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About Pact

Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.

Position Overview

Pact is launching a new project in Indonesia focused on sustainable aquaculture in Berau Regency, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The project will run for one year with likely extensions for additional years. There are four key workstreams:

  1. Strengthen local and international market access for shrimp farmers​ by delivering business skills training, improved market linkages and access to finance.
  2. Improve traceability and enable international sustainability certifications​ by providing certification training, and by supporting collective action.
  3. Improve the efficiency and productivity of shrimp farming through electrification, mechanization and use of enhanced feed.
  4. Build local government buy-in for carbon finance and accelerate verification of the carbon mitigation benefits associated with the project by hosting workshops and simulated verification of carbon credits.

The project team will be composed of a Project Manager, Aquaculture Specialist, Capacity Building and Community Engagement Specialist and Carbon Credit Consultant. The project team will receive technical, administrative, logistical and legal support from Pact and Pact’s Indonesia country team. The team will work in close coordination with a local partner nonprofit organization, a local foundation, the client, and government officials in Berau, Kalimantan Timur and, possible at the national level.

Scope of Work

Pact seeks a part-time (2-3 days per week) Indonesia Sustainable Aquaculture Specialist (SAS) who will serve as the project team’s technical expert on aquaculture and livelihoods. The SAS will work with shrimp farmers in Berau Regency to understand and address challenges to sustainable shrimp farming in order to preserve mangroves in the area. As part of the project team, the SAS will contribute to work-planning, design of the baseline assessment, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and engagement with local government and partner organizations. Ultimately, the work of the project team will contribute to improved livelihoods of shrimp farmers in Berau, preservation of mangroves and reduced total climate emission for Indonesia.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Under the leadership of the Project Manager, coordinate with the project’s local partners to develop a logical framework to meet project objectives.
  • Engage with select shrimp farmers in Berau and develop a collaborative relationship to understand the challenges they face.
  • Apply models for improved shrimp farming efficiency and sustainability. Adapt models for the Berau context.
  • Under the leadership of the Project Manager, ensure that project deliverables are completed at high quality and on time.
  • At the direction of the Project Manager, engage with local government in Berau, Kalimantan Timur and GOI (if needed) as the project team’s aquaculture expert.
  • With support from Pact’s monitoring and evaluation experts, establish monitoring, evaluation and learning processes to track progress of the project, and gather and analyze data from shrimp farmers and their communities in Berau.
  • Contribute to the development of case studies that measure what is working and what is not working in the project.

 Qualifications – Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business or a related field.
  • 5 years of aquaculture experience.
  • Experience using project management software and tools.
  • Strong teamwork sills, ability to work comfortably with a wide range of individuals cross-functionally at multiple levels.
  • Ability to discuss deep technical concepts related to aquaculture, evaluate trade-offs and devise innovative solutions with engineers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain inter-personal and professional relationships with shrimp farmers, local partners, local government and other implementing organizations.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations.
  • Excellent written and oral communications in English and Bahasa, including strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with other time zones (some early morning and evening work calls).
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including excellent PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed within Indonesia (notably Berau and Jakarta).

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Sustainable shrimp farming project management experience.
  • Knowledge of GAP and GMP certification; familiarity with ASC standards.
  • MBA and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in capacity building, sustainable agriculture and/or solar project finance.


  • Right to work in Indonesia as an international consultant paid in foreign currency.
  • Suitable existing work location (home or office), and willingness to work remotely.
  • Existing telecommunications and computing equipment (phone, computer/laptop, internet connection).

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted to Peter Newman at

Documentation required for application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Proposed daily rate
  • Contact details for three professional references
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