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


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. 


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.  


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



  • 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.


  • 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)


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]

Request for Proposal: Katingan Investment Outlook

Investment Opportunities in Katingan

The concept of green growth (green growth) presents a new approach to economic growth. Putting human well-being at the center of development and ensuring natural resource assets continue to provide resources and environmental services to support sustainable development.

“Currently there are still many economic practices that do not pay attention to environmental sustainability. These practices should be improved through initiatives to regulate, foster and provide incentives and disincentives for economic activity.

The greatest natural resource potential in Katingan Regency is the agricultural sector which includes agriculture and food crops, plantations, animal husbandry, maritime affairs and fisheries. The development of livestock in Katingan Regency is still on a small scale and is still in the household business stage. Plantation is one of the potentials for development and high potential in Katingan Regency. This is supported by the physical condition of the area. Potential plantations can be divided into several leading commodities such as rubber and palm oil.

With this great potential, we hope that in the future many investors will enter to participate in developing the existing potential, this is supported by the geographical conditions of Katingan which is the gateway to West Kalimantan both from land, air and sea routes, where this is one of the supporting factors. to expedite the entry and exit of goods.

    2. The Outcome

The ultimate outcome of this initiative is to promote, inform and attract investors to invest in an investment plan in Katingan Regency to support green growth through an “Investment Outlook” that will be jointly developed by jurisdictional stakeholders, an approach in Central Kalimantan, which includes governance conditions governance that follows green growth, social and economic growth that encourages investment growth, as well as stakeholder efforts to support the SDGs and climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

    3. Expected Output

Jurisdictional approaches need to adhere to principles of collective action and as such they must have a strong sense of ownership of the information generated from those jurisdictions. Thus, there are two results that need to be produced, as follows, so that the activities in this initiative can contribute to producing .

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RFP Term of Reference Katingan Investment Outlook (2)

Period of Assignment

March-May 2023

Please send your RFP to [email protected] with subject ‘Application: Consultant “Katingan Investment Outlook”.

Consultant For Business Mapping on Business and Community Resilience on Disaster Climate Risk and Environment


  • Have working experience in business/stakeholder engagement of at least 3 years.
  • Have broad connections with companies or business associations in Indonesia.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstration of collaborative working.
  • Can demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic working environment.
  • Can demonstrate analytical assessment of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Excellent English proficiency
  • Good knowledge on sustainability, business and human/child rights, climate change, and community resilience issues, sustainability report
  • Master’s degree from a reputable university in a relevant field (social sciences, development studies, economics, management);
  • Prior experience of working on business mapping is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience, in project management and logical framework approaches as well as on results-based management;
  • Able to work with minimum supervision


Scope of Work, Deliverables, and Timeline

The technical expert will be responsible for the delivery of the following activities:

  • Identify relevant business sectors and synthesize a list of companies for module testing and training on the module.
  • Assess sustainability report and any other publication of the target companies that is relevant for module testing.
  • Provide technical input for a need-assessment survey for the companies to identify business understanding, ongoing initiatives, and any gaps related to business and community resilience on disaster climate risk and environment.
  • Engage with the businesses for training participation.
  • Conduct post-training evaluation through surveys and interviews with the participants.



    2022 2023
No Deliverables November December January February March April
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1 Develop list of companies for module testing x x x x                                            
2 Conduct pre-survey for need assessment and module finalization         x x                                        
3 Develop list of companies for module training x x x x x x x                                      
4 Engage companies for training participation               x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
5 Conduct post-training evaluation                                           x x x x x


Job Vacancy : IBCSD Communication Manager

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  1. Have educational background or working experience on communication with at least 5 years of experience
  2. Have ability to create informative and interesting press releases, press kits, newsletters, and related marketing materials
  3. Have ability to develop and implement effective communication strategies that build stakeholders loyalty, brand awareness, and stakeholders/members satisfaction
  4. Have ability operating social media and graphic design platforms like Instagram and Canva
  5. Have ability to prepare detailed media activity reports
  6. Able to plan and manage the design, content, and production of all communication materialAble to create communication strategies for new programs, projects, and events
  7. Able to respond to communication-related issues in a timely manner
  8. Highly motivated and responsible
  9. Good communicators, encourage disagreement
  10. Take initiative and action in activities
  11. Have good analytical skill
  12. Focus on problem solving

