Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator

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:

ZSL Indonesia is a highly diverse programme with projects involving climate change, public-private-people partnerships, sustainable landscape management, in addition to species conservation (namely the Sumatran tiger), protected area management, and combatting wildlife crime.

The UKCCU/NICFI Project works with the Government of South Sumatra, national and district level governments, communities and the private sector to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. The proposed impact of this project is to achieve “Inclusive economic growth and community prosperity, biodiversity conservation, forest protection and restoration, and the ending of deforestation, peatland drainage and wildfires that contribute to land-based Greenhouse Gas emissions”.

We are now looking for:

Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator

Terms and Condition
Start Date : April 2019
Duration of Contract : One-year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area : Palembang, South Sumatera
Reporting to : Conservation Manager

Key Purpose of the Job
The Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator will develop a small technical team to work on the ground to support stakeholders on biodiversity management during the implementation phase. He/she has responsibility to lead the biodiversity team in order to ensure that the goal and objectives of the UKCCU project are achieved in high standard and in timely manner. He/she also actively coordinate with biodiversity officers to ensure the implementation of biodiversity activities related UKCCU project and other relevant projects, and make sure that all relevant partners and stakeholders are engaged.

This position is part of the UKCCU/NICFI Project staffing in South Sumatra

The UKCCU/NICFI Project works with the Government of South Sumatra, national and district level governments, communities and the private sector to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. The proposed impact of this project is to achieve “Inclusive economic growth and community prosperity, biodiversity conservation, forest protection and restoration, and the ending of deforestation, peatland drainage and wildfires that reduces land-based GHG emissions”.

Responsibility for Resources

People
The Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator will report directly to the Conservation Manager, indirectly report to the Deputy Project Director.

Responsibilities
The post-holder will ensure that operations in Palembang is in compliance with ZSL and the contractual agreement with the UK government.

Main duties and key responsibilities
1. Coordinates and monitors the preparation and implementation of biodiversity assessment in the scope of biodiversity survey and monitoring for the UKCCU project and others related project.
2. Coordinates and mobilizes the biodiversity team to conduct the biodiversity assessment field works and to ensure that the field works are implemented in a high standard following the survey protocols in timely manner.
3. Take a lead on the smooth and good communication with public sector managers (BKSDA, National Park and KPH) and maintain the relationship with them.
4. Coordinates the collation of biodiversity database and project documentations of the project to ensure that the database and project documentations are updated following the survey protocols in timely manner.
5. Coordinates and facilitates the biodiversity team in writing reports based on the specific project goal and objectives following a particular report standard; including the development of biodiversity working documents for the projects.
6. Liaises and coordinates with relevant project partners to ensure that all technical agreements and project activities are understood and carried out on time as per the project proposal and timeline.
7. Coordinates the biodiversity teams to maintain and keep all equipment and specimen vouchers in a standard procedure as necessary and to make sure that the equipment is used for the best interest of project performance.
8. Other general project-related duties as and when required.

Building relationships
• The job requires continued professional internal and external interaction/ communications, both in person and via phone and email
Mental Demands
• The position will require close attention to detail in all aspect of the project and therefore concentration on the work in hand – precision and accuracy being vital attributes.
Flexibility
• The position will be relatively routine in terms of day-to-day tasks during office hours – however sometimes e.g. during field trips or when a workshop is being organized the next day, some flexibility in working hours may be required.

Working Conditions
• This post is office based in ZSL’s office in Palembang, South Sumatra. However, travel to field sites and other ZSL offices will be required.

Expectations of job 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.
Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Sciences or any other relevant subject.
• Minimum 5 years’ successful experience working in similar position with an international NGO.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong working relationship with stakeholders and the government/ Institutions.
• Strong analytical skills in major database and statistical software.
• Ideally some experience of writing scientific reports and papers.

Knowledge
• Understanding about conservation and biodiversity assessment.
• Familiar with the most recent biodiversity survey techniques.
• Familiar with basic statistical/technical terms and analytical interpretation.
• Familiar with forest navigation, map reading, able to operate GPS and compass.

Skills & Abilities
• Computer literacy (excellent IT skills); competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and other MS tools.
• Able to work independently without supervision but also accustomed to working in a team.
• Good oral, written, presentation and facilitation skills.
• Flexible and able to work under pressure and often to tight deadlines; including an ability to prioritize jobs.
• Excellent in writing skills and oral communication both in Indonesian and English.
• Willing to travel extensively across the project sites in Indonesia.
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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’s Indonesia is based in Bogor,
West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South
Sumatera.

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