Conservation International Job Consultant for West Papua Livelihoods, Indonesia

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous, and more productive planet. We are currently looking to fill the following work:

(code: WP-Livelihoods)

As one of the provinces with the largest Peatland and Mangrove Ecosystem (PME) in Indonesia, West Papua could only protect 10% of the mangroves area (650,000 ha). According to the socio-culture situation, the local community living in the mangrove areas is very limited as they only could utilize the mangrove ecosystem at a very minimum aspect, especially in Kaimana Regency, South Sorong Regency, and Bintuni Regency. The local community mostly utilizes the mangrove to fulfill their daily needs. However, some people generate several activities to increase their income based on limited opportunities. For example, Bintuni and Kaimana's local community started to sell shrimp and crabs to visitors outside West Papua.

CI Indonesia is calling for Consultancy Quotation to conduct a baseline survey to obtain preliminary data on the natural resource in the PME areas, the level of PME utilization, as well as the socio-economic condition of the local community; also conduct pre and post-assessment training programs to capture the impact of the activity and consider the report as a baseline to the evaluation and program planning in the future. The program will be implemented in Fakfak Regency, South Sorong Regency, Kaimana Regency, Sorong City, and Sorong Regency.

  • The consultant is expected to have experience in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), universities, or Research Institutions (Socio-Economics). The consultant will spend time and working at CI Office in Manokwari, West Papua, at minimum 75% of the time.
  • Bachelor degree majoring in Economy, Social Science, Environmental Science or Natural Resource Management
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in the field of natural resource and economy
  • Familiarity with socio-economic survey methodologies and data analysis
  • Familiarity with global conservation issues such as climate change, deforestation, and biodiversity
  • Excellent oral & written communication, both in Bahasa and English
  • In good health and fit to carry out fieldwork in remote areas in West Papua
  • Commitment to working in a team and following a work plan
  • Commitment to working at the CI office in Manokwari, and several fields sites in West Papua
Please send your Application Letter and CV (no more than 4 pages) to:

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mail with this format: < WP-Livelihoods > - <Your Name>

Closing date for the Quotation/application is March 7, 2021

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).