members, or other companies proposed by the stakeholder during the dialogue process in (2). 

 

  D. Tasks, Deliverables, and Expected Schedule

The tasks, outcome and products, as well as expected Schedule to be delivered by the consultant are as follow:

 

No Tasks Deliverables/Products Expected Schedule
1. Desk Review List of reviewed documents & summarized relevant content 7 days
2. First Draft Guideline Preliminary draft of guidelines modules 20 days
3. Stakeholders’ interview and  dialogue/ discussions Minutes of Meeting 8 days
4. Validation Workshop Module 1 Activity Report 1 day
5. Validation Workshop Module 2 Activity Report 1 day
6. Finalization of Guidelines Modules Issuance of Guidelines 5 days

 

It is expected that the consultant is able to deliver their best results in 3 (three) months since the signing of contract/MoU. Consultant is expected to submit their own timeline of program plan in accordance with the outlined activities under this term of reference.

  E. Division of Responsibility

Following is the division of responsibility or battery limit for the activities to be executed under this term of reference.

 

No Tasks IBCSD Consultant
1. Desk Review Providing access to relevant references especially available in WBCD including establishing contact Conducting overall activities until report preparation
2. First Draft Guideline Conducting overall activities until report preparation
3. Stakeholders’ interview,  dialogue/ discussions Managing event: providing logistics and media, including venue (if necessary) Preparing materials, reports, & analysis
4. Validation Workshop Module 1 Managing event: providing logistics and media, including venue  Preparing materials, reports, & analysis
5. Validation Workshop Module 2 Managing event: providing logistics and media, including venue Preparing materials, reports, & analysis
6. Finalization of Guidelines Modules Final review Conducting overall activities until report preparation

 

  G.Proposal Submission

Following are the document to be submitted by consultant as proposal submission:

  1. Administrative

Consultant is expected to submit their corporate legal document, at least the Decree of Establishment (SK Menkumham atas Pengesahan Akta), corporate profile and curriculum vitae of related consultants,, including extensive list of relevant working experiences.

  1. Technical

Consultant is expected to submit a technical proposal, which outlined their take on this term of reference as well as their proposed approach and methodology to answer the requirement of this term of reference and to fulfill the expected deliverables at optimal quality.

 

  1. Commercial

Consultant is expected to submit commercial proposal, which already covers overall personnel and non-personnel cost at most competitive offer

The above documents shall be submitted at the latest of:

Day/Date : Tuesday, January 30th 2024

Time : 12.00 WIB

 

Point of Contact

For any clarifications needed by consultant kindly contact the following:

Name : Regi R. Sandi

Title : Program Manager

Mobile/WA : +62 877 2208 1704

E-mail : [email protected]

Regional Manager, Asia Pacific Transition Accelerator, CDP

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Developing and implementing a regional corporate engagement strategy to further drive CDP’s strategic climate leadership initiatives in Asia Pacific, focusing on mainstreaming science-based targets in the region.
  • Working with Asia Pacific’s most impactful companies, inviting and supporting them to implement 1.5°C science-based emissions targets and commit to achieving netzero value-chain emissions before 2050;
  • Coordinating closely with colleagues in CDP’s Disclosure and Supply Chains as well as Partnerships teams on corporate engagement activities and contributing to the development of key engagement materials for use by the global CDP Disclosure team;
  • Speaking on science-based targets in a public capacity at both CDP internal as well as external events, workshops, and corporate meetings across the region.
  • Coordinating closely with the Global Lead, Transition Accelerator, particularly in the management of relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including initiative partner organizations, regional partners and collaborators, and industry groups to advance CDP’s corporate engagement strategy and goals;
  • Supporting the Transition Accelerator team’s work with other CDP programs, supporting events, and contributing to reports, briefings, and updates.
  • Utilizing internal client relationship management systems and software (e.g. Microsoft

365, Dynamics etc) to keep records and track progress;

  • Lead on project deliverables for grant-funded activities in Southeast Asia together with a regional team, with internal cross team support; { Assist with ad-hoc tasks as required.

