REPOST - GIZ Indonesia for the Climate and Biodiversity Governance in Indonesia Project: Advisor and Coordinator – Biodiversity

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Indonesia plays an important role in achieving the targets set in the Paris Agreement and the Convention of Biological Diversity. The country is one of the ten largest greenhouse gas emitters worldwide with emissions continue to rise until 2030 according to the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Moreover, Indonesia is considered to be one of the 17 mega-diverse country, with 2 of the world’s 25 hotspots, among other ranks of the word’s center of flora and fauna diversity. Prior to CBD ratification, in 1993, Bappenas and KLHK introduce Biodiversity Action Plan for Indonesia, followed by several revised documents known as Indonesia Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (IBSAP).   


However, Indonesia also suffers from biodiversity loss and species extinction, due to the impact of climate change. Besides, being an archipelagic state, Indonesia is severely impacted by the consequences of climate change. The rich and unique biodiversity of the country is threatened by unsustainable practices.  Committed to tackle these challenges, the Indonesian government has been developing a climate and biodiversity policy framework. However, it´s successful implementation requires the harmonization with national development planning, a coordinated approach of relevant actors at all levels as well as sufficient capacities and funding. An additional challenge is the Corona pandemic and the necessary measures to enable a "new normal". Since 2010, main elements of IBSAP is integrated into RPJM and RKP. In RPJM 2020-2024, climate and biodiversity policy is further emphasized as national development priority. 


Against this background, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Indonesian Ministry for National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) agreed to jointly implement the Climate and Biodiversity Hub Indonesia Project.  The project aims to support the Indonesian government in strengthening the mainstreaming and implementation of its climate and biodiversity policy, as well as Bappenas’s role as think tank and clearing house in climate and biodiversity policy.  Policy advise, capacity building and interministerial exchange will support the advancement of climate and biodiversity policy planning and implementation as well as mainstreaming with national development planning. This is accompanied by the improvement of transparency capacities, strengthened resource mobilization and the sharing and exchange of knowledge with the international community. Also, the project will function as the interface of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), BMU in Indonesia facilitating networking and communication between project implementers and with the Indonesian government.


To support implementation of the project in Indonesia, particularly for project component on Biodiversity under Bappenas, we seek one (1)


Advisor and Coordinator – Biodiversity


A.     Main Responsibilities

1)    coordinate the work area on Biodiversity for Bappenas Component (Output 3.1) under the Climate and Biodiversity Hub Indonesia Project

2)    provide advice on biodiversity policy, biodiversity mainstreaming into government development planning and monitoring systems, biodiversity financing and biodiversity issues associated with the Sustainable Development Goals and relevant international convention such as CBD.

3)    liaise with Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) and other relevant ministries in regard to the project implementation related to the Biodiversity Component

4)    ensure the synergy and coordination process among related actors in national and subnational level related to Biodiversity policy and initiative

5)    provide innovation, knowledge management and communication of innovation to partners and important stakeholders and conduct coordination with GIZ communication/knowledge management officer at Country Office Indonesia


In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

B.     Tasks

1.      Coordination on project implementation and monitoring for Biodiversity Component

·       assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation

·       supports project management including providing inputs to annual workplan in close consultation with project partners and/or implementing agencies 

·       provides recommendation on identifying needs, developing concepts and strategies, related with the Biodiversity Component (Output 3.1)

·       formulates terms of reference and supervises external supports (consultants) assignments

·       prepares, organizes, and facilitates trainings, seminars and other events including event organisation, programme development, input preparation and participant selection and outreach, among others

·      monitors project progress and the activities of components, reviews reports and documents on the progress of joint programmes, evaluates and identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative management options to the manager

·       uses GIZ’s Capacity Works to manage the projects


2.      Professional advisory services

·       provides advisory in conceptualization of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and biodiversity financing

·       conducts review and provides technical inputs in drafting policy papers related to Biodiversity policy

·       supports the work related to development of papers on Biodiversity policy

·       supports the work related to the design of monitoring and reporting concept for biodiversity associated with NBSAP and development plans (such as RPJMN and RPJP)


3.      Networking and cooperation/liaison 

·       works closely with Directorate of Environment Affairs, Bappenas in the implementation of the activities

·       ensures coordination and regular communication with the project team under the Climate and Biodiversity Hub project

·       ensures cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships

·       facilitates communication between national and local government interests and efforts, and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project

·       communicates regularly with other GIZ projects on specified topic(s) related with low carbon development policy, climate change, communication, and digitalization


4.      Knowledge management

·       compiles information related with the Biodiversity Component (Output 3.1)

·       develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures

·       draws up reports and presentation documents related with working areas under his/her responsibilities

·       formulates appropriate input for project reports

·       formulates relevant information to feed into the IKI Hub Component (Output 4) as needed


5.      Other duties/additional tasks

·       performs other duties and tasks at the request of the superior

·       shares proactively information about the project with other relevant projects and seeks synergies across activities


C.     Required qualifications, competences and experience



·       A postgraduate degree (MSc or higher) in a subject related to Natural Resource Management, Biology, Biodiversity/Conservation Management, and Environmental Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline.


Professional experience

·       minimum 8 years professional experience related to environment management, terrestrial and coastal/marine biodiversity management as well as genetic biodiversity/bioprospecting.

·       strong knowledge of international, national, and local policies related to biodiversity conservation and climate change.

·       strong knowledge of approaches to sustainable utilization of natural resources and conservation management.

·       professional experience in writing policy papers is expected

·       familiar and proven experience in providing technical assistance to governments, particularly Bappenas, as well as national and/or sub-national organizations

·       excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to liaise and communicate effectively with government organizations

·       experience in international cooperation and/or German cooperation

·       experience in developing and facilitating capacity development programs, tools and training modules, ideally linked to biodiversity topics

·       strong experience with the development of national policy and planning documents related to biodiversity is an advantage.

·       professional experience in communication, implementation, and monitoring processes of policy making at the national and subnational levels is an advantage

·       access to networks into both public and private sectors in Indonesia regarding biodiversity issues is an advantage


Other knowledge, additional competences

·       very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet), computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

·       excellent written and oral knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and English

·       willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed –corresponding measures are agreed with management

·       strong organisational competence with good communication and coordination skills

·       ability to work in an intercultural environment


Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: a.s.a.p.

Direct Supervisor:   Deputy Principal Advisor of Climate & Biodiversity Governance in Indonesia’s project/Team Leader for Bappenas Component


Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by July 24th, 2021 with subject line Biodiversity – Coordinator and Advisor.


Please name your file as follow format:

[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference) – the attachments are not more than 300 KB.


Only short-listed candidates will be notified