The Nature Conservancy Job Vacancy: Marine Resilience Specialist - Jakarta, Indonesian

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. In Indonesia, TNC has been supporting improved natural resource planning and management for 25 years, including working with government, private sector, and local communities. We currently an have opening for:
Jakarta Based
The Marine Resilience Specialist is responsible to ensure that the coastal and marine resilience aspect is incorporated in the MPA Resilient Network of Lesser Sunda, particularly, the impact of climate change.  This includes finalization of the Lesser Sunda MPA Network refined design of the project.  S/he provides strong support in developing Indonesia Coastal and Ocean Program (ICOP) coastal resilience strategy and helps establish TNC as a major conservation partner in coastal and marine resilience based on Lesser Sunda experiences, assists in defining conservation priorities, leads and manages a cross-cutting team to develop and implement the strategy, and builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity.
S/he develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the development and management of coastal, widely communicates solutions and best practices, and engages support for the strategy within TNC and the conservation community.  S/he provides technical and program support to TNC programs which is a part of the strategy by identifying and resolving technical issues that conserve and protect ocean habitats and natural resources.
Duties include:
  • Carry out comprehensive analysis and providing recommendation to The Nature Conservancy Indonesia Program, particularly on the impacts of climate changes as resilient MPAs network.
  • Responsible to ensure the availability of an updated and refined MPA Resilient Network Design of Lesser Sunda, which incorporates coastal and marine resilience aspects.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the emerging coastal resilience strategy, helping it grow and develop from an initial approach to an established program by working closely with field offices.
  • Help write proposals for funding and support fundraising efforts as appropriate.
  • Explore and establish partnerships with public, private and NGO sector organizations to advance the strategy objectives.
  • Identify and help launch coastal resilience projects based on the strategy and identified opportunities, and support and track development of these projects over time.

The Marine Resilience Specialist is based in Jakarta and works closely with the ICOP Conservation and Marine Planning Senior Manager.  S/he also coordinates with other team members in the preparation of project closeout.
  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in climate change, coastal wetlands or oceans conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in land, marine and water conservation practice or policy
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience developing partnerships (industry, community, government). 
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and Bahasa Indonesia

Please send your CV and application letter to, not later than November 15, 2016. Please insert the position title you are interested to apply on the subject line.