Vacancy FFI : Biodiversity & Sustainable Palm Oil Officer

Fauna & Flora International promotes biodiversity conservation through mainstreaming environmental issues in agricultural practices in particular in oil palm sector and throughout selected supply chains. Fauna & Flora International works through private sector partnerships with selected companies which are committed to reduce their impact on biodiversity and improve their environmental management practices.

Scope of the Work:

The Biodiversity and Sustainable Oil Palm Officer will work closely with Kalimantan Conservation Program to oversee the assessment of high conservation value forest as well as areas suitable and not suitable for oil palm development at landscape level, socialize RSPO to stakeholders at the district level, facilitate the establishment of district and provincial roundtables, and the adoption of RSPO principles by private sector partners and local government planners. The specialist will also assist with environmental assessment of selected companies and verify the legality of current operations overlapping with critical biodiversity areas.

Detailed Description of Activities:

Under coordination of Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodity Specialist Coordinator, the BSPO Officer need to:

·         Identify and meet with key organizations who have undertaken work relating to palm oil mainly in (but not limited to) West Kalimantan (focused on Ketapang and Kapuas Hulu district) and Central Kalimantan (Murung Raya district). Conduct review of all existing materials and projects ongoing or planned relating to the sector.

·         Where information currently exists, review materials relating to land availability and land suitability for palm oil – create a map of potentially appropriate areas for new palm oil development. Document key peat land areas in project districts and document areas not suitable for palm oil production.

·         Meet with RSPO Indonesia Liaison office (Jakarta), understand RSPO initiatives in Indonesia and development strategies for Kalimantan fit into the overall RSPO initiative. Review RSPO guidelines and criteria and document key environmental and social consideration which should be considered

·         Liaise with GAPKI (the association of Indonesian oil palm producers) to develop RSPO membership in FFI project areas

·         Support facilitation of consultation workshops with private sector, government and civil society organizations companies to socialize and raise awareness  of the RSPO process and seek input on the feasibility of the proposed plan.

·         Facilitate the establishment of RSPO working groups at regional level (province/ district)

·         Undertake desk work to identify best practice models from elsewhere in Indonesia or Malaysia

·         Participate in regional RSPO meetings and present FFI’s partnership projects

·         Identify potential new private sector partners

·         To regularly document all findings in a report in addition to making presentations to the FFI team and partners on findings

Please send CV and Application letter to info@ffi.or.id before 8 April 2010

Vacancy of Marketing Specialist at World Agroforestry Centre - Southeast Asia Regional Office

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is one of a network of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). As a global leader in agroforestry research and development, ICRAF’s ultimate purpose is to improve human welfare by reducing poverty, increasing cash income, improving food and nutritional security, and increasing environmental resilience through improved agroforestry systems. ICRAF has it’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and works in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In 1993, the World Agroforestry Centre opened a program for Southeast Asia with Bogor, in Indonesia, as its regional headquarters.  We currently work in five Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
The Position
Under supervision of Functional Unit/Project Leaders, the Marketing Specialist is providing services in planning and implementation of agroforestry marketing strategies, including certification of special agroforestry products. This task includes involving overall project activities, designing and implementing the research activities, support in establishing and facilitating partnerships, liaising with partners, donors, ICRAF staff in SEA and other staff in other regions, and ICRAF management.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to perform the summary tasks as follow :
§  Design and implement marketing research activities, field surveys, value chain and sector analysis, studies of supply-demand and trade.
§  Assist with the development of marketing strategies and approaches, certification procedures (such as eco-certification, fair trade, organic products), preparation of research proposals, publishing results, etc.
§  Provide market-related input, including: impact assessment, market information systems, collective action, post-harvest processing, and enterprise development
§  Manage marketing databases and analyze data
§  Liaise with colleagues in the regions to share results and lessons learned
§  Make presentations at conferences, workshops and trainings
§  Represent ICRAF at national, regional and international events
§  Supervise students conducting marketing-related activities
Please visit our website to get a complete Term of Reference of the position :  http://www.worldagr oforestry. org/sea/careers
Qualifications and Skills Required:
§  MSc in Marketing, Economics or related disciplines
§  Good knowledge of markets and marketing, especially as relevant to smallscale agroforestry systems and enterprises
§  Experience in eco-certification process, requirements especially for agroforestry products in Southeast Asia
§  Capacity to work with diverse group of partners: farmers, NGOs, government officials, technicians, private sector, researchers, and international organizations
§  Good understanding of data processing and related software
§  Good experience in control and managing the project budget
§  Proven ability to write quality English-language reports and papers
§  Competency with computers and internet.
Terms of offer
§  This is a Nationally Professional Fixed Term position with a competitive salary and benefits package.
§  The contract is for a period of 2 (two) years, with possibility of renewal, subject to 3 (three) months evaluation period, assessment of performance and availability of resources.
Please submit your application with relevant qualifications, experiences, reference and a recent photograph in MS Word or Pdf format (Max. 500 kb), not later than April 8, 2010  to :
ICRAF Human Resources Unit
(code: Marketing Specialist)
Email: icrafsea-hr@ cgiar.org
Only short-listed applicants meeting the requirements stated above will be contacted.
ICRAF believes that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages women to apply.  We invite you to learn more about ICRAF at our web site :
http://www.worldagr oforestry. org/sea