Education Coordinator (EC)

Selamatkan Yaki – Job Description, Education Coordinator (EC)

The Selamatkan Yaki conservation programme is developing its field project team to fulfil the
aim of reducing the threats to Macaca nigra and its habitat. The Education Coordinator (EC) is a central role to our outreach and education approach, the core responsibilities of whom  are leading with the planning, implementation and monitoring of the ongoing Education and Awareness Raising Strategy (EARS) and overall support for the programme development. The role is based in North Sulawesi, Indonesia working directly with the current team and other stakeholders.

[Full details of the contractual arrangement are stated in the employment contract]

  • Duration of contract: 12 months from starting date; with potential to extend subject to
    business need and funding availability
  • Start date: February 2019 (possible training to begin end of January 2019)
  • Probation period: 3 months (where appropriate)
  • Location: Manado, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia; travelling within the region will be
  • Salary: competitive monthly salary, reduced rate for first 3 months’ probation period
  • Benefits: 20 days annual leave, plus Indonesian public holidays; annual 5% salary increase;
    comprehensive health insurance package, pension and works insurance; personal vehicle
    maintenance if used predominantly for work
  • Hours of work: Variable depending on job requirements, but expected to be around 40hr
    week over at least 5 days a week
  • Reporting to: Programme Director, Programmes Coordinator and Deputy Manager where
  • Working with: Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust staff; researchers and students, as well as
    collaborators (e.g. Sam Ratulangi University, other NGOs etc.) and stakeholders (e.g. local
    villagers, government officials etc.).

The Education Coordinator (EC) will work directly with the Programme Director (PD) and
education team for the planning, co-development and evaluation of the EARS project into the long term. Their main responsibilities will include strategic education planning, coordination of activities on the ground and evaluation. They will initiate and maintain communication with local schools, institutions, communities, stakeholders and collaborators, especially those related to education and
awareness raising activities.
The EC is expected to work independently and communicate strongly with other stakeholders
and partners, while providing a motivational and mentoring role for assistants in the team.
Several key education project elements will be planned and initiated including the
continuation of education campaigns, bushmeat market engagement and development of
a conservation curriculum. These will need to be carefully prepared, implemented and
evaluated in order to succeed, while simultaneously driving the progression of the project and
the next steps in its development.


  • Coordinate the EARS team in planning and implementing scheduled education
  • Organise and coordinate the implementation of campaign activities, with the
    support of the Education Assistants (EAs);
  • Plan and communicate tasks related to education and awareness raising activities
    (i.e. through Asana task management software and email);
    Support, motivate and instruct the Education Assistants (EAs);
  • Direct and/or assist in the conceptualisation, design and execution of materials and
    media for campaign needs, in addition to programme design needs where capacity
  • Manage budgets and report finances related to education and campaign activities,
    following the Financial Standard Operating Procedures (SOP);
  • Source and write grant applications, along with required project updates to funders;
  • Assist in initiating and maintaining communications with communities, stakeholders
    and collaborators;
  • Coordinate and/or supervise education volunteers (e.g. field volunteers, graphic
    designers, illustrators, translators);
  • Source and purchase equipment necessary for daily and project activities;
    Attendance at stakeholder meetings, seminars etc.

Related Primary Framework for Action Goals and Objectives
Goal 4. Bring about behavioural change for the hunting, selling and consumption of M. nigra;
reduce off-take levels
Goal 6. Increase advocacy for conservation and support of SY programme
Goal 7. Increase the species’ profile of M. nigra

Required skills and characteristics:

  • Enthusiastic, dedicated and a proven track record in conservation education,
    awareness raising or appropriate related work;
  • Minimum 2 years working in conservation or education sectors;
  • Able to work independently as well as motivate and lead a team;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Able to write, speak and present with a high level of proficiency in English, in addition
    to Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Proven logistical coordination capabilities;
  • Strong administrative skills including project planning, report writing, budgeting and
    good working knowledge of associated computer programmes (including all
    relevant Microsoft Office programs);
  • Familiar with conservation issues relating to Sulawesi (or Indonesia);
  • Relevant education with a conservation, communications or design-based
    bachelor’s degree;
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic environment.

Desirable skills and characteristics:

  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English;
  • Skilled in graphic design and multimedia conceptualisation as well as execution using
    relevant design/multimedia software (preferably Adobe suite);
  • Understand theoretical background to conservation education approaches,
    strategic campaign planning and social marketing;
  • Proficient in grant writing and fundraising;
  • Full, clean driving licence;
  • Experience working in Sulawesi, or other area in Indonesia;
  • Experience in coordinating and supervising education activities under field

** For all interested, please check eligibility above (must have ALL required skills as stated) and send BOTH CV and cover letter to: **


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Selamatkan Yaki is a research, conservation and education programme based in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. In collaboration with the Pacific Institute (Indonesia) and the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (UK), Selamatkan Yaki aims to protect the Critically Endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque (Macaca nigra) and its native habitat.
The programme vision is:
Macaca nigra flourish as self-sustaining populations in their native habitat within healthy, balanced and well-protected ecosystems and are recognised as a symbol of local and national pride.”

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