Dec 9, 2011

Conservation Leadership Program

From: Duke,Esther
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:47 AM

Conservation Leadership Program (Conservation Leadership Through Learning)

Society is faced with some of the greatest challenges in history, from climate change to biodiversity loss to energy security and beyond. We need leaders who think differently, embrace complexity, and see the human and environmental condition as one intricate system. The Conservation Leadership Program is a new 24-month Master of Science degree that will prepare students to be a part of the next generation of conservation leaders who will tackle these dynamic challenges. In August 2012, approximately 20 students will begin an intensive educational journey in the United States and Mexico. Also referred to as Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL), this program merges transdisciplinary university education with real-world action to train leaders who can deliver on-the-ground benefits for conservation and communities. By reaching far beyond the classroom walls, students will develop the knowledge and real-world skills to become effective conservation leaders making a difference for the environment and people’s lives.

CLTL is a partnership between Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Mexico. For more information, please visit our website (http://leadershipthroughlearning.org/) or contact us at leadership@warnercnr.colostate.edu. Applications are now being accepted through January 9th, 2012 for the cohort starting in August 2012.

Esther Duke
Coordinator of Special Projects and Programs
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Colorado State University
970.491.2197
Esther.Duke@ColoState.edu

Dec 5, 2011

Jobs Opportunity: FIELD-Bumi Ceria

FIELD Indonesia Foundation (Farmer Initiatives for Ecological Livelihoods and Democracy) is an organization that supports people in marginal communities through education for empowerment. FIELD Indonesia was established on 1 June 2001. FIELD key staff are former members of the FAO Regional Program on Community IPM in Asia (www.CommunityIPM.org) in 1998-2002 and was part of the team that provided technical assistance over 12 years to the National IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Program, local farmer organizations and the Indonesian IPM Farmers Associations. FIELD activities make use of a variety learning approaches including the Farmer Field Schools & Studies, Community Action Research, Sustainable Livelihoods Framework, and Farmer Advocacy.

FIELD-Bumi Ceria (Building Disaster and Climate Change Resilience in Padang Pariaman Farming Communities, West Sumatra) is a program which will generate and support resilience at the community level through the organized participatory action-learning via Field Schools conducted at community and Nagari level. The project was full supported by United State Agency for International Development (USAID) through Cooperative Agreement No. AID-497-A-I0-00002. The program will run for 30 months in period of October 2010-March 2013. Local facilitators will be recruited and trained to manage these activities and to strengthen local program planning and implementation capabilities. Field Schools will address Disaster and Climate Change Vulnerability at the Nagari level in 20 selected Nagari, and technical/livelihood issues at the community level will be addressed through 80 Field Schools in Eco-rice, agro-forestry, and bio-gas/organic fertilizer production. Follow-up action programs will also be supported at community and Nagari level.

Multi-stakeholder Workshops, forums, and networking programs will further build local capacities, leverage support for replication, solidify learning and program models, and build the partnerships necessary for dissemination and sustainability. Key partners include the Provincial Agricultural Service and the local Disaster Management Agency, as well as other agencies currently working post-earthquake in Padang Pariaman District.

The total beneficiary would be 5,500 people and it consists of 2,500 capable community cadres who have been trained in Field Schools and 3,000 people who have been increased their understanding on disaster risk reduction and climate change through field days, forums and workshops. The local governments, local communities, and FIELD will contribute in-kind resources to the program.

Besides, FIELD-Bumi Ceria has raised resources from APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) in Taiwan. ADOC provide digital device to increase farmer understanding on information and communication technologies, especially to get information on disaster risk reduction, climate change and farmer’s livelihood.

Currently, FIELD-Bumi Ceria seeking for

1. Area Managers with following criteria:
  • 2 years minimun experienced work with local communities
  • Have agriculture back ground are preferred
  • Know the basic concepts of facilitation, adult education, especially those who already know the concept of the field school
  • Know the concept of disaster risk reduction and climate change
  • Accustomed to working under pressure, able to work independently, able to work in a team, willing to work with the community in the field
  • Able to speak english
  • Able to operate computer
The objective of Area Manager is to support project planning, implementation and evaluation under general guidance from Project Manager as follows:
  • Work closely with technical specialist and other area managers to conduct field school, farmer research, training, workshop and other technical issues related to disaster risk reduction, climate change, monitoring and evaluation
  • Organize initial field schools in nagari or korong level both technical and vulnerability assessment
  • Provide support to local facilitators in implementation of field schools and community groups in development and implementation of action plans related to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Liaise with local stakeholders at village and sub-district levels
  • Assist Project Manager for technical report both annual and progress reports including success stories, best practices, lessons learned and shared learning.
2. Computer Trainer with following criteria:
  • At least 2 years experienced working in IT
  • Able to develop a simple computer and Internet learning modules
  • Willing to work under pressure, independently or with team
  • Willing to work with communities in the Field
  • Experience working with journalists and media
The objective of Computer Trainer is to support project planning, implementation and evaluation under general guidance from Project Manager as follows:
  • Work closely with Area Managers to conduct field training on digital device
  • Organize initial training on digital device in nagari or korong level
  • Set up and organize office network to support FIELD-Bumi Ceria daily activities
  • Liaise with stakeholders in any level to leverage impact of digital learning center
  • Assist Project Manager for technical report both annual and progress reports including success stories, best practices, lessons learned and shared learning.
  • Development of media and journalist network in outreaching program issues