How to Apply

Please submit an updated CV, Cover Letters and Portfolios to [email protected] with Subject “Application: Communication Manager”

Before November  15, 2022 

Vacancy Announcement for Project Manager Position

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan the implementation of the project
  • Monitor project progress and set the deadlines
  • Engage relevant stakeholders for the implementation of the project
  • Manage the budget
  • Identify problems or risks
  • Evaluate project performance

 Qualification and Skills

Core skills:

  • Have minimum 5 years working experience
  • Thorough familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling computer applications
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently,
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent critical and creative thinking and analytical skills
  • Master degree
  • Problem solving oriented

 Advance Skills:

  • Experience in program administration, operating procedures, oversight and monitoring
  • Knowledge of project funding procedures and guidelines
  • Having working experience on food, agriculture, and climate change issue is preferable

Interested applicants should send the cover letter and CV to [email protected] with the latest application received by 10th November 2022.

Request for Proposal: Consultant for Kubu Raya Investment Outlook

The province of West Kalimantan has launched a green development (Green Growth) that is environmentally friendly with a commodity-based basis as an effort to support the Contribution of the Government of Indonesia (NDC) in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation. As a member of the Governor’s Climate and Forests Task Force, the development of West Kalimantan Province in an effort to reduce emissions refers to 3 main pillars. There are three main pillars, the first pillar is strengthening the Forest Management Unit, Controlling the Use of Space and Governance of permits, the second pillar is building partnerships with the private sector to ensure commodity supply chains are produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner and the third pillar is ensuring low emission development that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. inclusive with the active involvement of indigenous peoples and smallholders. These three pillars serve as a guide in realizing green development efforts that have been developed since the last few years through the cooperation of various parties. As an example, for the first pillar, since 2010 five FMUs have been built and started operating in five districts, namely Kapuas Hulu, Sintang, Ketapang, Melawi and Kubu Raya.


However, to integrate all the efforts that have been made and build synergies between all parties at the provincial level in the future, from investors for renewable energy development, or from commercial investors, impact investors and also international donors in funding and investing in helping the activities of the private sector and small farmers in production by taking into account and including elements of forest and environmental protection in the investment cooperation agreement.


Investment Opportunity in Kubu Raya

The concept of green growth presents a new approach to economic growth. Placing human well-being at the center of development and ensuring natural resource assets continue to provide environmental resources and services to support sustainable development.

“Currently, there are still many economic practices that do not pay attention to environmental sustainability. These practices should be improved through initiatives to regulate, foster and provide incentives and disincentives to economic activities.


Kubu Raya Regency, which was formed in 2007, has an area based on Law Number 35 of 2007 of 6,958.22 square Kilometres. It consists of nine sub-districts and 118 villages. Where, four sub-districts are located in coastal areas with a coastline of 194 kilometres and has 39 small islands. In addition, it has an area of ??523,405 hectares of peat land or 60.9 percent of the Kubu Raya area.


Kubu Raya Regency has the potential of natural resources for the development of agriculture, plantations, forestry, livestock and fisheries as well as in the form of potential mining materials and energy resources. In addition to the agricultural sector which is the prima donna, the fisheries sector has reliable potential which is dominated by marine fisheries considering that Kubu Raya Regency has an adequate sea area, which is about 1,630.68 square kilometers and public waters about 760 square kilometers.


Both dry land and wetland agriculture have great potential, he said, there are several commodities that are cultivated, namely rice, corn, sweet potatoes, soybeans, peanuts and vegetables and fruits. The commodity-producing centers include Sungai Kakap, Terentang, Batu Ampar, Rasau Jaya and Teluk Pakedai sub-districts. “These areas are well-known areas in West Kalimantan as agricultural centers with quite large agricultural production. Even Sungai Kakap District has been proposed to be an Integrated Agropolitan Business area (KUAT) and also Rasau Jaya District as an Integrated Independent City (KTM), with an industrial base of agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries with adequate land carrying capacity.


For plantation activities for commodities on an industrial scale, namely rubber, coconut and oil palm commodities, which are spread across several sub-districts, namely Sungai Ambawang, Kuala Mandor B, Batu Ampar, Kubu and Sungai Kakap sub-districts with fairly good production. Even for palm oil, it is estimated that the production will continue to increase as more business actors open new areas for oil palm plantations.


