Senior Investment Officer, Sustainable Landscapes , GGGI – Indonesia

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Senior Investment Officer, Sustainable Landscapes

INTRODUCTION TO GGGI

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. To learn more please visit about GGGI web page.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Investment Officer will provide conceptual, analytical and operational services to manage sustainable landscape investment projects, defined as “Enabling, mobilizing, leveraging investment in sustainable forestry natural capital contributing to Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink goals, known as Sustainable Landscape Partnership” (the “project”) as well as lead business development to achieve these goals. S/he will act as the Project Manager and be responsible for managing all activities of the landscape investment project under strategic guidance from the project Team Lead, including project operations, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This will involve coordination and communication with related stakeholders and contribute to enhancing the capacity of relevant stakeholders to access natural assets investment cooperation under the project. S/he will also be required to engage and work with national and sub-national government counterparts in the sustainable landscape sector, financial institutions, private sector entities and associations, sustainable landscape-based CSOs, academicians, and development partners.

S/he will also work closely with GGGI investment team, to support GGGI’s Indonesia country program and its national and sub-national partners to identify and help design commercially viable green growth projects, primarily focused on sustainable landscape investments. S/he will also explore with other thematic leads insofar they are crosscutting with sustainable landscapes (SL), notably, sustainable renewable energy, transportation, waste management, infrastructure and green cities.

PURPOSE
  • Develop investment enabling policies in Natural Capital Assets (NCA) with government agencies in particular Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF / KLHK).
  • Design and develop business plans, financial models, and information memorandums to support the Sustainable Landscape projects and the thematic area in GGGI Indonesia.
  • Manage strengthening the capacity of government agencies in particular Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF / KLHK) to develop enabling policies for investments in Natural Capital Assets (NCA) and to support modalities for specific investment opportunities in sustainable landscapes based upon improved business development.
  • Lead business development and stakeholder engagement to create specific business opportunities in sustainable landscapes thematic area.
  • Mobilize funding through relevant stakeholders (including Indonesia Environment Fund and other financial institutions) towards the achievement of Indonesia’s NDC, FOLU Net Sink, and climate change adaptation targets and SDGs.
  • Provide advisory support to the process of developing investment project options and opportunities, program structures, innovative financing mechanisms and/or de-risking mechanisms working within policy and institutional shortcomings for sustainable landscape sectors especially smallholder agroforestry, social forestry, multipurpose forestry business, payments for ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation, watershed management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Lead investment project concepts and proposal development that incorporate improved business development as part of driving increased and sustained NCA. Assist in the implementation of such sustainable landscape projects and programs for GGGI Indonesia Investment pipeline opportunities that can support meeting Indonesia’s NDC targets.
  • Lead writing, revising, and editing proposals and drafting of business plans and investment briefs, including, e.g., risk analysis, objectively verifiable indicators, and other investment and finance-related section, resource valuation and cost-benefit analyses (CBA).
  • Support the pre-feasibility assessment for specific investments in sustainable landscape business and operational models through engagement with relevant stakeholders, GoI partners, financial institutions, community representatives, private sector developers, etc.
ENGAGEMENT
  • Guide effective coordination, communication, and decision-making between the relevant key stakeholders to ensure effective stakeholder coordination and collaboration as essential features of sustainable landscape management. Special attention to building on GGGI’s strong trusted relationships with MoEF and IEF through continued understanding and sensitivity to their expectations and concerns, responding appropriately. Engage with private companies and their associations including the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) and Indonesian Association of Forestry Companies (APHI).
  • Support further development of expansion of GGGI’s network of financial institutions, banks, funds, and other relevant organizations both domestically and internationally.
  • Collaborate with CSOs and community business groups in accessing potential finance for sustainable landscape projects such as but not restricted to government budget Dana Desa, TAPE/TAKE, CSR, PPP, etc. Improve their capacity to overcome the dependence on international development partners and government for sustainable landscape finance.
  • Collaborate with academician and research center to conduct pre- and feasibility studies and market assessment(s), resource valuation and ex ante CBA, as well as necessary modalities and tools to overcome investment constraints.
  • Collaborate with other units and divisions at GGGI, especially the GGGI Indonesia Investment and Sustainable Landscape team, and other thematic areas under Green Growth Program including Renewable energy and Green Cities.
  • Collaborate with other units and divisions at GGGI in other countries and in Indonesia especially those working in the sustainable landscape space.
  • Coordinate with GGGI colleagues in Indonesia and HQ to support and assist in resource mobilization and investment mobilization.
DELIVERY

The candidate will deliver the following:

