ZSL Indonesia Job Vacancy: Deputy Country Director - Bogor, West Java

The Zoological Society of London is (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

ZSL Indonesia is a highly diverse programme with projects involving climate change, public-private-people partnerships, sustainable landscape management, in addition to species conservation (namely the Sumatran tiger), protected area management, and combatting wildlife crime.

We are now looking for: Deputy Country Director

Terms and Condition
Start Date : July 2018
Duration of Contract : One year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area : Bogor, West Java.
Reporting to : Country Director

Job Overview:
ZSL Indonesia is seeking a dynamic and highly experienced individual at a senior level, working closely with the Country Director and the Head of Asia to lead and support the ZSL Indonesian programme. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an innovative and adaptable individual with extensive management experience to assist the Country Director in developing and delivering a suite of projects, streamlining the current operations in line with the highest standards prescribed by ZSL head office and external donors and stakeholders.

The post-holder will report to the Country Director of Indonesia and will manage a team of staff based at our Head office in Bogor, Java and in our field project in Sumatra.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Country Director and ZSL-Asia Programme Directorate in developing the vision and strategy for ZSL’s work in Indonesia;
  • Supervise and support administration of ZSL Indonesia Programme, ensuring that all projects are efficient and effective;
  • Ensure that all fieldwork activities are implemented according to procedures and guidelines;
  • Along with the Country Director, oversea the ZSL Indonesia team and ensure full compliance with all ZSL Legal, tax and financial reporting requirements;
  • Support the Country Director to ensure ZSL Indonesia obligations to Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry as stated on MoU are met;
  • Coordinate with the Country Director and ZSL-HQ in London to ensure clear and timely communications;
  • Recruit and manage staff including, performance monitoring, mentoring, and training; and, 
  • Develop, plan and monitor risk management for ZSL supported projects.
Person Specification:
The post-holder should have a proven track record in integrated development and conservation project management in Asia with experience dealing with large scale projects and large-scale donor management and/or a higher degree in an appropriate subject such as conservation biology, environmental economics, conservation/development policy or a related discipline.

Candidates should also have:

  • Demonstrated experience implementing species conservation or sustainable landscape programs;
  • Broad and current knowledge of biodiversity conservation issues ideally in South East Asia, with specialist knowledge in at least one of the current work streams of ZSL Indonesia (Climate Change, Conservation Science and Management, Production Landscape Management);
  • Proven experience at a senior level, managing and implementing programmes in an international setting;
  • Strong leadership skills with proven history of managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, design, planning and monitoring;
  • Proven track record of fundraising, ideally with experience in large bilateral donors such as DFID, UNDP, and USAID; and,
  • Sound experience of financial management and timely reporting to donors.
Please Note:  The position will be based at ZSL’s offices in Bogor - Indonesia and will involve significant travel to relevant countries including our Main offices in London, Regents Park.

To Apply:
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button on the following link: CLICK HERE

If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: June 19th, 2018

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