Conservation Science Coordinator

The Conservation Science Coordinator assists the CTC Executive Director to develop CTC’s long range strategic plans for the Coral Triangle. S(he) will assist in developing the programs across six countries with partners. The Conservation Science Coordinator will ensure the scientific quality consistently across the program. S(he) will also develop internal technical capacity, mentor CTC staff and maximize sharing and learning across the programs. The Conservation Science Coordinator further develop the CTC database and library.

S(he) will continue to develop and update the training and learning programs with state-of-the-art science in the field of tropical coastal zone management and ecosystem approach to fisheries by working closely with CTC Training & Learning Networks Manager.

S(he) will be the key liaison for technical partnerships and works closely with the CTC Senior Advisor and CTC Field Learning Sites Manager on government and external relations and local partners and provide technical support and content for the exhibitions and activities of the CTC Center for Marine Conservation in close cooperation with the CTC Senior Operations & Business Manager.

In promoting the CTC field learning sites as a living laboratory, the Conservation Science Coordinator works in Nusa Penida, Banda Islands and other CTC field learning sites to manage ecology and marine biota survey and monitoring programs.  S(he) will develop survey and monitoring protocols and its implementation, manage survey and monitoring data, and actively participate in zoning system and management plan development.  S(he) will work to develop Standard Operating Procedures for surveillance, training and joint patrols.

His/her work will include collecting, assembling and analyzing various types of data, in the field and document surveys, produce maps using GIS software, write report and provide assistance in workplan development.  S(he) will support outreach and communications in providing data, giving presentations and technical support.  His/her work will be done in the field and/or be based in an office setting, compiling the information collected by others.

The Conservation Science Coordinator will report to CTC Executive Director and work closely with CTC Senior Management Team on proposal and reports.

Qualifications & required knowledge and skills:

· Master’s degree in Coastal Zone Management, Fisheries Management, Marine Ecology or related degree with at least a proven 10-year experience in managing Marine Conservation/ Environment programs;

· An extensive network with universities, research facilities, international NGOs, bi- and multi-Lateral donors;

· Excellent verbal and written skills in English and preferably Bahasa Indonesia, with proven publication skills;

· Demonstrated professional track record  in deliverability of training and learning programs in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)/Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAFM), Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and related topics;

· Knowledge on the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI)  and working experience in at least 3 of the six Coral Triangle countries: Indonesia, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Malaysia;

· Demonstrated good performance in strategic planning, partner relationships and willingness to work overtime, when needed and advanced skills in personal computer use, data base management, statistical analysis, reporting and presentation.

· Proficient in operating Microsoft Office suite

· Diving skills with a valid license at least dive master level or equivalent with 200 dive-log

· Ability to use GIS software to produce maps

· Survey and monitoring skills related to marine ecosystem and fisheries

· Ability to develop data management and analysis

· Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments from a number of sources

· Ability to develop workplan and write reports, especially scientific reports

Experience in handling standard business communications

Complexity/Problem Solving:

· Ability to coordinate multiple activities with several variables, set realistic deadlines and manage a timeframe

· Resolve routine problems independently, consulting with supervisor to develop plans for resolution of complex or unusual problems


· Make day-to-day decisions as delegated by supervisor

· Consult with supervisor in event of any unusual circumstance, problem or question that falls outside of specific instructions given

Responsibility /Oversight-Financial and Supervisory:

· Supervises no staff but may oversee and direct work of office volunteers, interns or partners

· May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget and in consultation with and by review and approval of supervisor

· May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring

· May perform financial and administrative tasks related to project appraisals, surveys and title work

Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:

· Ability to work cooperatively with a number of staff, sometimes under pressure

· Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in written form, with the public, donors, members, scientists, preserve staff and others, providing and obtaining needed information

· Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team

· Familiarity with standard business communications; ability to write and edit correspondence

· Provide a variety of information to staff and others, contributing to conservation projects and assisting workflow throughout the organization.

Working Conditions/Physical Effort:

The Conservation Science Coordinator may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:

· require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain

· present frequent possibility of injury

· require long hours in isolated settings

· would like to work during holiday, week-end and in the night time

The position will be based in Bali.  Evening and weekend work to achieve program goals may be required and travel may be required at short notice and possibly to remote and distant locations.


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The Coral Triangle Center is a foundation registered in Indonesia that trains marine resource managers and educates all groups that interact with coastlines and reefs within the Coral Triangle. With a focus on training and enabling local communities, the CTC supports marine protected areas, coordinates a learning network for MPA practitioners, connects the public and private sector on coastal issues, and is developing a learning center of excellence in tropical marine resources management. CTC continues to develop a unique and integrated learning program by doing based on the needs of professionals and stakeholders to manage their marine natural resources. The applied training and learning programs are adaptive, innovative and customized to abate threats, address contraints and promote sustainable practices.

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