The Nature Conservancy Job Vacancy: Indonesia Coastal & Ocean Program Director, Jakarta - Indonesian

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.
We currently have an opening for:
The ICOP Director provides strategic leadership, management, and guidance for successful marine conservation across Indonesia, one of the Conservancy’s top priority countries. The Director will lead the ICOP Team of about 30 professionals focusing on 3 key strategies as outlined below.
S/he also provides overall coordination of marine conservation initiatives between Indonesia and TNC’s global and regional ocean programs. S/he serves as the principle marine contact for government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community. S/he will work with Development Division on donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship; and with staff to develop and disseminate best practices and provide training and analyses on thematic issues.
3 Key Functions:
Advance Marine Conservation
  • Advancing system-scale conservation and management of iconic large marine regions and protected areas across the country and climate change mitigation and disaster risk reduction through the conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems coupled with “smart” development. 
Development of Capacity
  • Develop and implement cutting edge conservation strategies in a high-profile geography and major philanthropic market.
  • Builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field, develops key partnerships with public & private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices, and develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the natural system needs.
  • Advances TNC’s reputation as a marine conservation leader in Indonesia.
  • Works with key partners to develop and communicate solutions and best practices.
  • Leads and manages a cross-functional team which designs, implements, and supports fisheries and marine conservation strategies.
  • Responsible for preparation of annual work plans and budgets for the ICOP Team as well as quarterly progress reports against annual goals and objectives.
  • Acts as external and internal ambassador and advocate for TNC Indonesia’s marine conservation work.
  • Support professional growth of ICOP staff.
Secure & Mobilize Resources (Funding)
  • In coordination with relevant member of Development Division, secure & mobilize resources (funding) to support the leveraging and implementation of ICOP overall strategy. This includes identifying and networking with the potential donors, both bilateral/multilateral as well as from corporations.
The ICOP Director reports to the Country Director.
  • Advanced degree and 10 years of experience in marine or conservation management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and directing multiple complex projects of strategic importance, including managing finances and supervising multidisciplinary professionals.
  • Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
  • Proven ability to manage time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
  • Demonstrated experience in raising significant public and private funds and successfully identify and cultivate high net worth individuals. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of donors (i.e. USAID, multilateral, foundations, and other institutions’ grant making initiatives).
  • Demonstrated experience in innovative financing to support program sustainability.
  • Experience working with volunteer Boards and Advisory Councils.
  • Understanding of current trends and practices in coastal and ocean management and marine conservation in Indonesia and globally.
  • Experience in developing successful partnerships with corporations, community leaders, governments, non-profit organizations, academia and other organizations and individuals;
  • Proven ability to influence high-level government officials and conservation partners.
  • Experience successfully linking science, policy and practice to achieve tangible conservation and policy outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the regional, national and/or country/international level.
  • Ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English.  
Please send your CV and application letter to, not later than August 30, 2017. Please insert the position title you are interested to apply on the subject line.