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Getting ready for the VPA (Voluntary Partnership Agreement): awareness and

business dialogue on legal timber trade

Country/ Location of the position Indonesia
Status/Reference FWC
Agency/Donor EC
Experts E1 Timber and forestry products trade expert, TL
  E2 Timber and forestry products trade expert
Start + duration of project 16/01/2012 – 16/10/2012
Duration of mission E1 80 working days spread over a period of 15 months
  E2 80 working days spread over a period of 15 months
Required language English
12 12.12.11. Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToR Please consult hereunder
Eligible Nationalities all
Observations Only short listed consultants will be replied to.

Please apply only if you fulfill all requirements for the vacant position

All experts must have at least regional experience

Sending us your application is a commitment and we expect you to be available for the mission you are applying for.

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Only short listed consultants will be replied to.

 

If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:

 

1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments. CVs in other format than EU format will not be evaluated.

2 – The country, no of position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject line of message

3 – Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.

4 – Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.)

 

Suggestions: Please make sure, that the experience requested is also shown “Description” section 14 of your CV. As the selections are very strict and paper based, we request you to prepare your CV in the right format and detail all the relevant experience under the Professional experience table as much as possible. There is no problem if your CV is long, the most important is to prepare so that it describes clearly your experiences relevant to the mission. (Your CV has to sell you!)

Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents that are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.

DESCRIPTION

 

Profile: Expert 1

Categoy of expert             Senior (at least 10 years of experience)

Duration               80.00 working days

 

Requirements      Qualifications and skills:

 

– Education at least at Masters Degree Academic level;

 

General professional experience:

 

– At least 10 years in areas relevant to the assignment such as trade promotion, support to the private sector, support to professional / commercial / advisory bodies, timber trade, forestry products marketing etc.

 

Specific professional experience:

 

– Very good knowledge of international timber trade policies, including policies to combat illegal logging and to promote legal trade;

– Very good knowledge of timber market trends, including consumer demand and issues related to forestry products legality and sustainability;

– Understanding of sources of timber and wood product statistics and capacities to conduct economic / market analysis;

– Experience working for international cooperation projects funded by donors, including team leader or project manager experience;

– Experience working in South East Asia, preferably in Indonesia;

– Very good communication and liaison skills;

– Excellent reporting skills

– Excellent knowledge of English

               

                              

Profile: Expert 2

Categoy of expert             Senior (at least 10 years of experience)

Duration               80.00 working days

                              

Requirements      Qualifications and skills:

 

– Education at least at Masters Degree Academic level or lower academic degree with professional experience of at least 5 years related to the forestry sector, in addition to the 10 years of general professional experience required below;

 

General professional experience:

 

– At least 10 years in areas relevant to the assignment such as timber trade, forestry products marketing, forestry production, timber products certification etc.

 

Specific professional experience:

 

– Very good knowledge of Indonesia’s forestry sector, in particular its forestry industry and the regulatory framework applying to timber production;

– Very good knowledge of international timber trade policies, including policies to combat illegal logging and to promote legal trade;

– At least 5 years experience working in Indonesia;

– Very good communication and liaison skills, including ability and credibility to engage with Indonesian government officials, private sector and civil society representatives;

– Very good knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia

               

EC rules applicable to any ECassignment  

• Working days are from Monday to Friday, if not indicated otherwise in the ToR

• Per diem covers all expenses of the expert (local transport, hotel, meals, telecom,

etc) and it is only paid if the expert stay overnight.

• International travel: the EC only reimburse economy class flight tickets

Terms of reference

 

SPECIFIC TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

Getting ready for the VPA: awareness and business dialogue on legal timber trade

 

FWC BENEFICIARIES 2009 – Lot 10: Trade, Standards and Private sector

EuropeAid/127054/C/SER/multi

 

 

  1. 1.     BACKGROUND

 

The EU FLEGT Action Plan[1], published in 2003, sets out a programme of actions that forms the EU’s response to the problem of illegal logging and the trade in associated timber products.

 

The new EU Timber Regulation[2], adopted in 2010, is one of the key measures of this Action Plan. It lays down the obligations of operators who place timber products on the EU market to counter the trade in illegally harvested timber and timber products. In particular, this Regulation 1) Prohibits the placing on the EU market for the first time of illegally harvested timber and products derived from such timber; 2) Requires EU traders who place timber products on the EU market for the first time to exercise ‘due diligence’; 3) Requires operators to keep records of their suppliers and customers. It will enter into force in March 2013.

 

Another key measure of the FLEGT Action Plan is the negotiation of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) with timber producing countries, an approach by which legally-produced timber exported to the EU can be identified using a credible licensing system. This will allow competent authorities to halt the trade in illegal timber. VPA also provide a trade incentive, since “FLEGT licensed” timber products from VPA partner countries shall be considered automatically legal in the context of the above EU Timber Regulation, making compliance by operators buying such products simple and risk-free.

 

Indonesia is a key timber trade partner for the EU. The total annual value of timber and paper exports from Indonesia reached US$ 1.2 billion in 2010, which is around 15% of Indonesia’s timber product exports. Indonesia has adopted several measures to combat illegal logging and to promote legal production over the past years. Building on a multi-stakeholders process, the Ministry of Forestry adopted in 2009 the “SVLK” Regulation, reforming timber legality verification rules in the country. In May 2011, Indonesia also concluded the negotiation of a VPA with the EU, which implementation is expected to start in 2013.

 

There are risks associated with the above new policies, but also opportunities for Indonesia. These policies will have a potentially significant impact on EU-Indonesia timber trade. These policies should also contribute to efforts to improve forest governance in Indonesia and to achieve sustainable forest management. Among other actions such as capacity building, industry awareness raising and business to business dialogue –which this assignment will support- will be key for Indonesian operators to comply with new regulations and to take advantages of ongoing changes on the timber market.

 

There has already been intensive dialogue on these policies in the context of the VPA negotiation as well as meetings of the Joint Preparatory Committee on the preparation of the VPA implementation. There is also dialogue on timber products in the context of EU-Indonesia trade relations and relevant forums such as the EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue (EIBD) and the Working Group on Trade and Investment which has established a sub-working group on industry and environment. Besides Government, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), the Indonesian Parliament (DPR), the Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO) as well as representatives of European business (chambers of commerce) are among the key counterparts engaged in trade dialogue with the EU.

 

 

 

  1. 2.   DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

 

  • Ø Global objective

Building on current policy changes as well as private sector and civil society initiatives, this assignment will contribute to EU – Indonesia efforts to promote trade in legal timber.

 

  • Ø Specific objective

The Consultant will support the preparatory phase towards the VPA implementation by ensuring that key timber industry stakeholders in Indonesia are adequately informed of requirements and opportunities related to the VPA and related timber trade policies.

 

  • Ø Requested services

The Consultant will deliver the following services in a flexible way across 2012, ahead of the implementation of the VPA which is scheduled to start in 2013, in parallel with the entry into force of the new EU Timber Regulation. While some activities related to business dialogue are already specified below, other activities will be further defined during the assignment in order to take into account initial findings and recommendations from the Consultant, priorities set by the VPA Joint Preparatory Committee, progress towards the VPA implementation, and opportunities that may arise for engagement with the business community.

 

  1. Timber industry stakeholders’ mapping

 

  • While general information is already available from several studies on Indonesia’s timber industry stance and preparedness regarding FLEGT related policies and the implementation of Indonesia’s new timber legality verification system (SVLK), there is a need to better identify strategic industry players in order to better prioritise and design awareness raising activities. This mapping exercise should in particular provide information on the main timber industry associations and on key producers and operators trading with the EU -for each relevant timber product category- including the ports from which they export. This information will be used for the preparation and implementation of the other services listed below. The Consultant will conduct a desk review and interview key industry representatives and organisations (including the above stakeholders such as chambers of commerce) and analysts in order to obtain the necessary information for this mapping exercise.

 

  1. Business dialogue promotion

 

  • The Consultant will support the organisation of a business dialogue conference on timber trade scheduled on 21 March 2012 in Jakarta to promote awareness on relevant timber policies, facilitate networking and help identify business opportunities. This event will be hosted by Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce, KADIN, and will involve approximately 100 timber industry representatives from Indonesia and main trading partners, in particular from the EU. It will be organised back to back with the High Level Market Dialogue hosted by PT Mutu Hijau and Indonesia’s Exporters Association (GPEI) on 20 March 2012. The details of the event will be further developed by KADIN, in coordination with the EU Delegation. The Consultant will be responsible for providing technical advice to KADIN and the EU Delegation, for the logistics (including meeting room rental) and for the financing of the event, for which a budget[3] should be foreseen in the offer.

 

  • In preparation to the conference, the Consultant will produce briefings and/or position papers presenting information on preparedness / position / opportunities of key timber industry groups, to be presented / discussed at the conference and possibly other relevant forums in Indonesia, in the region or in Europe in 2012.

 

  • Building on the outcomes of the conference and the initial results of this assignment, the Consultant will provide technical support for the preparation of the EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue (EIBD), where timber products should be covered, and which is expected to be organised in May or June 2012. The Consultant will participate to the EIBD.

 

  • The Consultant will support networking activities between EU and Indonesian timber traders. This may be done in the context of the 21 March conference by providing a room for bilateral meetings between business players to look at regulatory requirements and business opportunities and/or to discuss strategic co-operation in their sectors of activities. Networking may also be supported in the context of other events or through other activities such as road shows. Attention should be given not only to main business players and industry associations based in Jakarta, but also to actors located in key timber producing provinces in Indonesia, where some of the activities may be implemented. Of course, this work will also require engagement with European counterparts, such as the European Timber trade Federation.

 

  • A test run to ship FLEGT licensed timber to the EU will be organized during the second quarter of 2012 as part of the VPA preparatory process. The Consultant will provide analytical support as needed to this test, which details are being detailed.

 

  • The Consultant will produce communication materials on relevant timber market changes and regulations and disseminate these materials through appropriate means.

 

  • Based on previous assessments and the assignment findings, the Consultant will provide recommendations for future business dialogue and timber industry related actions which could be used by the EU, the Government of Indonesia and stakeholders involved in the VPA process.

 

The Consultant will develop close contacts with KADIN, timber industry associations, chambers of commerce and other relevant business stakeholders in Indonesia. Dialogue will also be maintained with government agencies, entities and projects involved in complementary awareness promotion / communication activities on timber related policies. This includes in particular the UK funded Multi-Stakeholders Forestry Program, which is the main instrument supporting the preparation of the VPA implementation in Indonesia, and the EU Asia FLEGT Facility.

 

  • Ø Required outputs

The following outputs are expected from the Consultant:

 

  • Report on timber industry mapping. This output should be delivered by mid-March;

 

  • Briefings and/or position papers presenting information on preparedness / position / opportunities of key timber industry groups (number and level of details to be confirmed during inception). This output should be delivered by mid-March;

 

  • Business dialogue event organised on 21 March 2012;

 

  • Set of recommendations for future business dialogue and legal timber trade promotion;

 

  • Communication materials, networking activities and other outputs in accordance with the above services description.

 

 

  1. 3.   EXPERTS PROFILE  or EXPERTISE REQUIRED

 

  • Ø Number of requested experts per category and number of man-days per expert

A team of 2 experts is required as follow:

 

Profile

Number

Number of days

Category

Team leader – Timber Trade Expert

1

80

Senior

Forestry Expert

1

80

Senior

 

  • Ø Profile per expert or expertise required:

 

Team Leader – Timber Trade Expert

 

Qualifications and skills:

 

–       Education at least at Masters Degree Academic level;

 

General professional experience:

 

–       At least 10 years in areas relevant to the assignment such as trade promotion, support to the private sector, support to professional / commercial / advisory bodies, timber trade, forestry products marketing etc.

 

Specific professional experience:

 

–       Very good knowledge of international timber trade policies, including policies to combat illegal logging and to promote legal trade;

–       Very good knowledge of timber market trends, including consumer demand and issues related to forestry products legality and sustainability;

–       Understanding of sources of timber and wood product statistics and capacities to conduct economic / market analysis;

–       Experience working for international cooperation projects funded by donors, including team leader or project manager experience;

–       Experience working in South East Asia, preferably in Indonesia;

–       Very good communication and liaison skills;

–       Excellent reporting skills

–       Excellent knowledge of English

 

Forestry Expert

 

Qualifications and skills:

 

–       Education at least at Masters Degree Academic level or lower academic degree with professional experience of at least 5 years related to the forestry sector, in addition to the 10 years of general professional experience required below;

 

General professional experience:

 

–       At least 10 years in areas relevant to the assignment such as timber trade, forestry products marketing, forestry production, timber products certification etc.

 

Specific professional experience:

 

–       Very good knowledge of Indonesia’s forestry sector, in particular its forestry industry and the regulatory framework applying to timber production;

–       Very good knowledge of international timber trade policies, including policies to combat illegal logging and to promote legal trade;

–       At least 5 years experience working in Indonesia;

–       Very good communication and liaison skills, including ability and credibility to engage with Indonesian government officials, private sector and civil society representatives;

–       Very good knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia

 

 

 

  1. 4.   LOCATION AND DURATION

 

  • Ø Starting period

The assignment will ideally start during the second half of January.

 

  • Ø Foreseen finishing period or duration

The assignment is expected to be implemented over a period of 9 months.

 

  • Ø Planning including the period for notification for placement of the staff as per art 16.4 a)

A planning of the experts’ assignment should be submitted to the Delegation within 15 days of the signature of the contract, as per the General Conditions. This planning will be indicative and subject to revisions, in accordance with the assignment needs and progress.

 

It is foreseen that at least 3 missions toIndonesiawill be needed over the 9 months of the assignment.

 

The first mission, expected to start during the 2nd half of January, should include sufficient days for initial consultations, the inception report production, and the preparation of the business dialogue conference tentatively scheduled on 21 March 2012.

 

The Consultant should bear in mind that some of the outputs (report on timber industry mapping, briefings / position papers – see section 2) should be delivered by mid-March and that the experts should imperatively be in Jakarta for the business dialogue conference scheduled on 21 March.

 

Other missions will be scheduled in accordance with the planning of business dialogue activities, including the EIBD event which is expected to take place in May or June 2012.

 

  • Ø Location(s) of assignment

The assignment will take place in Jakarta. Field travels to relevant Indonesian timber producing / processing provinces (possibly on Sumatra, Kalimantan, Papua and Java islands) should be foreseen (a maximum number of 4 travels for each expert is foreseen).

 

A small number of days (no more than 7 working days per expert) may be used at the place of residence of the experts for reporting or other purposes.

 

Participation from the experts to activities outside Indonesia is unlikely but may take place if needed. Approval from the EU Delegation will be required for any activity that may involve travels outside Indonesia.

 

 

  1. 5.   REPORTING

 

  • Ø Content

Besides the documents listed in the outputs section of these TOR, the Consultant will provide the following reports:

 

  • An inception report of 5/7 pages (without annexes) providing a detailed work plan for the entire assignment, within 10 working days after the starting date of the assignment;

 

  • A draft final report including:

 

–        A summary of 5/7 pages presenting the main outputs of the assignment and conclusions and recommendations from the experts;

 

–        An introduction providing a description of the assignment and methodological explanations;

 

–        Sections presenting the outputs of the assignment and the activities conducted to achieve these outputs;

 

–        A section presenting main lessons learnt and recommendations

 

–        A conclusion

 

–        Annexes, including at least the effective work plan of the assignment, the list of stakeholders met during the assignment, the list of outputs produced etc.

 

  • A final report based on the above and taking into account comments from the EU Delegation.

 

  • In addition to the above written reports, the experts will report verbally to the EU Delegation through regular meetings, which frequency will depend on needs.

 

  • Ø Language

All reports to the EU Delegation will be produced in English. Some of the outputs (briefings, communication materials) may need to be translated and produced in both English and Indonesian.

 

  • Ø Submission/comments timing

The draft report should be submitted during the last week of the assignment. The EU Delegation will have 15 working days to comment on the draft report.

 

The final report, incorporating comments from the EU Delegation, should be presented within 10 working days of the receipt of EU Delegation comments. The EU Delegation will approve the revised report or alternatively raise further questions or seek additional clarifications within 15 working days following receipt of the revised report. Attention is drawn to the fact that the EU Delegation reserves the right to have the reports redrafted by the consultant as many times as necessary and that financial penalties will be applied if deadlines indicated for the submission of reports (drafts and final, in hard and electronic copy) are not strictly adhered to.

 

  • Ø Number of report(s) copies

3 hard copies of the draft and final reports should be submitted to the EU Delegation together with an electronic copy. For the inception report, an electronic copy will be sufficient.

 

 

  1. 6.   ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

 

  • Ø Interviews if necessary indicating for which experts/position

Both experts may be interviewed if considered necessary by the evaluation committee.

 

  • Ø Language of the specific contract

English

 

  • Ø Request for a succinct methodology when needed

A succinct methodology of a maximum of 3 pages is requested as part of the offer to outline the proposed strategy and to demonstrate the understanding of the assignment by the Consultant.

 

  • Ø Other authorized items to foresee under ‘Reimbursable’

–        Business dialogue conference organisation

–        Networking activities

–        International travels

–        Local travels

–        Communication materials

–        Supplementary expenses (passport, visa, vaccination, car rental etc..)

 

  • Ø Other
    • Taxes on reimbursable costs which are necessary for the implementation of this contract incurred by the contractor can be supported by EU funding.

 

  • No interim payment will be processed

 

  • All outputs shall be in English and all documents and papers produced by the Consultant shall clearly indicate the number of the letter of contract and carry the following disclaimer: “This report has been prepared with the financial assistance of the European Commission. The views express herein are those of the Consultant and therefore in no way reflect the official opinion of the European Commission”.

 

  • The experts must possess a passport with a validity of at least six months and obtain an appropriate visa to undertake the mission in Indonesia.

 

 

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[3]       Resources should be foreseen accordingly for a meeting room rental for 100 persons (tentatively at Hotel     MuliaJakarta), lunch, coffee breaks, facilitator (if needed), invitations , production / printing of relevant            materials, and other related costs