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Indonesia Marine Program Advisor

Location: Indonesia
Job Code: 859
# of openings: 1



Indonesia Marine Program Advisor

Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to protecting healthy ecosystems for the good of humanity.

The Indonesia Marine Program Advisor will play a dynamic and wide-ranging role in securing the long-term sustainability of all CI Indonesia marine programs, with a strong focus on the Bird's Head Seascape initiative, as well as developing new seascape, site-based, and fisheries management initiatives within Indonesia. S/he will be responsible for providing both strategic technical support and management backstopping to CI Indonesia’s entire marine portfolio, including long-term conservation planning, fundraising and proposal development, donor reporting and management, and capacity-building/mentoring of key marine program staff and governmental and other partners. The Advisor will work closely with and support the Indonesia Marine Program Director, and will play a critical role in strategic planning for the future of the Indonesia Marine Program and broader CI Indonesia programs – including helping determine the most appropriate niche for CI-Indonesia in improving fisheries management in Indonesia. Also, liaise closely with the Vice President of Asia-Pacific Marine Programs and CI headquarters staff as requested by the Vice President of CI-Indonesia. The incumbent will also focus significant effort on maintaining effective governance of our external grants program, which currently manages an impressive portfolio of sub grants ranging from small $5-10K grants on up to multi-million dollar grants to a diversity of partners. This position is based in Bali, Indonesia.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Programmatic Fundraising and Donor Management
  • Technical Support to Bird’s Head Seascape and other key Indonesia Marine Programs, with focus on building fisheries management expertise
  • Collaborate with other divisions (mainly the terrestrial programs) to build the ridge to reef conservation program in Indonesia
  • Finance and Operations Support in alignment with technical budget proposal.
  • Mentoring and Capacity Building for Staff and Governmental Partners
  • Strategic Internal and External Communications

Key Job Requirements:

Experience & Skill:

  • This position requires a strong fisheries management background and experience with university degree in marine policy, fisheries management, biology, or resources management or a related field, and a minimum of 5-7 years’ previous experience in managing marine conservation program(s).
  • Display excellent communication and especially writing skills (including previous experience in preparing funding proposals and donor reports).
  • Experience in multicultural settings is considered essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team environments and cultivate productive partnerships across a diversity of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality products subject to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; including public speaking.
  • Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)



  • An advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in sustainable fisheries/marine resources management is highly preferred, as is previous experience working in Indonesia (including Indonesian language skills).
  • Experience in MPA management planning and/or marine policy development including integrated coastal management science is desirable, as is demonstrated experience working with a wide range of stakeholders, from national-level government officials to village leaders, as well as local and international NGO and university partners.
  • An extensive network of institutional and private donor contacts is highly desirable.
  • Though this position is based in the Bali Indonesia marine program office, it will require 25-50% travel (both to remote areas of Papua as well as Jakarta and other field sites in Indonesia and internationally). 


Application Close:  Closing Date is October 31, 2017  

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