Please send application letter and latest CV to bumiceria@gmail.com before Wednesday, December 14th 2011

Note: only short listed will be contact

Nov 15, 2011

WWF-Hong Kong: Manager, Habitat Management and Monitoring

Manager, Habitat Management and Monitoring
Organisation: WWF-Hong Kong
Reference: W-MHMM
Location: Hong Kong
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Website: wwf.org.hk/en
Contact email: recruitment@wwf.org.hk

WWF – Solutions for a living planet

WWF is a global conservation organisation, with a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through Conservation, Footprint and Education programmes. For more information, please visit: www.wwf.org.hk.

If you are passionate about conserving the natural environment, you are invited to join us as:
Manager, Habitat Management and Monitoring
(Job Code: W-MHMM)

The Mai Po Nature Reserve has been known internationally as a haven for migratory birds for decades. The Reserve, covering some 380 ha, was listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 1995. It lies in the heart of the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF) making it a critical stopover site for many species of birds, especially waterbirds, and many of them are of global conservation concern.

Apart from fulfilling its potential to support good populations of a diverse waterbird fauna, WWF-Hong Kong has set forth the goal of transforming the Reserve into a regional centre of excellence and to function as a ‘model’ site to other network sites in the EAAF.
Reporting to the Centre Manager generally and Senior Head of Local Biodiversity & Regional Wetlands technically, the Manager-Habitat Management and Monitoring will be leading a team and providing technical expertise in managing the habitat and infrastructure, response to challenges and conducting research and monitoring at the Reserve.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical expertise in habitat management and conservation at the Reserve; lead a team to maintain, develop and upgrade facilities and habitats;
  • Prepare and monitor annual operating budget for habitat management;
  • Work closely with the Centre Manager to develop strategic partnerships with other local and international NGOs, academics, interest groups, experts and to maintain good relationships with key local stakeholders, notably relevant government departments to ensure the smooth running and conservation of the Reserve;
  • Supervise a team responsible for the implementation of research and monitoring programmes;
  • Work closely with internal Education and Communications staff to provide technical knowledge for awareness raising activities relating to the Reserve;
  • Work with the wetland management training team, create synergies with other freshwater and wetland projects;
  • Provide support to fundraising programmes and major donor events held at the Reserve;
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for WWF-Hong Kong on the habitat management and wildlife at Mai Po, and Big Bird Race

Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder in a relevant discipline, e.g. ecology, nature conservation, wildlife biology
  • 5+ years of experience in a position that stewards the habitat management work of a wetland nature reserve or a wetland national park
  • 3+ years of work experience at a supervisory level, able to demonstrate good management and supervisory skills
  • Good command of both written and spoken English while fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin is desirable.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Good analytical skills and demonstrate strong skills in writing technical reports
  • Good planning and organizing skills, able to develop comprehensive project plans and monitor performance
  • Proactive and takes initiatives, able to make quick decisions
  • Able to cope with high workload and pressure
  • Have a genuine interest in wildlife, especially birds
  • Physically fit for working outdoor for lengthy period

Full job description can be downloaded at WWF-HK website: http://wwf.org.hk/jobs/mhmm (click on ‘More information’)

The work location of this post is at Mai Po Marshes Wildlife Education Centre and Nature Reserve, Tam Kon Chau, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, China.

We offer a 5-day work week and comparative compensation and benefits package to the right candidate. Interested parties please send your application letter and CV, stating present and expected salary via email: recruitment@wwf.org.hk. Please indicate the Job Code in the subject of your e-mail.

(All information provided will be used for recruitment-related purpose only. Applicants who do not hear from us within six to eight weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. It is our policy to retain the personal data of unsuccessful applicants for future recruitment purposes for a period of six months.)

source: WWF-HK

Nov 4, 2011

Exit Strategy After Project (ITTO PD 426/06 Rev.1 (F) - Ramin (2011)) Completion

Here are the documentations, as one of the exit strategy after project ITTO PD 426/06 Rev.1 (F) - Ramin (2011). We forward these documentations, from the Ministry of Forestry - Republic of Indonesia website.

  1. Leaflet - The Prevention of Further Loss and The Promotion of Rehabilitation and Plantation of Gonystylu
  2. Current Status of Ramin Seed Source in Sumatra
  3. Seed Source of Ramin in West and Central Kalimantan
  4. Training Needs To Improve CITES Implementation on Ramin In Indonesia
  5. Pedoman Identifikasi Kayu Ramin dan Kayu Mirip Ramin
  6. Leaflet - Hasil dan Rekomendasi ITTO PPD87
  7. Evaluation and the Promotion of CITES Implementation on Ramin in Indonesia
  8. Teknik Inventarisasi Sediaan Ramin di Hutan Rawa Gambut
  9. Panduan Inventarisasi Sediaan Ramin di Hutan Rawa Gambut
  10. Review of the Existing Methods and Design For Ramin Inventory in Peat Swamp Forest
  11. Panduan Penilaian Non-Detrimental Finding untuk Ramin Gonystylus spp
  12. Guideline for Non - Detrimental Finding Assessment on Ramin Gonystylus spp
  13. Manual Monitoring Musim Berbunga - Berbuah dan Produksi Benih Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus)
  14. Pedoman Teknis Pembuatan Stek Pucuk Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus)
  15. Evaluasi Sistem Silvikultur Hutan Rawa Gambut di Indonesia
  16. Literature Review on Gonystylus bancanus Botany Ecology and Potency
  17. Panduan Identifikasi Jenis-Jenis Ramin di Indonesia
  18. Report - Asian Workshop of the ITTO-CITES Project on Ensuring International Trade in CITES - listed Timb
  19. Identifikasi Gap Informasi Menuju Pengelolaan Hutan ramin Secara Lestari
  20. Information Gaps Toward Sustainable Managment and Conservation of Ramin
  21. Improving Inventory Design to Estimate Growing Stock of Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus) in Indonesia
  22. Silviculture, Study Plots, Seed Production and Propagation of Ramin - An Executive Summary Activity II
  23. Gonystylus spp (Ramin) - Population Status, Genetics and Gene Conservation
  24. Roadmap Toward Sustainable and Conservation of Ramin
  25. Booklet - Let's Save Ramin, Let's Save Peat Swamp Forests

ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest and Climate Change (The Documents)

Here are the documentations of the ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest and Climate Change, held on Sept 22-24, 2011 at Jogjakarta, Indonesia:
A Glance at ARKN-FCC.pdf
REPORT_ASEAN-ARKN YK 22-24 Sept 2011.pdf
Table of Contents - ARKN-FCC WS and Meeting 22-24 sEPTEMBER .pdf
ANNEX 1 - List of Participants _ARKN-FCC 2011.pdf
ANNEX 2 - Remarks of Government of Australia.pdf
ANNEX 3 - Opening Speech_Government of Indonesia.pdf
ANNEX 4 - Agenda of ARKN-FCC Meeting & Workshop _22-24 SEPTE.pdf
ANNEX 5 - ARKN-FCC Coordinator Presentation.pdf
ANNEX 6.1 - Indonesia Presentation on REL_RL and MRV.pdf
ANNEX 6.2 - Lao PDR Presentation on REL-MRV in Laos.pdf
ANNEX 6.3 - Vietnam Presentation on REL_RL and MRV in Vietna.pdf
ANNEX 6.4 - Malaysia Presentation on GHGs Inventory.pdf
ANNEX 6.5 - Thailand Presentation on GHGs Inventory.pdf
ANNEX 6.6 - Australia Presentation on Forest Management Refe.pdf
ANNEX 7.1 - Lecture Presentation 1 on REL _RL- Rizaldi Boer.pdf
ANNEX 7.2 - Lecture Presentation 2 on MRV System - Rob Water.pdf
ANNEX 8 - AMS submission on REDD+_ agreed draft by ARKN-FCC .pdf
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Vacancy: Positions vacants at Burung Indonesia

Burung Indonesia (BirdLife Indonesia Association) is the Indonesian partner of BirdLife International - a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity. It was established on 15 July 2002, as an independent Indonesian non-government organisation, after working for 10 years as the program office of BirdLife International in Indonesia.

Burung Indonesia is developing a Resource Centre in Harapan Rainforest. Located in Jambi and South Sumatera, Harapan Rainforest is a 100,000 ha ecosystem restoration concession and it is the first project in Indonesia to be implemented under an ecosystem restoration licence, allowing the management of production forest for restoration rather than logging.

Burung Indonesia invites qualified individuals to submit their interest for the following positions by sending CV to: recruit@burung.org on 10 November 2011 at the latest.

Communication and Outreach Specialist (COS)

Experienced in the design and production of awareness/promotion materials; Experience in developing public awareness and outreach programs; Experience in report and content writing, design and production of awareness/promotion materials; Experience in managing media activities, and press releases; and willing to stay in the field for a long period of time.

Main tasks: Develops clear written content for a variety of audiences (government, private sector, schools etc) for use on the program website and within print materials; manages the development and editing of high quality written materials including lesson learnt, factual stories, publications, press releases, pitch letters, Q & As, and other communications materials in cooperation with relevant units and job holders; Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of communication strategy and provides recommendations for adjusting the strategy as necessary. Strong writing skills a must.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, or a PR related discipline. Minimum 4 years experience. Please provide samples of work/portfolio with the application.

Research & Communication Officer (RCO)

Demonstrated experience in the analysis of sustainable natural resource management issues; writing position papers; information briefs and lessons learned; experience in working with a variety of stakeholders.

Main tasks: Carry out studies on sustainable natural resource management issues; coordinate knowledge centre staff in disseminating information on sustainable natural resource management to a variety of stakeholders; compile and analyze data on climate change issues; network with a variety of stakeholders. Strong writing skills a must.

Qualifications: Ecology, forestry, or conservation management related degree with at least 4 years of experience working in natural resources management and development. Please provide samples of work/portfolio with the application.

Recruitment

Burung Indonesia

Jl. Dadali No. 32,

BOGOR 16161

Telp. +62 251 8357 222

Fax. +62 251 8357 961

Website: www.burung.org

Aug 16, 2011

Vacancy: Positions vacants at Burung Indonesia

cid:image001.jpg@01C9887E.365A8A90 Burung Indonesia (BirdLife Indonesia Association) is the Indonesian partner of BirdLife International - a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity. It was established on 15 July 2002, as an independent Indonesian non-government organisation, after working for 10 years as the program office of BirdLife International in Indonesia.

Burung Indonesia is developing a Resource Centre in Harapan Rainforest. Located in Jambi and South Sumatera, Harapan Rainforest is a 100,000 ha ecosystem restoration concession and it is the first project in Indonesia to be implemented under an ecosystem restoration licence, allowing the management of production forest for restoration rather than logging.

Burung Indonesia invites qualified individuals to submit their interest for the following positions by sending CV to: recruit@burung.org on 26 August 2011 at the latest. Please note that all positions will be based in Harapan Rainforest but with approximately 30% of the time spent in Burung Indonesia’s Bogor office.

1. Head of Harapan Resource Centre (HRC)

Knowledge and skills about knowledge management processes, infrastructures, and principles; Proven leadership qualities, training, communication and negotiation skills; and Good project management experience.

Main tasks:

· Coordinate knowledge development team in the Resource Centre;

· Design knowledge management strategy;

· Oversee implementation of knowledge management system;

· Train and educate staff and other stakeholders on use of the knowledge management system, and provide and/or facilitate ongoing support for users of the system;

· Willing to stay in the field for a long period of time.

Qualitfication:

University degree in social sciences, information or similar skills. At least 5 years of relevant working experience.

2. Knowlege Management Officer (KMO)

Demonstrated experience in developing and managing databases and information systems well as in training users in using the information systems; Working knowledge in designing and analysing data and survey questionnaires; Working knowledge in maintaining web site.

Main tasks:

· Implement and monitor knowledge management strategy in the resource centre;

· Capture, document and analyze assets;

· Design and coordinate capacity building for field staff;

· Oversees the development of database and information management;

· Willing to stay in the field for a long period of time.

Qualifications:

University degree in communication, information, education or similar skills. At least 5 years of relevant working experience.

3. Forest Resource Management Specialist (FRMS)

Thorough knowledge of multiple use forest resource management, protection and conservation; Proven technical skills in production forest resource management; Considerable knowledge of forest rehabilitation and restoration and forestry regulations; Extensive experience with community agroforestry management and business; Familiar with forest-climate issues.

Main tasks:

· Provide inputs in the planning and administration of forest restoration programs such as, but not limited to: forest inventory, silviculture, fire protection, insect and disease protection, forest rehabilation and reforestation;

· Coordinates and assists in the administration and conduct of research, and other projects;

· Documents knowledge and experience based on the forestry operation;

· Involved in developing training programs for field staff;

· Willing to stay in the field for a long period of time.

Qualifications:

Degree in forestry and considerable professional experience in forest resources management; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. At least 5 years of relevant working experience.

4. Communication and Outreach Specialist (COS)

Experienced in design and production of awareness/promotion materials; Experience in developing public awareness and outreach campaigns; Experience in report and content writing, design and production of awareness/promotion materials; Experience in developing public awareness and outreach programs; Experience in managing media activities, and press releases.

Main tasks:

· Develops clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on the program website and within print materials;

· Manages the development and editing of high quality written materials including lesson learnt, factual stories, publications, press releases, pitch letters, Q & As, and other communications materials in cooperation with relevant units and job holders;

· Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of communication strategy and provides recommendations for adjusting the strategy as necessary.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, or a PR related discipline. Minimum 4 years experience, with development experience required.

Recruitment

Burung Indonesia

Jl. Dadali No. 32,

BOGOR 16161

Telp. +62 251 8357 222

Fax. +62 251 8357 961

Website: www.burung.org

Aug 5, 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES: An Exciting Story of Adaptation to Climate Change

From: Roopa.Rakshit@RRCAP.UNEP.ORG [mailto:Roopa.Rakshit@RRCAP.UNEP.ORG] at
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 3:01 PM
Subject: Competition for best media reporting on Adaptation to Climate Change_Asia-Pacific Adaptation Forum, 27 & 28 October 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

Dear Journalists,
Greetings from the Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum 2011 Organizers.

It is with pleasure we inform you about the CALL FOR ENTRIES for you to tell an exciting story of adaptation to climate change and WIN AN AWARD.  The winners will be invited to the Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum 2011 to be held on 27 & 28 October 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Please visit the website for more information on the competition and for the registration process>>
http://www.asiapacificadapt.net/adaptationforum2011/ Attached is the flyer.

