Vacancy at Conservation International - BHS Secretariat Policy and Conservation Financing Coordinator - Manokwari

Vacancy at Conservation International - BHS Secretariat Policy and Conservation Financing Coordinator - Manokwari
Conservation International, an international non-governmental organization, is seeking to fill the position of BHS Secretariat Policy and Conservation Financing Coordinator to be based in Manokwari.

  • Supporting provincial Bird’s Head Seascape (BHS) stakeholders in the development and implementation of relevant marine management, conservation and development policy - through advocacy, analysis and provision of technical/legal advice.  Policy initiatives will include provincial conservation policy, development planning processes (including ‘Musrembang and RTRW’), MPA network and enforcement policies, and issues of policy integration between province and Kabupaten.
  • Contribute to the development of BHS’s long-term conservation finance mechanisms through advocacy, policy analysis and provision of technical/legal advice at provincial level, and by supporting the multi-institutional BHS sustainable financing working group.  These mechanisms may include CSR and philanthropic partnerships, government/public funding allocations, private/public partnerships and mechanisms, and the development of a long-term financing mechanism for the BHS (i.e. conservation trust fund).
  • Establish and maintain related networks of stakeholders, and reference groups as necessary, including multi-stakeholder forum/s required to support a long-term finance mechanism for the BHS, and corporate engagement as directed by BHS partners
  • Support field-based (Regency-level) BHS partners on their development of local finance and policy initiatives, in partnership with BHS local partners.
  • Carry out any other duties or specific task as required by BHS team and regularly contribute to key BHS Secretariat networking events
  • Bachelors’s degree and/or at least 5 years working experience in the related field
  • Knowledge and capable in conservation policy and finance 
  • Experienced in partnership building, communication, and facilitation 
  • Display strong interpersonal skills and able to interact and engage with a range of diverse stakeholders 
  • Strong ability to work in a team 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines 
  • Preferred
  • Post-graduate degree in conservation finance and/or conservation policy 
  • Experience in natural resource governance, preferably in Papua 
  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing) 
  • Demonstrated experience in public finance sector and/or financial management
Interested candidates should send a current resume and cover letter addressing the required skills and capabilities (no more than 4 pages) to: Indicate the position title “BHS Secretariat Policy and Conservation Financing Coordinator “in the email subject line.

Closing date for the application is 29 June 2014
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).