Advertise: FMU Assessment and Capacity Building

 Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old. We are currently looking to fill the following Term below:



FMU Assessment and Capacity Building

(Code: FMU-AC)

 1.    Background

As the world’s largest archipelago nation in area and population, Indonesia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. With 30% of the world’s mangroves (>3 million ha) and 22 million ha of peatlands, peat and mangrove ecosystems (PME) provide adaptation and resilience capacity for vulnerable communities, including coastal protection, flood control, water quality, and food security. Indonesia’s PMEs also boast some of the highest ecosystem carbon densities (mangroves=1,023 MgCha-1 and peatlands=2,658 MgCha-1) and hence great capacity for mitigation. However, PMEs are amongst Indonesia’s most threatened ecosystems including in the project pilot Provinces North Sumatera and West Papua. The pilot provinces represent two different development stages and conservation approaches in Indonesia where the North Sumatera is more focusing on peatland restoration and the West Papua is more focusing on peat and mangrove conservation.

West Papua is one of our pilot provinces with a population of approximately 937.4 thousand people. With 9.4 million ha of forests (approximately 90% of its entire terrestrial area), West Papua is one of the ‘greenest’ provinces in all of Indonesia. The forests hold rich biodiversity and carbon stocks, including around one million ha of vital peatland and 650 thousand ha of mangrove.

IKI Project

The PME Project in Indonesia is part partnership between government of Indonesia and the Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) The project focus on climate change “Mitigation, Adaptation through Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia’s Peat and Mangrove Ecosystems”. The project will increase climate change resilience of highly vulnerable communities and biodiversity, while substantially mitigating GHG emissions in Indonesia by accelerating large-scale conservation and effective management of PMEs.

Conservation International (CI) is the lead agency for implementing and executing the project along with partners, Wetlands International and CIFOR. Conservation International works in partnership with stakeholders at the national and local levels to conserve nature and improve human wellbeing in Indonesia.

The project will focus on national policy, smart land use planning, improved forest management, sustainable production, and innovative finance. The project will provide technical assistance and tools for partners to make informed decisions, manage natural resources sustainably, and develop green economic pathways that will contribute significantly towards Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Commitments (NDC) as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.

 2.    Objectives:

In 2009, Forestry Department has declared about 21 Forest Management Units (FMU) to properly manage forest about 5.404.745 hectares within the province. Unfortunately, up to date, only 9 FMUs are established but only few ready to perform their tasks. It was planned that all FMUs with manage their forest potential and resources effectively to generate necessary incomes for their own operations, local resident, and government. It depends on the type FHU, but their operation should support timber, non-timber productions and environmental services. Of the three – six existing long term (RPHJP) and annual plan (RKT) are lacking detail information on the forest potential or non-forest resource use options as base for each FMU to manage the forest as it was intended to, let alone as a business plan, for sustainable forest management. No wonder that of 9 existing FMUs, only few have tried to launch their productions without many successes.  

The purpose of this consultancy is providing technical support in the assessment of existing forest management unit (FMU) RPHJP, specially on 1) the data and information on forest stock potential, the use of non-forest timber products and environmental services within the plans (how it was collected and presented in the plans), 2) to examine whether the existing data and information are sufficient as bases for annual management and production plan; 3) the determine enabling conditions (capacity of key staff and base operational costs) for FMU to be effectively operated, and 4) to provide inputs how improve the data and information in the future.

This consultancy is part of CI long-term plan to improve FMUs and BKSDA in West Papua Province, so the forest can be managed and protected effectively

3.    Duties and Deliverables



Due Date



Milestone 1: Review and provide input for improvement at least 3 RPHJP/RPJM of the existing FMUs, with focus on the RPJHP/RPJHD Sorong Selatan, and Bintuni. Such review should focus on

1.    Methods for resources inventory and potential within the existing RPHJP/RKT

2.    Spatial analysis and mapping of resources within FMUs

3.    Production plan, economic and sustainability aspects of main commodities

4.    Assessment market potential (supply-demand) and value chain main forest products

5.    Perform ground check on resource inventory minimal 3 locations at the Sorong Selatan (KPHP Unit 5) and Sorong (KPHP Unit II)

July – Aug 2021

Reports and recommendations


Milestone 2: Assess the training needs for FMU staff, with main objectives to improve:

1.    Resources Inventory and mapping

2.    Capacity and method for forest planning

3.    Business plan development

4.    Sustainable ecotourism

5.    Carbon stock assessment

6.    Identify basic needs for FMUs (financial and human resources) in order to be operated effectively

7.    Hold FGD for presentation the findings

Sept, 2021

·         Report on the training needs

·         Draft basic guidelines and steps needs to develop workable RPHJP


Milestone 3: Lead establishment of FMU Kaimana, including:

1.    Identify institutional structure and staffing needs

2.    Develop draft RPHJP/RKT

3.    Facilitate public and sectoral consultation

4.    Identify and provide draft necessary government decree for the formal establishment of KPHP Kaimana

Aug-Dec 2021

Final report RPHJP and RPHJD for FMU Kaimana


4.    Technical Direction

The primary point of contact for contract related queries is CI’s PME Senior Manager. Consultant team will receive technical direction from IKI PME Senior Manager (Ardanti Sutarto), West Papua Program Manager (Yance de Fretes), GIS and Spatial Planning Coordinator (Sry Wahyuni) to ensure all duties and deliverables is proceeding in a timely manner.


5.    Timeline

It is anticipated that the consultant team (up 3 persons) will complete the work within 6 months by the end of February 2021 with an additional support of 10 days per month over a period of three months to advise and support to assist CI. The duration of the consultancy is not exceeded 180 days.


6.    Experience and Qualifications

The consultant must be aware that this consultancy requires field surveys. It is expected a minimum 3 team members, with the capacity to carry out forest inventory. Consultant must have high level of proficiency with development of RPHJP/RPHJD, GIS and Spatial analysis, resources inventory and analysis. Must have minimal 3-year field experience working with government (forestry agencies), forest inventory and capacity building issues.



Please send your Cover Letter along with your Resume (in PDF) to:


Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mail with this format:

<FMU-AC> - <your institution/name>


Closing date for the application is August 27, 2021

 (Only short-listed candidates wilbe notified).


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