The Rainforest Alliance Job Vacancy: Senior Associate, Community and Smallholder Forestry - Indonesian

The Rainforest Alliance (RA) is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Southeast Asia Director – and in close coordination with the Director, Forestry – the Senior Associate, Community and Smallholder Forestry will support implementation of Rainforest Alliance forestry technical assistance in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia. This will include supervision of project activities supporting the development of community forest enterprise (CFE) across the archipelago, as well as efforts to connect smallholder forestry operations in Java, Kalimantan and Sumatra with preferred markets. In addition to assisting with ongoing project implementation, s/he will contribute to the development of new forestry support initiatives in Indonesia and the wider region.


  • Supervise implementation of funded community forestry and landscape projects in Indonesia to enhance the capacity of smallholder and community forestry operations, working together with local partners;
  • Lead work planning, progress and financial reporting and performance monitoring of funded projects;
  • Provide direct technical support to local partners implementing field activities under sub-grants;
  • Oversee contracting of consultancies and sub-grants;
  • Undertake technical reviews of consultancy and sub-grant deliverables;
  • Assist the Southeast Asia Director with the identification of strategic opportunities;
  • Support new project development through proposal drafting and revision;
  • Develop and maintain alliances with NGOs, governments, private sector and other stakeholders in sustainable forest management and market linkages, and;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position may oversee staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies; including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

  • • Advanced degree in forestry, natural resource management, or related field required;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management, planning and monitoring;
  • Field-level experience in community forestry, ideally with a focus on enterprise development;
  • Experience in design of proposals and projects;
  • Excellent communication skills - written, presentation and verbal;
  • Proficiency in English required;
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to take initiative, attention to detail and work independently;
  • Ability to communicate and engage with diverse stakeholders including governments, companies and NGOs; and
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 25% of the time.
Only candidates authorized to work in Indonesia will be considered


Commensurate with experience.

To apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary history in one single document and sent to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance Indonesia electronically through email address: using the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, job title of position you are applying for.

The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.