Sabtu, 27 Juli 2013

Conservation International

Conservation International, an international non-governmental organization, is seeking applicants for senior level technical manager position to be based in Jakarta.

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.  The
Conservation Science Specialist will work to ensure that natural capital and ecosystem services are appropriately valued and incorporated into economic and land/sea use decisions.  A key focus for the successful candidate will
be the Sustainable Landscape Partnership.  This position will contribute to Green Economies through applied research on spatially explicit analysis of business as usual vs. conservation based land/sea use with the associated
assessment of tradeoffs and opportunity costs to inform land/seascape decision making.  The SLP Conservation Science Specialist is expected to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists responsible for  ‘landscape profiles’ (SIAP) that will guide our investment recommendations as part of the Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP). 

Delivering this work relies on a range of raster GIS competencies including remote sensing monitoring, multi-criteria analysis, scenarios modeling, and spatial database management.  The analyst is further expected to foster a multi-stakeholder process of decision-making using these data.  The position will collaborate closely with the SLP team (and other CI-I programs) to specifically focus on conducting spatial analysis in order to support conservation and development planning in specific program areas as a basis to support stakeholder decision-making. 

1.       Internal SLP Needs:Prepare, manage and produce spatial data and information systems for SLP project needs as well as other work by Conservation Science Unit, CI Indonesia.
·           Employ spatially explicit and replicable systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting environmental and economic data for the profile and planning of sustainable landscapes and green economies with a specific focus on SLP;
·           Analyze tradeoffs using multi-criteria analysis and other tools;
·           Prepare, analyze and provide high quality interpretation utilizing different methods and systems to
produce outputs to support SLP interventions as a part of the SIAP and beyond;
·           Ensure that the methods utilized are valid, well benchmarked and internationally accepted and defensible;
·           Ensure that there is close coordination and cooperation between SLP technical thematic areas as well as monitoring and evaluation staff;
·           Provide capacity building to both internal and external stakeholders as directed and that will promote sustainability;
·           Manage and supervise the sub-contract work if necessary and ensure close coordination with the SLP
grants manager.
2.        Assist the SLP and Conservation Science Unit at CI Indonesia to assist in the development of concepts, strategies and materials and providing training related to GIS, remote sensing and mapping:
·           Produce scenarios of alternative development utilizing Land Change Modeler and other tools as directed;
·           Produce spatially explicit recommendations for key decision makers for site level investment under the SLP mechanism and disseminate analytical results through technical reports, scientific journals, oral presentations, etc.
·           As required provide training and capacity building to SLP and CI-I stakeholders;
·           Ensure close coordination between technical and M&E colleagues.
3.        Develop, maintain and update the spatial information database system within Conservation Science
Unit, CI Indonesia.
·          Develop a spatial database system for digital and hardcopy datasets.
·          Maintain and update the database in regular basis.
·          Assist SLP and CI-I field personnel in the creation of spatial database system as required by the
field projects.
·          Provide standard operation procedures (SOP) and provide training to field staffs on spatial
database maintenances.
·          S2 (MSc) or (BSc) with relevant experience on conservation, spatial land use planning, natural resources management, environmental economics or environmental planning relevant to conservation and development issues
·          At least 4 years work experience in the use of GIS/RS with advanced proficiency in data collection, compilation, analysis and innovation in the designing and developing of concepts, applications, and technologies
·          Expert user of spatial software and conservation planning tools (i.e. IDRISI, ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine,
Marxan), including both vector and raster formats and spatial analysis methods.  Experienced in cartography and map presentation design.
·          Demonstrated of environmental economics and how this is related to spatial planning and natural
resource management.
·          Good networking skills and knowledge on international and national NGOs in Indonesia.
·          Excellent communication skills both in English and Bahasa Indonesia (reading, writing, oral and presentation).
·          Experience with working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, field surveys and ground
checking for at least two years.
·          Ability to delivering presentations; interpreting and presenting information to suit the target audience
·          Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders from local and national governments to the private
·          The preferred candidate will be self-motivated, well organized, team-oriented and able to meet project
deadlines often under difficult circumstances.
·          Previous work experience with a conservation NGO
·          Demonstrated ability of working effectively with multicultural, multidisciplinary teams to produce
·          Experience with building capacity building in technical applications of land use assessment and planning
·          The preferred candidate will be self-motivated, team-oriented and able to meet project deadlines often
under difficult circumstances.
Interested candidates should send a current resume and cover letter addressing the required skills
and capabilities (no more than 4 pages) to:
Closing date for the application is 9 August 2013
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).
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