Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Biodiversity Conservation Advisor, Jakarta based on our USAID LESTARI project. USAID’s LESTARI project supports the Government of Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems.
Job Summary: the Biodiversity Conservation Advisor serves as the lead LESTARI technical specialist for successful implementation of Improved Management of Conservation Areas & Protection of Key Species. In this role, s/he advises and supports the COP and senior management team in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to improve management of conservation areas and protection of key species in LESTARI landscapes in Aceh, Central Kalimantan and Papua. S/he must demonstrate sufficient professional experience in conservation and protected area management to successfully provide technical inputs, oversight, capacity building, and support LESTARI landscapes in the successful implementation of conservation activities. The ideal candidate demonstrates specific experience with implementing co-management regimes within conservation areas in Indonesia.
Requirements include at least ten years’ experience working on protected areas and/or species conservation issues in Indonesia; demonstrated network within Indonesia’s conservation community, including relevant government and non-government organizations; innovative visions for fostering effective co-management agreements for conservation; strong management capacity demonstrated by at least 5 years in a management position on an internationally-funded project; advanced degree in conservation or a related field; fluency in written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia; familiarity with USAID procedures and regulations is an advantage; willing to work and travel intensively and extensively in the field; and demonstrated ability to be a team leader and team player.