Zoological Society of London Vacancy: Deputy Project Director - Indonesian

About ZSL
Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Our mission is realised through our groundbreaking science, our active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

ZSL is committed to promoting zoological and conservation research, encouraging public engagement with wildlife and generating funds for the advancement of the ZSL Mission.

About the Role
ZSL is seeking someone to oversee the implementation of ZSL’s Indonesia Production Landscapes. S/he will have overall responsibility for delivering ZSL’s work in Indonesia, restoring peat forests that have been largely destroyed by fire and working with government and local communities to slow or reverse the gas and climate change effects of deforestation.

If appointed, you will be responsible for managing a team of experienced and dedicated in-country staff. You will be an experienced project manager and have direct responsibility for managing the delivery of several of ZSL’s corporate partnerships. This post holder will be essential to up-scaling and solidifying ZSL’s work and delivering the multi-million pound Packard Foundation and UKCCU funded integrated landscape project.

The post holder will report directly to the Indonesia Country Manager and work closely with the relevant members of the Regional Programme Management Team to meet reporting and fundraising requirements. They will support the components of this work that directly collaborate with ZSL Global Palm Oil Team, and Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager.

The post holder will oversee and support the senior management team for the project which are based in Bogor and South Sumatra, comprised of at least 12 members of staff. The post will require frequent travel within the region.

About you
You will need to be able to demonstrate extensive experience of: field conservation and or development, project leadership, including project management and financial reporting, working with the private sector and or with small scale enterprises is a bonus.

You will need: good understanding of landscape management and conservation issues, in particular those related to public private partnership and certification schemes, ideally in the context of oil palm or another agricultural commodity.

How to apply:
To apply for this post, please follow the guidelines on the website and complete our online application form HERE and submit the following information, preferably in MS Word:
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
  • A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you suitable.
(Please look at “Advice for Candidates” on the Oxford HR website for hints on how to write a successful CV and statement).

Closing Date: 18 Mar 2016