|Title:||Policy and Institutional Specialist|
|Reports to:||Governance Advisor/Institutional Development Task Leader|
|Location:||SEA Project Office, Jakarta, Indonesia|
The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project is a five-year contract that supports the Government of Indonesia to conserve biological diversity and improve the governance of marine resources at local, district, provincial and national levels. By using an ecosystem-based approach to management and engaging key stakeholders, the SEA Project will 1) enhance conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area; and 2) strengthen the leadership role and capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and provincial governments namely Maluku, North Maluku and West Papua, to promote conservation and sustainable fishing. The SEA Project is implemented by Tetra Tech and by a consortium of partners. The SEA Project will run from March 2016 through March 2021.
In the third-year project implementation, USAID SEA Project continues to support MMAF and DKP to strengthen policies, laws, regulations, and/or the implementation to improve and enhance the practice of ecosystem approach for fisheries management (EAFM), and to improve the management of marine protected areas (MPA) and expand MPA coverage. In this year, USAID SEA Project is trying to ensure that all the key project deliverables that would be significantly supporting MMAF and DKPs to improve effectiveness sustainable fisheries and MPA management in the field, such as functional Fisheries Management Council (FMC) for Fisheries Management Area 715, MPA management body at site level, as well as policies, and management operational protocol of those institutions can be completed and delivered. In addition, in the third-year project implementation, USAID SEA Project start to preparing institutionalization phase of the project where the project, MMAF and DKPs can start to review and determine the good innovations, knowledges, and skill-practices that will be institutionalized well into working system, and institution of MMAF and DKPs at provincial level by the end of the project. Considering the dynamic of workplan implementation in this year, USAID SEA Project is recruiting a Policy and Institutional Specialist to work together with USAID SEA Project Team in the institutionalization phase of the project.
III. Job Summary and Tasks
Under direct supervision Governance Advisor, the Policy and Institutional Specialist is responsible to carry out the following task:
- With SEA Sustainable Fisheries Team, facilitate and support 1) the development of harvest strategy policy, 2) logbook policy for small scale fisheries, and 3) management operational protocol of FMC in FMA 715. In conducting this task, the specialist will be responsible to: a) facilitate the stakeholder discussions in order to develop the policy paper as a basis for the policy development process and b) develop or write up the policy paper, including develop regulatory impact analysis (RIA) of these policies as required, based on the agreed substance that produced with MMAF Team and SEA Sustainable Fisheries Team.
- With SEA Marine Protected Area (MPA) Team, support the readiness of MPA management institution to operationalize day-to-day management of their MPAs. In conducting this task, the specialist will be responsible to a) facilitate the stakeholder discussions of MMAF Team, Provincial DKP Team and SEA MPA Team in order to develop and to get agreement on the substance of MPA management protocol and budget items to manage the MPA and b) develop or write up the document of specific MPA management operational protocol or standard operational procedure, including the annual budget proposal, based on agreed substance from the stakeholder forum, to be recommended to the Provincial DKPs.
- With USAID Policy Team, develop and promote practical protocol to conduct policy analysis (simple Regulatory Impact Analysis or RIA) for effective policy implementation.
- Engage with government and stakeholders of marine and fisheries management at national and provincial levels.
- Work together with USAID SEA Project Team in advocating policy recommendations.
- Assist the SEA Institutional Development/Governance Advisor to manage administrative works of USAID SEA Institutional Development Team.
- Be part of USAID SEA Project Team and contribute to the work of the team as required.
IV. Deliverables and Reporting
The Policy and Institutional Specialist shall submit the following deliverables:
- Policy papers that are produced during the assignment period
- All the data that are collected to develop the policy paper and recommendations.
- Standard weekly, monthly updates and quarter reports as part of the policy component, in a format prescribed by SEA
- Standard activity report, and any other assigned specific policy reports within the work plan and be fully responsible for all administrative matters pertaining to the position.
The Policy and Institutional Specialist will work together with, and report to the SEA Institutional Development/Governance Advisor, the SEA COP and DCOP.
1. Education and Work Experience
– Master’s degree in public administration or Government Affairs or Public Policy with experience with at the minimum of 5 year experiences in policy facilitation
2. Required Skills
– Proven policy analytical and research skills
– Proven skills to facilitate policy dialogue and to bring stakeholders to achieve consensus in a complex policy decision forum
– Proven skills to develop policy paper and policy brief
– Proven initiative, creativity, and problem-solving skills
– Bahasa Indonesia and English fluency (oral and written) required.
– Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
– Able to function in a heterogeneous team
– High degree of adaptability to varied working environments and good interpersonal and teamwork
The Policy and Institutional Specialist will work together with and report to the SEA Institutional Development/Governance Advisor, the SEA COP and DCOP.
VII. Post of Assignment
The assignment will be conducted in Indonesia, based in the SEA Project office in Jakarta. This assignment may require occasional travel to field locations within Indonesia.
VIII. Time Frame and Level of Effort
The period of this assignment will begin in end of August, 2019 and be for one year with potential extension.
If you are interested and qualified, please send your latest CV (no later than 10 pages) to : Jobs@SEA-Indonesia.org before July 19, 2019. Please note the title of the position you are applying for in your submission email.