International Chief Technical Advisor (financial cooperation)

Posted on:
2 Oct, 2018
Application by:
2 Nov, 2018
Project status:
Project title:
Forest Programme V: Social Forestry Support Programme Indonesia
Period of project:
Presumably 7 years, start around second half of 2019
Duty station:
Povinces to be announced by ToR
Job code:

Project description

As part of the German Financial Cooperation (FC) with Indonesia, the Federal Republic of Germany will foster plans to promote the Social Forestry Programme of the Indonesian Government in their efforts to establish 12.7 million ha social forestry area. Social forestry is expected to reduce poverty, promote equitable distribution of income, contribute to biodiversity conservation, and to support the emissions reduction targets of the national climate change strategy. The establishment of social forestry implies not only the formal transfer of land use and management rights. It also requires comprehensive support to user groups and administrations, regarding investments (border demarcation, equipment, infrastructure, forest rehabilitation, and law enforcement), as well as accompanying extension services, advice and capacity development. This Social Forestry Programme should enable local user groups and responsible administrations in selected locations to establish sustainable forest management. Therefore, the primary target groups are local communities and forest user groups in rural areas as well as the administrators responsible for forest conservation and management at province and district level.

Job description

Requested consulting services include assistance to the Project Executing Agency (PEA) in the following tasks:

  • All managerial and administrative aspects of the delivery of the German contribution to the project (technical and financial planning and management; procurement; team management; project monitoring and reporting etc.);
  • Support the development and implementation of Social Forestry Programme;
  • Foster institutional capacity development on social forestry at various levels;
  • Provide specific technical expertise on sustainable and climate adaptive community-based forest management, participatory (agro-) forestry planning and community development;
  • Interactive, coordinated cooperation with the PEA, partners and other projects;
  • Other tasks specified by the Terms of References.


  • University degree related to natural resource management / sustainable forest management / social forestry / rural development;
  • Proven work experience in technical core and complementary areas of social forestry, forest policies and institutional development;
  • Minimum eight years of professional work experience in international cooperation and donor-funded projects in developing countries;
  • Experience in the administration and management of financial cooperation projects of bilateral of multilateral donors; preferably German Financial Cooperation;
  • Minimum five years of experience as CTA and team leading / management experience in similar projects;
  • Experience in the management of projects, including planning, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision of technical, administrative and logistical tasks, budget management, communication etc.;
  • Experience in the management of teams of experts of different technical backgrounds;
  • Work experience in Indonesia;
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and good knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia.

Contact person

  Heike Mainusch

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