Aquaculture Program Field Officer
Konservasi Indonesia’s aquaculture program aims to implement the sustainable shrimp roadmap to help regulators and industry practitioners address three systemic, broadscale challenges facing the aquaculture industry such as: (i) Spatial conflicts with other users, (ii) exceeding carrying capacity of waterbodies and (iii) disease amplification and transmission. The roadmap is based on the ecosystem approach to aquaculture (EAA) and best management practices (BMPs) that focus on three approaches: (i) Sustainable and responsible aquaculture production practices, (ii) Industry structures that enable widespread adoption of best practices and (iii) approaches that allow the supply chain to engage in improving on-the water practices more effectively. The Banyuwangi coastline is the longest of any regency in East Java and located in a strait with neighbouring Bali Island and is therefore a matter of high importance.
The Aquaculture Program Field Officer (AP-FO) will primarily be responsible for supporting the Konservasi Indonesia’s aquaculture work in Banyuwangi, including implementation of the sustainable shrimp roadmap in partnership with local stakeholders and partners. In addition, the AP-FO will be involved in any relevant national level aquaculture activities, including working with relevant government agencies and NGOs to advance policy and coastal planning frameworks to maximize aquaculture conservation in Indonesia. This position will report to Fisheries and Aquaculture Program Manager.
- Actively involve and support aquaculture projects and grants, including monitoring, documenting data, reporting
- Focused on-ground aquaculture works in partnership with local partners in Banyuwangi
- Build effective partnerships to support aquaculture in Indonesia with community, scientific, non-government, and government groups and agencies at local, national, and global levels.
- Support actively effective education, market approaches, innovative conservation approaches and alternative livelihood approaches strategies and incentive systems intended to maintain aquaculture
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- All aquaculture related activities in Banyuwangi and relevant to national and global policies.
- Degree or Advanced Degree in science, natural resource management, aquaculture and/or Fisheries Management
- Strong ability to engage effectively with scientists and policymakers in Banyuwangi
- Familiar working with aquaculture farmers/stakeholders in Banyuwangi
- Passionate with field works and able to meet project deadlines often under difficult circumstances.
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects, supervise fieldwork, develop partnerships
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills
- Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesian and English
- Experience in negotiation and education
- Experience in market-based approaches and supply chain to conservation, community-based conservation, traditional ecological knowledge
- Experience working in the field;
- The position is based in Banyuwangi and will require close engagement with the government of Banyuwangi, local universities, local associations, shrimp farmers, and other partners.
- Ability to work well with remote supervision and coordination.
Please send your current resume and cover letter (no more than 4 pages) to:
Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mail with this format:
< AP – FO> – < your name >
Closing date for the application is Dec 6, 2022
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).