Job Vacancy

Social Forestry Specialist

Pohon Jelutung

The Role

Social Forestry Specialist develops, manages, and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for small to medium scale geographic areas.

What We can Achieve Together

Together with YKAN, the Social Forestry Specialist provides technical leadership and support to a business unit or division by planning, directing, and implementing preserve management programs and stewardship.  They address critical threats to natural systems and individual species, fosters cross-site learning among conservation community in Kalimantan (currently Kaltim and Kaltara), and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process.

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 responsible for engaging and supporting communities in social forestry management. This position will develop and implement conservation strategies, employ a full range of protection tools to acquire varying degrees of legal interest in land and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for terrestrial Indonesia program conservation priorities. This position will coordinate community support and maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public.

This position reports to the Community Engagement & Forest Protection Manager. Each will be based in Samarinda and Berau office.

Please download the detailed job description from below link:

  • BA/BS in forestry majoring in social forestry, forestry management, or other relevant subject, and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management 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.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.               
  • Experience with principles of land acquisition.
  • Experience in training and curriculum design.  
  • Understanding English.

What We Bring:

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


Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance submitting your application, please send your documentation to with Request for Accommodation and the position title in the subject line and we will upload it to the system on your behalf.

To apply for this position, kindly send your CV & application letter to: with the subject title of the position you are applying for, no later than August 31, 2023.