Wildlife Conservation Society Job Vacancy: Spatial Analyst, Bogor - West Java

The Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) supports the conservation of biodiversity in Indonesia through landscape-level conservation, support for protected areas (PAs), species conservation, and local community engagement.

One of WCS’s priority landscapes is the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP) and its surrounding buffer zone in southern Sumatra. This region is also one of Indonesia’s principal coffee producing areas, as well as being important for the production of other agricultural commodities. An assessment by WCS in 2016 found that the expansion of agriculture, in particular for the production of Robusta coffee, is the main cause of encroachment/deforestation inside the BBSNP. This threatens the integrity of the park’s ecosystem and endangers important habitat for key wildlife species.

WCS-IP pioneering a set of new approaches to tackling deforestation in BBS Lanscape by promote a production/protection partnership with the private sector to support conservation outcomes and multipartner initiatives that expected to make systemic change to the whole supply chains around this proctected area. Monitoring system and compliance-based incentive will be one of the key component in this approach.

To support the inovative approach to tackling deforestation in BBS Landscape and in the other WCS’s priority landscape, WCS-IP is seeking a Spatial Analyst. The position will be based in Bogor with frequent trips to WCS landscapes, and with a particular focus on the Bukit Barisan Selatan coffee project. The position will be available for a period of one year from February 2019, with possibility of extension depending on performance and available funding.

Position: Spatial Analyst 
Based in: Bogor 
Reports to: Sustainable Commodities Manager 

For more detailed information about Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program, the position and how to apply, please visit our website at: Spatial Analyst – Sustainable Commodities

When you are interested on the above position and consider that you possess the necessary qualification, please submit your job application consisting of updated curriculum vitae, expected salary, three professional references and a cover letter explaining your interest towards this work and/or this organization to wcsindonesia@wcs.org.

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format “Spatial Analyst_(name)"

Deadline: March 4, 2019

No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified