Selamatkan Yaki Vacancy: Protected Area Coordinator - North Sulawesi, Indonesian

Selamatkan Yaki – Job Description

Protected Area Coordinator (PAC) 2016

The Selamatkan Yaki conservation programme is seeking to expand its field project team to fulfil the aim of reducing the threats to Macaca nigra and their native habitat. To this end, an opening has emerged for a senior position within our rapidly expanding team, to coordinate the development of our Protected Area Management (PAM) project. The core responsibility of the Protected Area Coordinator (PAC) will be managing a project team to work towards the goals of the PAM project and overall programme strategy. The role will be based in North Sulawesi, Indonesia working directly with the current team and other stakeholders, with particular focus on the greater conservation area of Tangkoko Nature Reserve. The ideal candidate will be experienced and knowledgeable in multiple disciplines of conservation, protected area management, strategy development and project implementation, field work and research coordination, data entry and analysis and possess strong communication skills. 

  • Duration of contract: 12 months from starting date; with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability (commencing as soon as possible, following completion of Indonesian permit process)
  • Probation period: 3 months
  • Intended starting date: As soon as possible, following completion of Indonesian permit process
  • Location: Manado, Northern Sulawesi; travelling within the region will be necessary.
  • Salary: High local rate; Dependent on experience
  • Benefits: 20 days annual leave, plus Indonesian public holidays (~20)
  • Hours of work: Variable depending on job requirements, but expected to be around 40hr week over at least 5 days a week
  • Reporting to: SY Programme Manager; EPASS Technical Committee and Project Management Unit
  • Working with: Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust staff; researchers and students, as well as collaborators (e.g. Sam Ratulangi University, Manado and other NGOs etc.) and other stakeholders (e.g. local villagers, government officials etc).
The PAC will represent the Protected Area Management project as the primary driver, steering the project towards its objectives within the overall SY programme Framework For Action. The PAC will work directly with the Protected Area Officer, Community Conservation Officer and Protected Area Assistant to organise logistics, provide communications and report on progress of activities and also development of planning stages. The primary responsibility will be to develop a multiple year strategy for the newly refined Protected Area Management project for Selamatkan Yaki, developing a logical framework for implementation of activities in the short to long-term, primarily beginning with the greater conservation area of Tangkoko Nature Reserve. This will be synchronised with a broader plan for the Tangkoko area, within a bilateral conservation project called EPASS (Enhancing the Protected Area System of Sulawesi), seeking to increase the capacity of protected area management in the area whilst adopting collaborative governance approaches. 

  • Develop a long-term strategy for the PAM project in line with our programme Framework for Action;
  • Steer the direction of the Protected Area Management project;
  • Apply adaptive management to the project’s strategy development;
  • Support the organising of logistics for the PAM project;
  • Accumulate field data either directly or through support and facilitation of researchers;
  • Support and coordinate data entry;
  • Source and purchase equipment necessary for daily and project activities;
  • Maintain accurate records of PAM project expenses;
  • Work with the Programme Manager to pursue and complete relevant funding applications;
  • Attend relevant stakeholder meetings, seminars etc;
  • Coordinate and attend any additional PAM-based events or activities and relevant international events.
Primary planned 2016 implementation:
  • Coordination and strategizing of future for village forums (FMKH: “Forum Masyarakat Konservasi Hutan”);
  • Establishment of Community Conservation Agreements – signed declarations for benefits and collaborative governance of protected areas by local communities;
  • Coordination with education team for rolling out education campaign in the area, including mobile library and campaign promoting new local law against trade of M.nigra;
  • Establishment of a village education center in Tangkoko;
  • Development of strategy for enhancing adoption of ecotourism principles;
  • Design of training plan for the concerned law enforcement officers on species protection and wildlife ecology;
  • Maintenance of synergy with all EPASS project plans;
  • Monitoring and assessment of project indicators, such as illegal activities and Ecosystem Health Indices.
Required skills and characteristics:
  • Enthusiastic, dedicated and a proven track record in conservation;
  • Able to work independently as well as motivate and lead a team;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Able to write, speak and present with a high level of proficiency in English
  • Proven logistical coordination capabilities;
  • Excellent administrative skills including project planning, report writing, budgeting and
  • good working knowledge of associated IT programmes (including all relevant Microsoft
  • Office programs, preferably ARC GIS and accounting or conservation management
  • software);
  • Familiar with conservation issues relating to Sulawesi (or Indonesia);
  • Relevant science-based Masters degree or PhD;
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic environment.
Desirable skills and characteristics:
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesian;
  • Understand theoretical background to conservation management;
  • Proficient in grant writing and fundraising;
  • Full, clean driving licence;
  • Experience working in Sulawesi, or other area in Indonesia;
  • Experience in undertaking and supervising research under field conditions.
Please send a CV and covering letter to by Monday 22nd February 2015. Interviews will be held within two weeks of the application deadline and may be conducted remotely via the internet.