SSG Advisors Vacancy: Site Coordinator – Bitung, Manado - Indonesian

The Site Coordinator will be the main USAID Oceans representative based in the learning site coordinating interventions, events, workshops and partners in Bitung/Manado, Indonesia. The Site Coordinator will maintain close collaboration and communication with the USAID Oceans implementation team and partners, and oversee day-to-day activities including the implementation of interventions by potential subcontractors and grantees at the learning site. The Site Coordinator will be based in either a local partner’s office or the fisheries agency, and shall report to the Chief of Party and Fisheries Management Specialist.


The Site Coordinator is responsible for:
  • Assisting USAID Oceans staff/consultants, subcontractors and grantees to develop and implement the learning site implementation strategy in Indonesia starting in 2016.
  • Supporting USAID Oceans and partners to ensure smooth coordination and execution of events, workshops, trainings and other interventions at the learning site in Manado/Bitung region.
  • Identifying and building a strong constituency of industry and non-government stakeholders to champion the CDT system and sustainable fisheries management, including gender equality, in the Manado/Bitung region.
  • Contributing to the development and management of public-private partnerships and dialogue mechanisms at the learning site, in collaboration with PPP Advisor and others partners, to support the CDT system implementation, sustainable fisheries management planning and gender-sensitive human welfare/capacity building activities.
  • Building awareness and support for testing and expanding the CDT system with key stakeholder groups in the learning site, including local government, seafood processors, fisher groups and associations, NGOs and universities.
  • Supporting USAID Oceans staff and subcontractors to collect secondary data to create a learning site profile with information on the fishery, value chains and human welfare issues.
  • Conduct or facilitate area level coastal resources management and fisheries management planning with the assistance of Fisheries Management Specialist and/or sub-contractors.
  • Monitoring site-specific fisheries management interventions with the assistance of Fisheries Management Specialist, and local subcontractors or grantees.
  • Organize and facilitate workshops, trainings and capacity building activities at the learning site in collaboration with USAID Oceans staff and sub-contractors to support local government, NGOs, and industry/fisher organizations to implement the EAFM and adopt CDT system.
  • Provide regular updates and report on the progress of learning site interventions to USAID Oceans, in person, by email and through progress reports as prescribed, including participation in weekly staff meetings by phone.
  • Collect, update, and maintain data for USAID Oceans’ performance monitoring system from the learning site.
  • Perform other tasks as required.
  • Understanding of value chain, industry and SME development; smallholder, human welfare and food security issues; agriculture and/or economic and trade policy. Knowledge of fisheries management, the seafood industry, gender equality principles, and/or information communication technologies highly desirable.
  • Experience working with private sector or NGOs in the fisheries or agricultural sectors on environmental sustainability, social responsibility and community development is preferable.
  • Previous experience in coordinating fisheries/EAFM plan formulation an advantage.
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively with industry, government and non-government stakeholders in the learning site area.
  • At least an undergraduate degree in business, economics and other related fields; Postgraduate qualification preferable. 

  • Excellent communication, organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English.
  • Excellent skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willing to spend approximately 30-40% of his/her time outside his/her home base and extensively local/site travel, although the amount of travel will vary based on workload.
  • Ability to work in a flexible, informal environment, nights and weekends when necessary and to take the initiative and work as part of a team as well as independently.
Organization Description
On May 14, 2015, Tetra Tech was awarded USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (RDMA) Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans). As an integral member of the USAID Oceans implementation team SSG Advisors will support Tetra Tech ARD to strengthen regional cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), promote sustainable fisheries and conserve marine biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific region. USAID Oceans works in close collaboration with the South East Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) and national fisheries agencies.

The objectives of USAID Oceans activity is to: (1) develop a financially sustainable regional catch documentation and traceability (CDT) system to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud in areas where sustainable fisheries management plans (SFMP) are being applied; (2) expand use of the CDT system to priority biodiversity areas in the Asia Pacific region; (3) strengthen human and institutional capacity of regional organizations to conserve marine biodiversity through SFMPs, including actions to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud; and (4) enhance public-private partnerships (PPPs) to conserve biodiversity, promote sustainable fisheries management, and combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud.

In the first two years, USAID Oceans will focus extensively on the development of the CDT system and demonstration in two learning sites in the Sulu-Celebes Sea—one in Indonesia and one in Philippines. As USAID Oceans develops the CDT system, it will also work to strengthen sustainable fisheries management and human welfare issues in the two learning sites. USAID Oceans will expand implementation of the CDT system and SFMP to areas in the Asia-Pacific region that are important for marine biodiversity in Years 3-5.

Deadline: March 31, 2016