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Senior engagement officer on forests for states and regions

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Jakarta Indonesia



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Job purpose and background

Do you want to have a global impact on saving forests? Have you got experience working with regional governments?

We are searching for a Senior Engagement Officer focusing on forests and agriculture for Southeast Asian States and Regions (with Indonesia as a priority country). As part of an ambitious new global project this new role will help advance jurisdictional approaches towards no-deforestation commodities.

You will work across the Forests, Policy, States and Regions as well as regional teams across CDP to ensure highest impact is achieved, delivering on a range of project outputs, such as engagement with governments, delivery of workshops, and contribution to policy briefs, relating to sub-national governments in Southeast Asia. Reporting to the Asia Pacific Lead, Cities, States and Regions, you will use your forests expertise to support engagement with sub-national governments to build awareness in the market regarding jurisdictional approaches.

About CDP

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 8,400 companies and 920 cities, states and regions disclose their environmental data to CDP. Our platform is one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. By working with institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.

About the cities, states and regions team

CDP Cities, States and Regions provides the global platform for cities and states/regions to measure, manage and disclose their environmental data. We work with around 1,000 local and subnational governments annually to manage emissions, build resilience, and safeguard water security, forests and people. We are nearing a tipping point in mainstreaming environmental action, and cities, states and regions are at the heart of this transition.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish relationships and engage with multi-stakeholder jurisdictional initiatives and other key stakeholders
  • Support research and analysis of jurisdictional interventions and action at sub-national level in Southeast Asia and contribute towards development of policy briefings for policy makers
  • Engage with Southeast Asian States and Regions with a focus on Indonesia to share CDP’s insights and policy briefings
  • Support Southeast Asian States and Regions in their disclosure to CDP
  • Deliver in-person and virtual training workshops to States and Regions

You will have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience or equivalent in sustainable development and forestry or agriculture, and/or policymaking roles;
  • Demonstrate experience working with data and/or analytical tools;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English and preferably one other Southeast Asian language preferably Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Knowledge and interest in jurisdictional approaches to sustainable agroforestry practices;
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and deliver projects on time;
  • Experience working collaboratively with a range of teams and external stakeholders, and liaising across different time zones and cultures;
  • Competency in computer skills and proven ability to learn and become proficient in new IT systems quickly.

This is a full-time role based at CDP’s in Indonesia reporting to the Asia Pacific Lead, Cities, States and Regions.

Competitive salary dependent on experience. 24 days’ holiday, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), flexible working opportunities and other benefits.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in Indonesia.

Before you apply

We’ll only use the information you provide to process your application. For more details on how we use your information, see our applicants privacy notice. By emailing us your CV and covering letter, you are permitting CDP to use the information you have provided for recruitment purposes.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘Senior Engagement Officer, States and Regions’ followed by your first name and surname in the subject. The deadline is Sunday, 18th October.

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