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Overview:
ZSL Indonesia Programme is seeking a dynamic and highly experienced individual at a senior level to lead its growing landscape focused work in Indonesia. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an innovative and adaptable individual with proven experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team, to deliver quality and high impact results in a development and conservation setting.


Expected results from the work being undertaken includes the Integration of biodiversity and development into integrated landscape management; creating an evidence base for biodiversity and development integration for improved landscape management to be used by decision makers in the landscape to influence environmental and social practices. The post-holder will report to the Country Manager of Indonesian and will manage a team of staff based at our Head office in Bogor, Java and in our field project in Sumatra.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee thematic programme management, development and administration.
  • Lead the relationship with project partners, stakeholders and donors.
  • Lead the production of strategies for programme development and grant reporting.
  • Liaise with the programme team to coordinate cross-Society programme activities.
  • Support the external representation and promotion of ZSL and its conservation work.
Person Specification:
The post-holder should have a proven track record in integrated development and conservation project management in Asia with and relevant experience dealing with large scale projects and large scale donor management and/ or a higher degree in an appropriate subject such as conservation biology, environmental economics, conservation/development policy or a related discipline. Candidates should also have:
  • Demonstrated understanding of DFID programming and policy.
  • Experience in biodiversity or development program strategic planning, project/activity design, management and evaluation.
  • Proven understanding of integrated landscape management and conservation issues in Asia
  • Experience working in the region is highly desirable. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Management experience particularly of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Proven grant management skills.
Please Note: The position is a 1 year fixed-term contract with the view of it being extended a further 1 year dependant on project funding. The position will be based at ZSL’s offices in Bogor - Indonesia and will involve significant travel to relevant countries including our Main offices in London, Regents Park.

A full job description for this role can be accessed HERE!

To Apply:
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button on the following link: HERE
Closing date for applications: Midnight Tuesday 27th October 2015

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