For any clarification, pls send an e-mail to info@climateadapt.asia

Aug 3, 2011

6-in-1 Educational Solar Kit

6-in-1 solar kit is an amazing way to educate children (and adults!) on how solar power works. It’s also great brain stimulation for the mechanically minded. This kit comes with plastic pieces that make a solar airboat, windmill, puppy, car, plane and revolving plane. The age recommendation is 10+, but bright children who are younger will be able to do at least some of the building on their own or at least the attempt may bring them a sense of accomplishment and independence.

The model pieces snap together easily and the directions are straightforward. The motor was made from a simple gear and the solar panel was pretty sturdy compared to the other plastic pieces. Each model worked fine as long as the wires were attached correctly. My friend thought that the wires should have had little handles on the end, similar to those on jumper cables, so they were easier to handle and stayed in place better. It’s just that the wires were easily displaced, which was done many times at our house with all the little fingers eager to see how each model worked. It was hard for us as well since the pieces are so small and thin wires had to be pushed into a small crack in the side of the gear box.

But all in all we were pleased with the results, the experience and education that it provided our whole family. An additional plus is that the kit is totally reusable and may be re-assembled into its different variations many times over, if none of the parts get lost!

The kit retails for IDR100k and may be purchased here, by sending mail to eco.propagangster@gmail.com

Jul 27, 2011

Rainforest Alliance Agriculture Auditing Services Coordinator, Asia Pacific

Advertised: 15-7-11 | Closing Date: 14-8-11

Responsibilities:
Position Summary:
The Rainforest Alliance Agriculture Auditing Services Coordinator, Asia Pacific, will provide coordination and oversight in the implementation of Rainforest Alliance agriculture auditing services in the region, with a primary focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China, the Pacific Islands and the Philippines. S/he will provide assistance to the Associate Regional Manager to expand the Rainforest Alliance agriculture auditing services in the region.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a regional strategy for client, area and certified volume targets for certification in Asia Pacific with theAssociate Regional Manager and the Sustainable Agriculture Division
  • Facilitate the execution of agriculture assessments and audits in the Asia-Pacific Region to include budgeting, service contracts, team identification, logistical planning, support to consultants, report review, liaise with clients and finalize reports for approval
  • Develop and implement audit schedules and ensure timely and efficient completion of audits
  • Ensure efficiency, quality control and adherence to appropriate agriculture technical and administration certification protocols for all jobs directly under his/her responsibilities
  • Recruit and manage qualified consultants and auditors and provide for their training, including cooperation with auditing bodies in the region
  • Ensure that invoices are issued for all activities related to auditing in region and follow up on pending payments.
  • Provide monthly expense and progress reports to the Associate Regional Manager, including tracking of payments from clients and tracking of invoices from consultants/auditors
  • Act as lead auditor on selected audits, incorporating and evaluating trainee auditors
  • Provide first response to complaints and disputes related to audits
  • Provide input for agriculture certification policy development and technical improvements to the certification system
  • Supervise the Customer Service Associate for Asia Pacific and Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in agronomy or related field
  • 3-5 years of agriculture sector experience in Indonesia
  • Must be familiar with agricultural certification, supply chains, agriculture production and activities both large-scale and small-scale
  • Proven ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office and Internet)
  • Familiarity with certification/verification issues and systems, involving agriculture and scale producers preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English, verbal communication in Indonesian, written skills in Indonesian preferred, other Asia Pacific languages are an advantage
  • Must have strong planning, analytical, and client relationship management skills, with ability to juggle multiple activities simultaneously while adhering to deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in Indonesia and other countries in South East Asia up to 40% of the time and to spend significant periods in rural areas.

To apply : Send resume, cover letter & salary history to

PT Rainforest Alliance
Griya Alamanda Blok No. 17, Jl. Kapten Cok Agung Tresna
Denpasar 80234
or by email to asia_pacific@ra.org

Only candidates authorized to work in Indonesia will be considered for this role
The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer

"Only short-listed candidates will be invited via e-mail/phone for Test and Interview"

Jun 15, 2011

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR WYSE 2011 INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the world and aged 18-35?

I thought you might be interested in applying for WYSE's flagship International Leadership Programme which takes place this summer, from 31th July - 12th August, at the beautiful Villa Boccella, near Lucca, Italy.

WYSE's world renowned International Leadership Programme provides a unique and inspirational opportunity to:
  • Develop your leadership potential through team projects, personal reflection, physical activities, deep discussion and the arts.
  • Explore the underlying causes of global problems, and develop a social entrepreneurial approach.
  • Identify your values and guiding principles in order to gain a clearer sense of balance, purpose and life direction.
  • Develop an international network of friends and peers who wish to collaborate and make a positive difference.
  • Increase your understanding of the influence of and relationship between individuals, local NGOs and international organisations such as the United Nations.
WYSE International is a global charity that supports young people with vision and awareness, who care about what's happening in the world, and want to do what they can to make a positive difference. We promote visionary leadership capable of responding to evolving world needs such as peace, human rights, democracy and sustainability.

