Closing date: Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Job Identification : 13471

Locations : Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

Posting Date : 09/05/2023, 04:45 AM

Apply Before : 09/19/2023, 04:59 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NPSA-7

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Nature, Climate and Energy

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 7 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English and Bahasa Indonesia

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

With 95.3 million ha of forests in 2016, Indonesia has the third largest tropical forest cover in the world, after Brazil and Democratic Republic of Congo. Taking into account the need to be compatible with its economic and social development objectives, Indonesia has committed to contribute to global efforts in tackling negative impacts of climate change and in contributing to 1.5 degrees long-term global goal. Through its first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), it has targeted to reduce 29% of GHGs emission unconditionally and up to 41% conditionally, subject to availability of international support for finance, technology transfer and development and capacity building, from 2030 BAU of 2,869 Gg ton CO2e. Nearly 97.2% of the NDC target comes from forest and land and energy sectors, while the remaining 0.8 % is shared by agriculture, industrial process and product use (IPPU), and waste sectors. The forest sector is expected to contribute between 17.2% to 23% of the overall NDC target.

Indonesia, a forerunner of REDD+ under the UNFCCC qualifies to receive REDD+ results-based payments (RBPs) with fulfilment of the Warsaw Framework prerequisites. Among others: the National REDD+ Strategy (STRANAS)in 2012; a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS); a Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) technically assessed by UNFCCC in 2016; and the Safeguards Information System (SIS-REDD+) developed in 2013. Furthermore, it has also submitted a REDD+ Technical Annex, containing a report of REDD+ emission reductions (ER) for 2013 to 2017, as part of its 2nd Biennial Update Report (BUR) which was technically analyzed by UNFCCC in 2019. It has also developed a National Registry System on Climate Change (NRS CC/SRN) to promote transparency of ER achieved by public and private initiatives.

Through the implementation of STRANAS and related policies and measures, Indonesia has reduced its emissions from deforestation by 244,892,137 tCO2eq for the 2013-2017 period compared to its reference period. From the volume of ER achieved in the 2013-2017 period, and after application of the GCF scorecard, Indonesia offered 27 million tCO2eq to the GCF pilot program for the 2014-2016 period. In August 2020, GCF approved USD 103.78 million for 20.25 million tCO2eq to be used for climate action.

The GCF RBP proceeds will be a significant contribution in support of achieving the NDC in the forestry sector, as well as contribute to a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The Indonesia REDD-plus results-based payments (RBP) for the results period 2014-2016 project will contribute to achieve the desired impacts as outlined in the Indonesia REDD+ strategy and investment plan through the following outputs: Output 1: Strengthening REDD+ coordination and implementation and overall REDD+ architecture. It will support the continuous update and further development of the overall REDD+ architecture (i.e. Forest Reference Level & Reference Emission Level, National Forest Monitoring System, REDD+ MRV capacity and Safeguards Information System, etc.) and strengthen the government capacity for REDD+ coordination and implementation at national and subnational levels.

Output 2: Support to decentralized sustainable forest governance. It will support the government of Indonesia in advancing its objectives of decentralized sustainable forest management through the operationalization of Forest Management Units (FMUs), as well as in its complementary objective of devolving access to and management of forest land and resources to communities in adequate areas. As thus, the project will therefore support the implementation and further refinement of the Social Forestry and FMU programmes respectively, looking at opportunities for complementarity and synergies between them whenever possible.

The Indonesian Environment Fund (IEF) , under the Ministry of Finance, is designated as the Executing Entity of this project. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry is the key technical partner of IEF in implementation and achieving the intended outputs. In order to implement and achieve the above outputs the project requires a strong and professional team to be led by the National Project Manager. On this context, UNDP is hiring a Technical Associate for Monitoring, Evaluation and Raising Awareness of the Climate Governance.

Duties and Responsibilities

The National Personnel will work under the overall guidance of Senior Advisor for Climate Governance and Technical Coordinator for Climate Governance. The incumbent works in close collaboration with the project team, operations units, and programme staff in the office to resolve complex finance-related issues and to ensure adequate exchange of information.

