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Title: Managing Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full-Time (40 hours/week), 1-year contract with the possibility to an extent.

Location: Partly remote (Anywhere but with frequent travel to sites in West Kalimantan)

Timeline: To start as soon as possible

Benefits: BPJS Kesehatan, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, lunch at working days



ASRI works to conserve the biodiversity of tropical rainforests by meeting the health and economic needs of surrounding communities. Since 2007, ASRI has worked near Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP), a 108,000-hectare rain forest in western Borneo that serves as home to 5-10% of the world’s remaining orangutans and a watershed for 60,000 people. The ASRI Clinic, and our future hospital, provide high-quality, discounted health care to local communities in exchange for commitments to forest conservation. ASRI is a world-renowned organization that has been recognized with multiple awards globally and within Indonesia including the Kalpataru Award. Our integrated work with human health and conservation has brought about a dramatic decline in logging. In 2018, ASRI expanded to a second site: Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBRNP), a 181,090-hectare rainforest in central Borneo, critical for orangutan reintroduction. ASRI’s Planetary Health model will soon be replicated by its US-based sister organization, Health in Harmony, in Madagascar and Brazil.

We are looking for an experienced Managing Director to oversee organizational operations and provide strategic leadership, as well as collaborate with our sister organization, Health in Harmony (HIH) team. The Managing Director’s responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic plans and organizational policies, maintaining an open dialogue with stakeholders, and driving organizational success.


  • Responsible for four main departments: General Affairs, Human Resources, Finance, and Information & Communication
  • Directs and supervises managers and coordinators under his/her responsibilities: Manager of General Affair, Manager of Human Resources, Coordinator of Marketing & Communication, and Coordinator of IT.
  • Responsible for purchasing and asset management.
  • Prepare and monitor cash flow scenarios and assist Executive Director in making strategic expense decisions
  • Support the HR Manager to create a salary scale and other HR procedures
  • Create, review and train staff in communication, IT, and Human Resources policies
  • Oversee interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding processes
  • Coordinate fundraising strategy with communications, marketing, and social media strategies and oversee implementation to grow support for ASRI
  • Ensure consistent application of ASRI’s brand and ensure alignment of external messages.



  • Preferably a Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Business administration, or any related fields.
  • At least five years or more of management experience
  • Extensive experience as a Managing Director or in a similar role
  • The advanced network of a potential partner, collaborators, or other relevant stakeholders
  • Understanding the intricacies of financial management and management.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic and business plans
  • Experience in working in small teams, ideally within an international and multicultural context
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, Proven ability to seek out new ideas, and ability to implement new initiatives.



  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership abilities
  • Strong crisis management and conflict mediation skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are essential
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation
  • Able to excel in high-pressure situations
  • Coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external organizations
  • Strong track records of developing and monitoring budgets
  • Monitoring compliance with applicable proposals, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Able to work with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of our staff and partners



These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at ASRI.  Please describe how you meet these 4 Preferred Qualifications in your cover letter:

  1. Problem solving and adaptation to sudden change
  2. Ability to identify problems and opportunities
  3. Commitment to conserving tropical forests in conjunction with improving public health
  4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a strong equity lens, to support the development of staff from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, identities, and lived experience


  • Willing to make 2-3 years commitment
  • Willing to live in a small town in rural Borneo
  • Willingness to travel locally, nationally, and internationally depending on the needs
  • Not smoking
  • Passionate about health, environment, and sustainability
  • Strong initiative, drive, and self-management to initiate and complete projects; seeking out resources and collaborating as needed
  • Humility, flexibility, and willingness to test, shift your thinking and try something new
  • Able to work in a small team environment – helpful, dependable, respectful, approachable
  • Awareness and skills to create an equitable and inclusive work environment


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