People who have attended WYSE in the past have found the experience extremely beneficial, and have come away with a clearer sense of who they are and where they are heading in the future. Here are some recent feedback quotes from participants:

`WYSE offers people the chance to explore themselves and their potential in an environment suffused with support, wisdom, and key information for personal growth' (Morgan, New Zealand)

`WYSE is a gift, accept it and cherish it. It will help you grow into the best person that you can become' (Hyatt, Kuwait)

`WYSE is an unforgettable experience where culture/religion/nationalities merge to create an ideal learning environment.' (Neville, Malta)

`WYSE offers an opportunity to get to know yourself and what you want your life purpose to be in a loving, supportive and playful environment' (Daniel, UK)

For more information please email ilp@wyse-ngo.org and WYSE will send you a full Information Pack with programme brochure, self-assessment (for you to check your suitability) and application forms.

You can also take a look at the International Leadership Programme page (in the Programmes section) of our website www.wyse-ngo.org

Rainforest Alliance Agriculture Auditing Services Coordinator, Asia Pacific

Advertised: 10-6-11 | Closing Date: 10-7-11
Responsibilities:
Position Summary:
The Rainforest Alliance Agriculture Auditing Services Coordinator, Asia Pacific, will provide coordination and oversight in the implementation of Rainforest Alliance agriculture auditing services in the region, with a primary focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China, the Pacific Islands and the Philippines. S/he will provide assistance to the Associate Regional Manager to expand the Rainforest Alliance agriculture auditing services in the region.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a regional strategy for client, area and certified volume targets for certification in Asia Pacific with theAssociate Regional Manager and the Sustainable Agriculture Division
  • Facilitate the execution of agriculture assessments and audits in the Asia-Pacific Region to include budgeting, service contracts, team identification, logistical planning, support to consultants, report review, liaise with clients and finalize reports for approval
  • Develop and implement audit schedules and ensure timely and efficient completion of audits
  • Ensure efficiency, quality control and adherence to appropriate agriculture technical and administration certification protocols for all jobs directly under his/her responsibilities
  • Recruit and manage qualified consultants and auditors and provide for their training, including cooperation with auditing bodies in the region
  • Ensure that invoices are issued for all activities related to auditing in region and follow up on pending payments.
  • Provide monthly expense and progress reports to the Associate Regional Manager, including tracking of payments from clients and tracking of invoices from consultants/auditors
  • Act as lead auditor on selected audits, incorporating and evaluating trainee auditors
  • Provide first response to complaints and disputes related to audits
  • Provide input for agriculture certification policy development and technical improvements to the certification system
  • Supervise the Customer Service Associate for Asia Pacific and Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in agronomy or related field
  • 3-5 years of agriculture sector experience in Indonesia
  • Must be familiar with agricultural certification, supply chains, agriculture production andprocessing activities both large-scale and small-scale
  • Proven ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office and Internet)
  • Familiarity with certification/verification issues and systems, involving agriculture andsmall-scale producers preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English, verbal communicationskills in Indonesian, written skills in Indonesian preferred, other Asia Pacific languages are an advantage
  • Must have strong planning, analytical, and client relationship management skills, with ability to juggle multiple activities simultaneously while adhering to deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in Indonesia and other countries in South East Asia up to 40% of the time and to spend significant periods in rural areas.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter & salary history to

PT Rainforest Alliance
Griya Alamanda Blok No. 17, Jl. Kapten Cok Agung Tresna Denpasar 80234
or by email to asia_pacific@ra.org

Only candidates authorized to work in Indonesia will be considered for this role
The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer

Jun 14, 2011

Australia Development Scholarships 2011/2012

Background
Scholarships have played a significant role in Australia's development cooperation program in Indonesia, with around 11,000 scholarships provided over more than 50 years. ADS continues to be a major component of the program with up to 400 scholarships offered in 2011.
The off-shore component of the ADS Program is managed by IDP through an IDP established ADS Project Office in Jakarta to ensure efficient end effective administration of the ADS scheme in Indonesia.
Each year, the Australian Government sponsors people from a number of developing countries to study in Australia through Australian Development Scholarships (ADS). The Australian Development Scholarship program in Indonesia aims to promote private and public sector human resource development in areas of agreed development priority.
This is achieved by providing post-graduate scholarships for Indonesians to study in Australia and by working in close cooperation with the Indonesian Government to deliver a program which is flexible to Indonesia's human resource development needs.
Consistent with the principles of AusAID's education and training policy (August 1996), the ADS program is implemented to ensure: quality (of project personnel, fellows and procedures); transparency (of selection); equity and merit (in the awarding of fellowships); access (of beneficiaries to scholarship documentation and information); and consistency (in award administration).

ADS 2011/2012 Application Round
Opens on 6 June and closes on 26 August 2011
(No online application is available for ADS Indonesia. All applicants must submit hard copy application to Australia Awards Office)

ADS 2011/2012 Brochure Download here
ADS 2011/2012 Application Form Download here
ADS 2011 Interactive CD-ROM Request here
ADS Handbook March 2011 Download here

Jun 7, 2011

Researcher in Vietnam Green Building Council

The Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) aim is to continue to be a focal point for academia, government and the private sector while defining green building metrics to drive market transformation.

