Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Job Vacancy: Conservation Officer (Finance & Business) - Burung Indonesia

Conservation Officer (Finance & Business) - Burung Indonesia

Expiry date: 23:59, Mon, 31st Oct 2022

Location: Burung Indonesia

Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,529.00 Per Annum

Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance

Duration: 2 years

Hutan Harapan consists of c.100,000ha of ex-logging concessions located in Sumatra, Indonesia. The company, PT REKI, was established to help restore Hutan Harapan’s ecosystem and is governed by a not-for-profit foundation Yayasan Konservasi Hutan Indonesia (YAKEHI); the main shareholders are Burung Indonesia (BI), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and BirdLife International (BLI).

The RSPB Global Land Department is seeking a Conservation Finance and Business Officer for the Hutan Harapan Programme. The position will be based at the Burung Indonesia office in Bogor, Indonesia. You will work with the Head of Sustainable Financing & Conservation Enterprise, and Technical Advisor (Hutan Harapan Programme) and other RSPB staff working on Hutan Harapan to support Burung Indonesia and PT REKI to fund, plan, analyse and monitor the implementation of pilot activities relating to sustainable financing and business activities at Hutan Harapan, in line with the multi-million Euros IKI/ KfW grant “Hutan Harapan: Supporting the sustainability of the first Ecosystem Restoration Concession (ERC) in Indonesia.

The role will involve preparing & analysing proposals related to business pilots, developing a business plan, implementation planning and monitoring, budgeting and providing mentoring and training of staff in the activities related to the business enterprises. The main conservation enterprises at Harapan currently are vanilla, patchouli and bamboo production. You will also need to provide support for activities related to financing of Hutan Harapan, for e.g. carbon financing. The role will also include proposal and report writing and fundraising, to secure the long-term financial sustainability of Hutan Harapan. You will also support the Board of Management and work with senior staff of the Hutan Harapan implementation team (at Burung Indonesia and PT REKI) to ensure solid management structures, policies and procedures are in place relating to financing and business enterprises.

For more insight into this role and for a full list of responsibilities and requirements,  please see the attached additional Information document on the advert on our careers page.

The key elements of the job are as the following:
  • Support the development of proposals for vanilla, patchouli, bamboo and other conservation enterprises in Harapan, including developing a business plan, related workplan and budgets, for funding proposals as opportunities arise.
  • Support the development of proposals for sustainable innovative financing for Harapan, in collaboration with Burung Indonesia, NABU and BirdLife International, as opportunities arise, for e.g. Green Climate Fund (and other carbon funds) and others.
  • Administration support for the implementation of projects on sustainable innovative financing for Harapan going forward.
  • Compile and analyse information and data on the conservation finance and enterprises in Hutan Harapan.
  • Provide leadership for the conservation finance and business to result in a successful business at Hutan Harapan.
What we need from you

The successful candidate will be trained in natural resource management and:
  • have business management and administration skills
  • Have experience in managing conservation enterprises in Indonesia
  • project management experience, including planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting;
  • show good attention to detail;
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills;
  • be a team player;
  • be driven and flexible in their work approach; and
  • have experience of work internationally, particularly in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.  
Additional Information

The post will involve unsupervised international and national travel.

The post holder will be a member of the RSPB and participate in establishing its objectives and achieving its goals.  The role may require providing support to other activities of the Team upon request.

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Please note that you will be required to upload a CV and complete an application form where you will have the opportunity to tell us how you meet the criteria set above.

Before applying for this role we would recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of our advert.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Link to advert and to apply - CLICK HERE