Under the guidance of relevant CO technical experts and Senior Advisor for Climate and Environmental Governance, the Technical Associate will be responsible for monitoring, evaluation and raising awareness related to the Climate Governance Cluster. In doing this, she/he will work in close collaboration with the project team and CO programme and operations clusters, Government officials, private sector, non-government and civil society organizations and will have the following duties and responsibilities Provision of technical supports to the project monitoring and evaluation focusing on the following:

  •  Monitor project progress and participate in the production of progress reports ensuring that they meet the necessary reporting requirements and standards;
  •  Ensure project’s M&E meets the requirements of the Government, the UNDP Country Office, and UNDP-GCF
  •  Develop project-specific M&E tools as necessary;
  •  Oversee and ensure the implementation of the project’s M&E plan, including periodic appraisal of the Project’s Theory of Change and Results Framework with reference to actual and potential project progress and results;
  •  Oversee/develop/coordinate the implementation of the stakeholder engagement plan;
  •  Oversee and guide the design of surveys/assessments commissioned for monitoring and evaluating project results;
  •  Facilitate mid-term and terminal evaluations of the project, including provision of management responses;
  •  Facilitate annual reviews of the project and produce analytical reports from these annual reviews, including learning and other knowledge management products;
  •  Support project site M&E and learning missions;
  •  Visit project sites as and when required to appraise project progress on the ground and validate written progress reports.

Provision of supports to the implementation of project activities:

  •  Organize relevant project meetings
  •  Laise with the relevant government entities on the implementation of project activities within the assigned project component.
  •  Support the organization of relevant workshops, project board meeting sand training events.
  •  Support the implementation of the awareness raising campaign.
  •  Provide support to the relevant officers on the subjects they need support on (in accordance with the assigned project component).
  •  Support the monitoring of project results.

Provision of effective supports to the project planning:

  •  Preparation and analysis of project monitoring checklists, provides interpretation of budget guidelines; reviews and coordinates submissions of work proposal and budget estimates, ensuring that requisite information is included and justified in terms of proposed activities; propose adjustments as necessary; prepares reports and ensures that outputs/services are properly categorized.
  •  Timely preparation of regular project reports, in line with the standard template and presents it to the project assurance team on a timely manner;

Provision of administrative support to the Climate and Environmental Governance Cluster in terms of monitoring the GCF REDD+ Project’s achievement:

  •  Serves as focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of implementation activities and participates in project evaluation; monitor implementation at all stages to ensure work is proceeding according to established plans, including analyzing implementation difficulties and initiating remedial action; liaises with diverse organizational units to initiate requests; prepares standard terms of reference against project objectives, obtains necessary clearances, processes and follows- up on administrative actions and resolves issues related to project implementation, e.g. recruitment and appointment of personnel, travel arrangements, organization of and participation in training, authorization of payments, disbursement of funds, procurement of equipment and services, security, etc.
  •  Effective collaboration with the project manager and the Cluster Team on various planning instruments such as the medium-term plan and internal work plans; provides assistance on reporting requirements, guidelines, rules and procedures and ensures completeness and accuracy of data submitted.
  •  Lead project team in preparation of formal closures of projects, final budget revision, transfer of equipment, clearance, publication and distribution of final report.
  •  Supervision of office support staff, including distribution and review of work assignments, training, and inputs to performance evaluation.

Providing supports on the knowledge building and knowledge sharing relevant to the project:

  •  Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in project support management.
  •  Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Core Competencies:

  •  Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  •  Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  •  Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  •  Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  •  Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  •  Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  •  Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies: Business management

  •  Digital: Awareness and Literacy Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed
  •  Working with Evidence and Data: Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making
  •  Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
  •  Budget management: Ability to support budgetary aspects of work planning process, drawing and management of team budgets
  •  Operations Management: Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organizational business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner. Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanisms
  •  Customer Satisfaction/Client Management: Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.

2030 agenda- people

  •  Gender: Gender mainstreaming

Required Skills and Experience


  •  Secondary Education is required.
  •  University degree (Bachelor’s degree) preferably in the field of project monitoring and evaluation in environmental or natural resources management will be given due consideration but is not a requirement.


  •  Minimum 7 years (with Secondary Education) or 4 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of professional experience in a project management setting involving multi-lateral/international funding agency and experience in the field of project monitoring and evaluation in environmental or natural resources management will be given due consideration but is not a requirement
  •  Good inter-personal and team building skills.
  •  Knowledge and prior working experience in UN/ UNDP development projects in Indonesia will be a definite asset
  •  Solid experience in leading team to support project administration will be an asset.
  •  Strong knowledge and solid experience in project management support are desirable l as well as ability to draft correspondence on budget-related issues, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets, etc.
  •  Experience working using Government or UN/UNDP procedures will be an asset.
  •  Advance computer skills required, knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
  •  Experience in handling of web-based management systems would be preferable
  •  Experience supervising and coordinating group of people for project

Language Requirements:

  •  Fluency in written and spoken English is an absolute necessity;
  •  Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia is required.


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