Program Coordinator for Karimunjawa


Position : Program Coordinator for Karimunjawa 
Program : Marine
Based in : Semarang and Karimunjawa
Line Manager : Marine Program Manager
Duration of Assignment : One year– with possible extension
 Employment Status : Full time, fixed term


The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Indonesia program aims to conserve marine resources vital to the protection and sustainability of a wide range of human activities and livelihoods. Consequently, conservation efforts cannot be separated from the management of fisheries or interaction with coastal communities. WCS employs a rigorous scientific approach to build capacity, strengthen management and inspire community stewardship for the protection and sustainable use of critical marine ecosystems, fisheries and threatened species. To achieve these goals, WCS employs a science-based approach to assisting the Indonesian government to establish and manage marine protected areas (MPAs), manage small-scale fisheries, and protect sharks and rays in Aceh, North Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, and North Maluku plus several other sites, including Karimunjawa National Park and Takabonerate National Park. With its presence in Karimunjawa, WCS is supporting the National Park Authority to improved management effectiveness of marine protected area (MPA) and reducing impacts of tourism growth and wastewater management.

Position Objectives

Under general supervision of the WCS Indonesia Country Director, the Karimunjawa Program Coordinator will directly report to the WCS Marine Program Manager and coordinate closely and significantly on daily basis with other Program Manager(s) of the WCS Indonesia Marine team. The Coordinator key role is to lead the field WCS staff team in Karimunjawa and coordinate all project activities to Marine core team in Bogor.

Specific Tasks/Output Deliverables

  • To coordinate and provide assistance in general aspect of field-work and data assimilation as required by any team member. This will include responsible in preparation of general field equipment to be use (all electronics equipment, diving and other scientific equipment), participation in data analysis, interpretation and report writing if required.  
  • To coordinate and prepare activity budget plan, monitor its implementation and compliance, then the budget reports as required, as per WCS standard. 
  • Contribute to preparation of data in to formats for writing and publishing of technical reports and peer reviewed publications. 
  • To coordinate day to day co-coordination of field logistics, including maintaining communication with Bogor office.  
  • To coordinate, actively participate and provide assistance to field event/activity, for example but not limited to: field surveys, trainings, design and implement monitoring programs for coral reef ecosystems, workshops with local partners, government, stakeholders, etc. In the initial training period new counterparts will work closely together with senior scientists and the country program coordinator and as their skills to improve local counterparts are required to be self reliant and autonomous in their capacity to carry out field programs. 
  • Assist marine national park and planning officer in routine tasks (organizing meetings, report writing) with developing and implementing WCS objectives to achieve a well-managed MPA. 
  • Representing WCS and participate in internal and external meetings with local partners, government, stakeholders, as required. 
  • Develop communication strategies for WCS marine conservation programs related to WCS Karimunjawa Marine projects.

Please note that the above TOR constitutes only the main responsibilities and duties of this position. As WCS Indonesia Program is a flexible organization, staffs members are expected to undertake any other tasks that are allocated to them but which are not part of their regular TOR

Position Requirements

  • Hold Bachelor Degree in the field of marine science/coastal and science management/fisheries/biodiversity conservation with at least 5-year of experience working in MPA establishment and management setting; 
  • Good understanding of the principal of marine protected area management and conservation; 
  • Good understanding of marine protected area system, governance, policies and regulations in Indonesia; 
  • Good understanding in ecological survey methods, fisheries survey and basic socioeconomic survey related to MPA; 
  • Demonstrated good track record in building communication and relationship with government, communities, and other stakeholders; 
  • Demonstrated good track record in leadership and ability to lead a team, at all times have a considerate, generous and helpful approach with all team members; 
  • Demonstrated good track record in designing and writing reports; 
  • Ability to complete tasks independently under pressure and within assigned time frames; 
  • Good command of English and Bahasa Indonesia; 
  • Basic GIS knowledge; 
  • Passionate in conservation/biodiversity/environmental issues and willingness to learn new things; 
  • SCUBA Diving skills with valid license at least advance open water or equivalent.

The position is for Indonesian nationals only. WCS encourages people to apply with management experience in sectors other than the non-governmental and/or conservation sectors. Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience and the position comes with full set of employment benefits. WCS is an equally opportunities employer.

Please send a covering letter and CV in English to not later than 31st January 2019 stating in the subject line “Application for Karimunjawa Program Coordinator_(name)”. Please also include a portfolio of your previous work or links to blogs or galleries online. No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified.