Fauna Flora International Job Consultant: Community Based Ecotourism, Raja Ampat - Papua

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest-established international conservation organization..  Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We operate primarily in developing countries where there is little capacity to conserve endangered and threatened habitats and species.  We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation.  Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

The FFI Asia-Pacific Programme is managed by a dispersed team located in the UK and the region and has country programme offices in Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Manila, Nanning, Hanoi and Yangoon.  Working closely with local partners, the Asia-Pacific Programme currently includes a broad range of species and landscape targeted conservation initiatives in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam.  Over 30 projects are being implemented in the region by a team of approximately 150 staff, consultants, volunteers and partner organizations with an annual regional budget of approximately US$ 8 million.

FFI is seeking a qualified professional to fill the role of Community Based Ecotourism Consultant FFI Indonesian Program. FFI Indonesian Programme need position i.e. based in Waisai, Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat – West Papua.  You will have qualifications in a relevant discipline and a minimum of two years’ experience in a tourism role. The consultant will carry out his duties, work in teams, having good communication skills, elaborate and be responsible for the results that are targeted as optimally as possible in line with framework of FFI Indonesia conservation program in Raja Ampat.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: One year, with potential to extend
  • Relocation flight on commencement of employment
  • Repatriation flight on termination of employment
Location: The position is based in Waisai, Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat - West Papua


Objective: FFI Indonesia is seeking highly qualified candidates for Community Based Ecotourism Consultant position based in Raja Ampat (Waigeo) in West Papua. The project focusses on the ‘conservation of tropical forests biodiversity and poverty reduction through collaborative management and sustainable community development in Waigeo’, Raja Ampat Archipelago.

Job Title: Community Based Ecotourism Consultant
Reporting to: Project Manager Raja Ampat                    
Key Internal Relationships:
  • Village Development Officer
  • Biodiversity & Livelihood Management Officer
Main Duties: 
Under the supervision of the Project Manager Raja Ampat Community Based Ecotourism Consultant will:
  • Capacity building for ecotourism planning and management in accordance with environmental and conservation standards
  • Prepare and organize training of ecotourism management for communities such as service skills (interpretation and communication), homestay managing, product development (bird watching and kayaking), and good service techniques
  • Develop community-based ecotourism packages
  • Support for ecotourism business development such as social media promotion, encourage  partnerships between local communities and tour operators, etc
  • Identify and prepare the requirements for establishing a new business of ecotourism (eg, organizational development, legal, and physical facilities)
  • Develop conservation campaign strategy (based on the results of species  flagship survey) with Raja Ampat FFI team
  • Develop planning strategic for implementation of sustainable ecotourism development in Raja Ampat
  • Input planning strategic for the implementation of sustainable ecotourism development to Raja Ampat government (Department of Tourism)
  • Carry out the other tasks related to ecotourism development
  • Document of environmental and conservation standards for ecotourism management adopted by communities and ecotourism businesses
  • Report  on ecotourism management training activities for community 
  • Document of ecotourism packages
  • Social media design (Facebook, Instagram, blog)
  • Document assessment of potential and requirement of developing ecotourism businesses. 
  • Suporting document for conservation campaign strategy development
  • Document of planning strategy for the implementation of sustainable ecotourism development in Raja Ampat
  • Response reports on input planning strategies for implementing ecotourism development to Raja Ampat government (Department of Tourism)
  • Diploma/Bachelor degree in tourism/fisheries/forestry/biology
  • 2 years’ experience, but fresh graduates are welcome
  • Good english skill (speaking and writing)
  • Computer skill (Microsoft Office, Excell, dll)
  • Analizing and report writing skill
  • Comunication and facilitation skill
  • Good understanding about organizing community groups
  • Creative and innovative skill
  • Applications, consisting of a covering letter, a full CV and contact details for two referees should be sent electronically to [email protected]
  • The closing date for applications is 31 August 2018