Minggu, 14 Juli 2013

Conservation International

Conservation International, an international non-governmental organization, is seeking to fill the Position
of Natural Resource Economist (NRE) - Based in Jakarta.

The Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP) program will establish a replicable model of public-private partnerships that foster low carbon development opportunities, thereby helping to address global climate
change and contribute to economic growth. The SLP will combine public (USAID) and private philanthropic (Walton Family Foundation) funding into an initial $20 million Facility focused on catalyzing low carbon private sector investment in specific landscapes of high conservation value in Indonesia over a five-year period. This Facility will invest in low carbon and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) development activities and business models that
seek to reduce or eliminate deforestation and associated CO2 emissions.
The primary job function of this position is to conduct and support natural resource economic and related analyses.  A key target is the design of strategies that contribute to development objectives through better incorporation of nature into decision-making (i.e., correction of market failures related to the environment). The position will report directly to the SLP Chief-of-Party but will coordinate closely on technical details with the relevant CI-HQ personnel.  It is expected that the NRE will also do economic analysis of the proof of concept for business investment decisions prior to recommendations being made. For SLP project sites, the Natural Resource Economist (NRE) directs valuation studies assessing cash and non-cash contributions of natural capital to the local and regional economy (e.g., non-timber forest products, water flows, pollination, cultural services), as well as assessments of the scope for
payment for ecosystem services.  
Key Duty/Responsibility:
· Economic analysis including feasibility studies, natural resource valuation, cost benefit analysis between “business as usual” development and alternative land uses that take into account ecosystem services; 
· Related analysis as needed/appropriate;  
· Integrate recommendations from analysis into the design and implementation of landscape strategies including considerations for spatial location of different resource uses, policy, payment for ecosystem services, integration with market activities/existing development plans.
·         Develop persuasive
economic arguments for conservation in appropriate form to influence key
decisions whether this be at the national, provincial, local or international
policy settings;
·         Direct
engagement/support of senior staff engagement with decision makers,
publication, presentations.
·         Assist in proposal
development for fundraising
·         Participation in
institutional learning efforts on green economies
·         Advanced degree (MA
or higher) in environmental/development economics/related field or BA in
economics/related field with demonstrated technical proficiency in carrying out
high quality environmental economic analysis
·         Minimum 5 years of
experience in practical application of economics to conservation and
development issues (including themes such as cost benefit analysis, resource
valuation, opportunity costs, macroeconomics)
·         Demonstrated track record
of working effectively with multicultural, multidisciplinary teams to produce
concrete results both in research and on the ground conservation
·         Proficiency in
written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia and English
·         Spatial analysis
·         Socio economic survey and analysis
·         Experience in analyzing infrastructure (roads, dams, ports,
·         Experience in Sumatra or Papua including local languages
Interested candidates should send a current
resume and cover letter addressing the required skills and capabilities (no
more than 4 pages) to:
Closing date for the application is 25 July 2013
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).
For more information about CI, please visit
our web:
www.conservation.or.id  http://www.conservation.org

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