The Nature Conservancy Job Vacancies: 3 Positions - Jakarta & Kupang - Indonesian

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The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. We currently have openings for:
DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
Public Policy, Business and Government Relation
  • Key stakeholder’s relationship: Oversees the management of relationships with the Indonesian Government as required under the SoP for engagement with public sector entities, and ensures compliance with the SoP for Lobbying. Represent the Nature Conservancy and its Indonesia affiliate before special groups, and engages key public and private officials to increase support for the mission and programs of TNC and its Indonesia affiliate. Serves as a subject matter expert on key national and international programs; on engaging corporations in strategic and transformative collaborations and designing these collaborations, and advises senior management on strategic options for the Conservancy’s involvement in such programs.
  • Policy paper:
    • Take lead on the process of policy making and government relationship with relevant government offices that have impacts to the Conservation works (KKP, KLHK, Bappenas, etc.).
    • Assesses develops strategy to influence policy and produce relevant policy paper that have impacts on Conservation works.
    • Provide guidance and support to management and organization on all policy issues that have potential impacts to the Conservation works.
  • Leveraging Conservation mission in Indonesia: Monitors internationally negotiated agreements, legislative, administrative, and/or corporate initiatives and policies, which are related to the mission or programs of The Nature Conservancy and its Indonesia affiliate.  Duties include regular contact with local, national/country, and multilateral officials, institutions and/or corporate representatives regarding actions related to the mission of The Nature Conservancy and its Indonesia affiliate, and fundraising activity to increase the level of financial support for TNC and its affiliate projects and priorities. Works with national and/or international governments, and multi-lateral development agencies and banks who have presence in Indonesia, and business entities at all levels to further the Conservancy and its Indonesian affiliate’s mission.

Public Funding Development
  • Develops and implements external relation strategies to profile the Nature Conservancy and its Indonesia affiliate to secure funding and enable policy development and legislation to support development and growth of The Nature Conservancy and its Indonesia affiliate.
  • Works with key Conservancy staff leading programs or projects to provide an understanding of the range of public funding, policy, and/or corporate engagement opportunities and to assist in successfully leveraging those opportunities.
  • Develops content and inputs for concept notes and proposals development.
  • Work with Corporate Development Team, structures corporate funding partnership within specific industry (palm oil, forestry, mining, oil gas, and other large-scale agro-businesses)

Business Sustainability Practices
  • In collaboration with Development and Conservation Team, develops sustainability practices strategies to involve the application of sustainability principles to business operations and integrating the strategy with the development for leveraging the funding.
  • Educate businesses and national/local government on the important role of sustainability principles and practices relevant to their business. Influence businesses to adopt the relevant sustainability principles and practices to their business operations in relation to SDGs, Paris Climate Accord and NDC.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of related senior-level work experience, such as experience in business development, banking, corporate social responsibility or corporate sustainability.
  • Master’s degree appreciated (or required).
  • Fluency in English and (list language(s) of the countries of the relevant geography).
  • Demonstrated experience building strong relationships across an organization and with partners such as corporations, public agencies, donors, and/or volunteers.
  • Outstanding analytical and project management capabilities. Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and implement complex projects in an unstructured environment.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication, negotiating and organizational skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated with the ability to participate effectively in a remote team environment.

The Director of External Affairs Sustainable Practices will report directly to the Country Director and will Coordinate with Program Directors (ICOP, Fisheries, Terrestrial, Development, Marketing Communications). This position will be based in Jakarta Office.

SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE MANAGER

The Sustainable Aquaculture Manager is responsible for achieving the outcomes of the aquaculture program and serves as the aquaculture principle contact for YKAN.  S/he establishes YKAN as a major conservation partner in aquaculture, starting with seaweed, defines conservation priorities, leads and manages a cross-cutting team to refine and implement the seaweed strategy, and builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. S/he develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the development and management of aquaculture program, widely communicates solutions and best practices, and engages support for the strategy within YKAN and the conservation community as well as aquaculture groups.  S/he provides technical and program support to YKAN programs that are a part of the strategy by identifying and resolving technical issues.

The Sustainable Aquaculture Manager develops and implements key partnerships with public private organizations, in collaboration with the Global Aquaculture lead and the corporate engagement team, public policy team and field offices, negotiating complex and innovative solutions to develop and implement conservation strategies that conserve and protect ocean habitats and natural resources.

Duties include:
  • Responsible for developing and implementing YKAN aquaculture program strategy with its focus on seaweed farming and help it grow from an initial approach to an established program by working closely with field offices.  
  • Identifies and makes the case for the best opportunities for YKAN engagement on aquaculture based on analyses of the market, ecological impacts, type of aquaculture, partnerships, etc.
  • Helps write proposals for funding and support fundraising efforts as appropriate.
  • Explores and establishes partnerships with public, private and NGO sector organizations to advance the strategy objectives..
  • Identify and help launch aquaculture projects based on the strategy and identified opportunities, support and track development of these projects over time.
The Sustainable Aquaculture Manager will report directly to the Indonesia Marine Program Deputy Director. S/he is based in Kupang field office.

Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in marine conservation practice policy
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or   government agencies 
  • Experience negotiating.
  • Professional fluency in Indonesian and English 
ACCOUNTANT

The Accountant provides specialized services in financial management and reporting; and/or similar financial activities for The Nature Conservancy Indonesia Program (TNC-IP). S/he has a high level of expertise in his/her area(s) of specialization. S/he administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial management. The Accountant provides assistance to staff in his/her specialty area. S/he responds to moderately complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of the subject area.

The Accountant performs a variety of routine and non-routine accounting related works and is responsible for through verification of among others account payables, preparing vendor payments, processing expense reports/claims, banking transactions which include bank reconciliation, act as petty cash holder, prepares journal entries and preparing and/or reviewing general ledger transactions to insure accuracy of TNC’s IP financial reports.

The Accountant is expected to provide valid, relevant and accurate financial and operating information on timely basis to support the Accounting Operations Manager in decision making and controlling the overall performance of the TNC-IP financial reporting.

The Accountant also administers/manages staff payroll where s/he reviews employee hours from the time recording system (Deltek) and this includes verifying employees ‘paid time off, overtime, calculating taxes and differential payments according to TNC Indonesia’s policies (e.g. making Jamsostek/BPJS Ketenagakerjaan calculations, processing insurance payments, medical claims and employee savings program). S/he keeps/files employees’ timesheet documents as necessary. S/he reviews the information in the payroll to determine if there are errors.  S/he also arranges the mail delivery of salary slips to employees. S/he updates information in the payroll system whenever an employee receives a pay raise, variable ay or leaves the company. S/he works with WO payroll team in the implementation of the Deltek system for the Indonesia Program.

Related to payroll, the Accountant helps the programs with reviewing processes, system and procedures to ensure that we fully adhere to TNC’s standard policies and procedures, donor intent and requirements and government regulations and provides recommendation which s/he believes could bring to a better improved internal control of TNC Indonesia. S/he works closely with tax consultant on preparation and reporting of annual tax return art 21. S/he serves as liaison between tax audit finance/accounting units on things related to taxation and provides Grants Specialists with information regarding labor distribution reports as needed.

The Accountant reports to the Accounting Operations Manager with dotted line to the Human Resources Manager (with regards to payroll) and is based in Jakarta.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and financial management tools.
Please send your CV and application letter to recruitment.indo@tnc.org, not later than January 31, 2018. Please insert the position title you are interested to apply on the subject line.
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