Vacancy for Regional Lead Coordinator of Tropical Forest Alliance South East Asia

  1. The Role

The Southeast Asia platform of the Tropical Forest Alliance is hosted by the Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) based in Jakarta.  Regional Lead Coordinator will report to IBCSD senior leadership and work closely with TFA Secretariat Genewa.

The Regional Lead Coordinator has the dual role of:

  1. Developing and driving the implementation of the overall strategy for TFA in Southeast Asia, and;
  2. Mobilizing private sector engagement in the regional TFA platform
  1. Duties and Responsibilities

The Regional Lead Coordinator is expected to build and strengthen TFA’s relationships with relevant private sector actors in the region, including producers, traders, manufacturers, and retailers (in particular, members of the Consumer Goods Forum), financial institutions, as well as industry groups and trade associations with the objective of driving engagement with the TFA platform and catalyzing collective action to tackle commodity-driven deforestation. Specifically, the position’s responsibilities include:

  • Mobilizing a deeply-engaged coalition of private sector actors in the region
  • Strategic engagement with IBCSD/KADIN to strengthen TFA as a platform
  • Identifying and engage key private sector champions in the region who can build further support for our collective agenda
  • Anticipating key strategic questions and trends affecting TFA in Southeast Asia, evaluating them and driving proactive decision-making to adapt organizational goals
  • Generating customized strategies for individual companies or sectors when necessary
  • Shaping opportunities for a forest-positive narrative together with key industry players
  • Performing as subject matter expert at conceptualizing, delivering, monitoring and reporting on results
  • In collaboration with the TFA Communications Lead and the Southeast Asia Communications Consultant, design and implement a communications campaign that showcases progress, highlights effective company actions, and strengthens the forest-positive narrative
  • Contributing to TFA programming for events in the region
  • Representing TFA at relevant external events and meetings
  • Providing vision and leadership to the TFA team in Southeast Asia, ensuring effective interactions with the extended TFA team and consistent communications with partners in the region
  • Overseeing and ensuring the success of the TFA platform’s jurisdictional dialogues
  • Responsible for a sensible execution of the Southeast Asia budget

 

  1. Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in a relevant organization
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with private sector to mobilize targeted action
  • Experience with building coalitions or partnerships and driving pre-competitive collaboration
  • Ability to gain the trust of the TFA partners and other stakeholders in the region
  • Experience with corporate strategy and leading project-based teams through strategy planning, analysis, design and implementation
  • A holistic, deep understanding of the deforestation-free agenda, commodity production, and its links to the broader climate change agenda
  • Established network among key individuals and organizations associated with action around the environment, tropical forests, commodities and public-private sector initiatives in Indonesia
  • The ability to build a workplace culture that can embrace and execute change to meet organizational objectives
  • High standards of professionalism and integrity, actively promoting ethics and compliance within the team
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with a wide variety of partners from different backgrounds
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia

 

Interested applicants should send the cover letter and CV to [email protected].

Closing date for application is up to July 31

Call For Proposal: Sectoral Roadmap Palm Oil and Cacao

Objective

The objective is to enhance the inclusive closed-loop partnership model, which is the primary approach in the agricultural sector to increase productivity, potential, and welfare of vulnerable smallholders of oil palm and cocoa to increase Indonesia’s cocoa and palm oil output.

Scope of Works

The consultant will develop a roadmap for sustainable palm oil and cocoa in a jurisdiction with details of the proposal as follow:

  1. Stakeholder mapping for the cocoa and palm oil industries at the jurisdictional level.
  2. Building an inclusive closed-loop partnership model, specifically a workflow to link farmers with companies, financial institutions, and the government for assistance, to increase productivity and welfare of smallholder oil palm and cocoa producers.
  3. Create directions and programs to support Government policies related to climate change commitments at the jurisdictional level.
  4. Develop green growth strategies and models with key stakeholders at the jurisdictional level by ensuring the sustainability of deforestation-free commodities and supply chains.

Document to submit

  • 2 Strategic Proposal max. 25 pages for each topic Cacao and Palm Oil 
  • Quotation for the 2 strategic proposal plan
  • For further details please download the Terms of Reference: https://rebrand.ly/TORTFARoadmap 

All documents should be submitted via email to [email protected] by July 15, 2022

IBCSD Launches Book on the Business Contribution to Achieve Sustainable Consumption and Production (SDGs 12)

Sustainable Consumption and Productions strive to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, increase resource efficiency, and promote sustainable lifestyles which also can contribute substantially to poverty alleviation and the transition towards low-carbon and green economies.  A better understanding of the business’s value chain, product life cycles, environmental and social impacts of products and services are needed to lead and have the greatest potential to interfere, improve and make an impact while improving well-being.

 

Read the business contribution for more inspirations and insight here!

IBCSD TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business Publication

This draft of TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business has been translated in Bahasa to support agri-food businesses in Indonesia to apply the capitals approach. Although, the layout of this translation deviates from the original version and will be updated in the final version.  In 2022, the final version of the Guidelines in Bahasa will take into account the feedback provided during the roundtables consultation.

The Guidelines:

TEEBAgriFood-Operational-Guidelines – Bahasa translation

Skill for Green Jobs in Indonesia

This report hopefully can contribute and offer a sound baseline to the continuing dialogue and engagement efforts among the tripartite partners. As Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste stated, human capital & skills development is key priority of the government, and linking this to the country’s sustainability goals is a timely contribution to ongoing implementation of Indonesia’s long-term development plans. The information herein can be used as a starting point for current discussions, to reinvigorate the interest among key stakeholders, who are actively charting the country’s transition to a greener economy.

Please find the report here: wcms_706947.pdf (ilo.org

Earth Day Webinar in Midst of COVID-19: Sustainable Sourcing

The Sustainable Procurement Guide covers five commodity procurement focuses, namely oil palm, wood and paper, seafood, plastics and energy and consists of three parts namely on the concept of sustainability and its benefits; steps that companies need to go through to achieve sustainable procurement; and self-assessment to measure the company’s readiness to implement sustainable procurement.

As a start, PT Hero Supermarket Tbk, PT Wahana Citra Nabati, PT L’Oreal Indonesia, PT Tetra Pak Indonesia, PT Graha Bumi Hijau (Tessa), PT Narendra Lentera Adisakti (Alila Hotel Solo), PT Faber-Castell International Indonesia, PT Foods and Beverages Indonesia (Chatime), and PT Lion Super Indo, have stated their commitment to support the implementation of this guide.

This guide was launched in the midst of the alleged Covid-19 pandemic, one of which, originated from zoonosis, which is the transmission of the virus from wildlife to humans. Zoonoses can occur directly due to wildlife meat sales and consumption activities, and indirectly from commodity production and consumption activities that ignore environmental impacts and thus create environmental conditions that are conducive to mutations and the spread of viruses.

The Reporting Exchange: Global Resource For SR

The Reporting Exhange is a free online platform that connects companies and relevant stakeholders to reliable, comparable information on sustainability reporting requirements, resources and indicators. It provides in-depth and up to date coverage across over 70 sectors in 60 different countries including sustainability reporting resources and requirements for Indonesia.

To find out more, visit the Reporting Exchange at www.reportingexchange.com

COVID-19 Prevention

There is also a WhatsApp-based chatbot service dedicated for adolescent and youth under U-reporter platform with reliable information on Covid-19. Simply send message “Corona” to WA 0811 900 4567.

The overwhelming information that are flooding the social media and internet has increase challenges to screen which are valid and false. Therefore, this official kit from UNICEF will be useful for employers to download videos and graphs available at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public for use in internal communications with workers (intranet, alerts in apps, SMS).

 For employees, some steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can be found in the WHO Guidance for the Public.

The link for the full guideline in the link below.

 

Meanwhile other source provided by the Government of Indonesia can be also our reference. You can check it on this link. 

Thank you for helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Guideline:

Guidance to Employers regarding COVID19

Call For Private Sector in Response to the Rapidly Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s time for businesses to take concrete and decisive action that will not only mitigate the impact of the health crisis, but also ensure that the well-being of people. It needs continuous commitment to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance that was just launched in October 2019 has been aimed for. That will lay the foundation for resilient and robust societies.

We hope that you, your families and your colleagues are safe and well.