ORANGUTAN PROJECT MANAGER
The Orangutan Project Manager oversees all aspects of the Orangutan conservation program in Indonesia. S/he provides strategic leadership and support for TNC’s orangutan conservation planning work and establishes overall conservation priorities in the region. S/he will work with various orangutan program/project partners, manage contracts, monitor progress, and report to donor agencies. S/he serves as the principle contact to government agencies, business associations (timber, plantations, mining, etc.), other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community. S/he will play a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. S/he disseminates best practices, provides training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and develops key partnerships. While a substantial portion of the program will be focused on East Kalimantan, the program will also be involved with lesson sharing and policy dialogue at the national and international levels. S/he will play an important role in designing and implementing TNC’s emerging global orangutan strategy.
- BA/BS degree in natural resources management, conservation, business, law or another related field of study and at least 7 years’ experience in land conservation, real estate, law, business or related field.
- Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
- Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
- Experience developing partnerships (partners, community, government.
- Negotiation skills.
- Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline and regions.
- Ability to develop practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
- Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in Bahasa Indonesia and English.