JOB: Berau Program Director

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters to survive.

Currently we are searching qualified candidate to fill position of:

The Berau Program Director functions as the lead coordinator of all TNC activities in Berau ensuring the synergy among various on-going programs in Berau, including work in various thematic programs and sites. S/he engages key stakeholders in Berau, especially the district government, local communities, private sector, and BFCP Implementation Bodies (Steering Committee, Technical Assistance Provider, TFCA Oversight Committee, TFCA Administrator, and other implementing partners), donor agencies, provincial and national government to support the design and implementation of BFCP. S/he works closely and coordinates with a wide variety of TNC staff, consultants, NGO partners, private companies, and government agencies in support of TNC conservation goals and results. S/he is an expert in natural forest management with strong experience working with the government, private sector and local communities with hands-on conservation. S/he has proven experience in thinking outside the box to develop creative solutions to complex natural resource management challenges and is able to motivate and lead a broadly disbursed team of people. S/he serves as the principle contact to donor agencies, government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community within his/her Conservation function with regards to Berau program. S/he may play a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. Disseminates best practices, provides training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and develops key partnerships.

This may include one or more of the following functions:
• Establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the area of responsibility
• Defines conservation priorities in the area of responsibility
• Leads and manages team which supports and improves conservation efforts
• Builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field
• Develops key partnerships with public & private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices
• Develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the natural system needs
• Engages local community support for local conservation efforts
• Negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural ecosystems
• Develops and implements conservation strategies


• BA/BS degree and 10-12 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the district, province, and/or country level

• Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, climate change policy, REDD+ and other related areas of work in Indonesia.

• Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives and experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives

• Motivating team members, setting goals and leading efforts

• Delivering practical, adaptable products and services to stakeholders

• Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs

• Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results

• Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages

• Demonstrated experience in fundraising

• Successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects.

• Demonstrated success as an inspirational manager who has successfully motivated staff to achieve and sustain excellence.

• Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and able to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.

• Successful experience in partnership development (donors, NGO partners, community, government, etc.) including extensive networking with high-level conservation contacts; political savvy.

• Proven interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

This position will be base in Berau Field Office.

Please send your CV and application form to, not later than April 9, 2012. Please insert subject: Berau Program Director in your email.

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