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 to fill the following position for our office in Bali;
CORAL REEF AND SURF CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR (CR-SCP-C)
Conservation International is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to work closely with government agencies and key stakeholders to implement the Surf Conservation Partnership initiative in Indonesia.
Indonesia is home to Southeast Asia’s most extensive coral reefs and has been identified as one of the world’s greatest biodiversity resources. Various initiatives have been undertaken to protect and sustainably use coral reefs including Locally Marine Managed Areas (LMMA) and LLMA-Network (LMMAN) which still need support to succeed. One form of supports in coral reef management is to combine them with surfing tourism and Surf Protected Area (SPA) and SPA-Networks (SPAN). SPA is a general term that describes a protected area that protects surfing waves and surrounding ecosystems and resources. SPAN is a new approach for marine and coastal conservation that combines legal protection of ecosystems and sustainable community development in areas where high quality surfing waves and priority marine ecosystems overlap. The SPAN approach is being pursued in Indonesia under the Surf Conservation Partnership (SCP), which is a partnership between CI and Save The Waves Coalition.
The SCP has a global goal is that by the end of 2025 to work with local surfing communities to conserve 1 million hectares of nearshore marine and coastal habitat in locations where great surfing waves overlap with globally important marine and coastal biodiversity. The SCP in Indonesia is working with the government, partner NGOs, and local communities to create a SPAN in Indonesia. To support the creation of the SPAN, the SCP undertakes several key activities:
- Work with national, provincial, and local governments to socialize and advance this approach as a meaningful conservation tool,
- Conduct Surfonomics studies in key locations to identify the contribution that surfing areas make to local economies to help demonstrate the value and importance of protecting these areas,
- Facilitate stakeholder groups to establish and manage Surf Protected Areas,
- Support establishment of sustainable surf and marine tourism initiatives and community sustainable enterprises,
- Raise the capacity of local community members to participate in surf protected areas including with a focus on youth, women, and girls, and other activities as relevant.
The Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the project, “Expanding Locally Managed Marine Area Networks for Coral Reef Conservation and Resilience in Indonesia.” This project, funded by the United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is part of the effort to create a network of protected areas with surfing communities in Indonesia. The LMMAs under this project will be created in three locations where the Surf Conservation Partnership is working (Morotai, Sumba, and Biak Islands).
Under his supervisor, the coordinator will work closely with local government from provincial to village level and coordinate with CI colleagues across the organization. S/he will be responsible for establishing constructive relationships with the government, local community, and other NGOs. The position will be based in Bali and may require travel to CI-I working sites.
Technical and Policy Support
- Work with key CI and Save The Waves staff to implement the Surf Conservation Partnership strategy and work plan in Indonesia with a focus on activities needed to develop a network of protected areas with surfing communities and government in locations where surfing waves overlap with marine and coastal biodiversity.
- Expanding LMMA-Networks for Coral Reef Conservation and Resilience in Indonesia
- Provide inputs to the government on regulations underlying the creation and management of LMMA, LMMAN, SPA, and SPAN.
- Develop community-based tourism based on coral reef conservation and resilience strategy and model for small islands
- Support integration of terrestrial and marine conservation areas into planning frameworks to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts at the village level. Where needed, work with relevant agencies and other stakeholders to provide inputs to develop or update the national system on vulnerability index data for information system (Sistem Informasi Data Indeks Kerentanan/SIDIK).
Stakeholder Liaison and Government Engagement
- Coordinate with local government (village to province), partner NGOs, local communities, and other key stakeholders to improve and expand Surf Protected Area and LMMA establishment and implementation.
Communications on the Surf Conservation Partnership and LMMA Networks
- Work with CI personnel to identify appropriate materials and mechanisms to support improved reporting and communications.
- Produce technical material for infographic and presentation deck for support CI communication and outreach
- A degree in ocean science and/or natural resources management related science with a minimum of 3+ years of professional experience.
- Good knowledge of coral reef conservation, including community-based conservation
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations with a wide range of people,
including business, government, non-governmental organizations, and local communities
- Proven track record in writing/editing
- An advance in English (Speaking, Reading and Writing);
- Computer literate in word, graphic software, excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software
List additional required or preferred qualifications specific to the position.
- Knowledge and background in the customs and government organizations of Indonesia
- Good communication skills and develop a network
- Has experience in research, analysis, and development
- Skills in marine activities (especially surfing, snorkeling, and diving)
Please send your current resume and cover letter (no more than 4 pages) to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: <CR-SCP-C> – <your name> Closing date for the application is Nov 20, 2020 (Only short-listed candidates will be notified).