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Job Summary:
This is a coordinator role, which will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team with competencies in economics, remote sensing, climate change adaptation, REDD+, spatial analysis, land use, forestry and environmental policies within CI Indonesia, the Asia Pacific Field Division and HQ divisions such as Science & Knowledge and the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business.

The incumbent will work closely and collaborate with related organization such as Batang Gadis National Park (TNGB), Forest Management Unit (KHP), Conservation and Natural Resources Agency (BKSDA) and other related partners such as BPDAS in protecting key natural capital areas including conservation areas, watershed and other
important forest areas. This position is responsible to strengthen the management plan of related government bodies to ensure its sustainability. Moreover, the person will also work on policy analysis, policy advocacy and policy intervention at the provincial and district levels in sustainable landscape management and enabling environment policy. He/She is also responsible to ensuring smooth implementation of field activities and maintains good relationship with partners.

The position will report to the North Sumatra Senior Landscape Manager. 

Responsibilities:
Leading field implementation
  • Assist program staffs and other specialists to conduct research and training and
    determine policy interventions required to support the Forest Management Unit
    (FMU) program for sustainable landscape management, the government conservation
    bodies (TNBG and BKSDA) for biodiversity and forest conservation, and other
    relevant stakeholders
  • Identify innovative solutions to current and emerging threats to critical habitat and
    species in program areas through providing policy materials and advocacy; and committed to protect and conservation of natural resources.
Coordination and collaboration
  • Active involvement and coordinate biodiversity and forest conservation interventions at district levels, including through direct engagement and collaboration with relevant government agencies, non-government organizations, local communities and other stakeholders 
  • Develop key stakeholder networks and relationships to support the effective implementation of program objectives; 
  • Maintain and establish good relationships with authorities, local, provincial and national government agencies, private sectors, NGO’s and other stakeholders.
  • Organize coordination meetings with government and traditional institutions at local, provincial and district levels.
Reporting and field management
  • Report to internal and external stakeholder as required, including regular monthly
    project progress reports; and other writing articles and publication from interesting findings/stories from the field.
  • Supervise the field team working under natural capital component, represent CI in other potential activities, and responsible for field office management and carry out other duties as required by NS Landscapes Manager and demonstrated competency in field team management and multi stakeholder facilitation.
  • Act as spokesperson for SLP and Sumatra Program to increase communication and dialogue among local government, conservation-minded NGOs, private sectors and conservation-minded community based organization.
  • To prepare presentations for team meetings and external workshops
  • Contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the project and to positively influence the team work and  to adapt to changes in work load and positively influence the project team and able to work under pressure and with multiple deadlines.
Required:
  • S1 degree preferred in forestry, policy and law, landscape or natural resources management related science with min 3 years of experience on forestry and sustainable development, preferably in Sumatra.
  • Advanced degree preferred with combination of work and educational experience.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations with a wide range of people in both the public.
  • Flair for diplomacy; negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, negotiating, develop networking and facilitation skills at all levels.
  • Proven record of success as part of interdisciplinary conservation project teams and self-motivated with the drive and determination to succeed and well-developed
    interpersonal and team working.
  • Willingness to travel and work long hours, occasionally to remote areas and working on weekends or after hours if needed.
  • Good communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Computer literacy with experiences in electronic communications (i.e. E-mail, Internet, etc.) as a user including a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experienced working with BKSDA, FMU (KPH) and national park management units
With each step, we need more and more hands. Apply your passion, skills, and talents to helping us protect the most important places around the world.

Please send your current resume and cover letter (no more than 4 pages) to:

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: < SC NS-BFC > – <your name> Closing date for the application is 03 September 2016 (Only short-listed candidates will be notified).