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Job Announcement: TFA Lead, Strategy & Private Sector Engagement, Southeast Asia

Tropical Forest Alliance Lead, Strategy & Private Sector Engagement, Southeast Asia

 

1.      About TFA

The Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) is the leading global public-private-community partnership dedicated to collaborative action to reduce commodity-driven deforestation and advance sustainable land use management in tropical forest countries.

The mission of TFA is to help producers, traders and buyers of forest-risk commodities achieve their commitments to deforestation-free supply chains. It also helps governments of tropical forest countries to realize better growth through sustainable rural development in partnership with civil society and indigenous peoples. TFA works by convening stakeholders at the global and regional level to form partnerships, which are designed to transform land use practices and supply chains. The partnership is open to all organizations sharing its objectives, forest country governments, financial institutions, and agriculture and consumer goods companies with exposure to palm oil, soy, beef, pulp and paper, and cocoa.

 

2.      The Role

The Southeast Asia platform of the Tropical Forest Alliance is hosted by the Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) based in Jakarta. The Strategy & Private Sector Engagement Lead will report to IBCSD senior leadership and work closely with TFA’s Executive Director.

The Lead has the dual role of:

  1. Developing and driving the implementation of the overall strategy for TFA in Southeast Asia, and;
  2. Mobilizing private sector engagement in the regional TFA platform

 

3.      Duties and Responsibilities

The Lead is expected to build and strengthen TFA’s relationships with relevant private sector actors in the region, including producers, traders, manufacturers, and retailers (in particular, members of the Consumer Goods Forum), financial institutions, as well as industry groups and trade associations with the objective of driving engagement with the TFA platform and catalyzing collective action to tackle commodity-driven deforestation. Specifically, the position’s responsibilities include:

  • Mobilizing a deeply-engaged coalition of private sector actors in the region
  • Strategic engagement with IBCSD/KADIN to strengthen TFA as a platform
  • Identifying and engaging key private sector champions in the region who can build further support for the TFA community’s collective agenda
  • Anticipating key strategic questions and trends affecting TFA in Southeast Asia, evaluating them and driving proactive decision-making to adapt organizational goals
  • Generating customized strategies for individual companies or sectors when necessary
  • Shaping opportunities for a forest-positive narrative together with key industry players
  • Performing as subject matter expert at conceptualizing, delivering, monitoring and reporting on results
  • In collaboration with the TFA Communications Lead and the Southeast Asia Communications Consultant, design and implement a communications campaign that showcases progress, highlights effective company actions, and strengthens the forest-positive narrative
  • Contributing to TFA programming for events in the region
  • Representing TFA at relevant external events and meetings
  • Providing vision and leadership to the TFA team in Southeast Asia, ensuring effective interactions with the extended TFA team and consistent communications with partners in the region
  • Overseeing and ensuring the success of the TFA platform’s jurisdictional dialogues
  • Responsible for a sensible execution of the Southeast Asia budget

 

4.      Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in a relevant organization
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with the private sector to mobilize targeted action
  • Experience with building coalitions or partnerships and driving pre-competitive collaboration
  • Ability to gain the trust of the TFA partners and other stakeholders in the region
  • Experience with corporate strategy and leading project-based teams through strategy planning, analysis, design, and implementation
  • A holistic, deep understanding of the deforestation-free agenda, commodity production, and its links to the broader climate change agenda
  • Established network among key individuals and organizations associated with action around the environment, tropical forests, commodities, and public-private sector initiatives in Indonesia
  • The ability to build a workplace culture that can embrace and execute change to meet organizational objectives
  • High standards of professionalism and integrity, actively promoting ethics and compliance within the team
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with a wide variety of partners from different backgrounds
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia

Interested applicants should send the cover letter and CV to info@ibcsd.or.id before 1 January 2020.

The subject line of your email should be: Tropical Forest Alliance Lead, Strategy & Private Sector Engagement, Southeast Asia



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