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Title: STTA Executive Coordinator of Fishery Management Committee (FMA) of an Indonesian Fishery Management Area (FMA)

Reports to: MMAF Director of Capture Fisheries

Supervision of: TBD

Location: Jakarta and Ambon City area

Overview
The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project is a five-year contract that supports the Government of Indonesia to conserve biological diversity and improve the governance of marine resources at local, district, provincial and national levels. By using an ecosystem-based approach to management and engaging key stakeholders, the SEA Project will 1) enhance conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area; and 2) strengthen the leadership role and capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and local governments to promote conservation and sustainable fishing. The SEA Project is implemented by Tetra Tech and a consortium of partners that includes Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Coral Triangle Center (CTC) and WWF-Indonesia (WWF). The SEA Project will run from March 2016 through March 2021.

The SEA Project is predicated on an ecosystem approach to fisheries and marine resources management, which implies that it will integrate across sectors and assist in the development of plans and implementation actions that address biophysical, governance and socio-economic concerns.  To accomplish this vision of ecosystem approach and integration, it will need to formulate a consistent level of baseline information for project areas so that actions and longer-term plans will truly address the underlying issues and threats to the geographic areas of focus.  Such an approach will also provide a model for other areas in Indonesia and a systematic means of scaling up coastal and marine resource management by local districts, provinces and the national government.

The SEA Project will implement activities in the three provinces —West Papua, North Maluku, and Maluku Provinces—that lie within Indonesia’s Fishery Management Zone WWP-715. This zone was chosen to be the site of the SEA Project because of the area’s high marine biodiversity, status as a national priority area for fisheries, the presence of small island provinces/districts, high rates of extreme poverty and high vulnerability to climate change. The project will also operate at a national scale to support specific activities of the Ministry of Marine Affaires and Fisheries.

Background
The objectives of the SEA Project are to:

  • Support enhanced conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target areas.
  • Support the strengthening of the leadership role and capacity of the MMAF and local governments to promote conservation and sustainable fishing.
  • Overall, at the end of five years, USAID assistance through SEA will have improved the conservation and management of Indonesia’s marine biodiversity through increased capacity and the practical application of marine conservation and sustainable fisheries management.  As such, strengthening the capacities of stakeholders through appropriate communications tools becomes the main cross-cutting theme for the project to achieve its objective. The SEA Project will recruit a Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist to lead the communications and outreach effort for different target audience, including institutionalizing of SEA communications and outreach program.
  • Indonesian has established 11 Fishery Management Areas (FMA) that will be led by A Fishery Management Committee (FMC). The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia is initiating and piloting FMC of 718 FMA. The project will support the establishment of Fishery Management Committee (FMC) of the Indonesian Fishery Management Area (FMA). The committee will play a significant role in developing, implementing and recommending Fishery Management Plans focusing on a FMA. The FMC will lead coordination and consultation with fishery stakeholders. SEA Project is seeking an Executive Coordinator of FMC to work closely with the Ministry of Marine Affaires and Fisheries and local government agencies of concern.
Job Summary
The Executive Coordinator (EC)  is responsible for leading the day to day planning and operation of Fishery Management Committee; overseeing taskforces of FMC. The immediate objectives of the Executive coordinator are to recommend, develop and implement the Fishery Management Plans of a Fishery management Area and to provide recommendations and lessons learned in implementing FMPs and establishing an effective FMC. The EC will work closely and directly coordinate with the Directorate General of Capture Fishery of Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia and liaison with all the government agencies and private sector partners with roles and interests in the FMA 718.

Tasks
The Executive Coordinator:

  • Develop Fishery Management Plans (Rencana Pengelolaan Perikanan) –through wide participation of fishery stakeholders- within a Fishery Management Area (FMA).
  • Guide the implementation of the fishery management plans.
  • Develop annual work plan and budget.
  • Engage and coordinate with stakeholders-including government agencies; private sector; NGOs and communities involved in fishery management in the area.
  • Responsible to establish and present progress reports on the work plan implementation; including issues and lessons learned for improvement.
  • Responsible to oversee and evaluate fishery management plans of a FMA.
  • Lead and coordinate a FMA secretariat in providing technical and administrative services to the units of Fishery Management Committee of the designated FMA.
  • Lead, coordinate and facilitate FMC and taskforce meetings.
  • Coordinate and provide support to FMC and taskforce.
  • Coordinate and provide support to academic and consultation panels.
  • Responsible to provide recommendations based on analysis for the development of fishery management plans of a designated FMA to the Directorate General.
  • Responsible to provide report of activity implementation to the FMC of the FMA.
Qualifications
Indonesian nationality.

  • Has a background in fishery management; at least holding a Master degree or equivalent in fishery management
  • Has at least ten (10) years of experience in fishery management and demonstrates a good understanding about fishery management.
  • Demonstrates leadership capacities and has at least three (3) years at a leadership role in fishery management.
  • Demonstrates a working capacity with high dedication and responsibility
  • Is able to work full-time basis and be based near or at the site.
  • Demonstrates an ability to coordinate; communicate; and develop broad networks.
  • Is fluent in Bahasa Indonesian and English.
  • Demonstrates an innovative set of skills and capabilities.
  • Is not a leader of a political party.
  • Has never been involved in criminal and legal offenses.

When you are interested on the above position and consider that you possess the necessary qualification, please submit your job application consisting of updated curriculum vitae, this work and/or this organization to job@SEA-Indonesia.org.

Please fill the ‘subject’ column of the e-mail in this format “STTA Executive Coordinator of Fishery Management Committee (FMA) of an Indonesian Fishery Management Area (FMA)” _(name of candidate).

Deadline: February 17, 2017

No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified