The Nature Conservancy Job Vacancy: Spatial Planner - Riau, 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.
TNC Indonesia work in East Kalimantan with jurisdictional approach under Green Growth Compact with one objective under Green Growth Compact to develop integrative landscape analytics. This approach aims to developing shared understanding based on robust analysis of costs and benefits of alternative landscape development scenarios. TNC Indonesia also conducted a strategic partnership for integrated landscape management initiatives to ensure effective conservation and improved community livelihood within Riau, specifically the Kampar Peninsula and Padang Island landscapes.
The Spatial Planner is responsible for the overall design, coordination and implementation of an integrated landscape analytics program within TNC’s Indonesia Terrestrial Program. S/he uses the full range of land use planning, economic development planning conservation planning tools and works through collaboration with national, provincial, and district government, conservation organizations and other partners as appropriate. The program manager works closely and coordinates with a wide variety of Nature Conservancy staff, private individuals, government and corporations in support of conservation goals. S/he is an expert in spatial planning, development planning conservation techniques and advises the natural resource management planning staff and government partners on the application of these tools. S/he serves as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and academic community. S/he may play a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. Disseminates best practices, provides training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and develops key partnerships.
This may include one or more of the following functions:
  • Establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within area of responsibility
  • Defines conservation priorities in the area of responsibility
  • Leads and manages team which supports and improves conservation efforts
  • Builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field
  • Develops key partnerships with public private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices
  • Develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address spatial planning and development planning needs
  • Engages local community support for local conservation efforts
  • Negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities
  • Develops and implements conservation strategies, with focus on spatial planning and development planning
  • Develop capacity building and give technical assistance in GIS, spatial planning, development planning and other related natural resource management activities for TNC and its partners
The Spatial Planner will report directly the NR Planning Manager will be based in Jakarta – Indonesia Program Office.
  • BA/BS degree in geography, forestry, regional planning and other related field of study and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of landscape level approach such as ecoregional planning, land use and land suitability analysis.
  • Experience in technical assistance for spatial planning (RTRW) and development planning (RPJP/M) for district and province government.
  • Advance GIS skills with using ArcGIS, spatial analyst extension, 3D analyst, image analyst and other required extension for conservation analysis.
  • Knowledge of high conservation value (HCV), high carbon stock (HCS) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) / KLHS
  • Experienced in develop capacity building and give technical assistance in GIS, spatial planning, development planning and other related natural resource management activities for TNC and its partners.
Please send your CV and application letter to, not later than September 1, 2017. Please insert the position title you are interested to apply on the subject line.