Coral Triangle Initiative Job Vacancy: Legal and Agreement Specialist - Manado, North Sulawesi - Kerja Ngo

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Coral Triangle Initiative Job Vacancy: Legal and Agreement Specialist - Manado, North Sulawesi

CTI - CFF Regional Secretariat Vacancy as Legal and Agreement Specialist for CTI - CFF ( LAS )

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries working together to sustain extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity. There is broad scientific consensus that the Coral Triangle represents a global epicenter of marine life abundance and diversity. Spanning only 1.6% of the planet’s oceans, the Coral Triangle region is home to the highest coral diversity in the world with 600 corals or 76% of the world’s known coral species. It contains the highest reef fish diversity on the planet with 2,500 or 37% of the world’s reef fish species concentrated in the area. It also a spawning and nursery ground for six species of threatened marine turtles, endangered fish and cetaceans such as tuna and blue whales. These unparalleled marine and coastal living resources provide significant benefits to the approximately 363 million people who reside in the Coral Triangle, as well as billions more outside the region. As a source of food, income and protection from severe weather events, the ongoing health of these ecosystems is critical.

The CTI–CFF Regional Secretariat is mandated to promote regional cooperation, sharing of lessons, and facilitate learning across the six (6) Coral Triangle countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The Regional Secretariat also coordinates and monitors the progress in achieving the CTI–CFF Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) goals. Its main activities cover the following areas: organizational development, outreach and communication, regional coordination and mechanisms, technical and thematic working groups, development of key regional reports, and capacity development. It also serves as the main liaison and for all CTI–CFF official functions such as the annual CTI-CFF Senior Officials Meetings (SOM) and the bi-annual CTI-CFF Ministerial Meetings (MM).

In a view to promote and anticipate the increasing current workload of the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat in the near future, and considering the implementation of legally binding measures to help strengthen the operations and implementation of the CTI-CFF goals and targets, the Secretariat needs additional resource and seek for experienced individual for the following position as Legal and Agreement Specialist (LAS). This position will specifically handle a variety of legal-subject matters in the Secretariat and serve as an integral member of the management team that will play a lead role in the design and technical implementation of Secretariat activities.

Job Mission
  • The Applicant shall facilitate and be responsible for providing legal advice and services in regard of CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat.
  • The Applicant will also ensure any other documents including but not limited to agreements, letters, regulations and documentations are legally binding to comply with host country’s regulations as well as applied in international best practices.

Job Illustration
The Applicant must perform the activities to his/her best professional ability and comply with international best-practices. The Applicant is mainly responsible to:
  • Prepare and provide any legal documentation in relation with internal and/or external parties including but not limited to agreement, letters, decree, and MoU in full subject-matters;
  • Engaging with the government institutions and partners in coordinating, facilitating, and convening regular meeting to follow up regarding the relevant legally binding matters such as MOU and Host Country Agreement;
  • Provide legal advices or opinions including but not limited to the letters, agreements, MOU, and publication materials as required by Executive Director or Regional Secretariat in general;
  • Prepare, maintain and organize knowledge products and other collateral materials in legal matters which are used for the regional exchanges, and Senior Officials’ Meeting / Ministerial Meeting;
  • Participate in such meetings and activities related to the law which regarding to the work plan of CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat or as may be reasonably requested;
  • Managing the production and dissemination of legally binding materials (e.g., publications, factsheets, videos, photos, etc.) to update the CTI-CFF, and Executive Director in particularly;
  • Perform special assignments which consigned by Executive Director of CTI–CFF including but not limited to correspondence, planning, meetings, conference calls, internal and external communication, documentation and report;
  • Provide support as may be required by the Regional Secretariat i.e. preparation of reports, presentation materials, decision documents and the like.

Expected Output
The expected outcome is to ensure that any kind of activities and the resulting products which related to CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations.

Coordination and Reporting
The Legal and Agreement Specialist of CTI–CFF Regional Secretariat will report directly to the Finance and Administration Senior Manager of CTI–CFF Regional Secretariat in the daily implementation and completion of the services and deliverables outlined in TOR.

Competency Requirements
  • Nationality of the Applicant is Indonesia;
  • University degree in Legal or Master degree especially in International Law and Public Policy would be an advantage; 
  • At least 5 years of experience in delivering legal advice and services implemented by corporation/national/international/ NGO/Government;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding in full legal subject-matters including but not limited to letters, agreements, MoU, rules and regulations; 
  • Demonstrate an understanding on marine, fisheries, and coral environment or other relevant issues is a plus;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent in communication skill in Bahasa and English (with spoken and written);
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team with people in multidisciplinary teams and institutions;
  • Good in personal organization, planning and priority setting;
  • Excellent in facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment;
  • Assignment location in Manado, North Sulawesi – Indonesia

Period of Performance
  • The period of performance will be annual basis with possibility to be extended, and commences on the appointment date;
  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualification jobs.

Submission of Application
  • Application letter and updated CV should be sent to with the “subject” column of the emails in this format “< LAS > - < Your Name >”.
  • Closing date for application is 26 March 2017.
  • Please note that only selected candidate will be contacted.

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