Fauna & Flora International Indonesian Country Programme Vacancy: Country Director - Jakarta

Country Director, FFI Indonesia Country Programme

Fauna & Flora International

Salary:  USD 40,000- USD 60,000
Start Date:As soon as possible
Duration of Contract:Open
Location: FFI Indonesia Programme Office, Jakarta, with regular travel across Indonesia 

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest-established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. FFI’s Global Headquarters are located in Cambridge, UK, and FFI is active in over 40 countries.

Indonesia is unquestionably one of the world’s top biodiversity rich countries and thus a priority for global conservation. The Indonesian archipelago’s 17,000 islands are home to roughly 12% of the world’s mammals, 16% of the world’s reptiles and amphibians, 17% of the world’s birds and 25% of global fish populations. Yet this biodiversity faces a myriad of threats including logging and palm oil plantation expansion.  Fauna & Flora International (FFI) established a formal country programme in Indonesia in 1996 with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Forestry. We have since built up an extensive network of partners ranging from forest-edge communities and civil society organisations to government and private business.

People are at the centre of our conservation initiatives. We are at the forefront of efforts to help communities map their customary forests and gain official recognition of their right to manage these areas.  FFI’s innovative approach has catalysed change through a number of flagship programmes in Indonesia, including the community ranger initiative which has transformed former combatants, wildlife poachers and loggers into champions of the environment. We are also pioneering sustainable financing mechanisms through reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) initiatives in Aceh and Kalimantan. Our work on surveying High Conservation Value Forest has also been critical in protecting key orang-utan habitat from conversion to palm oil plantations or other destructive activities.

Our work in Indonesia is wide-ranging, dealing with issues facing a range of species and habitats utilising a range of tried and tested, as well as innovative techniques.

FFI is seeking a Country Director to promote, develop, oversee and provide strategic direction to its Indonesia Country Programme and staff.  As Country Director, you will be a highly experienced conservation professional, able to take responsibility for the operational management, implementation and development of FFI’s conservation strategy and programme of projects in Indonesia.

You will have a strong proven track record in operational, project, grant and financial management at a senior level in a similar international organisation level, and be skilled in providing strategic advice and technical input to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects.

Strong leadership and people management skills are essential to the role to ensure a professional and motivated team that delivers effectively against project aims, objectives and timelines.  The role also requires a skilled and credible communicator, who is confident in developing and managing relationships at senior level with partner organisations and relevant stakeholders, including donors and funders, and colleagues in Headquarters and across the world.

You will have a strong track record in fundraising, experience in institutional development and capacity building and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks within which FFI operates in Indonesia, as well as a commitment to organisational and legal compliance.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 15 September 2016.  No agencies please. 
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