The Center for People and Forests – RECOFTC holds a unique and important place in the world of forestry. It is the only international not-for-profit organization that specializes in capacity building for community forestry and devolved forest management. With 30 years of international experience and a dynamic approach to capacity development — involving research, analysis and synthesis, strategic communication, training and learning networks; and piloting and demonstrating — the Center for People and Forests delivers innovative solutions for people and forests.

In recent years, the organization has established Country Programs in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Indonesia, with its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. The Center’s work focuses its programmatic activities to develop capacities for community forestry at all levels through its interlinked thematic focuses – securing community forestry; enhancing livelihoods and markets; people, forests and climate change; and transforming forest conflict. The Center for People and Forests’ current five year Strategic Plan (2013-18) will be coming to an end in September 2018, and therefore the Center is now in the process of developing a new strategic plan for 2018-23. In Indonesia, the Center for People and Forests – RECOFTC has been engaged to build the capacity of

In Indonesia, the Center for People and Forests – RECOFTC has been engaged to build the capacity of village (community) forestry stakeholders for last two decades primarily through capacity development programs and strategic engagement with key partners and stakeholders. The Center has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ministry of Forestry and Environment. In recent years, the Center for People and Forests Indonesia Country Program has implemented a number of projects, cutting across our key thematic areas.

The Center is currently seeking a Director for its Indonesia Country Program. The successful applicant will be based at Indonesia Country Program Office, located within the campus of Center for Forestry Education and Training (CFET) in Bogor, with frequent travel to country sites and in the region, mainly to the Center for People and Forests Regional Office in Bangkok. The contract period will be for 24 months with possibility of extension. This position is open to Indonesian candidates only.

Position Summary

The Director is responsible for the leading of the Indonesia Country Program (ICP) operation and administration, communication and information management, the direction and supervision of employees, and the design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting of program and project activities. The ICP Director will report to Program Coordination and Operations (PROCO) Unit Manager of the Center for People and Forests Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand.

Responsibilities and Duties

1. Business development (25%)

  • Develop Indonesia Country Program business development and fundraising strategy with support from Senior Business Development Officer, PROCO Unit Manager and other relevant staff based at the Center for People and Forests Regional Office;
  • Provide business intelligence to generate financial resources, to develop and diversify project portfolio and thus ensure financial sustainability of ICP;
  • Represent the Center for People and Forests at the highest levels with donors, partners and relevant stakeholders at multilateral and bilateral meetings, conferences and donor events in the country;
  • Work with communication team to develop corporate communication and advocacy strategy based on Indonesia Country Program engagement strategy; communicate the Center for People and Forests’ achievements to donors and act as a spokesperson at regional and national events;
  • Identify strategic opportunities and promote an organization-wide culture of fundraising and business awareness to support country program implementation in focal landscapes and beyond;

2. Program management and delivery (40%)

  • Manage the country program portfolio in order to achieve strategic and intermediate outcomes of the Center for People and Forests;
  • Contribute to the Center for People and Forests’ overall strategy and take lead to implement the country engagement strategy, including development annual work plan for Indonesia Country Program office, timely submission of program activity planning on a monthly and quarterly basis and half yearly and annual progress reporting;
  • Contribute and manage research and study in related topics to support innovation and knowledge management for country program design and implementation;
  • Coordinate monitoring of project portfolio from various donors/funders from national and international agencies in order to ensure that project deliverables meet the timeline and the quality;
  • Work with Project Coordinators of multi-country projects being implemented by the Center for People and Forests Regional Office that have components in Indonesia to ensure effective implementation and integration of projects into programmatic strategy to help achieve strategic outcomes of the Center for People and Forests;
  • Oversee technical content of Indonesia Country Program communication tools and channels, including report writing, and translation of communication products in national language and vice-versa;
  • Support the development of training modules and delivery of training programs, when needed;

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