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Deputy of Landscape Operation Lead - Jakarta or Semarang, Indonesia

Deadline: 16/10/2022

Earthworm Foundation is an international non-profit organization (NGO) working to transform the practices of companies and communities around the world for the benefits of people and nature.

Earthworm is seeking a motivated Deputy of Landscape Operation Lead, based in Jakarta or Semarang, Indonesia.

About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation has more than 20 years’ experience working with businesses, civil society and governments to find solutions to some of the world’s most challenging social and environmental issues. We employ more than 250 people, with the majority working the ground to protect forests, restore soils and promote human rights. We currently have a presence in 16 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and several locations within Europe and the Americas.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Our profound belief in people, their capacity to change and be a force for good.
  • Our desire to work where the problems are, to innovate and find practical solutions on the ground.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a non-profit impacting nature and communities around the world.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects with direct impact on the growth and well-being of our staff.
  • A caring working culture that the candidate will take part in sustaining and growing.
  • A fast moving, agile working environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.


Deputy of Landscape Operation Lead will support the Indonesia Landscape Lead to:

  • Develop strategic direction for relevant landscapes and standalone projects in-line with the Global and Indonesia vision and strategy.
  • Develop activity and budget proposal relevant for Indonesia landscapes and standalone projects.
  • Develop and update funding sources tracker sheets relevant for landscapes and standalone projects, including the segmentation of sources, i.e. Donor /Members/Partners/Philanthropy/Sustainable Financing Ventures.
  • Develop annual workplan and budget plan based on the Landscape Theory of Change and the income forecast.
  • Develop man power planning based on the agreed workplan and budget, including mapping of the gaps between agreed workplan versus the skillsets data available on HR.
  • Establish improved processes, procedures and responsibilities, in all aspects (operations, engagement, legal) through a participatory and transparent approaches.
  • Delivery of the landscape and standalone projects in the field based on ToC and agreed workplan with partners; including mapping progress of activities and identifying potential deferral.
  • Develop and present/socialize the report progress against the targeted workplan for relevant landscapes and standalone projects.
  • Provide technical backstopping and mentoring activities to all the landscapes and standalone projects team members.
  • Conduct, together with the Indonesia Landscape Lead and each Landscape Managers, management review and response in a regular basis related to finance and cashflow relevant for the landscapes and standalone projects.
  • Identify individual performance of all landscapes and standalone projects team members.
  • Identify, prioritize and implement internal capacity building needs relevant for the landscapes and standalone projects team members. This includes budget estimation, frequency and timeframes. This will be done in collaboration with HR and Learning and Development Managers.
  • Regular engagement and meeting with the current business partners/donors/members.
  • Engage, together with Business Development Lead, with business partners, potential funding sources and other relevant stakeholders of the landscapes and standalone projects to build business development opportunities and synergistic collaboration.
  • Work together with the Grievance response team to agree on and implement the mechanism on how to follow up on grievances.
  • Work together with the Supply Chain Team and Impact Team to agree on and implement mechanism to report and incorporate progress between the two teams within geographies.
  • Maintain enabling factors to ensure continuous innovation to emerge on the aspects of resourcing, project delivery and engagement with externals
  • Provide technical input on communication materials produced by Indonesia & global communication team.

Act as a Leader of selected projects and support:

  • Strategic direction set for the delivery the Landscapes programmes and standalone projects in line with global and Indonesia vision and strategy.
  • Sufficient income and manpower secured for landscapes and standalone projects.
  • Annual workplan and budget plan developed and agreed internally.
  • Cultivate positive/good communication, collaboration and working relationship with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Practical guidance, technical mentoring activities and capacity building priorities are delivered to all landscape and standalone project team members, according to the identified needs.
  • All landscapes and standalone projects are delivered according to the agreed workplan and within budget and timeline. Conduct immediate corrective actions for any delay of delivery.
  • Robust regular reporting to track performance of implementation of the landscapes and standalone projects; in line with the global impact framework.
  • Robust technical input on communication materials and grievance response produced by the communication team and/or supply chain team (or grievance response team).

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

You thrive on human relations and are able to explain your field to a variety of audiences. Your expertise in the field and the strength of your proposals make you a valuable asset to a team.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master preferred (in sustainability and/or natural resources management)
  • Min. 10 years of relevant consulting or industry experience in corporate sustainability, private-public partnership initiatives, and or natural resources management
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Able to work independently and or with the team
  • Proven track record in building and managing strategic relationships with various range of stakeholders
  • Proven track record on managing multi-stakeholder projects, and delivering programmes in a complex ecosystem
  • Experience of leading a technical and operational team of direct reports and willingness to mentor
  • Excellent understanding of general sustainability concepts, including social and environmental global and national standards
  • Strong knowledge and understanding governance and institutional contexts, nationally, sub nationally and locally.
  • Have a capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced entrepreneurial organization with a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary and collegiate environment.

Language skills:

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Any other language, i.e. French, Spanish, Bahasa, Portuguese, an asset.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in one of the EF offices in Indonesia with strong preference for projects and activities in the field of regenerative and sustainable agriculture;
  • Available to undertake international trips, i.e. to remote areas and for up to two weeks.

Other information:

  • Open-ended contract;
  • Full-time (100%);
  • Legal authorisation to work in the final selected country.

To apply

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and CV via email to Please put your “Name” and “Deputy of Landscape Operation Lead - 2022” in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.