The Nature Conservancy Job Vacancies: Executive Officer Coordinator & Community Development Specialist, Jakarta

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity.. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

In Indonesia, TNC is affiliated with Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN), with a mission to inherit sustainable natural environment for future generations by preserving lands and water terein in which all lives depends on, through management of protected reserved area, vital species habitat conservation and local communities empowerment.

We currently have several openings for:


Direct Administrative Support to Country Director Office:
  • Budget preparation, travel arrangements and meeting logistics, scheduling, reporting and tracking information for the Country Director. 
  • Provides operational support to the executive, such as creating/submitting monthly reports and developing operational guidelines to ensure efficient management of the program and compliance with regulations.
  • Assists in the design and implementation of large-scale projects, ensuring that programmatic commitments, timelines and compliance standards are communicated and met.
  • Creates, oversees and works to consistently improve communications to all members within the department or region’s scope and beyond.
  • Makes interpretations and recommendations as appropriate.
  • Direct supervision of more less 4 team members.

Liaison to Indonesia Leadership Team and Board
  • Liaises with other Indonesia Leadership Team (ILT) where s/he participates as an adjunct member of the ILT, including assisting in scheduling/attending all meetings that related with the Country Director, coordinating agenda and preparing minutes and other follow ups as necessary.  S/he facilitates cross-divisional coordination of travel and outreach plans.
  • Acts as the Board Liaison for the Indonesia Program..  In this role s/he provides significant support for the Board, working with ILT members throughout the organization to assemble Board briefing documents and to coordinate meeting logistics. 
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the Board members, ensuring professional and timely responses.
Tasks include:

  • Setting up and attending board meetings, assembling materials and preparing performance dashboards for meetings and mailings, taking and composing minutes, assisting with necessary follow ups after meeting completion.
  • Managing correspondence and communications on behalf of the Country Director including board meeting minutes.
  • Conducts background research and information gathering.
  • Follows up with board members or special committees as needed.

Alignment Coordination
Helps to ensure that each division within the Indonesia Program is aligned with the Global Challenges and Global Solutions and that there is alignment among divisions’ key initiatives by:
  • Developing and monitoring the alignment processes.
  • Creating the dashboard and monitoring the status of key initiatives’ achievement;
  • Reporting the status of key initiatives’ achievement to ILT and continuous updating of the dashboard.
This position requires frequent interaction with all members within the organization including senior managers, staff, trustees, Board of Directors and donors, as well as vendors and business relations.

The Executive Office Coordinator reports to the Country Director and must cultivate cooperative working partnerships with the Indonesia Program Leadership Team members and other staff, volunteers, citizens, corporations, educational institutions, government and private agencies and other conservation partners.

This position is based in Jakarta.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination, including 2 years providing direct administrative support to a senior manager;
  • Experience managing and implementing multiple projects;
  • Experience negotiating agreements;
  • Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers;
  • Experience with current technology in relevant field;
  • Experience working with dashboards; and large amount of data, PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with a wide range of people, such as board of directors, donors, volunteers, and/or all levels of staff; and
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Highly proficient in English, verbal and written. 

The Community Development Specialist is responsible for engaging and supporting communities in natural resource management. S/he uses the full range of participatory methods, tools, and processes to meaningfully engage communities in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program. S/he provides administrative and project management support and other general assistance to program staff and consultants working towards the achievement of social objectives, conservation, or stewardship goals.

These may include one or more of the following functions:

  • Together with his/her supervisor and other team members, develops and implements conservation strategies and institutional best practice that suits with local community
  • Support the development of innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to meaningfully engage communities in development and natural resource management initiatives
  • Facilitate communities in their initiatives to take part in natural resource management, climate change mitigation, livelihood development, etc.
  • Build and strengthen local institutions (community groups, village leaders, etc.) in administration, financial management, and other strategic and technical areas
  • Help link communities and village government with government agencies at the different levels, private companies, NGOs, etc.
  • Coordinate with district/provincial government especially community development institution (BPMD/BPMK)
  • Coordinate and help build the capacity of local NGO partners, as needed
  • Collect, document and analyze various types of data and information through focus group discussions, key informant interviews, household survey, etc.
  • Provide technical and logistical support during field trips, etc.  
This position will be based in West Kalimantan Province which will be informed later and reports to the Associate Director of Development for Corporate Practice.


  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or   government agencies 
  • Experience negotiating.

Please send your CV and application letter to, not later than June 14, 2019.

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