ZSL Indonesia Job Vacancy: Tiger Field Survey Team Member, Jambi


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 Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera. We are now looking for:

Tiger Field Survey Team Member

Terms and Condition

Start Date: April 2019
Duration of Contract: One-year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area: Jambi
Reporting to: Tiger Research and Monitoring Coordinator

Key Purpose of the Job

This role is to assist the Tiger Research and Monitoring Coordinator in conducting field surveys and collecting data/information across Berbak-Sembilang-Dangku Landscape (Berbak & Sembilang National Parks and the Dangku Wildlife Reserve).

Responsibility for Resources


The Tiger Field Survey Member will report directly to the Tiger Research and Monitoring Coordinator, and indirectly to the Tiger Conservation Project Manager.

Financial Resources

The post holder will ensure accurate recording and reporting of all financial transactions in the Jambi office and that all transactions are in compliance with ZSL standard operating procedures and the contractual agreement with the UK government.

Main duties and key responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing survey plan, map, logistics and survey equipment for survey team;
  • Oversee full completion of fieldwork;
  • Collect field data as directed by the Tiger Research and Monitoring Coordinator and Tiger Conservation Project Manager;
  • Assist with the all field survey equipment maintenance;
  • Ensure that data is collected accurately according to methodology, specifically, data on wildlife habitat, and level of threats of Sumatran Tigers and other wildlife species;
  • Develop field report on post-field activities;
  • Assist with data input of data collected in the field as required;
  • Assist with GIS data analysis as required and,
  • Other general project-related responsibilities as and when required.
Building relationships
  • Establish and manage communication and coordination with other ZSL teams and ZSL Partners, including National Park (NP) authority and communities across Berbak-Sembilang-Dangku Landscape.
  • This post will require strong collaboration with NP Officers.
Mental Demands
  • This post will be mentally demanding often requiring the ability to make quick decisions in unanticipated situations, finding solutions and deciding upon the best strategy.
  • This post will be based primarily in the field.
  • Flexibility is important; the flexibility to work extended hours, weekends and holidays may be necessary.
Working Conditions
  • A substantial proportion of the post-holders time will be spent in field conditions whether this is for training or project implementation purposes.
Expectations of post 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.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Biology and Forestry and/or another related field with equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in conservation work
  • Minimum 5 years’ successful experience working in a similar position with an international NGO.
  • An understanding of wildlife conservation principal and its practice.
  • An understanding of the current challenges facing wildlife population especially Sumatran Tiger 
  • Basic understanding of animal’s physiology will be an advantage
  • Familiar with landscape – level conservation and its practice.
  • Knowledgeable of government agencies of which related to conservation work
  • Good proficiency in English would be preferable
Skills & Abilities
  • Computer literacy (excellent IT skills); competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and other MS tools
  • Familiar with conservation – related software programme e.g GIS (Arcview, MapSource), SMART would be an advantage
Other Requirements
  • Having a valid driving license for car and motorbike would be an advantage;
Application procedures
Please submit your application and curriculum vitae in English, relevant experience, past salary history, two referees not later than April 16, 2019, to [email protected]; cc’d [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.