Conservation International, an international
non-governmental organization, is seeking to fill the position of SUMATRAN PROGRAM MANAGERto
be base in Medan.
The Sustainable Landscapes
Partnership (SLP) program will establish a replicable model of public-private
partnerships that foster low carbon development opportunities, thereby helping
to address global climate change and contribute to economic growth. The SLP will combine public (USAID) and
private philanthropic (Walton Family Foundation) funding into an initial $20
million Facility focused on catalyzing low carbon private sector investment in
specific landscapes of high conservation value in Indonesia over a five-year
period. This Facility will invest in low
carbon and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)
development activities and business models that seek to reduce or eliminate
deforestation and associated CO2 emissions.
Sumatran Program Manager (SPM) is responsible for developing and implementing
an effective field program in North Sumatra with a specific focus on the
Sustainable Landscapes Partnership but where possible extending to other
CI-Indonesia programs. It is a key
position and reports directly to the SLP COP/DCOP. This is a senior-level
position that has a proven record of strong management experience and will have
the responsibility to oversee together with the SLP Deputy Chief of Party the
planning, management and implementation of SLP field level initiatives at its
various project sites currently located in North Sumatra
1. Project Development and Implementation
a. Provide technical, management and leadership primarily to support the SLP
program to ensure that program/project results meets SLP and CI-I donor quality
standards and expectations and that these projects are progressing on schedule;
b. Ensure that program activities are aligned with SLP goals and objectives
where a fundamental element of these interventions is to promote stakeholder
ownership, ‘buy-in’ and high quality outcomes that are replicable and can be
c. Ensure that field staff and operations are on-line if not ahead of SLP
program goals and objectives with proposed work-plan activities drafted and
submitted for review;
d. Develop and refine climate change adaptation strategies based on
development of scientific baselines, creation of policy enabling conditions
with a specific focus on SLP;
e. Ensure that staff are well
supported, with training and capacity needs readily identified with a focus on
on-the-job training via mentoring, coaching and ‘frank and fearless feedback’
as long as it is constructive.
Reporting and Administration
a. Ensure that monthly, bi-annual and annual reports are submitted on time for
b. Ensure M&E systems are in place, will aid in the collection of reliable
data and information;
c. Ensure that the SLP field team is submitting high quality reports,
responsive to requests for success stories, testimonials and other materials
required by program needs;
d. Ensure that field expenses are allowable and in line with budget
e. Ensure that good office processes and protocols are in place in line with
USAID rules and regulations;
f. Consider innovative ways of
capturing and communicating key program successes and achievements.
Building and Partnerships
a. Identify opportunities to develop partner capacity (whether private or
public sector) so that they are unable to better understand the basis for SLP
and apply this within their business models;
b. Together with the Stakeholder Engagement Manager ensure that public private
partnership opportunities are identified, well researched, developed and then
maintained so that they are strategically aligned with SLP. This will of course be done with the guidance
and direction of the SLP COP/DCOP with direction provided where appropriate by
the CI-Indonesia Executive Director.
c. Promote experience-based learning processes and policy feedback
loops/mechanisms with the CI-I SMT, SLP field programs, headquarters, and
partner government, private sector, and civil society organizations;
d. Support on-going adjustments/initiatives to CI-I and HQ-based strategic
planning and related new terrestrial programs and climate change initiatives
with the CI-I SMT and SLP, Sumatra and Papua Program Managers, and CI HQ
Climate Change Initiative, CELB, and Moore Center teams in each field program,
as opportunities arise.
· At Degree in social science, management, natural resource
management-related science with a minimum 5 years of experience;
experience in agribusiness, forestry or conservation work in Sumatra or another
location with wide range of networking;
* Extensive management and leadership experience;
· Experience in coordinating and managing program support from
International and National donor agencies, foundations and private sources with
a preference for USAID;
* Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations with a wide range of people in both the public and private sectors, including business, government, non-governmental organizations, donor organizations, local communities, consultants and volunteers.
* Knowledge and background in the customs and government organizations of Indonesia.
* Proven track record in writing/editing successful conservation-focused strategy documents, funding proposals, progress reports and relevant materials.
* Willingness to travel and work long hours, including work in arduous field conditions, often to remote areas and work weekends and after hours as needed.
· Proven record of success as part of interdisciplinary project
· Good communication skills and develop network;
· Fluent in English (Speaking, Reading and Writing);
Interested candidates should send a
current resume and cover letter addressing the required skills and capabilities
(no more than 4 pages) to:
date for the application is 31 May 2013
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).
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