Rabu, 24 September 2014


About IDH
IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative helps to accelerate and upscale sustainable practices within mainstream international commodity markets, driving sustainability from niche to norm. We build ambitious public-private coalitions of companies, civil society organizations and governments in high-impact programs in order to benefit people, the planet and profit. Partnering with over 350 companies, 60 NGOs and numerous governmental organizations, IDH is a dynamic organization of about 50 staff members based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, with hubs in Vietnam, Indonesia, India and other countries. In the last year IDH has expanded its activities and now runs over 100 projects through 18 commodity programs in 50 countries, together with internationally operating companies and implementing partners. Among the commodities IDH focuses on are cocoa, coffee, tea, soy, cotton, timber, palm oil, natural stone, aquaculture and electronics, and new sector programs are in development. Partnering companies have committed to invest in their supply chains to make production and trade more sustainable. IDH receives its funding from the Dutch, Swiss and Danish governments.
The Sustainable Trade Initiative on Pulp & Paper (STIPP)
In Indonesia the pulp and paper sector is at a crucial point of development, where buyers of forest products increasingly demand sustainably managed plantations and a few producers have raised the level of competition by publicly announcing sustainability policies. However, the sector is at risk of continued market and civil society scrutiny unless the entire supply chain, including suppliers of pulp wood, is sustainable.

STIPP is a newly-launched program within IDH that aims to drive sector transformation towards sustainability. STIPP was founded by an international alliance consisting of IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) and AkzoNobel. The program is supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and The Indonesia Pulp & Paper Association (APKI) and was formally launched on June 12, 2014.
The essence of STIPP is to build partnerships that facilitate and enable learning and innovation towards better, more sustainable practices. It will do so by bringing together parties from throughout the industry in a platform for dialogue, agenda setting, learning and innovation that will allow these parties to co-create sector-wide solutions to key sustainability challenges. Initial focal points for STIPP include yield intensification, best peat-land management practices, community engagement and social conflict management, clean manufacturing, and High Carbon Stock (HCS) implementation. IDH’s role will be to professionally facilitate this platform, and provide co-funding for studies and prototyping of different best practices that can be scaled up.
The objectives of STIPP are:
  1. Assisting and accelerating pursuit of pulpwood producers of sustainable forest certification.
  2. De-linking deforestation from the supply chain by incenting producers to pursue a zero deforestation policy.
  3. Partnering with industry actors to co-create sector-wide innovations and solutions to accelerate sustainability. For example: peatland management best practices, defining High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest standards, yield intensification, restoration and compensation, community engagement and empowerment.
  4. Assisting in implementation and sharing of clean manufacturing best practices.

To lead STIPP into the implementation phase and to strengthen its Indonesian country office IDH is recruiting a


Position overview
This is a dual role of Senior Program Manager (SPM) Pulp & Paper and Indonesia Country Manager. The position reports directly to the Asia Regional Director and will focus on implementing STIPP but also provide strategic guidance where needed to the palm oil program team. Additionally, the SPM will provide leadership within the country office and drive progress in the programs by building networks and partnerships that result in effective implementation. The SPM will develop and implement strategies in close collaboration with the Asia Regional Director. Core job functions are:
1. Develop and drive strategy in Pulp & Paper and Palm Oil sectors.
  • Develops relevant implementation strategies to address critical challenges in the sectors
  • Manages the design, implementation and monitoring of projects in line with the implementation strategy
  • Builds partnerships necessary to secure cooperation and implementation
  • Maintains knowledge of comparable commodity and supply chain initiatives to allow benchmarking and challenge current practice.
  • Facilitates sharing of data and best practice among the program partners
2. Build out the IDH country office in Indonesia
  • Along with the Asia Regional Director, represent IDH amongst high-level stakeholders
  • Recruit highly talented individuals for the country team
  • Establish Standard Operating Procedures to improve the country office’s efficiency and effectiveness
  • 5+ years of relevant working experience, preferably in the pulp & paper sector (palm oil experience desirable) in a role as consultant or researcher with private sector
  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain sustainability issues / commodity market transformation
  • Working and thinking at Master degree level or higher
  • Experience in managing a country office (preferred)
  • Working and living experience in Indonesia
  • Fluency in English (essential); Bahasa Indonesia (desirable)
  • Demonstrated networks among relevant businesses, civil societies and knowledge institutes
  • Permission to work in Indonesia (preferred)
  • Ability to structure ambiguous situations rapidly
  • Proactive, self-propelling and resourceful
  • Ability to build solid relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to inspire and lead
  • Creative, analytical strategic thinker
  • Organized with an eye for details
  • A communicator at every level, both verbal and written
IDH offers a challenging position within an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. For more information about IDH, please visit . The position is for 40 hours a week. This position is offered on a long term consultancy basis initially, but with the possibility to develop into a permanent position. IDH offers competitive remuneration. This position is based in Jakarta.
Application process
To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest and capabilities for the position and your CV/resume to

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