Jun 15, 2011


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
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.

  • 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

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/