Natural Resources Management Specialist

World Bank Group, Jakarta, Indonesia

Skill Required:, Project ManagementStrategic AlliancesTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th December, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization:

World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

SEAE1 is seeking to recruit a Natural Resources Management Specialist to be based at the Jakarta World Bank office. Working in close collaboration with the ENB Country Sector Coordinator and colleagues from ENB and other units, the Natural Resources Management Specialist’s responsibilities will be to support or lead ENB operational and analytical work in Indonesia. S/he will work according to an annual work plan, adjusted periodically as necessary. S/he will report to the EAP SEAE1 Practice Manager based in Singapore.

The Natural Resources Management Specialist’s responsibilities will include the following:

  • Support the design of natural resource management projects, including through leading and/or supporting preparation of detailed technical and operational design elements.
  • Working with key government agencies and related stakeholders, support and/or lead supervision of environment-related projects, consistent with the project and legal agreements including monitoring of progress consistent with agreed Annual Work Plan, Procurement Plan and Operational Manuals.
  • Facilitate and maintain effective communication and coordination with national and local partners, including government, civil society, academic/research institutions, the private sector, and bilateral and multilateral development partner agencies.
  • Ensure program/project design and implementation reflects inputs of key stakeholders and is in line with all World Bank procedures.
  • Contribute to and/or lead analytical inputs in support of the World Bank’s Sustainable Landscapes and/or Oceans Programs.  Assess and advise on policy framework, particularly around trade-offs between agriculture and land/forest/water management, promoting sustainable development of Indonesia’s landscapes habitats, and/or community natural resources management. 
  • Support capacity building needs of/knowledge sharing opportunities for key partners, through developing programs to build capacity/share knowledge at technical and administrative levels, and deliver related trainings.
  • Provide and mobilize strategic technical assistance in support of client’s needs to improve capacity for natural resources management, from within and outside the Bank’s global network.
  • Produce input for and present major/complex reports, including the supervision, coordination and quality control of consultant reports.
  • Work independently under general direction of SLMP and/or Ocenas Coordinator, Task Team Leaders and/or ENB Coordinator.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing, dissemination and awareness raising activities with key clients.
  • Actively seek to learn World Bank Group procedures, and contribute to their improvement, by participating in training offered, by developing a personal training program, keeping abreast of research and development knowledge in the environment and natural resources sector, and relevant safeguard management processes.
  • Coordinate and carry out other tasks as requested by the SLMP Coordinator or ENB Coordinator and core team such as for example the organization of training or knowledge sharing events, and helping the country office staff with various tasks specific to the management of the office.

Selection Criteria

  • Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in environment or natural resource economics, environment or natural resource management, environmental science or engineering, agriculture, forest management or related field is required. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of full-time demonstrated professional experience in the natural resources management specifically sustainable management of forest, coastal and marine ecosystems.
  • A minimum of 5 years of track record in strategic engagement experience with senior level policy makers (director level at government ministry or higher) is required.
  • A proven track record working with a wide range of stakeholders including NGOs, international organizations, development partners, and indigenous people and local communities in Indonesia.
  • Deep knowledge of environmental, land management/natural resources, policies and institutions in Indonesia is required.
  • Demonstrated operational experience of at least 5 years in supporting the preparation and/or management of investment projects is required.
  • Deep understanding of World Bank’s operational policies for investment projects and experience in project cycle is an advantage.
  • Outstanding ability to build effective working relations across sectors and disciplines.
  • Experience in helping build institutional capacity, e.g. among state or non-state partners.
  • Ability to translate analytical work into policy advice and operational, actionable, recommendations.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision is required.
  • Experience in the World Bank Environment and Social Framework is desired.
  • Excellent English language skill is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).
  • Excellent Indonesian (Bahasa) language skill is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills are required.
  • Willingness to travel extensively, including in rural and remote areas is required.

Competencies (Level GF, Natural Resources Management Specialist)

  • Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, Strategy and Institutions - Advanced understanding of natural resource and environmental policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations. 
  • Sustainable Natural Resources Management– Advanced understanding of natural resources management challenges and opportunities in production landscape and coastal and marine environment.
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences - Solid experience applying technical knowledge in the areas of natural resource and environmental management such as watershed management, forestry, and fisheries to policy-related decisions and advice. Familiarity with Climate Change issues and impacts to development.
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Economics – Advanced understanding of most of the economic concepts used in natural resource and environmental analysis, with significant experience. 
  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.
  • Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations. Ability to work in inter-disciplinary team.
  • Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions with others.
  • Deliver Results for Clients - Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the client.
  • Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across WBG, and brings differing ideas into the forefront.
  • Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Creates, applies and shares knowledge from across and outside WBG to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions.
  • Make Smart Decisions – Recommends and takes decisive action.


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