WWF - SEA Project Job Vacancy: Program Coordination and Communication Assistant - Jakarta, Indonesian

Title: Program Coordination and Communication Assistant

Reports to: COP/DCOP

Supervision of: None

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project is a five-year contract that supports the Government of Indonesia to conserve biological diversity and improve the governance of marine resources at local, district, provincial and national levels. By using an ecosystem-based approach to management and engaging key stakeholders, the SEA Project will 1) enhance conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area; and 2) strengthen the leadership role and capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and local governments to promote conservation and sustainable fishing. The SEA Project is implemented by Tetra Tech and a consortium of partners that includes Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Coral Triangle Center (CTC) and WWF-Indonesia (WWF). The SEA Project will run from March 2016 through March 2021.

The SEA Project is predicated on an ecosystem approach to fisheries and marine resources management, which implies that it will integrate across sectors and assist in the development of plans and implementation actions that address biophysical, governance and socio-economic concerns.  To accomplish this vision of ecosystem approach and integration, it will need to formulate a consistent level of baseline information for project areas so that actions and longer-term plans will truly address the underlying issues and threats to the geographic areas of focus.  Such an approach will also provide a model for other areas in Indonesia and a systematic means of scaling up coastal and marine resource management by local districts, provinces and the national government.

The SEA Project will implement activities in the three provinces —West Papua, North Maluku, and Maluku Provinces—that lie within Indonesia’s Fishery Management Zone WWP-715. This zone was chosen to be the site of the SEA Project because of the area’s high marine biodiversity, status as a national priority area for fisheries, the presence of small island provinces/districts, high rates of extreme poverty and high vulnerability to climate change. The project will also operate at a national scale to support specific activities of the Ministry of Marine Affaires and Fisheries.

At the end of five years, the SEA project is expected to improve the conservation and management of Indonesia’s marine biodiversity through improved capacity and practical application of marine conservation and sustainable fisheries management. High-level results that must be achieved by the completion of the project are:

  • At least six million hectares in the target WPP or sub-WPP under improved fisheries management as a result of USG assistance, measured through the MMAF EAFM and MPA Effectiveness Index scores or other approved national or international standards, disaggregated by national, provincial and district jurisdiction, and by whether within or outside MPAs.
  • At least six policies, laws, regulations, and/or operational protocols in support of marine conservation and sustainable fisheries management created, strengthened, promulgated, and/or enforced at all levels.
  • Key drivers and highest-rated pressures to marine biodiversity show a declining trend in the target areas.

The key aspects to the successful achievement of SEA Project objectives include effective project administration, coordination, communication, and adaptive management. Continuous programmatic/administrative support for COP/DCOP as decision makers of the project is essential.  The SEA Project will recruit the  Program Coordination and Communication Assistant to provide support on administrative aspects of the project to COP and DCOP and to support the Communication and Outreach Specialist.

Job Summary
The Program Coordination and Communication Assistant will provide support to COP and DCOP in secretarial and administrative aspects of the SEA Project Management and assist in specified communication related tasks in coordination with the SEA Communication and Outreach Specialist.

The Program Coordination and Communication Assistant will:
  • Organize COP and DCOP’s schedule.
  • Take notes and produce minutes of meeting for meetings attended by COP and/or DCOP as well as regular SEA Project Technical meetings.
  • Translate minutes of meetings from English to Bahasa Indonesia and vice versa as required for efficient communication within the SEA Project.
  • Translate abstract/Executive Summary of reports from English to Bahasa Indonesia and vice versa.
  • With Communications and Outreach Specialist, compile and produce SEA Project Monthly Calendar for USAID and SEA Project counterparts.
  • Lead the distribution of all communications materials and SEA Project output/deliverables to relevant partners in a coordinated manner.
  • Perform other related administrative and secretarial tasks as required and assigned by COP/DCOP and/or as required for efficient Project communications.


Bachelor degree in communications, English language, natural resources management, or administration or other relevant fields.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience performing similar duties
  • Bahasa Indonesia and English fluency (oral and written) required.
  • Familiarity with
  • Experience in working in USAID projects is an advantage.


  • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • High degree of adaptability to varied working environments and good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Good computer skills, including internet and email.
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems, answer questions and generally be a self-starter in work tasks

If you are interested and qualified , please send your latest CV to: Jobs@SEA-Indonesia.org  before November 25th, 2016. Please note the title of the position you are applying for in your submission email.

Note: position titles may be adjusted to reflect level of experience of selected candidates.