Terms of Reference
Project : Berbak Green Prosperity Partnership
Duty station: : Menteng, Jakarta, but with some travel to provinces concerned
Donor: : MCA-Indonesia
Firm (employer): : Euroconsult Mott MacDonald
Introduction and Background
The national Peatland Restoration Agency (Badan Restorasi Gambut or BRG) was formed early 2016 by the President in response to the massive forest and peat fires of 2015 which affected approximately 850,000 ha of peatland. Sub-component 1.6 of the Berbak Green Prosperity Partnership (BGPP) aims at institutional strengthening of BRG.
MCA Indonesia and BRG on 6 March 2017 entered into an Implementing Entity Agreement (IEA) that aims to support BRG with activities that are designed to mitigate risks associated with the implementation of the peatland restoration components in the Green Prosperity project currently in implementation, and complete the foundational mapping and engineering work for additional peatland rewetting both during and after the GP project is completed.
According to the Implementing Entity Agreement between MCA-I and BRG, the project will design and establish a monitoring program to monitor changes in water tables and vegetation in three targeted peatland areas within the MCA-I funded WWF RIMBA Corridor (Londerang, Jambi) and EMM Berbak Green Prosperity Projects (Berbak, Jambi), and the USAID Lestari Project (Pulang Pisau, Central Kalimantan). BRG however has requested assistance to develop an even more ambitious monitoring system, namely to develop, install and use a Peat Restoration Monitoring System that will be managed by BRG but available and accessible to anyone interested in the performance of peat restoration activities in the seven provinces that are in BRG’s mandate. This will include donors, national and regional governments, NGOs, media and the public, so should be in easy readable and understandable lay-out. The system will aim at allowing the collection, processing, analysis, and evaluation of peat restoration activities. The system will allow for the use of spatial data sources (both primary and secondary), for spatial analysis, the timely production of monitoring reports, and the dissemination of the information both internally within BRG as well as outside. BGGP will assist BRG in developing its monitoring system. BGGP sub-component 1.6 will assist in developing a monitoring system that is to:
1) Inform the progress of peat restoration projects in a manner that is up-to-date, transparent, and reliable
2) Serve as a coordination tool for the synergy, effectiveness of restoration activities (to avoid gaps, overlaps, bottlenecks) in 7 provinces, across provinces and related ministries
3) Be a tool for planning and internal coordination of restoration activities across deputies within BRG
4) Able to generate data related to the relevant SDGs, to be able report on progress on peatland conservation in these (both physical and social parameters)
BGGP will assist BRG in developing its monitoring system with the following sub-activities:
- Design the monitoring programme and detail above framework for the
- Initiate the set-up of a pilot monitoring programme
Sub-component 1.6 of the BGPP has a job opening for a local Monitoring Expert to provide technical support to BRG and who will be responsible for the implementation of above activities.
The Berbak GPP is funded by Millennium Change Account Indonesia (MCA-Indonesia).
The selected candidate will be expected to start working with BGPP in August 2017, or earlier if available. Details of the position are listed below:
1. Monitoring Expert
August 2017 – March 2018
· In close consultation with BRG, identify the required information and criteria to be monitored by the system to be developed. This also includes a first assessment of feasibility at local levels to collect and provide the required data that have been identified.
· Develop the protocol and standard operating procedures on which the monitoring program will be based. Focus Group Discussions will be held as part of the consultation process.
· Design the monitoring programme and detail above framework for the monitoring system
· (Coordinate) the preparation of detailed software and hardware requirements for the system
· Prepare the procurement plan and guide the tendering process
· Coordinate building and installation of the system, at BRG and in the provinces
· Identify the training needs for BRG staff and local partners to utilize and maintain equipment
· Initiate the set-up of a pilot monitoring programme in one province, where relevant staff will also be trained in the use of the equipment and software.
· Bachelor or Masters’ Degree in e.g. Geography, Regional Planning, Water Resources Management, Forestry, Environmental Science or other relevant discipline
· Proven experience with developing and implementing complex monitoring systems
· Good understanding of software and hardware requirements for monitoring systems, as well as monitoring systems management
· Ample experience in working with GIS (including ARC-GIS)
· Preferably experience with peatland management
· Excellent reporting and communication skills, in Bahasa Indonesia and English
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the latest July 24, 2017. Applicants should clearly indicate on the subject line of their email the position (for which they apply) and their name. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Previous applicants need not to apply.