Senior External Affairs and Fisheries Expert (SEAFE) 101 views

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About Coral Triangle Center (CTC)
The Coral Triangle Center (CTC) is a foundation based in Bali with a regional scope and global impact. CTC works closely with local communities, the private sector, governments, and partners to strengthen marine resource management in the Coral Triangle to protect coral reef ecosystems, ensure sustainable
livelihoods and food security. CTC supports on-the-ground conservation in Nusa Penida in Bali, Banda Islands in Maluku, and Atauro in Timor-Leste. CTC operates from its Center for Marine Conservation in Bali, an integrated learning space for training programs, outreach activities, and artistic and cultural performances to influence millions of people to care for our oceans and those that depend on it. CTC leads regional learning networks of women leaders, local government executives, and marine protected area practitioners in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste. CTC is also a certified training center of Indonesia’s Government – Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and an official partner of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF).

Essential Functions
In cooperation with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and partners, CTC implements a capacity development program on a range of marine and fisheries management issues. CTC staff develops training modules and curricula and delivers training on various topics related to sustainable marine resources, marine protected area (MPA) management, and fisheries. Many of these are associated with the accreditation and certification process of MMAF Research and Human Resources Development Agency (Badan Riset dan Sumber Daya Manusia Kelautan Perikanan – BRSDMKP) and other divisions within the MMAF. The CTC is seeking a candidate to fill a vacancy for a new full-time position – Senior External Affairs and Fisheries Expert (SEAFE). The SEAFE will be the lead liaison for CTC with the Indonesian government on all aspects of the CTC capacity development program as well as the person responsible for quality control on implementation of the fisheries training and capacity building of CTC. The SEAFE will maintain relations with the higher echelons, take a major role in strategy development, and is also able to deliver fisheries training. The SEAFE would be supporting all programs and developing government relations beyond MMAF with the Indonesia Planning Bureau (BAPPENAS) and other ministries (e.g. the Ministry of Home
Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, and coordinating ministries). Work will include leading or supporting tasks for three main activities:


  • Leading coordination with MMAF DJPT, PRL, and BRSDMKP on matters related to training and capacity development needs for all aspects of fisheries management and marine resources management, ensuring CTCs strategic role is well understood and supported by government authorities;
  • Supporting the Executive Director in communications with all national, provincial, and local
    government authorities on matters related to the implementation of CTCs strategic roles as needed for all programs and projects; and
  • Leading external communications in close collaboration with Executive Director and Science
    Coordinator on matters related to all aspects of fisheries management, ensuring CTCs strategic
    knowledge and role are appropriately presented.


  • Leading review and quality control of CTCs outputs on training and capacity development related to fisheries management, ensuring: i) reference to government regulations and instruments is up-to date, ii) latest knowledge and results of fisheries science is well reflected, and iii) CTCs strategic role is appropriately reflected in all documents, tools, and products;
  • Supporting the review of CTCs outputs, ensuring high quality and appropriate reflection of government-related matters in all of CTC’s documents, tools, and products; and
  • Supporting the Senior Program Manager on matters related to curriculum development and project development for all fisheries-related aspects of CTCs program, ensuring optimal integration and delivery of all of CTC’s projects and programs.


  • Supporting the Senior Program Manager by working closely with the Training and Learning Manager to i) implement key components of the fisheries training and capacity building program, ii) ensure high-level government participation in the training, iii) high-quality delivery of training and capacity development through the CTC tools and iv) evaluate the impacts of the training and capacity development programs to a range of stakeholders aimed at increasing their capacity in the management of fisheries; and MPA Learning Site Manager to i) ensure high-level government participation and engagement related to resources management, ii) evaluate the impact of an intervention to management effectiveness of coastal and marine resources.

Responsibilities and working context
The position is based in Jakarta with occasional travels to CTC Office at Bali and the target training and learning agencies training centers sites such as Lampung, Central Java, Nusa Penida, Banda, and the CT6, the cooperating agencies training centers. For a period of work, he/she will liaise with MMAF and associated partners.
The SEAFE must attend meetings and consultations at the national and regional levels as required. The
SEAFE must have a valid passport and be able to travel internationally.
The work requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain. The work environment involves
only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements. The work is intensive, but flexible working hours
may be applied as closely coordinated with the CTC Executive Director and Senior Program Manager.

As part of the job, on a daily basis, the SEAFE is expected to:

  • Resolve complex issues within the program area independently;
  • Analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, and implement solutions;
  • Interpret guidelines, evaluate information, and modify processes to adapt to change
  • Act as a resource to others to solve problems;
  • Make independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgment within a broad program
  • Consult supervisor on unusual or complex issues;
  • Ensure integrity of both data collection and management relating to conservation projects and project statistics
  • Support coordinating partnering agencies and key stakeholders with responsibility for
    performance management, training, and development.
  • Be responsible and accountable for meeting CTC strategic goals and objectives.
    As part of CTC, the SEAFE is expected to:
  • Work cooperatively with a number of staffs and external parties, sometimes under pressure, in
    order to complete project work and goals in a timely manner;
  • Provide a variety of information to staff and others, contributing to conservation projects and
    assisting workflow throughout the organization;
  • Work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, including scientists, preserve
    staff and others, providing and obtaining needed information;
  • Simplify and explain complex scientific and/or conservation data to general audiences; and
  • Communicates strategic project goals and objectives.
    Reporting and Coordination
    The SEAFE will work closely and report directly to the Executive Director. The SEAFE will work closely with CTC Senior Program Manager and coordinate closely with other CTC managers and staff as well as with CTC partners and consultants.

Required knowledge and skills:

  • Post-graduate degree or equivalent in fisheries biology, or fisheries, natural resources or
    environmental management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fisheries and resource sustainability issues, particularly in relation to
    government policy, regulations, and management instruments;
  • Wild capture fisheries (both artisanal and commercial fisheries) and principles and practices of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM);
  • Experience in delivering fisheries management or scientific advice to Indonesian government existing informal relations with the Indonesian government is preferred;
  • Field experience working on fisheries management;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and demonstrate initiative in accomplishing
    assigned tasks;
  • Demonstrated comprehension of fisheries policy, regulations, management instruments and
    commercial and traditional fisheries practices in Indonesia;
  • Experience of positive interaction with the Indonesian government in particular in relation to managing expectations;
  • Experience with developing and delivering training on fisheries management;
  • Demonstrated excellence of written and spoken communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and
    English language, directed at a diverse range of people and organizations and with a variety of
    communication objectives;
  • Experience with and proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders and interest groups, especially government;
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with other parties to obtain different data sources;
  • Ability to make practical sense out of processed data and apply to real-world applications;
  • Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results;
  • Managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources;
  • Successful experience in developing, directing, and managing multiple projects and implementing
    program goals;
  • Experience in analyzing data and producing data reports;
  • Experience in developing and/or delivering training individuals and groups; and
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Access, Excel, Web browsers).
    This is a contractual basis and the position is based in Jakarta with occasional travels to CTC Office at Bali and the target training and learning agencies training centers sites and be able to travel internationally.
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