Yayasan Konservasi Indonesia Job Vacancy: Nature Climate Solution Lead, Jakarta

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 Jakarta: NCS Lead (Code: NCS Lead)

Nature plays a critical role in global climate system. Studies say that nature contribution is about 30% of the way to solving climate crisis. Konservasi Indonesia (KI) adopts nature climate solution (NCS) strategy in its sustainable landscape seascape approach. The strategy focuses on securing and protecting critical ecosystem, restoring degraded areas, improving production practices.

There is significant growth in the demand for high-quality conservation projects that can access various financing mechanism and KI is expanding their portfolio of high-quality projects to meet this demand. KI is seeking a NCS lead to lead development of NCS projects and support ecoregion team (Sundaland, Sunda Banda and Sahul Papua) in the preparation and monitoring of the projects. The NCS lead will be required to research across a variety of subjects to provide information for technical reports such as Project Design Documents. Additionally, the lead may be call upon to support donor fundraising initiatives and reporting.

  • Lead NCS project pipeline development by working closely with landscape managers and program directors and external partners to ensure the projects in the pipeline are aligned with conservation program and landscape strategies.
  • Conduct feasibility analysis and develop project design documents along with implementation plans, monitoring and evaluation protocols.
  • Engage external stakeholders and lead the discussion with MoEF, Bappenas, MMAF and other relevant govt institutions to support Indonesia's emission reduction commitments and strategies (NDC, FREL, FOLU net sink, etc.)
  • Support NCS policy development at the national and regional levels by working in close coordination with technical and policy directors, to catalyze carbon markets in Indonesia.
  • Review exiting studies and conduct research to fill gaps, provide technical editing, format, and finalize all key NCS project documents to a high professional standard
  • Build NCS capacity in internal Kl staffs and partners.
  • Ensure compliance with KI policies, standards, and code of conduct.
  • Participate in staff development and team building.
  • This role requires a high degree of technical know-how and will need to manage a team of people who may have varying levels of technical expertise, who may not directly report to him or her.
  • Accountable for operating budgets, tracking expenses, and providing necessary approvals within set financial thresholds
  • 8+ years’ work experience managing complex projects, preferably sustainable landuse, sustainable business, conservation, NCS and/or development field programs.
  • Professional degree in environmental science or management, climate science, or related fields.
  • Experience communicating about REDD+ and other forest carbon finance mechanisms to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience working with or within the private sector, including corporates and/or institutional investors, on climate or forest-related issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with technical writing and editing in English.
  • Understanding that forest conservation and other NCS initiatives are critical for addressing climate change.
  • Proven team player able to work effectively across cultures and within and across organizations.
  • Experience in carbon project development
  • Working experience with indigenous peoples and traditional communities.
  • Experience managing information systems to ensure files and data are organized, accessible, and properly versioned

Master’s degree in field related to the job description.

  • Requires communication, consultation, coordination, and meeting with multi stakeholders and partners.
  • Requires travel to field site and offices.
Please send your current resume, cover letter and portfolio to: indonesia.hrd@konservasi-id.org

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

Closing date for the application is Dec 6, 2022

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).