Project Coordinator kfW Marine

Position title : Project Coordinator KfW
Project name : Marine Biodiversity and Coastal Livelihoods in Sulawesi/Coral Triangle
Key internal relations :
Marine Advisor(s); Marine Project Manager(s) in Aceh, NTB, North Sulawesi, Fisheries Program Manager/Marine Cross-Cutting Manager, Communication officer, Grant & Budget Officer & Marine Project Tehnical Support Officer(s)
Line Supervision : Deputy Country Director
Will supervise : Community engagement & Organizationl Development specialist, MPA Financing Specialist, Project Tecnical Support Officer(s)
Location : Bogor, with travel to Aceh, North Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara


The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS’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 various sites. The WCS Indonesia Marine program focuses on the establishment and effective management of MPAs and development of sustainable fisheries, as interlinked strategies to secure and manage Indonesia’s coastal marine resources. WCS is committed to assisting the Government of Indonesia to meet its national and international commitments to MPA establishment and management – including the commitment to achieve 20 million hectares of MPAs by 2020. MPAs benefit both biodiversity and fisheries management by protecting habitats and protecting breeding populations of important marine organisms. The basis of all of our work is scientific data. Our teams of marine biologists, fisheries scientists, and socioeconomic specialists inform project design with baseline surveys. Regular monitoring of resources informs all subsequent decision making.

WCS has started marine work in Indonesia in 2002 and has expertise in marine and socioeconomic surveying, fisheries science, marine protected area creation and management, marine and fisheries policy, and law enforcement. Through KfW funding’s “Marine Biodiversity and Coastal Livelihoods in Sulawesi/Coral Triangle“ project from 2019 – 2025, within these area of expertise, WCS will continue to support the Government of Indonesia with specific targets related to Sustainable Fisheries Management, Decreasing threats to coral reefs and Supporting the designation and management of protected areas.

This project aims at conserving Indonesia’s diverse marine ecosystems and important fisheries through. It will benefit the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, fisheries managers in West Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi and Aceh provinces, and local communities who rely on marine resources. It will address threats of overfishing, destructive fishing, and loss of marine habitats. The project will:

  • Improve fisheries management by developing regulations and systems, recognition of co- or customary management, and development of incentives for sustainable fisheries management. 
  • Establish new MPAs, improve effectiveness of existing MPAs to conserve habitat and threatened species in West Nusa Tenggara (WNT), Aceh and North Sulawesi 
  • Apply science, monitoring, and analysis assessing MPA effectiveness on conservation and fisheries management

The 7 year project will be funded through the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), with the KfW Entwicklungsbank being its assigned government agency.

Specific Tasks and Outputs/Deliverables

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

Project facilitation and liaison

  • Support Program Managers (Aceh, WNT and North Sulawesi) in direct engagement and support, including communicating project progress to the main project government partners: Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), i.e. Director Fisheries Resources Management; Director Conservation Area and Biodiversity; Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan (DKP) and other dinas office(s) for the three project provionces and other relevant stakeholders. 
  • Supervise the Community Engagement & Organization Development specialist, MPA Financing Specialist and Project Technical Support Officer(s) to ensure the achievement of each position deliverables.  
  • Day to day coordination among various WCS Marine resources and contacts: Marine Advisor(s); Marine Project Manager(s) in Aceh, NTB, North Sulawesi, Marine Cross-cutting Manager, Communication officer, Grant & Budget Officer & Marine Project Technical Support Officer(s) 
  • Coordinate the development of annual project work plans, emphasizing a fully integrated approach between seascapes and thematic teams. 
  • Ensure the final review, pre-submission, edit and quality check of the technical and financial progress reports is taking place.

Project reporting and planning

  • Assist WCS Senior Management to track and report project progress against its Key Performance Indicators, and develop and oversee the project’s M&E system. 
  • Compile and edit regular technical progress reports for project Outputs #1-3, and ensure consistency with the accompanying financial reports.  
  • Working together with WCS Communication team, deliver regular updates on the project activities, including news flashes and updates for WCS-IP website and other social media postings, annual reports, and articles for brochures, leaflets, and printing media. 
  • Working together with WCS Grant & Budget Management, on any budget development, regular budget-versus-expenditure monitoring, give necessary input to KfW invoicing (when needed), budget revision (when needed), liaise and communicate all project concern related to organizational development areas to subgrantee(s), vendor(s), beneficiaries, etc. Be directly involved in capacity building efforts for project beneficiaries/other parties, as needed.  
  • Oversee the development of a project Environment and Social Management Plan, led by a senior consultant, and project staff adherence to the plan thereafter, reporting against the safeguards and recommendations in quarterly donor reports, and the periodic updating of the plan.

Other duties

  • Organize donor, government and other interested party visits to the project site and accompany them in the field 
  • Undertake any other duties, as assigned by the direct supervisor(s).

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


  • Strong interest and excellent knowledge in marine science, wildlife conservation, fisheries, marine protected area management, conservation biology, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (forestry, wildlife, conservation biology or environmental sciences) will be an advantage.  
  • >5 years’ senior project management experience. 
  • Excellent communication, networking, coordination and negotiation skills (oral and written), especially in effectively working with NGO, local community and government stakeholders. 
  • Excellent English language skills. 
  • Excellent report writing skills. 
  • Excellent computer skills, such as Microsoft packages.
  • Impact-driven and result-oriented 
  • Highly motivated self-starter and team player 
  • Able to work in multi-culture work environment and able to lead multi background staff member.  
  • Adaptable to work in various scenarios and locations, with a high willingness to travel.

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 31 January 2019 stating in the subject line “Project Coordinator KfW Marine_(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.