We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities
Yayasan Pesisir Lestari (YPL) is a Bali-based marine conservation organisation that aims to empower coastal communities managing their local marine ecosystems in ways that enrich livelihoods and sustain healthy oceans for generations to come. In cooperation with Blue Ventures, a UK-based marine conservation organisation, we are building partnerships with local organisations who work closely with coastal communities across provinces in Indonesia
YPL is seeking a Site Coordinator to launch and oversee the implementation of the Integrated Blue Forest Project in Indragiri Hilir Regency, Riau. The Site Coordinator will coordinate activities as well as develop and nurture the partnerships on the ground – with communities, local organisations, the private sector, and the government – that will be central to the success of the site.
This exciting position will work alongside our passionate, growing team in Indonesia, and will be managed by the Conservation Programmes Manager. The Site Coordinator will engage with a diverse range of stakeholders, supporting them to adapt and replicate our holistic approach and foster a shared vision for effective community-led marine management.
In the Indragiri Hilir region, mangroves are under threat from timber harvesting for house construction, fuel wood, charcoal production, and many more. Therefore, developing and nurturing partnerships with the communities, private sector, and the government, will be a key responsibility of this position.
The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive, strategic and highly organized individual, with a keen interest and passion in working in the marine conservation sector and strong skills in building relationships and supporting collaboration with multiple actors.
While the site’s main office will be in Indragiri Hilir, the candidate is expected to spend extended periods of time in the field. The role offers the opportunity for strategic thinkers to engage with coastal communities and partners on mangrove and marine conservation challenges. The evolving nature of the organisation will give the candidate opportunities to apply original and innovative thinking to diverse tasks and challenges.
Building on the relationships with the local partners; continue to nurture our central partnership with Yayasan Hutan Biru and develop a new partnership with a Riau based local organization.
Support collaboration with community and NGO partners on locally-led fisheries management, mangrove conservation and restoration, with a particular focus on understanding community needs, and building capacity in data collection and monitoring.
Create a positive, collaborative, and thriving environment for Yayasan Pesisir Lestari staff and local NGO partners at the site, supporting the creation of a shared vision for locally-led mangrove conservation and restoration
Support YPL Riau team members and partners to deepen and accelerate relations with key government stakeholders such as the fisheries, forestry and health departments.
Leadership and management:
Build a motivated project team, identifying staffing and operational needs, and leading recruitment and procurement processes with the support of the wider YPL team;
Oversee the strategic development of locally-led mangrove and fisheries management at the site, in close collaboration with all relevant partners and according to YPL’s values, including the development and implementation of integrated work plans;
Support local partners and community members in initiatives to improve local mangrove management practices and livelihoods, providing best practice insights and recommendations;
Provide adaptive project management and leadership to ensure project delivery to the highest standards, and in alignment with YPL’s strategic goals;
Coordinating with partners to enable timely and high-quality technical and financial reporting.
Work with government, NGO and private sector partners, and other stakeholders to develop and implement effective messaging to target audiences, meeting budgets and deadlines
Facilitate and provide technical assistance to stakeholder
Prepare relevant supporting materials, keeping stakeholders well informed and updated
Communicate with the broader YPL team in Indonesia to cultivate a feeling of family in Indonesia, attending and helping lead team-building workshops as necessary
Skills and experience Required
Post graduate/graduate degree (or equivalent) in relevant fields (forestry, biology, fisheries and marine science, social science, environmental management) and/or proven experience in engaging communities on community-based marine conservation.
A minimum of five years of practical experience working in community-based conservation or development in Indonesia.
Extensive strategic and operational experience in the management of large and complex multi-sector programmes,
- Practical, entrepreneurial spirit with startup skills to build a new venture from the ground up.
- Confident, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to and work effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, at all levels, with a strong team spirit;
- Proven experience in liaising with a diverse range of stakeholders including government, local NGOs, communities, academia and the private sector;
- Sensitivity to partner and community needs and interests; humility and commitment to supporting local capacity development for conservation;
- Excellent skills in communicating complex information to a diverse range of stakeholders;
- High written and oral proficiency in English
- Good knowledge of MS Office, Google Apps;
- Good time management and organisational skills
- Excellent interpersonal and motivational skills, passionate about marine conservation at the community level
- Experience working with and reporting to donors, including corporations, foundations and institutional donors;
- Experience of small-scale fisheries management, mangrove conservation and restoration and locally-led marine conservation;
- Proven experience in evidence-based project management, including budget management.
- Good report writing skill
How to Apply
Applicants should apply online via Blue Ventures website (https://blueventures.org/about/careers/), by 20 June 2021.
- Salary Offer competitive