Job Vacancy: Senior Manager – Strategic Alignment and Partnerships, Indonesian

Posting Job


February 4, 2016

Expired Job


September 22, 2019



Defense Fund Project


Yayasan Bina
Usaha Lingkungan

Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan (YBUL) is
a non-profit organization located in Jakarta, experienced and specialized in
promoting and implementing programs in renewable energy, clean development mechanism
and community based environmentally friendly small- and medium-sized business
empowerment.  YBUL works through
education, capacity building, feasibility studies and policy advocacy.  It also fosters access to microfinance and
links small- and medium-sized businesses to technology, markets and financial resources.
YBUL’s focus is on rural communities.

world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business
leaders turn for win-win solutions.
programs from Boston to Beijing, EDF focuses on strong science, uncommon
partnerships and economic-based approaches to solving the earth’s most urgent
environmental challenges.  The EDF Oceans
Program brings together science, economics, policy and law to design and
implement sustainable fishing for more fish in the water, more food, and more
prosperous communities.

YBUL-EDF Sustainable Oceans Partnership
was established in 2015.  EDF and YBUL have formed a partnership to
unite marine conservation and community sustainability in Indonesia through
reforms of fishery management benefit people and nature.
  We bring 25 years of hands-on experience and
results, critical information, and handbooks to help guide stakeholders to
design and implement sustainable fisheries management.
  We work in partnerships with governments and
stakeholders and we design sustainable fishing that helps fishers and
communities become stewards.

Manager – Strategic Alignment and Partnerships

This position reports to the EDF project lead and will work
closely with the YBUL-EDF Indonesia and EDF global teams. 
Consideration will be given to those with experience
and expertise in natural resources including disciplines of science, economics,
policy and/or communications.
should have a specialty related to fisheries or be willing and able to gain
needed knowledge.

The Senior
Manager for Strategic Alignment and Partnerships will work with YBUL-EDF to
develop and leverage partnerships with science and research institutions,
governments, bi- and multi-lateral agencies, community organizations,
indigenous groups, fishing industry representatives, and other private sector
and non-government organization. S/he will be responsible for exploring and
identifying new partnerships as well as managing on-going partner projects and
relationships.  S/he works with the Senior
Fisheries Manager and YBUL-EDF staff as well as other professional resources to
implement processes and systems for joint and shared project planning, work plans,
donor relations, and grant proposals.


  • Lead
    strategic planning within YBUL-EDF to develop and implement the Program’s
    priorities; identifies areas of joint interest to YBUL and EDF; coordinate and
    work closely with EDF’s fisheries solution center.
  • Responsible
    to explore and identify alignment between YBUL-EDF and the marine conservation,
    food security, economic development and fisheries management priorities of government,
    private sector, university and NGOs.
  • Create and
    manage partnerships that achieve the Program’s priorities; create appropriate
    partnership agreements, such as MOUs, to detail the commitment of the Program
    and partner to carry out specific roles, contribute resources, etc.
  • As needed,
    work with the Program and partners to develop plans to increase the capacity
    and knowledge of the Program staff and partners to achieve mutual priorities.
  • Responsible
    to monitor and report on the progress of partnerships including briefing teams
    and identifying follow-up needs, lessons learned, and new challenges and
  • Maintain and
    share information on sustainable fisheries projects throughout Indonesia and
    identify opportunities for learning and collaboration.
  • Work with
    the Program’s Indonesia director to develop processes and systems to write
    partnership work plans and project proposals to successfully deliver
  • Play a role planning
    and coordinating content and participation for workshops and trainings,
    including domestic and international participation.
  • Work closely
    with diverse partners in Indonesia and EDF’s global team.
  • Participate
    in and contribute to meetings, trainings and workshops.


  • Minimum
    bachelor degree; masters preferred.
  • Minimum 5
    years work experience in a relevant field, such as marine biology,
    environmental science, natural resource management or government relations.
  • Demonstrated
    experience working cooperatively with diverse people and interests.
  • Established
    network of relevant government, universities, research institutions, private
    sector, and other non-government relationships.
  • Demonstrated
    experience managing projects and complex partnerships.
  • Ability to
    work collaboratively with a team and also independently.
  • Possess proactive
  • Strong English
    and Bahasa Indonesia skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to
    maintain a professional attitude and work independently with little guidance.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Ability and
    willingness to work from Jakarta office and home, and frequently attend
    meetings around Jakarta, Bali and other sites; travel periodically to project
    sites around Indonesia; likely to include infrequent international travel.
  • Knowledge of
    Indonesia’s fisheries and/or natural resources laws, policies, bureaucracy.

Please send
a cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications (no more than one
page) and resume or CV including three references (no more than four pages) to 
The position will remain open until it is filled.  (Only short-listed candidates will be
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