CEFAS Project Officer


Position : CEFAS Project Officer
Program : Marine Program
Based : Bogor
Line Manager : Marine Cross Cutting Program Manager & Wildlife Trade Program Manager
Reporting To : CEFAS


WCS Indonesia has recently begun a collaborative project with MMAF, CEFAS and the University of Salford, under a grant from the UK government IWT Challenge Fund, with the aim of building capacity to reduce illegal trade of shark products in Indonesia. As part of this project, CEFAS will organise several stakeholder workshops and training events in order to deliver the following outputs:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of the political and operational landscape of elasmobranch trade has been documented, including the identification of all key stakeholders, their resources and unification of commitments to reducing illegal trade. 
  2. Improved capacity of MMAF to deliver advanced, on-going training to effectively identify and monitor the trade of CITES-protected elasmobranch species, thereby increasing the detection rates of attempted illegal trades.  
  3. Increased capacity of MMAF to utilise their improved scientific evidence from the implementation of the step-wise detection methods to better inform national policies on elasmobranch trade management and CITES compliance.

CEFAS require an in-country contact point and logistics coordinator to organize these events and deliver these outputs.

Summary of Terms of Reference

The CEFAS project coordinator will be based in the WCS Indonesia office, but will be under the management of CEFAS staff in the UK, in order to organize and deliver CEFAS meeting and workshop activities under the IWT challenge fund grant for building capacity to reduce illegal trade of shark products in Indonesia.


  1. Management of the budget (£13,666.67 pa) allocated to facilitating MMAF staff involvement in the IWT project. 
  2. Co-ordinate arrangement of stakeholder meetings, regional focus groups and training activities in Indonesia (Java and Bali). Specifically:
  • Identify and book meeting facilities (rooms, refreshments, etc.). 
  • Appointment of translators for meetings where appropriate. 
  • Facilitate booking of accommodation and travel for attendees (government officials). 
  • Liaise with invitees during arrangement of meetings. 
  • Keep booking receipts and details of actual spend according to the terms and conditions set out by IWT funders. 
  • Attend meetings to support running of the events alongside core team members from WCS, CEFAS, and MMAF.

Application Details

Please send a covering letter and CV in English to wcsindonesia@wcs.org not later than August 23rd, 2019 stating in the subject line “CEFAS Project Officer”. No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified.