Job Title: National Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator
Reporting to: Head of Team, Biodiversity, FFI Indonesia Country Programme
Coordinates with: Relevant advisors
Contractual Term: 1 year (possible extension)
The Fauna Flora International, founded in 1903, works to save wildlife in over 40 countries over 5 continents. Its Indonesia program (FFI-IP), established in 2010, is well known as a leading institution in Indonesia wildlife conservation. The goal of FFI-IP is to conserve Indonesia’s wildlife population and their habitat. Since it was initiated,the FFI-IP has been making significant contributions to wildlife contributions in Indonesia by providing advisory assistance on Indonesia conservation issues. Its leading roles in science- based wildlife conservation has been successfully achieved by implementing an integrated science-based conservation approach including pre-project scientific design, systematic data collection, data management, scientific-based data analysis, communicating conservation science through scientific reports and publications, and post project evaluation. For years, the FFI-IPhas been able to translate its scientific findings into effective conservation action through partnerships based on mutual trust and respect with government agencies, universities, local NGOs, and local communities. FFI is currently having the widest conservation presence in Northern and Central Sumatra, mostly in protected areas and adjoining habitats. However, recent studies found that many non-protected areas in Sumatra still contain a high level of wildlife species richness. FFI recognizes the important of non-protected habitats for key wildlife species and is now working with relevant partners to strengthen its conservation measure in biodiversity-rich non-protected areas in Central Sumatra. Due to the fast growing needs of and to strengthen its science-based conservation action, FFI-IP is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the position of a National Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator.
As part the FFI’s senior staff team, the National Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator is actively involved in the development and implementation of the FFI-IP strategies and conservation targets as to achieve the overall FFI International vision and missions. The main duty of the FFI-IP National Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator is to ensure that the goal and objectives of the current and prospective biodiversity related projects as specified under the project proposals and documentations are achieved in high standard and in timely manner.
The working scope includes:
Coordination: assists in the establishment and implementation of biodiversity related projects and supporting activities both within the current projects and other relevant FFI’s projects, and make sure that all relevant partners and stakeholders are engaged and, therefore, supportive to project implementation.
Management: assists in project planning and fund raising, and managing the overall operational of biodiversity related activities as specified in the current project documentations focusing on but not limited to the operational of national biodiversity team members activities both within the project and other relevant FFI’s projects.
Monitoring: assists in the monitoring and evaluation of both individual and overall biodiversity related project performance by developing and implementing practical key performance indicators (KPI) for the projects and verifies the KPI through regular participation in field activities in timely manner.
Internal administration: provides cash spending and travel reports, including documentations, as specified in the FFI finance and administration guidelines.
- Coordinates and monitors the preparation and implementation of biodiversity assessments in the scope of biodiversity survey and monitoring for the FFI’s project sites across Indonesia.
- Coordinates and mobilizes the biodiversity teams to conduct the biodiversity assessment field works for the FFI’s project sites across Indonesia, and to assure that the field works are implemented in a high standard following the survey protocols in timely manner.
- Supports and facilitates the establishment of the biodiversity team for the FFI’s project sites across Indonesia in terms of technical advice, recruiting and hiring relevant staffs, experts and consultants as needed according to the specific project objectives and activities.
- Coordinates the collation of biodiversity database and project documentations of FFI’s project sites across Indonesia to ensure that the database and project documentations are updated following the survey protocols in timely manner.
- Coordinates and facilitates the biodiversity team in writing reports based on the specific project goal and objectives following a particular report standard; including the development of biodiversity working documents for the FFI’s project sites across Indonesia.
- Actively promotes the biodiversity findings through presentation and participation on scientific meeting and discussion and involves in communicating science-based conservation through popular articles, scientific reports,and publications both in Indonesian or English.
- Liaises and coordinates with project partners to ensure that all technical agreements and project activities are understood and carried out on time as per the project proposal and timeline.
- Coordinates the biodiversity teams to maintain and keep all equipment and specimen vouchers in a standard procedure as necessary and to make sure that the equipment is used for the best interest of FFI project performance.
- Travel extensively across Indonesia and beyond as required to work with FFI-IP staff and partner organizations.
- Undertake other tasks assigned by Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Advisor and/or FFI Program Director.
- Coordinates and mobilizes the FFI’s camera trap teams to conduct the Sumatran tiger and key wildlife monitoring survey, focusing on but not limited to Kampar Peninsula, and to assure that the field works are implemented in a high standard following the survey protocols in timely manner.
- Coordinates and facilitates the development of Sumatran tiger and key wildlife survey protocols and assures that the protocols are well implemented by the team through regular participation in the field works as necessary.
- Assists in analysis the Sumatran tiger and key wildlife biological data sets following the most recent and robust analytical frameworks, and to provide technical reports of the analyses in timely manner.
- Coordinates and facilitates technical trainings for the field staff on tiger and key wildlife monitoring methodologies and data analyses.
- Review existing project documents to meet a particular writing and reporting standard of FFI-IP projects.
- Coordinates trainings, meetings and workshops facilitation with relevant stakeholders as required and to formally represent FFI-IP as necessary in meetings, workshops and conferences.
- To be responsible for all finance and activity reporting under his/her responsibility in Indonesian or English, written or verbal.
- Anticipate and explore all prospective biodiversity conservation initiatives to support and strengthen the FFI’s biodiversity conservation strategy as guided by the FFI-IP Target Achievements and relevant documentations.
- The implementation of program development by the National Biodiversity Monitoring Coordinator as a consequence of the above ad hoc task is subject to further assessment and agreement between both parties. Are vision or an addendum of this reference will be provided by FFI if necessary.
- A minimum of second level degree with 3 years working experience or first level degree with 5 years working experience in relevant area.
- Advanced in camera-trap capture-recapture framework and familiar with the most recent wildlife survey techniques, including patch occupancy and distance samplings.
- Familiar with basic statistical/technical terms and analytical interpretation.
- Familiar with camera trap devices, forest navigation, map reading, and able to operate forest GPS and compass.
- Familiar with basic ArcGIS, common statistical packages, and MS office packages.
- Possesses a strong leadership, management skills, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Able to deal with tide schedule and unscheduled tasks, target oriented, and has the capacity in project planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Willing to work at any circumstances both independently or in a group, such as in remote areas with very limited facilities.
- Excellent in writing skills and oral communciation both in Indonesian and English.
- Willing to travel extensively across FFI-IP’s conservation sites in Indonesia and beyond.
A qualified candidate shall send a cover letter, a short resume, expected salary, and two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org No correspondence and only short-listed candidates (3-5) will be notified.
Your email should have a subject heading of NBMC.
Vacancy will be closed 15 May 2017 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews