The Zoological Society of London is an international wildlife conservation organization with a focus on science-based and pragmatic solutions. ZSL has been active in Indonesia for about 10 years, with a particular focus on the overlap between industrial development and biodiversity conservation. ZSL’s Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera.We are now looking for:
TEAM MEMBER SMALLHOLDER HCV HCS
Terms and Condition
Start Date : September, 2017
Duration of Contract : One year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area : The Team Member Smallholder HCV HCS will be based in
Hours of Work : Monday to Friday from 09.00 am up to 05.00 pm
Reporting to : Team Leader Smallholder HCV HCS
Key Purpose of the Job
The Team Member Smallholder HCV HCS will responsible to approach the smallholders in the landscape to identify their HCV location and work to get their agreement to participate in plans for monitoring and protection related the UKCCU program.
This position is part of the UKCCU/NICFI Project staffing in South Sumatra.
The UKCCU/NICFI Project works with the Government of South Sumatra, national and district level governments, communities and the private sector to to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. The proposed impact of this project is to achieve “Inclusive economic growth and community prosperity, biodiversity conservation, forest protection and restoration, and the ending of deforestation, peatland drainage and wildfires that reduces land-based GHG emissions”.
1. Responsible to approach the smallholders to inform the HCV approach
2. Responsible to give technical support to smallholders related to the implementation of HCV
3. Monitor the implementation of HCV guidelines in field
4. Responsible to report any arising issues, problems and conflict between the smallholder and
private sector regarding identified HCV areas
5. Responsible to create progress report periodically as required
6. Responsible to conduct dialogue and training for smallholders
7. Perform any other duties as required
The job requires continued professional internal and external interaction/ communications, both in person and via phone and email
The position will require close attention to detail in all aspect of the project and therefore concentration on the work in hand – precision and accuracy being vital attributes.
The position will be relatively routine in terms of day-to-day tasks during office hours – however sometimes e.g. during field trips or when a workshop is being organized the next day, some flexibility in working hours may be required.
Expectations of Job Holder
• To ensure that the policy for equality of opportunity is adhered to and promoted in all
aspects of the post holder’s work.
• To ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of the work and
responsibilities attached to this post.
• Demonstrate professionalism towards sensitive and confidential information.
• To comply with and promote Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake
recommended Health and Safety training as and when necessary.
• To be committed to professional self-development, through participation in in-service training
as necessary for the successful carrying out of the job.
• To undertake such other duties as are commensurate with the grade of the post.
NB: This job description is designed to outline a range of main duties that may be encountered. It is not designed to be an exhaustive list of tasks and can be varied in consultation with the post holder in order to reflect changes in the job or the organisation.
A. Qualifications & Experience
1. Minimum bachelor’s degree in forestry, environment science or other related field
2. Minimum 3 years working experiences in biodiversity assessment
3. Working experience for an international NGO is desirable
4. Strong interpersonal skills,
5. Self-motivated and resourceful, with the proven ability to multi-task and operate
successfully under tight deadlines and time pressures
6. Strong written and verbal communication skills
1. Understanding about conservation and biodiversity assessment
2. Understand encroachment issues and pressures on the landscape as a result of
3. Familiar with forest navigation, map reading, able to operate GPS and compass
C. Skills & Abilities
1. Computer literacy (excellent IT skills); competent in the use of Microsoft Excel,
Word, and other MS tools;
2. Able to work independently without supervision but also accustomed to working in a
3. Good communications skills – able to express complex information in a simple and
succinct manner, skill at diplomacy and negotiation with sensitive topics;
4. Self starter, pro-active and uses initiative – can work independently and priorities
own work load;
5. Preferably a high level of written and spoken English;
6. Good oral, written, presentation and facilitation skills;
7. Flexible and able to work under pressure and often to tight deadlines; including an
ability to prioritize jobs;
8. Highly motivated.
9. Willing to work at any circumstances both independently or in a group, such as in
remote areas with very limited facilities.
10. Excellent in writing skills and oral communication both in Indonesian and English.
11. Able to deal with tight schedule and unscheduled tasks, and target oriented
12. Willing to travel extensively across the project sites in Indonesia