Conservation Programmes Manager - Indonesia; Conservation Programmes Manager - Indonesia

Job Title: 
Conservation Programmes Manager - Indonesia
Job Location: 
Bali, Indonesia
Two-year, renewable
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Location: Bali, Indonesia,  with regular travel to field sites in South Sumatra and West Kalimantan

Closing date for applications: 20th October 2019

Contract status: eligible to both Indonesian nationals and International applicants with the right to work

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: Two-year, renewable, with three-months probationary period

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience and organisational salary scales

This role will be employed by Yayasan Pesisir Lestari, working in partnership with Blue Ventures.


We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation through an integrated approach addressing barriers to marine management including health. By listening and responding to community needs, we design our models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and we are committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.

Blue Ventures is a social enterprise which is growing rapidly and is motivated by its mission, offering excellent possibilities for professional development.

Summary Job Description

In Indonesia, Blue Ventures works with coastal communities through two complementary approaches: directly through our teams living and working in coastal communities (direct implementation); and through like-minded partner organisations working with coastal communities (outreach). We are seeking a resourceful, passionate and culture-sensitive coordinator, with proven experience in project management, impact monitoring and strategy development to oversee the development of our direct implementation work in Indonesia. 

The Conservation Programmes Coordinator will be a senior role within our small but growing team in Bali and will report directly to Blue Ventures’ Head of Implementation, based in the UK, collaborating closely with the Outreach Regional Manager and with support from the UK based Monitoring and Evaluation team. 

Central to the role’s responsibilities will be providing support and line management to two Site Leaders, who coordinate activities at two sites; Taman Nasional (TN) Sembilang in Sumatera Selatan and Kubu Raya in Kalimantan Barat. As our work at these two sites starts in earnest, the Conservation Programmes Manager will play an integral role, ensuring the Site Leaders have the necessary support to develop coherent site strategies and work-plans that respond directly to the needs of communities, aligned with Blue Ventures’ organisational vision and strategy. To do so, the successful candidate will need to form close working relationships with support teams in the UK to ensure the Site Leaders are receiving the necessary level of support. The Manager will also be responsible for nurturing open communication between the Site Leaders, empowering them to share experiences and lessons learned between sites and also more widely within the organisation – particularly with our Indonesia Outreach team. This will necessitate close communication and collaboration with our Bali-based Outreach Regional Manager. 

Blue Ventures’ approach is grounded in listening and responding to the needs of coastal communities. Whilst these communities are always our primary partners, in both TN Sembilang and Kubu Raya, Blue Ventures will also be working in close partnership with other organisations. The Site Leaders will be responsible for managing these important relationships at the site level but the Conservation Programmes Manager will work closely with the Site Leaders to ensure that partner coordination and communication is consistent across sites. 

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Application Process

Candidates should apply online from the website, by 20th October 2019.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

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