  • Effectively manage the project ensuring high quality and timely project outputs
  • Effective collaboration and coordination, with other closely-related projects/programmes in the same landscapes.
  • Provision of strategic and validated advice on green investment to the key stakeholders including IEF and MoEF.
  • Prepare monthly report, quarterly and annual reports in accordance with the monitoring mechanism set by GGGI.
  • Ensuring the principles of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) are reflected in all relevant activities not just as safeguards but also as human and social assets.
  • Fostering career development of team members.
  • Significantly contribution to the GGGI Indonesia country investment mobilization Investment pipeline (ca. 10% staff time).
  • Upholding GGGI’s values.
REQUIREMENTS
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree relevant to environmental, forestry, finance, and economic fields.
  • Preferably 8 years experience in country-level work experience, experience with green investment and related business development are highly desirable.
  • Recognized leadership in past appointments as a successful manager and advisor in green investment or sustainable landscape area.
  • Proven track record of working on investment processes, engaging with banking and non-banking sector, and public sector finance is desirable.
  • Proven track record in project management, including planning, activities and results reporting and financial management.
  • Thorough understanding of the socio-political and cultural context of green growth governance in Indonesia.
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial instruments and products used in Indonesia finance/ investment landscape. Direct working experience with these is a must.
  • Proven extensive productive network of professional contacts among MoEF, IEF, other financial institutions.
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder engagement & working in inter-institutional programmes.
  • Ability to lead and work with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds including resolution of legitimate grievances.
  • Excellent English and Indonesian oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.

 

FUNCTIONAL
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with GGGI partner institutions.
  • Experience in policy formulation, capacity building and multi-stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to understand Government policy and strategy formulation and implementation mechanisms at national and sub-national levels within a multi-sectoral and cross-sectoral context in Indonesia.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills and demonstrated experience in successfully mainstreaming of safeguards, gender, poverty reduction and social inclusion.
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles of green investment and climate financing.
  • Ability to manage projects that are supported by international and local consultants.
  • Ability to work in an organized, systematic manner, with degree of innovations and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to write concise and clear reports and meeting minutes and to file them effectively and develop and maintain the GGGI database accordingly.
  • Ability to perform in demanding atmosphere and self-motivate to produce quality results in timely manner.
CORPORATE
  • Understand and actively support GGGI’s mission, vision and values.
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.
  • Excels at problem solving, asks questions and seeks support when needed, easily shares information and knowledge with others both internally as externally.
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, build rapport and resolves conflict easily.
  • Strong ability to work independently and/or remotely, while maintaining productivity.
  • Sr. Investment Officer is an X9 grade level in GGGI’s National salary scale. Determination of base salary is subject to candidate’s experience, academic background and internal equity.
  • GGGI provides 15% of base salary towards retirement plan/long-term savings, 27 days of annual leave, and private health insurance that covers dental and vision.
  • GGGI is committed to providing a work environment that is sufficiently flexible to accommodate diverse life-cycle challenges and assist Staff members to achieve a better balance between work and personal/family commitments, thus ensuring high performance, long-term productivity, and well-being of Staff members.
  • The chosen candidate is expected to be based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and will report directly to the Team Leader of the project.
  • This is a national position and does not include relocation benefits
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Sr. Investment Officer is an X9 grade level in GGGI’s National salary scale. Determination of base salary is subject to candidate’s experience, academic background and internal equity.
  • GGGI provides 15% of base salary towards retirement plan/long-term savings, 27 days of annual leave, and private health insurance that covers dental and vision.
  • GGGI is committed to providing a work environment that is sufficiently flexible to accommodate diverse life-cycle challenges and assist Staff members to achieve a better balance between work and personal/family commitments, thus ensuring high performance, long-term productivity, and well-being of Staff members.
  • The chosen candidate is expected to be based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and will report directly to the Team Leader of the project.
  • This is a national position and does not include relocation benefits.
ABOUT THE PROJECT

Currently, GGGI supports the Government of Indonesia (GoI) under the joint GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program (GGP, “the Program”). The Program aims to demonstrate that green investments can become the norm both for investors and planners, ultimately improving the quality of economic development for more environmental sustainability and social inclusion. Through the Program, GGGI collaborates with the Ministry of Development Planning (BAPPENAS), the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (“PT SMI”) and others.

The project, initiated as a four-month co-design preparation / inception phase, supports Government of Indonesia (GoI) institutions to enable and develop natural capital assets (NCA) investments in sustainable landscapes. The project aims to support design, structure, finance, implementation and scale-up of ecosystem-based landscape investments in NCA through private and public initiatives across Indonesia by incentivizing and mobilizing investments that result in significant contributions to national forest and land use FOLU net sink targets. Investing in NCA business development is aimed at generating additional forest landscape values, reducing emissions, supporting forest-dependent communities, and leveraging finance in support of FOLU Net Sink. The program directly leads to development, investment mobilization, and implementation of a pipeline of projects and programs to restore, protect, secure, enhance and sustainably manage natural capital in Indonesia.

The purpose of the project is to support NCA investment from the development of enabling investment policy and modalities that enable improved business development for enhancing and sustaining NCA values, establishment of cross-cutting monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) that feeds into GoI’s MRV for carbon-related investments and markets and decision making for corrective actions up to provide access to funds for selected NCA projects on the ground. Overall, the Project goal is to attract sustainable investments that are mobilized and in turn leverage additional finance for resilient scale-up of added-value enabled natural capital assets (ENCA), resulting in the following outcomes, (1) Efficient and iterative investment plan enabling specific NCA investments that is aligned with National Investment Framework; (2) Enabling policy environment for NCA investments; and (3) Direct investments for NCA projects that benefit forest dependent communities, concessions competitiveness and creating new forest revenue flows.

 
 
 
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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