To meet the above aims, our primary objectives which you could get involved in are to:
  • Develop a set of green building tools – LOTUS Rating Tools
  • Define and implementing an Official Green Consultant training and exam program (LOTUS Accredited Professional)
  • Create a Green Database (products and services)
  • Continue long-term research on climate change resilience for the building environment
  • Strengthen ties with academia, government and private sector partners
  • Enhance awareness of green building practice through workshops and online resources

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on practical experience within a fast growing and interesting INGO. For more information on where you could work with the VGBC, please access our online resources.

Applicants should have completed their undergraduate degree in a related subject.
To apply please jump onto our website and apply using the Volunteer and Internship Form.

Website: www.vgbc.org.vn
Contact name: Trieu Kieu van
Contact telephone: +84 4 3629 1107
Contact email: van.kieu@vgbc.org.vn

Jun 6, 2011

3D Laser Mapping for Indonesian Forestry

Wednesday, 15th June 2011 at 08:30 to 16:30 (GMT+7)
Hotel Bumi Karsa & Birawa Assembly Hall
Komplek Bidakara
Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav. 71-73
Pancoran - Jakarta, 12870



Credent Technology (Asia) Pte Ltd, in conjunction with PT Credent Teknologi, is bringing together an exciting group of speakers and will host a seminar focused on the application and use of airborne LiDAR technology, imagery, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Indonesian forestry. Presentation topics include forest production, forest conservation, and plantation development and management. To address the diverse audience of attendees, the seminar will be comprised of two 1/2 day seminars, with the morning focused on an introduction to LiDAR for forestry, REDD, forest conservation and the utilzation of Esri's ArcGIS and LiDAR. The afternoon sessions will focus on the benefits of LiDAR and other data to assist forest concessionaires (RIL & FSC) develop better harvest plans and plantation development on degraded forest lands. An additional presentation is planned on the process, considerations and costs of acquiring an aerial LiDAR survey. Attendees can attend the morning session only, just the afternoon session, or both. Lunch will be served and the event is free for attendees.


Registration on http://credent-3d-laser-mapping-for-i.ettend.com/

May 25, 2011

Moving Planet: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis—a single day to move away from fossil fuels. For too long, our leaders have denied and delayed, compromised and caved. That era must come to an end. Come on bike, on skates, on a board, or just on foot. Come with your neighbors and your friends, your family and your co-workers. Come be part of something huge. It's time to get moving on the climate crisis.
source: http://www.moving-planet.org/

May 20, 2011

SBY Signs Decree on 2-Year Deforestation Moratorium

Fidelis E Satriastanti | May 19, 2011 | The Jakarta Globe

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has finally signed a two-year moratorium on the conversion into logging concessions of almost half of the total forest cover in Indonesia.
The moratorium is part of a bilateral agreement with Norway in which Indonesia will receive $1 billion to launch activities under the United Nations-backed Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD Plus) program.
Agus Purnomo, a presidential adviser on climate change, said the moratorium applied to all peatlands and primary forests that had not been reserved for any purpose and for which no permits had been issued.
Agus said 64 million hectares of Indonesia’s 130 million hectares of total forest cover was protected by the moratorium, which took effect after Yudhoyono signed the decree on Thursday.
The adviser said that although existing laws already protected primary forests, the decree was needed to reinforce anti-logging measures.
“This is to make [the law] stronger. Primary forests, if touched, will mean violating the decree and there will be legal consequences,” Agus said.
The moratorium had originally been expected to take effect on Jan. 1, but it was delayed pending the decree’s signing.
The plan received a push from Norway, which sent a letter to the national government saying peatland and primary forests should not be logged.
However, Agus said logging could still continue in secondary forests, those regrown after being damaged by fires or logging.
Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said in March that even before a decree was signed, a moratorium had already been in place.
“We’ve banned the clearing of peatland and primary forests since the start of the year,” Gusti said. “We’ve already stopped issuing permits. The decree is only to provide legal certainty.”
Elfian Effendi, executive director of Greenomics, a forestry advocacy group, welcomed Yudhoyono’s decision.
“At this stage, we need to look at the political attitude of the president, who has given attention to forestry issues, even though the substance of the decree may not be perfect,” he said.
“We have to admit that not all leaders of country would want to take that step.”
Bustar Maitar, the head of Greenpeace’s forests campaign, also welcomed the decree, but he said the state should prove it can fully enforce the ban.
“We expect a meaningful moratorium which will protect Indonesian forests,” Bustar said on Thursday. “This should include the protection of all remaining natural forests, full protection of peatlands and a review of existing concession permits.”

