Conserving At-Risk Ecosystems and Species Through Village-led Partnerships
JOB OPENING: COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM MANAGER
Planet Indonesia is an award winning grassroots oriented, 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to the conservation of earth's ecosystems and communities. We conserve at-risk ecosystems through village-led partnerships. Our model provides community-based services in exchange for protecting and restoring the world’s most critical ecosystems. Planet Indonesia is at the forefront of community empowerment, utilizing a holistic model to help low-income communities achieve sustainable development through nature conservation. We embrace a “bottom-up” approach, helping communities own every step of the planning, implementation, and management of initiatives, as we understand this to be essential for long-lasting, sustainable change.
Our conservation compact approach allows communities to enroll in our programs to receive much needed services in exchange for engaging in sustainable resource use. Through these compacts we administer services in three sectors: education, business, and health. We use communal business groups to facilitate conservation compacts between communities and our organization. Our communal business approach in tandem with these compacts helps communities overcome the opportunity costs of conservation and ensures fair and equitable development in tandem with responsible resource management and stewardship. Our approach ensures adaptable and fair agreements as every conservation compact facilitated through a communal business group is tailored to the specific needs and requests of a community. We apply this model to primary rainforest conservation, wildlife poaching, First People’s equity over land tenure, and locally managed marine initiatives.
In addition to working with communities, Planet Indonesia has an undercover investigation team that approaches environmental conservation from the top-down. Our team conducts investigations of high-level wildlife crime and works with government agencies to strengthen regulatory frameworks and prosecute perpetrators. We believe that in order to cause true scalable change we must both empower communities to more sustainably govern their resources and work with agencies to prosecute crime rings and companies violating environmental policy.
This position will be based in West Kalimantan, Indonesia and will:
Be in charge of overseeing and managing the Community Service division of Planet Indonesia. This position will oversee a team of 4 Indonesian staff and will be in-charge of managing project officers that oversee: agroforestry and reforestation projects, organic agriculture, literacy and community education, and community health and sanitation. This position will oversee the implementation and monitoring of these programs while working closely with other senior staff to ensure that each division of Planet Indonesia is creating positive impact that can be connected with the mission and strategic goals of the organization. In addition, this position will be required to oversee community service budgets, staff evaluations, and work closely with other senior staff to apply, monitor, and report to donors that are supporting our work.
We expect this position to perform the following duties:
- Managing program staff and activities related to Planet Indonesia’s community development program
- Working with local communities through program activities
- Coordination and collaboration with government agencies
- Implementing the organization’s monitoring and evaluation strategy
- Compiling and managing annual budgets for the community services division
- Representing Planet Indonesia at national/regional community service conferences and workshops
- Close coordination with Yayasan Planet Indonesia’s Country Director and Planet Indonesia - USA Executive Director for program development, implementation, and evaluation
- Staff management and evaluation in addition to participating in work planning process and contributing to the long-term strategic plan of the organization
- Close coordination with members of our conservation division to coordinate and integrate conservation and community based services (education, economic, and health care) into community services programs objectives and implementation
- Coordinate with Executive Director and Indonesian Director on scientific publications and authorship of biodiversity surveys and wildlife market monitoring programs
- Preferred a bachelor degree in a relevant field of experience plus 2 years relevant experience in community service work in a developing country
- Preferred more than 3 years of relevant work experience in Indonesia In Addition to the Above:
- Strong history of successful grant writing
- Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia
- Willing to live in West Kalimantan, Indonesia in a semi-rural area
- Willing to spend long periods of time in rural areas while conducting field work
- Adaptable and flexible to changing conditions
- A team player
- Culturally sensitive and adaptable to new customs and traditions
Please submit (1) cover letter describing why you are interested in the position, (2) CV with 2 references, (3) two writing samples (for example: a grant application, a scientific publication, program report, article/media) to: Executive Director, Adam Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), Novia Sagita (email@example.com)
Salary and benefits will be based on the living expenses in West Kalimantan, Indonesia and the applicant's qualifications and relevant job experience