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The Zoological Society of London is an international wildlife conservation organization with a focus on science-based and pragmatic solutions. ZSL has been active in Indonesia for about 10 years, with a particular focus on the overlap between industrial development and biodiversity conservation. ZSL Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera.

We are now looking for:
Multi Stakeholder Forum Assistant 

Terms and Condition
Start Date : June, 2016
Duration of Contract : One year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area : The Multi Stakeholder Forum Assistant will be based in Palembang
Hours of Work : Monday to Friday from 09.00 am up to 05.00 pm
Reporting to : Government to Institution Manager
 

Key Purpose of the Job   The Multi Stakeholder Forum Assistant will support the design of the multi stakeholder forum for the wider partnership and the planning for the project multi stakeholder forum and working group. He/she will also support the Governance and Institution Manager to ensure cohesion across the different fora.
 
This position oversees the UKCCU/NICFI Project in South Sumatra.

The UKCCU/NICFI Project works with the Government of South Sumatra, national and district level governments, communities and the private sector to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. The proposed impact of this project is to achieve “Inclusive economic growth and community prosperity, biodiversity conservation, forest protection and restoration, and the ending of deforestation, peatland drainage and wildfires that reduces land-based GHG emissions”.

The Multi Stakeholder Forum Assistant will be based in Palembang 

Main Responsibilities 

People
The Multi Stakeholder Forum Assistant will report directly to the Governance and Institution Manager, indirectly report to the Sumsel Project Deputy Director.
 

Responsibilities
The post-holder will ensure that operations in Palembang is in compliance with ZSL and the contractual agreement with the UK government, S/he has no downward management responsibilities and will work closely with. Government Liaison (provincial), Government Liaison (National) and ZSL field staff in Palembang

Building Relationships
The job requires constant internal and external interaction/communications, both in person and via phone and email – with ZSL staff colleagues and local project partner (e.g. government, the private sector, NGOs, consultant/sub-contractors and other relevant stakeholder). 

Mental Demands
The position will require close attention to detail and therefore concentration on the work in hand – precision and accuracy being vital attributes. 

Flexibility
The position will be relatively routine in terms of day-to-day tasks during office hours – however sometimes e.g. during field trips or when a workshop is being organized the next day, some flexibility in working hours may be required.
Working Conditions
  • This post is office based (in ZSL’s office in Palembang). However regular travel to field sites from Palembang to the project field sites is a fundamental requirement of the job
  • The post-holder may also be required to travel occasionally to ZSL Indonesia’s country office in Bogor.  
Expectations of Job Holder
  • To build close working relationship with stakeholder and work closely with project partner to ensure that the objectives is delivered.
  • To ensure that the policy for equality of opportunity is adhered to and promoted in all aspects of the post holder’s work.
  • To ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of the work and responsibilities attached to this post.
  • Demonstrate professionalism towards sensitive and confidential information.
  • To comply with and promote Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake recommended Health and Safety training as and when necessary.
  • To be committed to professional self-development, through participation in in-service training as necessary for the successful carrying out of the job.
  • To undertake such other duties as are commensurate with the grade of the post.
Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum of a Master degree in public policy, communication, international relation or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years working experiences in managing government relations.
  • Working experience for an international NGO is desirable.
Knowledge
  • Familiar with basic knowledge of conservation and local government regulation
Skills & Abilities
  • Computer literacy (excellent IT skills); competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and other MS tools;
  • Able to work independently without supervision but also accustomed to working in a team;
  • Good communications skills - able to express complex information in a simple and succinct manner;
  • Self-starter, pro-active and uses initiative - can work independently and priorities own work load;
  • Preferably a high level of written and spoken English;
  • Good oral, written, presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure and often to tight deadlines; including an ability to prioritize jobs;
  • Highly motivated;
  • Willing to work at any circumstances both independently or in a group, such as in remote areas with very limited facilities;
  • Excellent in writing skills and oral communication both in Indonesian and English;
  • Able to deal with tide schedule and unscheduled tasks, and target oriented;
  • Willing to travel extensively across the project sites in Indonesia.
Application procedures
Please submit your application and curriculum vitae in English, relevant experience, past salary history, two referees not later than May 20, 2016, to indonesia@zsl.org, placing the job title in the subject line and label your CV with your name. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.