The Nature Conservancy: Green Growth Compact Specialist - Samarinda & Berau, East Kalimantan

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) 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..  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

In Indonesia, TNC is affiliated with Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN), with a mission to inherit sustainable natural environment for future generations by preserving lands and water terrain in which all lives depends on, through management of protected reserved area, vital species habitat conservation and local communities empowerment.

We currently have opening for:


Green Growth Compact Specialist is responsible as Co-lead for some of the implementation of East Kalimantan Compact at provincial and district levels under the direction of Green Growth Compact (GGC) Project Lead.  Her/his responsibility includes facilitating the East Kalimantan Climate Change Council (DDPI) and other stakeholders to strengthen their institutional capacity to support the Compact.  S/he will serve as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community in the scope of GGC project.

Green Growth Compact Specialist will be based in Samarinda and reports to the Green Growth Compact Project Lead, while maintaining regular communication/close coordination with TNC Indonesia Terrestrial Program staff in Jakarta, Samarinda and Berau.

Duties include:
  • Negotiate with relevant stakeholders (such as NGOs and private sector companies) on the development of policies and framework agreements of the Compact at provincial level to support the development of potential prototype initiatives and/or implementation of prototype initiatives of the Compact.
  • Lead the development of potential prototype initiatives and/or implementation of prototype initiatives of the Compact in coordination with relevant stakeholders at district, provincial, national and international levels, including monitoring the implementation of prototype initiatives of the Compact carried out by backbone organizations.
  • Together with the Green Growth Compact Project Lead, serve as principal contacts of partnership between TNC and DDPI for Compact implementation, including to strengthen institutional capacity of DDPI.
  • Co-lead the development and maintenance of key partnerships with public and private organizations in regard to Compact implementation, including to identify technical issues, communicate solutions and liaise and collaborate closely with key stakeholders at provincial level.
  • Coordinate institutional arrangements for the implementation of Compact in East Kalimantan.
  • Lead coordination process at provincial level, particularly with the East Kalimantan Government to improve coordination and communication in relation to the implementation of Compact, Forest Carbon Partnership Facilities (FCPF) and scaling up of the Berau Forest Carbon Program to provincial level.
  • Facilitate the development of potential prototype initiatives of the Compact contributing to the emissions reduction under FCPF framework.
  • Organize the conduct of special meetings, such as VIP trips, learning exchanges, and others.
  • Develop analysis, tools, and frameworks to address natural resource management issues within the Compact framework
  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience negotiating.
Please send your CV and application letter to, not later than October 25, 2018.

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