(Team of) Consultant to Assess and Draft Carbon Policy for Humanis

Region: Indonesia
Office: Jakarta
Hours:
Application deadline: February 29, 2024

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (hereinafter: Humanis), an affiliate organization of Hivos, is a Jakarta-based non-profit development organization that works across the Southeast Asia region. Humanis works with marginalized groups and frontrunners to exercise rights and freedoms, bring about changes, influence decisions and hold those in power to account. As the name itself suggests, Humanis envisions just and sustainable societies in Southeast Asia that fulfill and protect the rights of each individual, as well as respect differences and backgrounds. To achieve our vision, we focus on three impact areas: Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDI), Civic Rights in the Digital Age (CRIDA), and Climate Justice. Currently, we have ongoing programs in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, the Philippines, and Vietnam

 

Humanis seeks qualified candidates for the position of:
Title                      :  (Team of) Consultant to Assess and Draft Carbon Policy for Humanis

Duty Station       :  Jakarta, Indonesia

Report to             :  DMEL Coordinator

Duration              :  March to May 2024

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (hereinafter: Humanis) is a Jakarta-based non-profit development organization that works with marginalized groups and frontrunners to exercise rights and freedoms, bring about changes, influence decisions and hold those in power to account. The organization was born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands-based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who share the same values and mission of Hivos. The agenda for such collaboration was set in the context of Hivos’ desire to phase out its direct presence in Southeast Asia (specifically in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste) by promoting sincere decentralization and local ownership. As the name itself suggests, Humanis envisions just and sustainable societies in Southeast Asia that fulfil and protect the rights of each individual, as well as respect differences and backgrounds.

 

Southeast Asian countries are set to be among the worst affected by climate change, with severe consequences for millions of people in the region. According to the sixth IPCC assessment report, the region will suffer from rapidly rising sea levels, extreme heat, and frequent heavy rain. Nineteen of the 25 cities most affected by a one-meter sea-level rise are in Asia, and seven are in the Philippines. Jakarta and Bangkok will also be very badly affected. Sea level rise and cyclone risks in coastal regions, together with unpredictable heavy rains in some areas and drought in others, will threaten the livelihoods of millions and require major investment in adaptation and mitigation. It is critical that solutions are not imposed in a top-down manner, but that those most affected have voice and agency in developing and implementing policies and programs to address the causes and impacts of climate change. To limit global temperature, increase to 1.5˚ Celsius from pre-industrial levels, the world must cut global GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2030. Achieving this demands significant and rapid changes in human behavior.

 

As a humanist organization and one working actively for climate justice, Humanis commits its ethical responsibility to make bold and urgent changes in its own practices in order to contribute to the deep emissions reductions needed. This aligns with the principles of promoting well-being and the greater good for all living beings, including future generations.

 

As a newly established organization transitioning from Hivos (Southeast Asia Hub),  Humanis’ commitment to emissions reductions has been in alignment with Hivos’ commitments since 2008 and 2018, where we continuously measured our carbon footprint, using own method (from 2008 to 2011) and the Envirometer tool from 2012-2018 (https://www.milieubarometer.nl/en-gb/home/ ). During the same period, Hivos had offset its emissions through the Cambodia bio digester program (2008 and 2011) and used the Gold Standard Verified Emission Reduction in 2012 – 2018. And in Yayasan Humanis’ first Sustainability Report 2022, the organization presented its initiative in carbon measurement.

 

To achieve the commitment of reducing our carbon footprint, we first need to measure our carbon and environmental footprint. The Carbon Footprint calculation will set the baseline for defining longer term targets, policies and identifying key high impact areas and actions. Once the baseline and target set, a policy needs to be established ensuring that reduction mechanisms including actions be part of the organizational for substantially reducing our carbon emissions by 2030.

 

OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT

  1. To assess the performance of Humanis’ carbon footprint;
  2. To identify high impact areas (such as travel behaviour, buildings efficiency, and commuting) and actions to reduce emissions;
  3. To recommend baseline and target for Humanis’ carbon footprint;
  4. To define compensation mechanism and investment;
  5. To draft Humanis’ tailored Carbon Footprint Reduction and Compensation Action Plan.

 

OUTPUT/DELIVERABLES

  1. An assessment report outlining the current carbon emissions of Humanis, including a breakdown by source (e.g energy consumption, travel, operations). The report should also highlight key areas contributing to the carbon footprint.
  2. Draft Carbon Policy of Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial that consists of:
    1. monitoring and reporting system to track progress towards carbon reduction recommendated milestones target.
    2. KPI for calculation of baseline year and target for carbon measurement also a framework for regular reporting
    3. Provide a training module/ guideline and a training to Humanis staff assigned for the carbon monitoring.

 

TIMELINE

The assignment will start in March 2024 and will conclude in May 2024

 

BUDGET

Maximum budget for the entire assignment is IDR 80,000,000 The budget offered will be subject to negotiation after selection of the team of consultant.

 

The expression of interest should also contain Financial Quotation. A financial quotation should be submitted in IDR with VAT. The financial quotation should be based on all estimated costs of the assignment including:

  • Consulting fees to be charged;
  • Projected logistical and other expenses to be incurred.

SUBMISSION DATE

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic copy of their expression of interest/ proposal to hr@humanis.foundation no later than 29 February 2024

Please put in the email subject: Carbon Policy Humanis_Name of organization/ company

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information about Yayasan Humanis, visit https://hsi.foundation/

 

ETHICS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The consultant shall comply with the principles stipulated in the Hivos Safeguarding Policy to ensure the assessment processes are promoting and protecting people’s health, well-being and human rights, and enabling them to live free of harm, exploitation and abuse. The Policy entails a wide range of policies, procedures and activities seeking to address the welfare of staff, partner organization(s) and those come in contact with such as children (under 18 years old) and (vulnerable) adults. Consent to participate in the assessment will be given freely, without coercion and influence from financial inducement, improper pressure, or any form of misrepresentation and applying research ethics that ensure and acknowledge respondents’ rights in taking part or to object involvement in the assessment, maximize possible benefits and minimize possible harms.