PROJECT OFFICER – ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRy
The European Union (EU) is the largest provider of development aid accounting for over 50% of grant assistance provided to the world’s poorest countries. The European Commission (EC), the executive arm of the EU, manages a substantial part of this assistance notably trough its network of country offices or delegations.
The Delegation of the European Commission to Indonesia, located in Jakarta, has been assisting the Government of Indonesia in a wide range of environmental activities over the past 20 years providing grants of over €125 million. Examples of the projects funded by the EC include the Leuser Development Project which has protected one of the last remaining areas of undisturbed forest in Sumatra; the Illegal Logging Center which worked with the Ministry of Forestry to conserve and manage 3 internationally renowned National Parks; and the Sustainable Development of Irrigated Agriculture Project in North Bali. Other projects funded by the EC cover sustainable forest management, good governance in, water resource management and forest and land fire prevention.
In addition to the above large-scale projects the Delegation of the EC also manages a wide range of smaller projects aimed specifically at forestry and the environment. Such projects are managed by NGOs, universities or community groups and provide a flexible and rapid response to emerging environmental problems.
Finally the Delegation of the EC provided technical back-up to the EC Headquarters in Brussels on a number of initiatives of bi-lateral concern. Such initiatives include climate change and reducing carbon emissions, the trade in endangered species between Indonesia and the EU as well as the EU Forest Law Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan which aims at reducing the international trade in illegally harvested timber.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work as part of a small team of professionals to support our activities in the forestry and environment sector.
Qualifications and experience:
The successful candidate will have a university degree, preferably in natural resources management or rural development.
He/she will have at least five years of relevant professional experience with proven competence and strong skills in:
· good knowledge of the forestry and broader environmental sector in Indonesia
· experience of working on development projects and with NGOs
· good command of project management tools: logical framework, project cycle methodology, monitoring and evaluation
· capacity to analyse budgets and financial data and draw conclusions
· problem-solving minded as well as initiative to propose and implement solutions
· ability and confidence to interact with NGOs as well as governmental institutions
· excellent reporting skills
He/she will have good language skills: fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
The successful candidate should have the necessary qualities to achieve significant results as part of a small team within the Development Cooperation section of the EC Delegation:
· good planning skills and ability to prioritise workload
· autonomy in the daily management of his/her tasks
· capacity to work within a team of national and international staff and provide back-up to other team members whenever required
· confidence to represent the Delegation of the EC in various coordination fora or relevant technical meetings
This position will have a competitive salary package starting from IDR 19,000,000
Apply by email to: Delegation-Indonesia-Administration@ec.europa.eu.
We expect a large volume of applications so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Closing date for the receipt of applications: 16 July 2007