Short Term Consultant – Forest Carbon IFC

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing private capital in local and international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. Our purpose is to create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives.

IFC in Indonesia aims to: reduce the impact of climate change, improve rural incomes, and promote sustainable urbanization. To achieve these objectives, IFC in Indonesia combines investment and advisory services to expand access to finance, extend the reach of infrastructure, strengthen commodity-based supply chains, and improve the business environment.

IFC Office in Jakarta now is seeking to recruit:

Short Term Consultant – Forest Carbon

IFC’s Indonesia Sustainable Forestry Program supports the creation of viable forest plantations on degraded lands in frontier areas of Indonesia. The program promotes sustainable forestry practices by:

  • Helping companies find ways to profitably establish sustainable plantations on degraded lands.
  • Addressing the costs associated with plantation on degraded lands including:
  • issues related to difficulty of access, soil limitations and lower productivity;
  • social issues and related costs such as conflicts over the use of land and distribution of benefits from cultivation.

The Project is now procuring a national consultant to assist with the forest carbon project activities.

Scope of Work
The work is to be undertaken over a 24 month period with a maximum of 150 person-days per 12 month period to begin on or around January 15, 2010. The initial consultancy will cover a one year period with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Specific categories of work may include:

  1. Coordination between IFC, contractors, local and national government units associated with climate change forestry. This will require regular meetings and coordination visits to ensure the smooth flow of information, early identification of implementation issues and workplan adjustments as needed.
  2. Preparation of a detailed workplan for all IFC forest carbon related actions and the tracking of that workplan and reporting progress against milestones.
  3. Assistance in working on forest carbon-related recommendations to national and subnational governments relevant to private sector participation in forest carbon projects.
  4. Close cooperation with the selected lead firms in integrating IFC Performance Standards into plantation and forest carbon project planning. This will include monitoring of progress against a workplan and design of specific actions to address opportunities, weaknesses or delays.
  5. Regular reporting on progress toward IFC objectives and milestones as related to forest carbon.
  6. Using Geographic Information System software to produce maps and spatially-explicit analyses in support of forest carbon business case development.
  7. Other tasks as assigned.

Expected Deliverables / Outputs
Deliverables will be specified in consultation with the Program Manager during the course of the consultancy.

Specific Inputs to be provided by the Client:

  • Dr. Kenneth MacDicken, Program Manager, will provide technical supervision of the Consultants while Ms. Rahajeng Pratiwi, Operations Analyst, will support the Consultants in reporting, administration requirements, payments, etc.
  • GIS layers that include forest concession boundaries and legal status, landuse zoning, vegetative cover, Kyoto lands.

Special Terms & Conditions / Specific Criteria
All documents are to be sent to IFC Indonesia with attention to Ms. Rahajeng Pratiwi (see the detail address below), and soft copies are to be sent through email to rpratiwi@fc.org, cc to: esesamie@ifc.org.

Consultant’s Qualifications:
The following qualifications are desirable:

  • A university degree in forestry, agriculture or soils with at least 5 years of postdegree work experience in forestry-based climate change mitigation, including field experience and analytical capacity.

The following qualifications are mandatory:

  • Experience in working with international organizations active in forestry and climate change.
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and the ability to produce maps and basic analyses using GIS
  • A demonstrated capacity to write technical forestry related documents to an international standard in English.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of land and plantation issues in Indonesia

As a representative of the World Bank Group, all professional activities are expected to be consistent with our Core Values: personal honesty, integrity, commitment, working together in teams – with openness and trust, empowering others and respecting differences, encouraging risk-taking and responsibility.

Please submit your application to esesamie@ifc.org.
Closing date for applications is December 23, 2009.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence and ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

No telephone calls, faxes or letters will be accepted.

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