Zoological Society of London Job Vacancy: Tiger Protection Coordinator, Sumatera - Indonesian

The Zoological Society of London is an international wildlife conservation organization with a focus on science-based and pragmatic solutions. ZSL has been active in Indonesia for about 10 years, with a particular focus on the overlap between industrial development and biodiversity conservation. ZSL’s Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera.We are now looking for:
Terms and Condition
Start Date : March 2018
Duration of Contract : One year fix- term Contract, with potential to extend
Work Area : The Tiger Protection Coordinator will be based in Jambi, Sumatera
Hours of Work : Monday to Friday from 09.00 am up to 05.00 pm
Reporting to : Tiger Conservation Project Manager
Key Purpose of the Job
Tiger Protection Coordinator will assist the Tiger Conservation Project Manager in coordinating the Tiger Protection and Patrol Units (TPPUs) operating in ZSL Indonesia’s areas of operation (Berbak & Sembilang National Parks and the Dangku Wildlife Reserve) and the Human Tiger Conflict (HTC) Teams operating across the Berbak, Sembilang and Dangku landscapes.
ZSL The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.
Main Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with Ministry of Environment & Forestry (MoEF), establish and coordinate the TPPUs and HTC teams especially with regards to tackling Human-Wildlife conflict situations around the three protected areas.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining databases and administration systems, ensuring accuracy of inputting and reports.
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders at both regional and national levels.
  • Ensure the achievement of project activities and high performance in accordance with the project work plan.
  • Provide monthly reports to the Tiger Conservation Project Manager.

Building Relationships
  • The job requires continued professional internal and external interaction/ communications, both in person and via phone and email.
  • Establish and manage communication and coordination with stakeholders, especially law enforcement agencies including the Indonesia Police and Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF).
Mental Demands
This post will be mentally demanding; often the post-holder will find themselves in unexpected situations and be required to take quick decisions, finding solutions and deciding upon the best strategy to take.
This post will require time flexibility due to human-tiger conflict work often happening out of office hours.
Working Conditions
  • This post will require extensive work dealing with government agencies and community.
  • This post will require strong collaboration with law enforcement agencies/officials.
  • This position will be office based but considerable travel or field work is likely to be required.

Expectations of Job Holder
  • To ensure that the policy for equality of opportunity is adhered to and promoted in all aspects of the post holder’s work.
  • To ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of the work and responsibilities attached to this post.
  • Demonstrate professionalism towards sensitive and confidential information.
  • To comply with and promote Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake recommended Health and Safety training as and when necessary.
  • To be committed to professional self-development, through participation in in-service training as necessary for the successful carrying out of the job.
  • To undertake such other duties as are commensurate with the grade of the post.

NB: This job description is designed to outline a range of main duties that may be encountered. It is not designed to be an exhaustive list of tasks and can be varied in consultation with the post holder in order to reflect changes in the job or the organisation.
Person Specification
Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Biology and Forestry, Animal Health Paramedic and/or other related field with equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience in wildlife conservation or a closely related area
  • Minimum 7 years’ successful experience working in similar position with an international NGO.
  • Self-motivated and resourceful, with the proven ability to multi-task and operate successfully under tight deadlines and time pressures.
  • Prior experience in managing and developing a team
  • An understanding of Indonesian Laws on forestry and wildlife
Skills & Abilities
  • Computer literacy (excellent IT skills); competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and other MS tool
  • Familiar with conservation – related software programme e.g GIS (Arcview, MapSource), SMART would be an advantage
  • Good ability in project planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Able to work independently without supervision but also accustomed to working in a team.
  • Good communications skills – able to express complex information in a simple and succinct manner.
  • Self-starter, pro-active and uses initiative – can work independently and priorities own work load.
  • Preferably a high level of written and spoken English.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure and often to tight deadlines; including an ability to prioritize jobs.
  • Highly motivated.
Please send your motivation letter with latest curriculum Vitae by email indonesia@zsl.org, cc to Lydia.chandra@zsl.org by latest Wednesday, 31 January 2018.