Back 77082 National Project Coordinator (NPC) for Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) (For Indonesian Nationality Only)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2018
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

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UNDP Indonesia's mission is to be an agent for change in the human and social development of Indonesia. We aim to be a bridge between Indonesia and all donors as well as a trusted partner to all stakeholders. We work in four key areas of development: Governance Reforms, Pro-Poor Policy Reforms, Conflict Prevention and Recovery, and Environment Management, with the overarching aim of reducing poverty in Indonesia. Besides the four priority areas, UNDP Indonesia is also engaged in a variety of crosscutting initiatives focused on HIV/AIDS, gender equality, and information and technology for development.”

Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) is a global partnership addressing the biodiversity finance challenge in a comprehensive manner. The initiative provides an innovative methodology enabling countries to measure their current biodiversity expenditures, assess their financial needs in the medium term and identify the most suitable finance solutions to bridge their national biodiversity finance gaps. 

Indonesia is one of the 17 mega-biodiverse countries in the world, having 17 percent of the world wildlife. It's 17,000 islands are home to a high variety of species, including many endemic types. However, the full potential of the country biodiversity is undervalued and decreasing.

Indonesia is among the thirty-one countries currently participate in BIOFIN. The activities of BIOFIN in Indonesia have the aims to strengthen the national biodiversity financing framework and close the global financing gap for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity by assisting IBSAP (Indonesian Biodiversity and Strategic Action Plan) in identifying, accessing, combining and sequencing sources of biodiversity funding in order to meet IBSAP target/Aichi target by 2020.

BIOFIN Indonesia facilitates a strategic partnership at a national level under a broader environmental finance programme, led by the Fiscal Policy Agency of Ministry of Finance. The Steering Committee includes the National Planning Agency (Bappenas), the Ministry of Environment & Forestry, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).


There are five main focus of BIOFIN Indonesia, as follows:

1. Biodiversity Finance Policy and Institutional Review (PIR)

Through this process, the national BIOFIN Team maps the impact of economic sectors on biodiversity, identifies the main financing mechanisms being used and reviews which subsidies have an impact on biodiversity. The PIR also reviews the overall financing architecture for biodiversity in the country and generates specific recommendations for an improved institutional framework.

2. Biodiversity Expenditure Review (BER)

Through the Biodiversity Expenditure Review, the national BIOFIN team assesses which expenditures national stakeholders incur towards biodiversity, from both national and international resources, including the public and private sector. This helps the country generate national level expenditure data on biodiversity.

3. Biodiversity Finance Needs Assessment (FNA)

Detailed calculations will be made to find out how much it would cost to complete all activities and reach all goals of the IBSAP.

4. Biodiversity Finance Plan (BFP)

Under this component, BIOFIN will develop a strategy to mobilize potential finance actors and finance mechanisms to raise revenue for biodiversity and ecosystem services conservation.

5. Implementing the Biodiversity Finance Plan

The scope of activities shall be defined by the recommendations of the Resource Mobilization Strategy. 


Under the overall authority of key stakeholders and the direct supervision of the Technical Adviser on Natural Resources Governance of UNDP Indonesia, the incumbent shall assist and performing supervision and lead programme support staff. The NPC works in close collaboration with the UNDP Country Office Management Support and Business Development, Programme and Operations teams and programme staff in other UN Agencies. The incumbent shall perform the following things for the successful implementation of Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) project under the Fiscal Policy Agency of Ministry of Finance.

Under the overall guidance and on behalf of the Project Board, the project coordinator has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis. The project coordinator is responsible for making the day-to-day decisions on project implementation and ensures that the project produces the results specified in the project document to the required standards of quality and within the specified time and cost. The primary reporting responsibility of the incumbent is to the board as the primary supervisor. Additionally, for matters related to UNDP contractual administration, the Technical Adviser on Natural Resources Governance of UNDP Indonesia will be the secondary supervisor.   

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Manage and supervise the project team to ensure effective implementation and achievement of results:

  • Oversees the day-to-day project implementation and ensure achievement of targets as outlined in the project work plan;
  • Leads and supervises project team, build team coherence and establishes clear roles and responsibilities among team members;
  • Mobilizes goods and services and other project inputs, including preparing ToRs for expert consultants, meetings and workshops;
  • Ensures that the quality of project inputs meet the expected standards and are sufficient to produce project outputs and targets;
  • Takes overall responsibility for the project and performs oversight roles for project compliance against the relevant government and UNDP regulations for project management;
  • Develops the project standard operating procedures in line with the government and UNDP’s regulations; seeks the board’s approval, and takes responsibility for updating and revising it as necessary;
  • Manages critical issues, troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to the overall processes of project implementation; 
  • Consults with the project board through the National Project Director for any issues that require their attention, including issues related to deviation from the approved work plans and its tolerance (e.g. deviation from the approved target, and/or budget); and
  • Performs Project coordinator duties on UNDP’s ERM (ATLAS) in line with the DIM manual and as outlined in the delegation of authority for Project coordinators. 
  • Ensures effective monitoring of project performance, and the preparation of high quality and results-oriented progress reports.


