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Job Title: Community Manager
Location: Raja Ampat, Papua Barat

About Barefoot Conservation
Barefoot Conservation is a new and exciting, not-for-profit organization that takes a fresh look at marine conservation and community awareness.

Our focus is grass roots conservation and community action. Our aim is to engage, educate and empower the local community to make sustainable conservation a way of life, not just a project.

We feel this holistic approach to conservation will give you/us a greater depth of experience and understanding. Through community projects we gain vital insights into the needs and values of the community and how marine conservation efforts can be integrated to benefit local people.

Our conservation strategy is to help the local community build their resilience to climate change, globalization, and the economic and ecological choices the region will inevitably face.

A major part of our scientific work is our marine research program. This will monitor and assess the impact of climate change, over-fishing, and pollution on the marine environment and the people whose livelihoods depend on it. The information we gather will be used by the local government, local stakeholders, community and NGO's to implement measures to prevent and mitigate ecosystem degradation.

Primary Function
To create, manage and oversee all community projects run from the expedition basecamp. Supervise any local village Community Liaison Officers that maybe part of the local expedition staff team. Liaise with all necessary local Government officials, stakeholders, project partners, village chiefs, land owners and villagers for all community projects. When a Community Liaison Officer is not present, work directly with the community and communicate all progress on community projects in monthly reports to the UK office.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

In Field Operation

  • Work in partnership with local Government and local communities to create community projects.
  • Manage and oversea community projects through liaising with Community Liaison Officers (CLO's). 
  • Brief, train and supervise all village Community Liaison Officers (CLO's), develop, plan and implement CLO's training program.
  • Brief/update all necessary local Government officials, stakeholders, local village chiefs and villagers on the progress of the community projects. Write monthly update reports for UK office, prepare and present any necessary presentations needed for community project briefs/updates.
  • When necessary take on the CLO role if a village/community does not have one. 
  • Help prepare all local staff contracts and documentation in Bahasa and English, when necessary assist with preparation/processing of local staff wages.
Logistic

  • When needed/necessary meet volunteers and expedition staff at airport arrivals and accompany them to the project site.
  • Identification of suppliers and the purchase of equipment for community projects. 
  • Assist other on-site expedition staff when needed, including but not limited to doing survey dives and other on-site logistics.
Others

  • Update the company website with the progress of community projects and enter the volunteers community wall blog
  • Help write company documentation for the website and for the UK office when needed
  • Any other tasks as required by the Overseas Operations Manager, Head of Operations and Managing Director
Qualification

Education/Knowledge

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline
  • Relevant to Master degree
Experience

  • Oversea community project experience
  • Managing a team of staff and resources
  • Proven logistical coordination abilities
  • Working in a dynamic environment as part of a small team
  • Knowledge of conservation, travel and developmental issue
  • Comfortable teaching education programmes 
  • English language teaching and ability to write lesson plan
  • Working with NGO
  • Previous experience working in Indonesia
  • Writing promotional material
  • Ability to write grant proposals
  • Experience of working in difficult field research conditions in a developing country
Skills

  • Can speak a second language and comfortable learning new ones
  • Excellent report-writing and presentation skills 
  • Strong administrative and time management skills 
  • Ability to work without supervision, and to be a proactive team member
  • Ability to work in high pressure situations, showing great patience.
  • Ability to speak Indonesian
  • Knowledge of Papuan Tribes culture and village hierarchy structure
  • Know some First Aid Medical Training
  • Scuba diving trained up to AOW
Personal Attributes
  • Commitment to conservation
  • Flexible approach
  • High attention to detail
  • Sense of humors
Terms & Condition

Contract Duration: 6 to 12 month flexible contract, with possibility of extension at end of contract term.

Salary: Up to £1000 per annum depending on length of contract, level of experience, candidates qualification and personal performance during contract term.

Bonus: Bonus will be awarded depending on personal and company performance.

Accomodation/Food: All provided FREE of charge at Raja Ampat, Indonesia project

Travel: Travel to the expedition site must be paid for by the candidate.

Training: FREE PADI Scuba courses up to Dive Master level** and Science Training Programme.

** Does not include necessary PADI manuals & PIC's

How to Apply
For interested and qualified applicants, please send your application letter to Barefoot Conservation, along with Curriculum Vitae to: jobs@barefootconservation.org. We encourage applicants whom are available in short notice.