About our organization

The World Agroforestry (also known as ICRAF) in Southeast Asia is the region’s leading agroforestry research-in-development organization which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

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About the position

The Palm Oil and Cocoa Policy Analyst will analyse existing regulation and policy of palm oil and cocoa at regional, national, and provincial  levels; identify smallholder supply and quality issues at country level and in the major production areas, and work with all project partners to identify interventions that direct investments into farmer cooperatives and rural advisory services.

Key in this regard will be to understand: a) the role that public sector has in terms of creating an enabling policy and regulatory system at regional (e.g. ASEAN), national, and local levels, and b) the scope, level, and provision modality of services required at each stage of the value chain to maximize overall performance.  Such services typically include market intelligence, R&D, technical assistance for adoption of best management practices, systems for management of pests and diseases, and management of labels (e.g. Geographic Indications).

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·         Minimum education bachelor’s degree (S1) in forest management, environmental law, social-political science, or regional/rural development. 

·         Minimum 2 years of relevant working.

·         Experience in working with NGOs and government institutions.

·         Contribution in process of national/subnational regulation development e.g. PP/Perda/Pergub/Perbup is valuable experience.

Personal Competencies

·         Good knowledge on policy analysis regard to development planning, environment, and sustainable development.

·         Good networking skills and knowledge on local and national NGO’s in Indonesia.

·         Good knowledge of negotiations.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in multicultural teams.

·         Good understanding of time management.

·         Strong character, multitasking person and able to work under pressure.

·         Well organized; able to meet deadline.

·         Willing to learn new skills/knowledge related to the scope/content of the specified projects.

Terms of offer

The World Agroforestry is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This is a temporary appointment and will initially be for a period of 5-months, renewable subject to assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply

Applications for the position must include:

-        A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations.

-        Detail curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.

All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Office via email: and should indicate “Application for Palm Oil and Cocoa Policy Analyst” on their application letters and email submissions.

Applications will be considered until 2 September 2020 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.  Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.