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UNDP Jobs 2011: Fao Expert On National Forest Inventory

Location : Jakarta (The Ministry of Foresty office based), INDONESIA
Application Deadline :08-Apr-11
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :English  
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months with 1 month probation period


I. Organizational Context
The UN-REDD Joint Programme is a collaborative programme between UNDP/UNEP/FAO, aimed at coordinating national and international efforts in the creation of a post Kyoto agreement on REDD. The Programme was officially launched by the Norwegian Prime Minister and UN Secretary General in September 2008, and Indonesia was selected as one of the pilot countries. The Ministry of Forestry Indonesia, together with FAO, UNEP and UNDP has successfully developed the UN-REDD National Joint Programme (NJP) for Indonesia. The NJP was signed by the Indonesian Government and the UN in November 2009.
The UN-REDD Programme assists Indonesia to strengthen the country’s capacity to be ready for REDD+ implementation. One of the key components of the Programme is to develop and help implement a national framework for National Forest Inventory (NFI).

Under the general supervision of the Budget Holder of FAO (FAO Representative of Indonesia) and the NPD; and under the direct supervision of the Lead Technical Officer of the FAO Forest Assessment, Management and Conservation Division (FOMD), the National REDD+ Team Leader and the UN-REDD Technical Specialist, and in close collaboration with the national expert on NFI, and other national and international parties working on NFIs in Indonesia. The consultant will take on the following specific responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

II. Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of key functions:
Review current national NFI field inventory system and assess its practicality in supporting a GHGs reporting under UNFCCC.
Contribute in designing a NFI methodology that will draw on methodological guidance from IPCC inputs, national forest inventory methods, and existing country guidelines. In addition to all the information on forest resources Indonesia  should also obtain: (i) country specific estimates of the emission factors, (ii) multi-temporal inventory data and (iii) uncertainty estimates with any data reported.

III. Impact of Results

  • Capacity building, training and/or simulation exercises organized for operationalizing the plan;


IV. Competencies
  • Demonstrates commitment to FAO vision, mission and values
  • Ability to work with individuals from different cultural/ national backgrounds; good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Contributes effectively to team work and team outcomes
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Required Skills and Experience

V. Recruitment Qualifications


  • MSc in Forestry, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or similar
  • At least 7 years of working experience on national forest inventory, monitoring and assessment in Indonesia.
  • Knowledge of and practical experience on NFI design and implementation.
  • Experience on Growth modeling and forest dynamics
Language Requirements: 
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English.

All applications should be addressed to one of the following:

(1) by mail to:
Operations Support Unit
Office of the FAO Representative in Indonesia,
11th floor Menara Thamrin Building
Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav.3 Jakarta 10250

(2) by email to  FAO-ID@fao.org

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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