May 10, 2011

Ornithologist - Indonesia

Organisation : Operation Wallacea
Salary : Voluntary
Location : Buton
Hours : Full Time
Position type : Volunteer
Contract : Temporary
Closing date : Fri 20 May 11
Website : www.opwall.com
Contact name : Alison Darlington
Contact telephone: 01790 763194
Contact email : alison.darlington@opwall.com

Operation Wallacea is currently accepting applications from enthusiastic and experienced Ornithologists to join their survey teams in Buton, Indonesia for their 2011 field season between June and August. These teams will contribute data towards a long-term monitoring study of the biodiversity using a standardised protocol. The survey teams operate out of camps assisted by student volunteers. This is an opportunity to contribute towards a valuable conservation management study and also to publications arising from data collected.

Applicants need to have experience of survey methodologies for bird species. They should be able to develop a good knowledge of Wallacea bird species and calls. Evidence of leadership skills and an ability to work in remote areas as part of a team are also required.

To apply please send a copy of your CV.

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.

May 8, 2011

A Simple Timber Cruising Template

Created by Bruce Springer as freeware
A template to be used with MicroSoft Excel
Not for resale


Here is a handy template that can help you inventory your forest. The spreadsheet was designed by forester Bruce Springer and is a quick and easy way to generate general forest inventory data. It was created with simplicity in mind and can be used by either a tree owner or a forester.

Mr. Spinger can be contacted for technical assistance at bvspring@hiwaay.net You should be advised that Mr. Springer makes no guarantee as to the accuracy of this program and should be used only for quick estimates - not for a detailed inventory. It is designed to use in the Southern United States but can be converted to use in other areas of North America.

You must have Microsoft Excel to run the template.

INSTRUCTIONS
: First, print a copy of an "empty" Tree Tally Sheet and use as your field recording sheet. Enter hand recorded cruise inventory data on the Tree Tally Sheet page/tab.


Use TAB to view information field by field. All other pages will be automatically completed as you fill out data on the Tree Tally Sheet. This spreadsheet is write protected and you cannot change any fields other than those with yellow shading.


TAB 1
- Tree Tally Sheet - You must manually enter acreage, tree heights and diameters by species, and number of plots on this sheet.


TAB 2
- Trees Per Acre - Automatically records the number of trees per acre based on your choice of cruise design (10 BAF Prism; 1/5th acre; 1/10th acre; 100% measure)
.

TAB 3
- Basal Area Per Acre - Automatically records the basal area per acre (only when using 10 BAF Prism cruise design).


TAB 4
- Volume Per Tree - Volumes assigned to each tree for blow-up.


TAB 5
- Volumes Per Acre - Automatically records blown-up total volumes by species, by diameter and height, and by merchantability class.


TAB 6
- Unit Rates - Tree prices are assigned to each tree for blow-up (changable in yellow shaded area).


TAB 7
- Values - Automatically estimates tree values based on unit rates assigned.


May 7, 2011

i-Tree: Strengthen Your Urban Forest Management

i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.

Since the initial release of the i-Tree Tools in August 2006, numerous communities, non-profit organizations, consultants, volunteers and students have used i-Tree to report on individual trees, parcels, neighborhoods, cities, and even entire states. By understanding the local, tangible ecosystem services that trees provide, i-Tree users can link urban forest management activities with environmental quality and community livability. Whether your interest is a single tree or an entire forest, i-Tree provides baseline data that you can use to demonstrate value and set priorities for more effective decision-making.

i-Tree Tools are in the public domain and are freely accessible. We invite you to explore http://www.itreetools.org to learn more about how i-Tree can make a difference in your community.

May 4, 2011

CIFOR: Photo and Video Editor is Needed

The Center For International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is looking to hire a Photo and Video Editor. This person will be responsible for the editing and packaging of all CIFOR’s multimedia products. CIFOR has a growing online photographic and video presence through YouTube and Flickr. The Photo and Video Editor will report to the Media Liaison and Outreach Manager.

Duties

  • Edit videos (including conceptualizing stories and writing scripts) and upload them to Youtube.
  • Manage CIFOR’s photo librabry: Select, edit and upload photographs to Flickr.
  • Work with web and print publishing teams to provide photographs and video for publications and websites.
  • Maintain and manage all photo and video equipment.
  • Assist with photo and video shooting when required.

Skills required

  • Extensive experience photo editing (Aperture, Photoshop).
  • Extensive experience video editing (Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier).
  • Experience using YouTube, Flickr and other online content platforms.
  • Previous experience shooting photos and video an advantage.
  • Fluent English speaker and writer.

CIFOR is located in Bogor and the successful candidate must be willing and capable of traveling to the office each day. Initial engagement will be for six months – and this may be renewed depending on the need.

Please send you CV and show reel (if you have one) to Budhy Kristanty at b.kristanty@cgiar.org

May 3, 2011

INABICYCLE 2011


INABICYCLE 2011 is set as the largest premier business and consumer exhibition and show dedicated entirely for the Bicycle industry in Indonesia. The event is set to attract Bicycle supply and demand chain –from buyers, importers, distributors, manufacturers of Bicycle and accessories, government agencies, to bicycle communities and users.

Visiting the exhibition and show is free of charge with registration.
The event held in Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia, is open to public, trade, and business visitors

- Opening Time: 26 May 2010, 10.00 - 19.00
- Opening Time: 27 - 29 May 2010, 09.00 - 20.00


The Floorplan