 

Required skills and experience: 

 

  • At least five years of work experience, preferably related to sustainability and/or business.
  • Knowledge of environmental sustainability topics, particularly GHGs, climate change and renewables
  • Demonstrated experience in campaign work, sales, project management, and/or event management preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and ability to interact with high-level stakeholders with confidence and fluency on key campaign messages and goals.
  • Strong attention to detail, time management and organization skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to make complex technical subjects accessible to non-expert audiences
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a culturally and geographically diverse professional environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of teams and external stakeholders, liaising as needed across different time zones, teams, and cultures within the organization.
  • Understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, as well as a passionate desire to drive forward the mission of CDP.
  • Strong language skills in business English a must; proficiency in a Southeast Asian language will be a bonus.

Applicants must be eligible to work legally in Indonesia. Remote working may be possible for the right candidate in other Asian Countries.

Salary and benefits:

 Competitive NGO salary, 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, training and development and other benefits.

This is for a 12 months fixed-term contract with possibility for extension.  

Before you apply

We’ll only use the information you provide to process your application. For more details on how we use your information, see our applicants privacy notice. By emailing us your CV and covering letter, you are permitting CDP to use the information you have provided for recruitment purposes.

How to apply

Please email your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and a covering letter (no longer than 1 page) setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, to [email protected] with “Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Transition Accelerator”, followed by your first name and surname in the subject. The deadline is 20th January, 2024. 

  

APAC HRBP  

About CDP:

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 23,000 companies and 1,100 cities, states and regions disclose their environmental data to CDP. Our platform is one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. By working with institutional investors with assets of US$130 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Visit https://cdp.net/en and or follow us @CDP to find out more.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Asia leadership team on strategic and tactical compensation, recruitment and reward-related decisions.
  • Ensure HR policies are consistent and align with our business requirements yet compliance with local rules, regulations and best practice.
  • Coordinating global, APAC resources to provide training for Asia colleagues, to meet development requirements.
  • Providing advice and information on all HR related topics especially in Indonesia, Singapore, HK, etc.
  • Supporting and advising managers on global policies such as annual reviews and recruitment to ensure they are aligned.
  • Championing wellbeing and equality, inclusion, and diversity within region.
  • Supporting with the global HR teams to ensure competitive and proper salary benchmarking.
  • Support and overseeing the creation and updating of the employee handbook.
  • Other tasks assigned by Senior HRBP or SMT.

 

Essential criteria:

  • A demonstrated understanding across the broad range of HR areas.
  • Ability to influence others into action and to think creatively about solutions.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels with ability to build strong relationships.
  • Excellent organisation and management skills.
  • Experience of working in a global, multiple culture organisation.
  • Extensive knowledge of the operation of relevant laws, regulations and rules
  • Experience of researching, developing and rolling out new policies and procedures
  • Strong IT skills using the Microsoft Office suite and HR databases.
  • Business level English skill.
  • Eligible to work legally in Indonesia.

 

This is a full-time role based at CDP’s Indonesia office and expect to provide support to APAC area including Indonesia, Singapore, HK and other APAC area if business expanding.  

Salary and benefits: Competitive NGO salary dependent on experience, flexible working opportunities, health insurance, welfare pension and others. Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in Indonesia.

To apply, please email your a) CV, b) a covering letter setting out how you meet the key responsibilities and c) reference letter (additional letters may be requested) to [email protected] and [email protected] with ‘HRBP, APAC’ followed by your first name and surname in the subject. Your a) CV and b) a covering letter should be in English. The deadline is 16:00 JST, 20th, Jan 2024. Interviews will be held as soon as there is a suitable candidate even prior to the deadline.

Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates due to the sheer volume of applications. If you do not hear from us within 21 days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

 

Project: Jurisdictional Collective Action to pursue sustainable commodity production, emission reduction and reducing deforestation

PURPOSE

The Tropical Forest Alliance Southeast Asia (TFA-SA) continues to convene multi-stakeholder dialogue and build shared action agenda for collective action through developing a collection of business cases and policy briefs and other publications required.

