#NTT Vacancy: Non-living Ocean Resource Management Specialist

Chemonics seeks a short-term non-living ocean resource management specialist for the USAID-funded Indonesia Marine and Climate Support ... thumbnail 1 summary
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Chemonics seeks a short-term non-living ocean resource management specialist for the USAID-funded Indonesia Marine and Climate Support (IMACS) project. The specialist will support IMACS and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) teams to develop a marine affairs and fisheries strategic planning framework for non-living ocean resources management and offshore hydrocarbon pollution control. The specialist will use the Nusa Tengarra Timur (NTT) oil spill and other relevant international examples, such as the Exxon Valdez and Gulf of Mexico oil spills as case studies to provide input on policies and procedures in the event of a future oil spill in Indonesian waters.

The focus will be on methodologies to avoid disturbing the marine biodiversity in affected areas, minimizing the negative effects on marine resources and the people who depend upon them. This framework will be integrated into MMAF's five-year strategic plan (2015-2019) to ensure a holistic approach to sustainable economic benefits from aquatic resources. The assignment will be based in Jakarta and take place from late September to late December 2014. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. 

Responsibilities include:
  • ?Conduct assessments and prepare materials to support the strategic planning process
  • ?Define a methodology to be used by the IMACS team to report on strategic planning issues in the present MMAF strategic plan, and make recommendations for MMAF on how to improve the next plan and ways to implement them
  • Use the NTT oil spill and other relevant international oil spills as case studies to provide written strategic input and a rapid assessment on non-living ocean resources management and offshore hydrocarbon pollution control strategies as part of draft policy papers
  • Participate in policy analysis, and provide strategic advice on the framework for non-living ocean resources management and offshore hydrocarbon pollution control strategies
  • Prepare a methodology for supporting the development of MMAF's strategic plan and implementation regarding non-living ocean resources management and offshore hydrocarbon pollution control strategies
  • Participate in the IMACS strategic planning support process by assisting MMAF and contributing as needed
Qualifications:
  • ?Master's degree in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience at a senior academic level or as a high-level government officer, international consultant, or industry professional
  • Experience working in teams comprised of senior government officials, university professors, recognized scholars, fisheries experts, senior industry members, and other eminent people
  • High-level activity planning and reporting skills
  • Experience in undertaking activities aimed at increased political support and access to financial resources for strategic planning and implementation of activities
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the technical and managerial responsibilities proposed
  • Willingness to travel to selected provinces throughout Indonesia
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity?
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia required; good command of written and spoken English desirable 
Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions tIMACS.project@gmail.com by September 19, 2014. Please include "Non-living Ocean Resource Management Specialist" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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