2. Ensure effective planning, budgeting, and implementation of the project 

  • Prepares project’s annual and quarterly work plans and organizes project board meetings to obtain their approval;
  • Implements project work plan and ensure that the project remains within the tolerance level of the approved work plan;
  • Conducts regular monitoring to ensure achievement of targets in line with the annual work plan and that project implementation at all levels complies with the approved project SoP;
  • Prepares quarterly project reports, in line with the standard template and presents it to the project assurance team in a timely manner; 
  • Provides additional inputs and data for external project reports as necessary and required by the project assurance team; 
  • Organizes semi-annually project board meetings and reports to the project board the project’s progress together with any issues that may require project board decisions; and 
  • As required and directed by the project board, liaises with UNDP’s Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Unit (PMEU) to initiate project review and evaluation processes, and supports the conduct of such exercises under the overall management of the task manager as designated by PMEU. 


3. Create and nurture strategic partnerships and support to the implementation of resource mobilization 

  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with the relevant public and development partners who are the principal counterparts for the project; 
  • Initiates and maintains partnerships with development partners, government institutions, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders to contribute to the achievement of project results;
  • Builds project reputation for quality design, reliable delivery as well as integrity and accountability;  
  • Identifies and works with key partners/stakeholders to ensure synergies with other projects/initiatives and to avoid duplication of activities among actors; 
  • Identifies opportunities for mobilizing resources for the project, and prepares substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation; and
  • In coordination with UNDP’s Communication unit and other relevant counterpart communications department, strengthens the communication of the project in order to communicate results, deepen stakeholder knowledge and buy-in to the project, and to facilitate resource mobilization for the project.


4. Facilitate knowledge building and management for and from the project implementation.

  • Identifies best practices and lessons learned from the project and from other initiatives that can be helpful to the project in achieving its goals and objectives;
  • Organizes and delivers training for the operations/project staff on project/programme management issues; 
  • Conducts internal capacity building training for project staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs;
  • Identifies policy issues for codification and sharing; 
  • Leads in generating knowledge products such as best practices and lessons learned for knowledge sharing; and
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment 
  • Self-development, initiative-taking 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork 
  • Strong leadership and managerial skill with track records of management roles in a team of multi-diversity background; 
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively 
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member, including Ability to transfer knowledge and motivate people and to build relationships with colleagues, partners, beneficiaries, government authorities, donor organizations and other stakeholders. 
  • Informed and transparent decision making


Functional Competencies:   

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda

Preparing information for advocacy

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate


Results-Based Programme Development and Management

Contributes into results through primary research and analysis

  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly
  • Excellent written communication and analytical skill to synergize project financial delivery and support internal capacity;


Building Strategic Partnerships 

Maintaining a network of contacts

  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders


Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

Enhancing processes or products

  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches



Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)

Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies

  • Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors 
  • Develops a database of project profiles.  Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors


Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Basic research and analysis

  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches


Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

  • Strong aptitude on public administration and management of development project in the public sector; 
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks 
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments


Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals

Preparing information for global advocacy

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
  • Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNDP’s mandate


Client Orientation

Establishing effective client relationships

  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking members of national and local institutions, government and non-government.
  • Researchers potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly



Required Skills and Experience


Master degree or Bachelor degree, in business administration, finance, management, political sciences, social sciences, chemicals, industry, engineer, or other relevant fields of study. 



  • Minimum 3 years professional experience of Master degree, or minimum 6 years professional experience of Bachelor Degree, preferably in the field of development.
  • Experience in climate change related works will be an advantage.
  • Experience in working with UNDP Project and with Indonesian government is also an advantage.
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages.


Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is an absolute necessity;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated strong familiarity with development projects and UNDP programmes in Indonesia.
  • Knowledge of climate change programmes and experience in implementing related projects and programmes highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in project management are essential and ability to write high-quality reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Full time availability of project management duties is essential.
  • Familiar with Government and UNDP procedures.
  • Up-to-date computer skills required.



UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

UNDP Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.? We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Indonesia at the same grade level and with a similar job description, experience, and education requirements.

This vacancy is archived.

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