Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities of intern(s) include following:

A. Environmental policy

1. Collect and analyze existing reports and publications on sustainable palm oil, including on deforestation from agricultural expansion, barriers to utilize degraded land etc.
2. Support the development of a framework on the costs and benefits for palm oil businesses to adopt sustainable practices

B. Platform and communications 

1. Support outreach activities with sustainable palm oil stakeholders at national and sub-national levels (government, buyer and producer companies, small scale palm oil operations)
    2. Support the communications officer to produce periodic updates (website, factsheets) and drafting of op-eds and other substantial documents
    3. Provide necessary backstopping support for operation of SPO platform, in particular for corporate participants/members, including communication, invitations, agenda setting and meeting minutes
    4. Support the implementation of the SPO corporate engagement strategy

C. Palm oil smallholders

 1. Support the smallholder extension manager to develop joint public private extensions models, including work plans to pilot activities at the district level (includes potential travel to the field)
    2. Develop pilot project concepts, business plans, necessary factual information for engaging with corporate partners

D. Certification schemes

  1. Support the national project manager to accelerate SPO’s work on better coordinating RSPO and ISPO, particularly in the context of the joint ISPO RSPO study
    2. Support the smallholder extension manager to ensure the ISPO smallholder guidelines are translated into usable form and training carried out in the field

Details are open for further discussion with candidates based on their experience, qualification and interest.

See website for details.

The candidate

To apply you must be an Indonesian national with English skills

Corporate Competencies:

1. Demonstrate commitment to UNDP mission, vision and values

2. Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

1. Effective communications skills;

2. Excellent computer skills;

3. Focuses on impact and result for the client;

4. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;

5. Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and tight deadlines;

6. Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;

7. Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;

8. Solicits feedback about the impact of his/her own behavior;

9. Proficient computer skills and knowledge of automated systems;

10. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure within an international setting;

11. Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks.

How to apply

​Discuss with the Graduate School's Placements Coordinator if you are considering applying. You will need to ensure that your academic supervisor is able to support your application to take up this development opportunity before you apply.

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