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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’s Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera.We are now looking for:

COMMUNITY SURVEY TEAM LEADER 

Terms and Condition 
Start Date: September, 2016
Duration of Contract: One year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area: The Community Survey Team Leader will be based in Palembang, South Sumatera
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday from 09.00 am up to 05.00 pm
Reporting to: Community Sector Manager

Key Purpose of the Job
The Community Survey Team Leader will build and train a team of survey interviewers to collect data and develop community baseline dataset.

This position is part of the UKCCU/NICFI Project staffing 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 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”.

Main Responsibilities
  • Responsible to attend community meetings to present an overview to the communities about the survey implementation
  • Responsible to analyze the survey data from the survey team and prepare a summary report in a timely manner
  • Monitor the implementation of surveys and solve problems if and when these arise during the data collection.
  • Responsible to determine and specify details of the survey projects, including sources of information, procedures to be used and the design of survey instruments and materials.
  • Responsible for monitoring the implementation of the field survey conducted by the survey team
  • Ensure the availability of licensing or legal document before the implementation of the survey
  • Prepare and present summaries and analyses of survey data, including tables, graphs and facts sheets that describe survey techniques and results
  • Effective supervision of survey team members, including monitoring performance, providing feedback for improvement, and recommending training, if necessary
Building relationships
The job requires continued professional internal and external interaction/ communications, both in person and via phone and email.

Mental Demands
The position will require close attention to detail in all aspect of the project 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, South Sumatra. However, travel to field sites and other ZSL offices will be required.

Expectations of job holder
  • 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.
NB: This job description is designed to outline a range of main duties that may be encountered. It is not designed to be an exhaustive list of tasks and can be varied in consultation with the post holder in order to reflect changes in the job or the organisation.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Social sciences, Information Systems or an equivalent degree
  • Minimum 5 years of successful experiences as a survey methodologist
  • Previous work for an international NGO desirable;
  • Previous direct experience working with communities strongly desirable;
  • Previous work (directly or indirectly) with Government of Indonesia Institutions would also be a strong advantage.
Knowledge
  • Familiar with the community survey
  • Familiar with basic statistical/technical terms and analytical interpretation
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;
  • Preferably a high level of written and spoken English;
  • Good oral, written, presentation and facilitation skills;
  • 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 tight 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 August, 26, 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.