Conservation International Indonesia Job Vacancy: West Papua Forestry Manager, Manokwari


Konservasi Indonesia is a national foundation established to support sustainable development in the country. We are the main partner of Conservation International in Indonesia.

We envision a healthy and prosperous Indonesia where biodiversity is valued and preserved. With offices and project sites across Indonesia, we promote a sustainable landscape-seascape approach and establish partnerships with multiple stakeholders across sectors and jurisdictions to deliver lasting impacts for people and nature in Indonesia.

As we are constantly expanding, we are currently hiring to fill the following position for our office in Manokwari:

West Papua Forestry Manager (Code: WPF_M)

Konservasi Indonesia is hiring Forestry Manager to oversee the portfolio of terrestrial forest conservation, provide guidance and support to the field teams and support the strategic direction of Konservasi Indonesia’s terrestrial conservation. S/he will manage a diverse set of activities and works to ensure that the program outcomes and goals further Konservasi Indonesia’s conservation and human development priorities. Duties include developing and implementing program and conservation strategies, project management, technical oversight, monitoring, and capacity building. The Forest Manager ensures compliance with Konservasi Indonesia policies, program and funding agreements, and local requirements. The Forestry Manager will be the West Papuan point of contact for a portfolio of terrestrial-based conservation and will serve as the technical expert on forest policy and conservation schemes. The Forestry Manager works across the organization to build strong relationships to advance program initiatives.  Their work will link closely with government priorities, and s/he will support new proposal development to ensure new projects are poised for effectivity and success while safeguarding the interests and needs of West Papuan communities.

The Forestry Manager supports the program’s financial well-being by playing a role in identifying program funding sources and developing and managing funding relationships with partners and prospects. S/he works with the program and internal staff on proposals and funding initiatives.

The successful candidate will be expected to work in close collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders including West Papuan provincial government, various regency governments, BKSDA branches, civil society, academic institutions and private sector. Equally important, the Forestry Manager will need to maintain regular, respectful and open communication with staff in West Papua, Bali and Jakarta. The Forestry Manager will report directly to the West Papua Program Director but will work closely with site managers and the West Papua Government Liaison.

  • Oversee and implement program activities, manage technical and program staff, providing technical guidance on Konservasi Indonesia’s forest conservation and management projects throughout West Papua.
  • Support the West Papua Program Director and related staff to develop a strong vision for Konservasi Indonesia’s role in terrestrial conservation, linking all regency programs and coordinating with partners and stakeholders through program strategies, objectives, workplans and metrics.
  • Identify capacity building needs and support efforts to address capacity gaps.
  • Lead activities and events as relate to the terrestrial conservation workplan and monitor, measure and provide periodic progress and metric reports.
  • Participate in monthly team monitoring and evaluation calls and remain in close communication with leadership around Indonesia and West Papua
  • Promote information sharing. Work closely with government partners, civil society and stakeholders to support the community of conservation in West Papua to build stakeholder understanding and support by developing fact sheets, statistics, and related communication materials. Hold conferences and other events to share best practices, lessons learned, troubleshoot issues and develop a path forward.
  • Support program financial sustainability by partnering with internal teams on proposal development and contribute to regional/global fundraising efforts.
  • Ensure compliance with organization policies, funding agreements, and local requirements
  • Coordinate with staff in field programs, Bali, and Jakarta to ensure we have a shared understanding and vision for our work in West Papua terrestrial.
  • Identify opportunities for program growth and development.
  • Adhere to Konservasi Indonesia’s operational policies and procedures, coordinate with Operations team when needed for grants, contracts, travel arrangements, budget, etc.
  • Provide support for West Papua field programs as needed and West Papua governance work in internal strategy meetings.
  • Adhere to Konservasi Indonesia’s Safety & Security Procedures, especially as they relate to COVID-19.
  • At least 10 years of work experience with Indonesian forest conservation, forest management and/r forestry policy
  • Experience working with Indonesian government partners, regency, provincial and/or national as well as a wide variety of partners from NGO, private sector, etc.
  • At least 3 years experience working in West Papua and demonstrated understanding of West Papua culture.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Strong interest in improving governance to support both communities and forest conservation.
  • Quick learner and curious to understand more about emerging and creative solutions for conservation finance.
  • Demonstrative ability to work productively and respectfully with a diverse team and proactively build capacity of the team.
  • Up to 2 years of experience supervising others including multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Service focused, courteous and tactful, with a proven ability to work effectively with others.
  • Passionate about conservation with the goal to support local communities.
  • Proven ability to multitask and meet priorities under general supervision, managing relationships with internal team  and with partners. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under minimal supervision.
  • Experience with forest carbon projects
  • Strong background in forest conservation and experience leading and implementing social forestry programs with communities
  • Preferred experience working with KLHK, BBTNTC, Balitbangda and/or BKSDA
  • Professional proficiency in English is preferred.
Please send your current resume and cover letter (no more than 4 pages) to:

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mail with this format: <WPF_M> - <your name>

Closing date for the application is February 25, 2022

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).