The Nature Conservancy is a conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.  We currently have an opening for:
The Lead Scientist advises the Indonesia Leadership Team members (ILT) on broad and complex aspects of science based initiatives.  S/he develops and monitors the implementation of a strategic science vision for applied Conservation Science that is aligned with the Global Challenges Global Solutions Framework.  The Lead Scientist helps to establish The Nature Conservancy Indonesia Program as a leading conservation partner in Indonesia; helps to develop and shape conservation priorities, projects, and long-term conservation strategies; builds scientific and technical capacity in the field especially in economic valuation of natural resources and marine protected areas, valuing nature; develops partnerships with key institutions (e.g. with academic institutions abroad or in country) to strengthen TNC’s science-based approach, emphasizing on conservation economics, valuing nature, monetizing in economic terms the value of protected area.  S/he recommends growth, focusing on Green Growth and Blue Growth.  She also strengthens capacity to deliver and identifies and resolves technical issues.
The Lead Scientist works closely with project staffs to ensure work plans and projects are successful while developing and disseminating viability criteria and threat abatement tools and guidelines for critical systems and communities.  S/he conducts scientific surveys and research, records data, writes reports and develops proposals in order to administer and coordinate conservation programs within the Indonesia Program.  S/he ensures the quality of science work/research/innovation solution and publishes findings to add to the body of Conservation Science knowledge and support of TNC organizational goals.  S/he is responsible to refine and implement the Science Capacity Building Strategy document and helps formulate the key performance indicators (25%) on science delivery for all science staffs, upon consultation with the Program Directors.

The Lead Scientist liaises with other scientists within the Asia Pacific region and the Global Strategies with a strong emphasize on marine, fisheries and land, as well as the State Chapters.  S/he reports to the Indonesia Program Country Director and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • PhD in science related field and 8 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience with building relationships. 
  • Experience conducting original research and publishing in peer reviewed scientific journals. 
  • Experience fundraising and/or writing grants and research proposals.
  • Experience designing, organizing and directing complex multiple projects of strategic importance and leading a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience synthesizing and integrating research findings and lessons learned.
Please send your CV & application letter to not later than September 29, 2015. Please insert Lead Scientist - Indonesia Program in your email subject.