Conservation International Job Vacancies 2020
Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old. We are currently looking Consultant to fill the following Terms below:
Consultant for Herpetofauna Researcher (code: Herpetofauna Researcher)
The government has launched social forestry programs decades ago, with the main purpose to improve community welfare through better community-based forest management based on protection principles. Over time, the government has applied different schemes to implement the social forestry program. Most current direction is social forestry will be managed directly by the community through hutan desa or village forest.
In the Forestry’s RPMJ 2015-2019 it was targeted a total area of 12,700.000 ha forest will be managed under the social forestry regime, unfortunately, up to dates, only a small proportion has been achieved. Of the social forestry national target, about 47,105 ha forest has been set for West Papua Province. Over the years, few permits have been granted for hutan desa in West Papua, namely in Kaimana and Sorong Selatan District. However, due to technical and social constraints there no field activities, which in turn, these permits have rebuked. Currently about 14 hutan desa exist in West Papua, mainly in Fakfak District, with a total area of 25.323 ha (over half of the total targeted for West Papua). But with no existing village forest management plan (RPHD) nor management activities in the field. Conservation International has been requested to support the implementation of hutan desa at the Kampung Obadari, Fakfak.
As outlined by Direktorat Jenderal Perhutanan Sosial dan Kemitraan Lingkungan, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Decree No.P.16/PSKL/Set/PS/0/12/2016, the main component of RPHD are 1) delineation of boundary; 2) zonation; 3) utilization plan and management; and 4) monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
To meet the requirement, Conservation International is seeking a consultant to assist with collecting biophysics and social-economic data for the development of RPHD Obadari and conduct basic training for hutan desa management committee.
The consultancy objectives are to carry out herpetofauna research will focus on three main aspects: 1) herpetofauna species diversity within and surrounding Obadari, 2) distribution and potential species, particularly those species use by local communities and level of usages; and 3) threat to herpetofauna habitats in the study area.
TIMELINE: This Work will be effective for approx. 90 days from September to November 2020.
- Minimum master’s degree in biology, zoology, forestry and understand survey design.
- Have direct work experience or participate in biodiversity or forestry surveys for at least 5-7 years.
- Have knowledge and understanding of the use of GPS and drone
- Have skills and experience in planning and implementing biodiversity survey or forest inventory
- Familiar with research activities and research communities in West Papua
- Have experience and willingness to work with local communities and NGOs.
- Have the willingness and commitment to follow the work plan.
Please send your Cover Letter along with your resume (in PDF) to: email@example.com
Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: < Herpetofauna Researcher> – <your institution/name>
The closing date for the Quotation/application is 23 August 2020.
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).