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Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old. We are currently looking to fill the following position for our office in Medan:

Coalition for Sustainable Livelihood Manager

(Code: CSL-M)

The Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods (CSL) is a place-based platform aimed at aligning initiatives, financing opportunities and local, governmental, and market interests to collectively drive livelihood gains for farming communities, economic development, and improved natural resource management. CSL’s efforts are focused in Aceh and North Sumatra provinces and are developed with partners and processes aimed at enabling replication as appropriate.

Alignment and action are achieved through targeted engagement and specified activities coordinated across three levels – CSL initiative, provincial, and district/landscape.  As an initiative, CSL convenes stakeholders from across sectors to focus on the advancement of shared goals and government endorsed sustainable development plans in Aceh and North Sumatra. At both the provincial and district/landscape levels, CSL provides a space for alignment and investment to encourage the development and implementation of jurisdictional sustainable development plans such as the Provincial Action Plan for Sustainable Palm Oil in North Sumatra, Tapanuli Selatan’s District Action Plan for Sustainable Palm Oil, or Aceh’s Green Growth Plan. Finally, CSL member collaborations at the district/landscape level directly contribute to implementation of these government supported jurisdictional plans and achieving joint goals through integrated landscape initiatives.


To facilitate and support the integration of activities across each strategic level – initiative, provincial, and district/landscape – a recommended governance structure was designed through a collaborative working group process (structure captured in Figure 1).  Key to this governance structure’s operation is the CSL Secretariat, composed of 4 roles: Program Lead, Program Manager, North Sumatra Manager and Aceh Manager.  The Secretariat will provide the day-to-day support necessary to build and advance CSL, with strategic guidance from the Interim Steering Group (which will be replaced by an Advisory Council) and as informed by insights and decisions from working groups, members, and participants. ​​


CSL is currently seeking a Program Manager for the CSL Secretariat. The Program Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of CSL members and participants; for maintaining, updating, and releasing new CSL communications; and for supporting key processes and management of strategic workplans supporting CSL’s mission.  The Manager will coordinate closely with local and international NGOs, private sector, government, and communities as well as with CSL’s lead implementing and governing bodies (CSL Secretariat, Advisory Council, and District Advisory Groups). The Program Manager will report to CSL’s Program Lead and will have no direct supervisory responsibilities of personnel.



  1. Platform support:
    • Coordinate communication across existing, and growing members and participants and manage CSL contact lists.
    • Support CSL Lead in organizing meetings, workshops, and events to provide a platform for CSL stakeholders to connect and coordinate on current and future activities to promote growth, collaboration, and coordination.
    • Provide ongoing maintenance and support to CSL’s Advisory Council, District Coordinators, District Advisory Groups, and CSL members
    • Provide regular updates and maintenance of CSL’s website and manage creation and distribution of CSL’s newsletter and email communications.
  1. Engagement and onboarding of new members:
    • Support CSL Lead in activities and communication for recruiting members and participants to engage and support CSL’s activities across all operating levels.
    • Support CSL Lead in identifying, engaging and managing in potential members and current members, including private and civil society partners.
    • Share communications materials (resource materials, newsletter, etc.) to inform and build awareness and support for CSL, recruit members and participants, and encourage support for CSL’s activities.
    • Onboard new members through trainings and day-to-day support.
  1. Management of CSL plans
    • Manage CSL phase 3 workplan timelines, progress, and deliverables, maintaining day-to-day support and coordination across CSL’s NGO implementing agencies.
    • Where appropriate, implement standardized CSL Growth Due Diligence Process through research and data collection, stakeholder mapping, supplemental information collection, and summary reports.
    • Produce and distribute an annual report summarizing CSL’s progress, key milestones, key learnings, and identified next steps for the consecutive year, and share across CSL members and participants.
    • Use metrics framework and associated guidance to capture metrics for CSL platform and provincial levels and to coordinate with each district and/or landscape project to receive their measurements and incorporate into reporting.
  1. Support fundraising and management of annual fees
    • Provide fundraising support to the CSL Lead, to deliver activities across CSL’s Phase 3 workplan, by supporting donor management, proposal and contract agreements, and reporting.
    • Coordinate closely with district/landscape leads to ensure plans, priorities, and timelines are captured through strategic fundraising models.
    • Manage collection of annual fees from members.
  1. Coordination with landscape level implementing partners
  • Serve as the key point of contact for landscape level partners.
  • Manage and support data collection across District Initiatives to report on CSL annual progress and targets.
  • Conduct trainings for CSL partners/participants in CSL reporting and monitoring frameworks.
  • Plan meetings and manage logistics and operational needs of provincial and district meetings to share CSL progress and plans, exchange knowledge and lessons learned.
  • Conduct research and field visits to understand landscape context and activities.



  • Working closely with CI team members and other personnel relevance to ensure the successful reach of goal, objective, output, and outcome targeted of CI-Indonesia portfolios


  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or second degree in agriculture, rural international development, environmental management, conservation, economics, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience working in sustainable agriculture, commodity supply chain management, environmental management, conservation, livelihoods and rural development or related fields, with an emphasis on multi-stakeholder platforms or initiatives, participatory processes, and/or government engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and preparing donor/project reports.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, strong organizational ability, and willingness to work on own initiative
  • Experience with communications and/or marketing, website design, or other communications tools
  • Must be willing to travel domestically (regularly) and internationally (occasionally)
  • Knowledge and expertise of Microsoft Office
  • Must be eligible to work in Indonesia
  • Written and oral fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English.



  • Experience working in conservation or international development and working with bilateral agencies
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder management and program management
  • Fundraising experience
  • Knowledge and experience with website communications/management and web-based tools such as Squarespace and Mailchimp.


Conservation International Values, we expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.​

  • Passion: Inspired by people and by nature, we are urgently compelled to drive change for a sustainable future.
  • Integrity: We are honest, transparent and accountable for our actions.
  • Teamwork: We work together as one CI, recognizing that inclusion, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.
  • Respect: We respect each other and work to earn trust, valuing our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
  • Courage: We pursue our vision, taking bold action, persevering and overcoming challenges.
  • Optimism: We are optimistic about the capacity of people to be caring, generous and brilliant, and believe that with partners, we can inspire humanity to create a better future.


Please send your current resume and cover letter (no more than 4 pages) to:


Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mail with this format:

< CSL-M > – < your name >

Closing date for the application is Sep 22, 2021.

 (Only short-listed candidates will be notified).

For more information about CI, please visit our web: //

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