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 Jakarta:
Elasmobranch Project Coordinator (EPC)
The Elasmobranch Project Coordinator will coordinate the engagement with the MMAF’s Directorate of Marine Biodiversity Conservation (KKHL) to design and coordinate day to day activities of the Shark and Ray NWG and work closely with Elasmobranch Conservation Management Specialist and Bird’s Head Seascape (BHS) team for elasmobranch tourism development. The task will mainly focus on providing technical advice and support towards the Shark and Ray NWG and designing and developing elasmobranch based tourism in whale shark and manta ray hotspot in Indonesia.
The Coordinator is also required to provide project monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and perform relevant inter-agencies and inter-institutional engagement in advancing shark and ray policy development and management in Indonesia. He/she will report directly to Elasmobranch Conservation Management Specialist, and working under CI Indonesia’s Marine Program.
- Coordinate the engagement with KKHL in MMAF to drive the activity of the Shark and Ray Working Group, most notably the legislation of the Shark and Ray Working Group under the MMAF Decree and the monthly convening of the Working Group.
- Coordinate the development and management of community based tourism in key elasmobranch hotspot in Indonesia, most notably in Sumbawa and West Papua.
- Provide report (to government partners, CI, and donor), project activity monitoring and evaluation, and project activity report.
- Perform other duties as requested by the Elasmobranch Conservation Management Specialist and Marine Program Director to support CI Indonesia’s Marine Program portfolio.
- Bachelor or equivalent university degree in marine science or policy or 3+ years of experience in marine conservation field.
- Proven track record in developing or managing community based tourism.
- Good command of spoken and writing English.
- Strong computer and writing skills required.
- Previous experience in policy engagement work with the MMAF and marine ecotourism development or management is strongly preferred.
- Strong stakeholder engagement and communication skill is highly preferred.
- Detailed knowledge of Indonesia’s current marine policies with respect to species protection and good relationship with MMAF, LIPI, and NGO partners considered a strong plus.