The objective of this consultancy is to support TFA-SA community to facilitate multi stakeholder dialogue through facilitating service, report writing, communication and design, webinar/logistic facilitation support and interpreter/translators

Thematic areas of interest: multi stakeholder, jurisdictional collaborative, green growth policy, financing and investment, smallholders and indigenous communities. 

Background

The Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) is a global multi stakeholder platform focused on reducing commodity driven deforestation. Hosted by the World Economic Forum, the TFA works with over 160 public, private and civil society actors to catalyze high-impact partnerships to address the inherent tensions that exist to grow production while protecting the forests – public and private, producer and market, global and local, people and the forest frontier.  The TFA operates regional platforms in Latin America, West and Central Africa, China and Southeast Asia. The work under this consultancy will be performed in collaboration with the Southeast Asia platform.  

SERVICES PROVIDED

The consultant will work closely with TFA Southeast Asia Team and its members and partners (Government of Indonesia, business sectors and civil societies) and will undertake the following tasks.

Facilitator and or Report writer

  • Consult with TFA SA in the process of developing the concept note and draft of proposal.  
  • Develop proposals that indicated an overview of the study includes: background, methodological framework, objectives, indicative timelines & deliverable and budget.
  • Participate in the meetings/dialogue that TFA convened with its stakeholders to identify topics/issues to be covered for business case/policy briefs
  • Review existing documents covering studies, reports, regulations, rules and other documents, related to respected theme: responsible business, indigenous communities, green investments, smallholders, policy and governance systems in Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • Write a report on the review of the implementation of two decades of fiscal decentralization in Indonesia, including providing concrete policy recommendations on improving fiscal decentralization and local government finance in Indonesia
  • Present the findings from the business cases/policy briefs to the stakeholders should that be requested by the TFA Southeast Asia team.

Interpreter and or Translator

  • Proven experience to support the TFA-SEA team for either in Interpretation and Translation.
  • Consult with TFA SA prior the commencement of the assignment
  • Conduct internal research to ensure accurate understanding to deliver the assignments (both interpreter and translator)
  • Interpret and or Write with the choice of diction best suit to the context and  represent the  to the request of user (TFA SA)
  • Ensure the delivery of the service at the timely manner.

Communication handling

  • Mastering webinar and or zoom handling – and all the detailed as requested by the user
  • Develop concept and requested communication products (posters, backdrop etc) in line to the themes/context of JCAF
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadline and minimum supervision

 

DELIVERABLES

  • Identifying one thematic area of interest and provide TFA SA with : 1) Draft of Terms of Reference (ToR)— outlining: context/background, objective, methodology, scope of works, timeline and deliverables —- and 2) Draft proposal of work plan.
  • Draft of business case/policy briefs and other required documents
  • Final business cases/policy briefs and other required documents
  • All deliverables must be prepared in reporting format that must be agreed by TFA SA team.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive working experience and knowledge in the issues  of responsible business, green investment, policy and governance, communication, indigenous community, smallholders and communication and youth engagement.
  • Strong background Public policy in Indonesia and have extensive experiences working with Government of Indonesia with Coordinating Ministry and Technical Ministry. (Facilitator and Report Writer)
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities (Report writers)
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia both written and oral. (Interpreter and Translator). 
  • All positions required extensive experiences working (in the respected roles) with multi-stakeholder/consortium, private sectors, INGO and Government in cross-cutting areas of sustainable commodity productions, deforestation-free commodities, good governance, jurisdictions and or landscapes initiatives.
  • Master’s degree from nationally/internationally recognized university in Public Administration, Public Policy, Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, Governance or Social Science field. (Facilitator)
  • Prior work experience with Government of Indonesia in the national level, particularly with Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), National Development Planning Agency, Coordinating Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Agriculture. (Facilitator)
  • Work experience in development agency and research institution. (Interpreter – Translator and Communication)

LEVEL OF EFFORT

The level of effort is total of 4  months (no travel required) with estimated 4 – 7 days in a month. 

Please kindly submit your application by  September 11, 2023 to the email below: 

[email protected]