Sea Project Job Vacancy: Marine Conservation Project Assistant - Jakarta, Indonesian - Kerja Ngo

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Sea Project Job Vacancy: Marine Conservation Project Assistant - Jakarta, Indonesian

Title: Marine Conservation Project Assistant
Location: Jakarta - Indonesian

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.

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.  The SEA Project will recruit a Marine Conservation Project Assistant/Coordinator to work with the technical team in managing day to day project implementation.

Job Summary
The Marine Conservation Program Assistant is responsible to support day to day management and coordination for implementing the Marine Biodiversity and Conservation work plan activities supported by the SEA Project to ensure the activities implemented within the defined timeline.  This will include, but not limited, coordinating with SEA Project’s counterparts, partners and SEA Project team to undertake required works for activity implementation preparation, monitoring implementation to ensure activities are implemented in accordance to designed objectives and outputs, reporting the activities [including minutes of meetings, and progress reports] undertaken meets SEA Project’s standards and requirement, and providing recommendations and lesson learns for improvement. This is to ensure timely implementation of work plan activities, reporting and improved approaches and implementation.

The Marine Conservation Program Assistant is also to support conducting assessments needed in designing and implementing Marine Conservation work plan activities to ensure activities are developed and implemented based on robust scientific justification and evidence and best known practices. The Marine Conservation Program Assistant will work closely with the three Technical Advisors (Marine Biodiversity Conservation Advisor, Sustainable Fisheries Advisor and Marine Policy and Governance Advisor) as well as the COP/DCOP.

The Marine Conservation Program Assistant specifically will, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Support tracking and management of project budget and resource allocations as planned.
  • Coordinate with contractors and partners to ensure accurate and timely financial and narrative reporting of monthly, quarterly and annual activities.
  • Participate in strategic development of project implementation, which includes developing work plans, TORs, budget plans, initiating communication and coordinating with MMAF, provincial/district marine and fishery offices and related agencies related to work plan implementation.
  • Coordinate with MMAF, SEA Project technical team and NGO implementers and others to coordinate project progress and report inputs.
  • Draft workshop reports, handouts, status reports for review and finalization.
  • Prepare planning documents, invitations to activities, and communicate with counterparts.
  • Support technical events and teams in documenting as reporter/technical writer including drafting annexes, compiling data, taking photographs, creating diagrams, conducting analysis, 
  • Support timely implementation of work plan activities under the Marine Protected Areas technical approach of the SEA Project by coordinating any requested aspects of project activities under the guidance of the Marine Biodiversity Conservation
  • Conduct background research (2ndary data), assist in the collection of first hand data from assessments and implementation, compile, conduct analysis and prepare technical reports.
  • Liaison with NGO and GoI technical teams, events and Ech 3/staff for data exchange and coordination, collaboration
  • Ensure that lessons learned and best practices are incorporated into activities and project design or adaptation.
  • Engage with other relevant government agencies including other ministries and provincial or district agencies to stimulate better integration in planning and coordinating towards marine conservation, protected areas and sustainable tourism.
  • Join field activities occasionally as technical support, observer or field assistant.
  • Serve as POC for logistics/support/escort for contractors on assignment with SEA.
  • Translate short documents or assist visitors, if appropriate/needed.
  • Other related tasks, as requested.

Education: Master degree in related field including fisheries, marine and coastal resources.

Work Experience
  • Has at least three years’ working experience in related field.
  • Has experience in project support or management; coordinating and tracking multiple activities.
  • Has experience working together with Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Tourism and/or international organization involved in sustainable fishery, marine conservation, sustainable tourism or related field.
  • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • High degree of adaptability to varied working environments and good interpersonal
  • Able to work independently and in a team.
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and professional proficiency in oral and written English. Good problem-solving skills.
  • Good organizational skills, including establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Has ability to facilitate effective meetings and is active listener.
  • Has high cultural sensitivity working with people from diverse backgrounds, believes, ethnicities and cultures, and nationalities.
  • This position is a national position, thus is limited for Indonesian nationality.
If you are interested and qualified , please send your latest CV to be fore March 28th, 2017Please note the title of the position you are applying for in your submission email. 

Note: position titles may be adjusted to reflect level of experience of selected candidates.

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