The potential of the forestry sector is still dominated by the wood processing industry which is divided into two groups, namely the Primary Industry Business Permit for Timber Forest Products Utilization (IUI-PHHK) and the Lamjutan Timber Processing Permit (IPKL). The potential of natural forest and production forest tends to decrease and only certain types can be utilized, namely the potential of mangroves with export market share in the form of charcoal briquettes and also industrial forest plantations.


Animal and poultry farms with a potential number are found in every sub-district of Kubu Raya Regency with types of cattle, goats, buffalo and pigs. The poultry group is dominated by chickens and ducks. The fishery production sector is dominated by marine fisheries, as well as from aquaculture ponds, ponds and cages in significant quantities.


Judging from the existing potential, the opportunity for developing aquaculture business in the Kubu Raya Regency area is still very potential to be developed, especially in prospective commodities such as freshwater fish commodities in the form of carp, betutu fish, giant prawns, catfish, tilapia. , patent fish, pomfret and jelawat fish. Meanwhile, for brackish water and marine aquaculture, prospective commodities that can be developed are grouper, tiger prawn, vanamaae shrimp, mangrove crab, milkfish and white snapper. In addition to consumption fish, the prospect of developing aquaculture business which has the potential to be developed in Kubu Raya Regency is the arowana fish commodity. This commodity is quite widely developed in the Kubu Raya Regency, both from local investors and investors from outside the Province of West Kalimantan.


  1. The Objective and Expected output

The objective of this initiative is to promote, inform and attract investors to invest in investment plans in Kubu Raya Regency to support green growth through an “Investment Outlook” which will be jointly developed by jurisdictional stakeholders. approach in West Kalimantan, which includes governance conditions that follow green growth, social and economic growth that encourages investment growth, as well as the efforts of stakeholders to support the SDGs and efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Expected output


Jurisdictional approaches need to follow the principles of collective action and they should therefore have a strong sense of ownership over the information generated by that jurisdiction. Thus, there are two outcomes that need to be produced, as follows, so that the activities in this initiative can contribute to producing:

  1. There is complete information about the social, economic, environmental, and governance conditions of the Kubu Raya District that have been built and developed to achieve green growth and the Sustainable Development targets (SDGs).
  2. Availability of information for various parties (Central Government, Regional Government, investors, business actors, coalitions and forums for the advancement of sustainable investment, green growth, and the achievement of SDGs in Kubu Raya Regency


This Investment Outlook consists of a brief description of the jurisdictional approach, Kubu Raya as a jurisdictional investment opportunity, and possible financing structure options. It also includes an investable database of jurisdictional initiatives of 2 pages each, a brief analysis of the flows and how they all contribute to jurisdictional prosperity. Below is a summary of the contents of the Kubu Raya Investment Outlook:


Welcome Remarks from Bupati 1
Acknowledgement 1
Introduction- Kubu Raya Regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

An Ideal Regency to deliver on the Jurisdictional approach

How to use this Investment Outlook 1
Overview Kubu Raya Priority Projects (depend on Number of Pipeline) 20
Matrix on Priority Project 2
Conclusion 1


  1. Description of Assignment

Assignments will be as followed:

  1. The author will be responsible for technical input and delivery of the results of the writing to the public in the related district.
  2. Collecting data by collaborating with parties who have been and are currently developing commodity pipelines in the relevant Jurisdiction.
  3. Draft an Investment Outlook based on inputs and directions from the District Government and the parties are working to support green growth in the relevant Districts.
  4. Present a draft investment outlook to get input at the working group session and finalize it based on feedback from the public consultation.


  1. Method

The investment outlook development will be developed into six main stages, namely:

(1) Secondary data collection (Desktop Study) and primary data collection (Online or Offline)

(2) Initial writing.

(3) The Initial Draft is presented at the Focus Group Discussion for data clarification and input.

(4) Revision and addition of information in the Investment Outlook.

(5) Public consultation for final draft.

(6) Obtaining Partner’s Consent.



  1. Qualifications and Skills
  2. Consultants can be individual consulting agencies (consulting companies, research institutes, NGOs) working specifically in fields related to the environment, circular economy and social, and governance. Individual consultants or team leaders who have an advanced degree in a related field are preferred.
  3. Have excellent writing skills and collaborative work demonstration.
  4. Have the flexibility and adaptability to ensure the greatest impact.
  5. Demonstrated ability to deliver by commercial law and confidentiality.
  6. Demonstrating analytical assessment of qualitative and quantitative data.
  7. Excellent English skills.
  8. Established network among key individuals and organizations associated with action around the environment, tropical forests, commodities and public-private sector initiatives in Indonesia
  9. The following results and schedule of activities are expected to be completed within 12 weeks, starting from September-November 2022. Further details will be discussed.


  1. Period of Assignment

Oct-Dec 2022


Please send your RFP to [email protected] with subject ‘Application: Consultant “Kubu Raya Investment Outlook”.


Closing date for application is up to Sept 31, 2022

Consultant for Jurisdictional Collective Action Forum


  1. Master’s degree or equivalent

  2. A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in a relevant organization

  3. Demonstrate ability to engage with Jurisdictions Proponents: Partners, and Private sectors to mobilize toward shared agenda. 

  4. Experience with building coalitions or partnerships and driving pre-competitive collaboration and gaining trust across TFA partners and stakeholders in the jurisdictions and at the national level.  

  5. A holistic, deep understanding of the deforestation-free agenda, commodity production, and its links to the broader climate change agenda

  6. Established a network among key individuals and organizations associated with action around the environment, tropical forests, commodities, and public-private sector initiatives in Indonesia.


Role and Responsibility (Scope of Work)

  1. Based on consultation with JCAF collaborators, the consultant will develop strategic output and details of the annual agenda based on the collaborators’ steer, inputs, and guidance. 

  2. Develop JCAF monthly/bi-monthly agenda and engage actively with the co-host and JCAF secretariat to successfully accomplish the dialogue. 

  3. Maintain intensive engagement with key speakers, panelists, and moderators, consisting of key jurisdictional leaders, influential business leaders, leading communities, and development partners to ensure key strategic stakeholders are represented. 

  4. Provide technical expertise to articulate the messages for the speakers, panelists, and invited guests of honor. 

  5. Ensure strategic narratives toward Green Growth Jurisdictions are articulated both during the JCAF convening and JCAF media publication. 

For further information, please read here (

Please send your RFP, including a proposal for the JCAF Agenda for 12 months, to [email protected] should you be interested in filling the role of JCAF consultant. 

We are expecting the application before September 30, 2022.


Job Vacancy: Marine Litter Consultant for PERPRES 83/2018 Action Plan Review Deadline 2 September 2022


  • The consultant can be an individual consultant institution (consulting firm, research institute, NGO) that works particularly in plastic and packaging waste, marine environmental sustainability, climate change, marine pollution, or circular economy. An individual consultant or team leader having a higher degree in the related field is preferable.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of plastic circularity. Direct experience of working with Indonesia’s plastic industry is preferable.
  • Have a good understanding of Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR), how it works, who is involved, and what their roles are. Direct experience of work related to EPR is preferable.
  • Have a good understanding of existing policies and regulations in Indonesia, specifically those related to plastic waste management.
  • Have a good experience and knowledge of fine plastic debris systems in the field including the data.
  • Excellent writing skills and a demonstration of collaborative working.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to ensure the greatest impact.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver commercially and confidentially.
  • Demonstrate analytical assessment of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Excellent English proficiency 


Role and Responsibility (Scope of Work)

The technical expert will be responsible for technical input and delivery of the following Tackling Marine Litters –  Review the President’s Regulation (PERPRES) No. 83 of the Year 2018 on Marine Litter Handling activities:

  • Review the President’s Regulation (PERPRES) No. 83 of the Year 2018 on Marine Litter Handling
  • Conduct deep analysis of the achievements, gaps, challenges, and options for solutions and recommendations. 
  • Draft policy paper based on the research and analysis with the following format: 1 page for key messages, maximum 3 pages for the executive summary, and max 25 pages for the paper)
  • Present the draft policy paper in a validation workshop and finalize the paper based on the feedback from the workshop


The following deliverables and timeline of activities are expected to be finished within 8 weeks, starting from the first week of September 2022. Further information and TOR can be accessed here.

To apply, please email your proposal, CV, and covers letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities to [email protected] with the subject ‘Application: Policy Paper Consultant – Handling Marine Debris –  [Name]’ 

We are expecting the application before September 2nd, 2022.