SLPI Officer, Sustainable Landscape Programme Indonesia SPOI, Jakarta At UNDP – United Nations Development Programme


Closing date: Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Job Identification : 11620

Locations : Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

Posting Date : 06/21/2023, 07:24 AM

Apply Before : 07/05/2023, 04:59 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NPSA-9

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Nature, Climate and Energy

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience

Required Languages : Bahasa and English

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

Job Description

Background

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries globally, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. Learn more at undp.org or follow at @UNDP.

About the UNDP Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) Approach

Enabling systemic change and understanding and managing the interdependencies in the food and agricultural sector require more collaborative mindsets and involve putting in place innovative governance arrangements. We need new systems thinking leadership – with new approaches, practices, tools, incentives, metrics and ways of working that can navigate and measure complexity and collaboratively deliver future food and agricultural commodity systems that are fit for purpose, particularly at the national and sub-national levels. Many are working on systemic change tools and methodologies but very little of this expertise is benefiting country-based collaborative networks.

In order to support all this work on technical solutions and provide practical ways for how to change food systems through deep collaboration, the Effective Collaborative Action (ECA) guidebook with funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the GEF6 Good Growth Partnership, was designed by the UNDP Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) team. We define ECA as any multi-stakeholder effort formed to address systemic and complex problems using systemic solutions. ECA requires working together to understand and take action towards a shared, co-designed future. ECA practices are at the core of the services offered by the FACS global team to country offices. Overall, FACS initiatives, projects, programmes and partnerships strive to find the balance between what we work on (various issues areas such environmental sustainability, value chains, poverty, inequality, food security and resilience, land use management, farmer support, etc); how we work (the various approaches and methodologies to work more collaboratively and systematically); and who we need to be (paying attention to intrapersonal conditions by building leadership capacity and cultivating inner capacities).

About the Sustainable Landscape Programme in Indonesia (SLPI) – “Component 1” and “Component 2”

In 2023, the FACS team is providing advisory support to 4 different landscapes programmes in Indonesia, funded by the SECO. UNDP support to the Sustainable Landscape Programme in Indonesia (SLPI) is focused especially on 4 different landscapes to aid collaborative and systemic ‘ways of working’ in accordance with the ECA methodology. Jurisdictional approaches bring together stakeholders inside and outside a jurisdiction to coordinate on actions to improve sustainability performance in that jurisdiction. The focus lies on agricultural land and natural ecosystems and not urban areas. Specifically, SLPI will be focused on the following jurisdictions: (1) Seruyan, Kotawaringin Barat, Sukamara and Ketapang districts – Central and West Kalimantan; (2) the Siak and Pelalawan districts – Riau Province; (3) the Kutai Timur district – East Kalimantan; and (4) the Aceh Singkil, Subulussalam and Aceh Tenggara districts – Aceh province. The objective of the programme is to contribute to landscape good governance and sustainable management that can benefit from intact natural ecosystems, improved agricultural production and thus income opportunities for its inhabitants through the integration in (global) sustainable value chains. This will eventually result in reducing rural poverty and greenhouse gas emissions.

Note, the SLPI is split into two components: Component 1 covering the landscape work at district level and Component 2 forming the Programme Support System. For the implementation of Component 1, SECO launched a Call for Proposals on 28th of June 2022 and the best four project proposals have been selected to be supported under the SLPI. These selected teams have kicked off their inception phase as of February 2023. For the implementation of Component 2, UNDP was selected as the implementation partner. Component 2 of the programme will establish a connection between the individual landscape projects. It will ensure that experiences, best-practices and lessons learned are shared between the projects under Component 1 and are fed into the national level discussions.

About the Indonesia based SLPI Officer (for Component 2)

The SLPI Officer will join the UNDP Green Commodities Programme project team in Indonesia, based in the Project Office and work in close collaboration with the UNDP Global FACS Team. In particular, the SLPI Officer will support the project team by playing a major role in the following 3 areas that are relevant to the SLPI, “grounding” them to the local context, and creatively impacting the on-the-ground delivery. The SLPI Officer will be liaising closely with Indonesia UNDP Country Office and the Indonesia based National FACS Coordinator.

  •  Building connections with government at landscape, provincial and national levels
  •  Strategically leveraging and collaborating with the Food & Agricultural Commodity Systems Community.
  •  Targeted capacity building and sharing best practices, tools on systems change, collaboration.

Finally, the Indonesian SLPI Officer should anticipate close collaboration with the Indonesia National FACS Coordinator who will be responsible for bringing relevant practitioners into the Food & Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) Community and facilitating the Indonesia CoP as part of the SLPI (in Bahasa or English) on the COP’s digital platform bringing together SLPI landscape projects and other relevant landscape projects supported by UNDP in the country, as considered useful for peer learning and exchange to advance sustainable transformation.

About UNDP and the Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Note, the SLPI Officer should avoid any kind of discriminatory behaviour including gender discrimination and ensure that: 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. is introduced.

