Zoological Society of London Job Vacancy: Corporate HCV 5 & 6 Team Member - Palembang

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:


Terms and Condition 
Start Date: December, 2016
Duration of Contract: One year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area: The Corporate HCV 5 & 6 Team Member will be based in Palembang, South Sumatera
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday from 09.00 am up to 05.00 pm
Reporting to: Corporate HCV 5 & 6 Team Leader

Key Purpose of the Job
The Corporate HCV 5 & 6 Team Member will be responsible to support stakeholders on technical aspects of socio-cultural HCV management during the implementation phase of the project.

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
  • Implement the relationship and communication strategies with relevant private sector stakeholders regarding the assessment and implementation of HCV 5 & 6, in coordination with other consortium partners
  • Assist the Corporate HCV 5 & 6 Team Leader to lead the engagement and discussion with the corporate/private sector.
  • Establish communications and good relationships with relevant government institutions on monitoring of HCV 5 & 6 implementation.
  • Implement the HCV procedures and protocols based on the latest HCV and government guidance
  • Undertake the HCV 5 and 6 assessments, assist in implementation of the monitoring systems including the review of existing delineated HCV areas and revise this as needed
  • Maintain the HCV areas information system and update the database continuously
  • Provide data related to  HCV assessments;
  • Update and report on work progress periodically as required;
  • Assist the team leader to organize various workshops, dialogues and trainings with local forestry departments;
  • Perform any other duties relevant to the position as required
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.
  • 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 forestry, environmental science or other related field
  • Minimum 3 years working experiences in biodiversity assessment
  • Working experience for an international NGO is desirable
  • Strong working relationship with stakeholders and the government/ Institutions.
  • Strong analytical skills in major database and statistical software.
  • Understanding about conservation and biodiversity assessment
  • Familiar with the most recent biodiversity survey techniques
  • Familiar with basic statistical/technical terms and analytical interpretation
  • Familiar with forest navigation, map reading, able to operate GPS and compass
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;
  • Self starter, pro-active and uses initiative - can work independently and priorities own work load;
  • Preferably a high level of written and spoken English;
  • Good oral, written, presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure and often to tight deadlines; including an ability to prioritize jobs;
  • Highly motivated.
  • 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 November 08, 2016, to [email protected], placing the job title in the subject line and label your CV with your name.

Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.