Job Vacancy

Conservation and Monitoring Specialist

Pohon Jelutung

The Role

The Conservation and Monitoring Specialist develops, manages, and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for large-scale geographic. They will coordinate the scientific, spatial, and operational aspects of the Conservation Program, focusing on YKAN Kolektif Project areas in FMA 711 and FMA 715. They will also provide limited support to other site-based projects.

What We can Achieve Together

Together with YKAN and Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati Indonesia (KEHATI), we will collaborate in the implementation of the USAID Konservasi Laut Efektif (USAID Kolektif) to effectively protect Indonesia’s marine biodiversity through improving existing Marine Protected Area (MPA) management, functions, and benefits.

We’re looking for YOU:

Are you looking for a meaningful work and wanted to make a difference? Welcome to YKAN. At YKAN, with the mission to protect lands and waters on which all life depends, we provide innovative solutions for realizing harmony between people and nature, through effective management, non-confrontational approaches, and building collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders for a sustainable Indonesia. Together with you, we can make a difference.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate in conservation, with experience in protection of Indonesia’s marine biodiversity. This position is responsible for the coordination on the data compilation and collection related to YKAN Kolektif Project areas in FMA 711 and FMA 715. The Conservation and Monitoring Specialist is responsible for the efficient implementation of a work plan for developing the scheme and its initial implementation of monitoring and surveillance activities in target MPAs. They ensure that the fore-mentioned monitoring and surveillance related activities are carried out according to agreed-upon procedures and protocols. In close cooperation with Kolektif Project Team and the local focal group, The Conservation and Monitoring Specialist will take a lead in coordinating and formulating the technical aspects of reviewing and or developing MPA zoning and management planning within the target MPAs and support the Western Part of Indonesia MPA Network design.

The Conservation and Monitoring Specialist will be based in Jakarta Office with frequent travel to YKAN – USAID KOLEKTIF Project target areas. They will report to the Oceans Protection Senior Manager.

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What You’’ll Bring:

  • BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management, Oceanography, Biology, Marine Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements. 
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally. English communication skill, oral and written.
  • Good computing skill in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
  • Experience in delivering training and curriculum design.
  • Have a good knowledge and experience in coastal and marine ecosystem study and management.
  • At least hold Open Water Dive Certification.

What We Bring:

We offer a competitive benefits package including health care benefits, annual leave and compensatory time off, life insurance, a positive work culture, and the opportunities to support people and nature in Indonesia.

Apply Now:

To apply for this position, submit your CV and cover letter to with the subject line of the position title you are applying.

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