Duties and Responsibilities

Institutional Arrangement Within UNDP Indonesia, the SLPI Officer will work under the supervision of the GCP/SLPI Indonesia National Project Manager, and in close collaboration with the National FACS Coordinator, the Programme Manager for Natural Resources and the UNDP global FACS team

Facilitate the Implementation of the SLPI “Component 2” UNDP FACS Scope of Work as Key Landscape Partnership Focal Point

  •  Ensure that the 4 landscape projects are supported with ECA methodology when desired and appropriate; for example, this could include supporting the coordination and facilitation of multistakeholder dialogues, capacity and capability development trainings, and connection with the Community of Practice platform. This includes understanding local needs and context including relationships between participants; power dynamics; the social, political and cultural context; and the historical background.
  •  Accountable to co-development and monitoring of ongoing needs assessment, pulse checks, budget (in close coordination with FACS Global and GCP Indonesia project team), as well as ensuring that the workplans that have been crafted with each independent landscape are tailored, tracked and adjusted as needed.
  •  Raise governance and policy issues identified at landscape level to the GCP/SLPI National Project Manager for raising and addressing them at national level through the NAP-SPO National Implementation Team and other national coordination mechanisms.
  •  Collaborate closely with the Indonesia National FACS Coordinator. Note, the Coordinator will be in charge of establishing or consolidating the FACS portfolio of the Indonesian Country Office (CO) to improve integration between the various projects. Thus, it will be strategic and beneficial for the SLPI Officer to work in strong alignment with the National FACS Coordinator to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of delivery by UNDP to local partners.
  •  Prepare reports for SECO on the work carried out in support of the 4 SLPI landscape projects.

Capacity building on multi-stakeholder collaboration  Increase cooperation with key national and subnational FACS related stakeholders and increase their capacities on taking a systemic and integrated approach in relation and when relevant to SPLI.

  •  Responsible for ensuring that the Community of Practice platform function integrates horizontal learnings and best practices (among each of the 4 landscapes) as well as vertical learnings among government and relevant private sector / civil society actors. The COP is a critical point of delivery which is stewarded by the Global FACS team, thus the SLPI Officer will play a key integrator role and be empowered to drive on the ground actions and activities.
  •  Visit project sites as and when required to build relationships with landscape teams and stakeholders, better understand their contexts and cultivate project progress on the ground.
  •  Participate and co-lead with the National Project Manager, relevant GCP Indonesia Team sensemaking and learning sessions. For example, this could include surfacing best practices and lessons learnt from safeguard management perspective, monitoring outcomes of project and from other initiatives that can be helpful to the project in achieving its goals and objectives; Insights will be integrated into monitoring, evaluation and learnings streams with key take-aways channelled into donor relevant updates and reports.

The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that:

  •  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.

Competencies

Core competencies:

  •  Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
  •  Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
  •  Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
  •  Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
  •  Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

People Management competencies:

  •  UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies: Business management

  •  Digital Awareness and Literacy: Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skilfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed

2030 Agenda

  •  Planet Nature, Climate and Energy SIDS: Digital transformation Business Development Human Centered Design Ability to develop solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process.
  •  Small Grants Programme: Community-based innovation for sustainable development solutions in the context of the environment
  •  Planet Gender Climate Change and Risk Management of Disasters with a Gender Perspective
  •  Planet Nature, Climate and Energy Climate Change Adaptation: agriculture/food security

Business direction and strategy

  •  Strategic Thinking Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritised plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions
  •  Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  •  Master’s degree or equivalent in in Agriculture, Economics, Development Studies, Forestry, Social and Political Sciences, or related is required OR
  •  First university degree (Bachelor) in Agriculture, Economics, Development Studies, Forestry, Social and Political Sciences, or related fields with 4 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree

Experience:

  •  Minimum 4 years (for Bachelor’s Degree) or 2 years (for master’s degree) experience in project management
  •  An excellent collaborative work style, with an openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  •  An excellent ability to plan/project manage, organize, implement and report on work
  •  Multiple experiences of working in different political and cultural environments and excellent understanding of the Indonesian context.
  •  Outstanding communication, advocacy, presentation and facilitation skills (including virtual facilitation)
  •  The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  •  Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards
  •  Experience in designing, facilitating learning experiences and workshops and using a variety of approaches and tools with an emphasis on employing a systemic thinking approach and design thinking
  •  Experience working with complex multi-stakeholder processes and multisector groups forging and facilitating collaboration and collective agreement across differences of opinion and perspectives
  •  Experience in working on food and agricultural commodity systems related issues is an advantage
  •  Experience and knowledge of agriculture commodity supply chains and agricultural sector is an advantage
  •  Experience working with innovative portfolio approaches and integration is an advantage
  •  Experience working with the UN is an advantage

Required Languages:

  •  Fluency in both Bahasa and English

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