Lowongan Communications Manager


Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old. We are currently looking to fill the following position for our office in Bali;

Bird’s Head Seascape (BHS) Communications Manager
 (BHS _ CM)

The BHS Communications Manager has overall responsibility for capturing important component information there are in  the Bird’s Head Seascape Marine conservation initiative. (S)he is responsible for manging the communications relating to West Papua, coordinating with all BHS staff, and provide support in liaising with the West Papua government, local adat communities, NGOs, the private sector, and other local stakeholders in implementing the BHS workplan. (S)he works closely with the CI-I BHS Director to develop a communications strategy and communication needs for the BHS program, and is in charge of compiling, writing, and packaging information as punctual as donors’ standard and requirements. (S)he will also maintain close communications with Sr. Manager MPA Field Program & Policy, Raja Ampat Program Manager, Fakfak Program Manager, Policy Blue Carbon and Fisheries Manager, Kaimana Program Manager, Conservation Finance Manager for Blue Abadi Fund, and CI-I Marine Office in Bali to keep senior management continuously appraised of programmatic developments and successes and challenges in the BHS program.

Priorities for the BHS Communications Manager includes building a strong sense of teamwork and excellent communications and coordination amongst the Communications team staff members, reaching out to not only to PEMDA and the local adat institutions, but all stakeholders in the Birds’ Head Seascape to improve their understanding of CI’s role in facilitating marine conservation, and campaigning the marine conservation development work of the BHS areas. Reports directly to Director BH Program and supervises communication staffs in BHS area.

Key Responsibilities:

Bird’s Head Seascape Communications

·         Develop and manage communication plans to promote CI and generate interest and support to advance CI’s mission and strategic objectives. Identify opportunities for media outreach and audience engagement

·         Develop the communications, policies, guidance and plans as required by the Bird’s Head Seascape Program in West Papua.

·         Advise and work closely with the BHS Program team to develop BHS programs’ Communications Strategy

·         Build and maintain good relationship within BHS’s Stakeholders/ partners.

·         Produce, provide design direction and update key communications materials — such as factsheets, presentation decks, infographics, speeches and others as required — within CI’s Bird’s Head Seascape,

for both internal and external audiences.

Media Strategy and Engagement

·         Coordinate and manage division and/or CI-wide internal communications to ensure CI staff are aware of key CI priorities, projects and accomplishments.

·         Build good relations with government and public media, in support of Bird’s Head Seascape’s objectives.

·         Conduct monthly media briefing/ coordination in West Papua (Manokwari).

·       Manage communication tools such as updating the website, newsletters, films, preparing annual reports, brochures (in collaboration with external partners), prepare press kits, etc. providing editorial direction, design, production and distribution oversight of all Bird’s Head Seascape publications and ensure the quality of all communications products.

·         Stay abreast of media trends and identify opportunities for CI to strengthen its messages and build awareness with key audiences.

Reporting and Other

·         Review, analyse, and report on the effectiveness of CI’s communication efforts. Provide periodic reports to help management assess the effectiveness of various media and communication strategies. Stay abreast of media trends and identify opportunities for CI to strengthen its messages and build awareness with key audiences.

·         Participate in program monitoring and evaluation and contribute to program reporting on communication activities and products.

·         Ensure clear, compelling and timely information on program communications activities, events and reports.

·         Ensure CI’s messaging, protocol and branding align with CI’s global brand.


Include other duties unique or specific to the position. Responsibilities listed in this section must complement above key responsibilities and not exceed 25% of the overall job duties.

·         Managing all communications relating to West Papua programs and creating a single, communication strategy for West Papua.

·         Maintaining close coordination with National Communication Manager and other communication team including at APFD, and HQ level.


·         This job directly manages staff and assists peers and may direct the work of interns, temporary employees, or contractors.

·         Not accountable for an operating budget but tracks and monitors expenditures. Initiates check requests or similar routine transactions within established guidelines.  

·         Activities help manage public or private funds but not directly accountable.  Familiar with the requirements of donor agreements and CI's donor related policies and procedures.


·         University Undergraduate or master’s degree in Communications/ Business Administration/ Marketing/ journalism, with strong more than 7 years of working experience (preferably at least 2 years of experience in natural environment/ conservation work)..

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, maturity, and ability to work well with all levels  

·         Ability to manage and execute communications strategy, including through social media outreach.

·         Previous experience in mass media outreach, such as writing press releases.

·         Experience in video shooting and editing.

·         Experience in graphic design, such as publications layout and infographics (preferably with open source tools).

·         Able to manage community meetup and other forms of engagement.

·         Knowledge/understanding of local cultural setting

·         A self-starter who is able to work well independently as well as in a team and create and implement communications strategies that are effective at reaching the program’s target audiences.

·         Demonstrated experience in working with the media, especially with news placement and awareness campaigns.


List additional required or preferred qualifications specific to the position.

·         Creative thinker

·         Experienced in Environmental INGO/NGO

·         Experience in use of photographic, audio/visual equipment, graphic design programs and presentations.  

·         Experienced in working for conservation initiatives  

·         Excellent in time management and organized  

·         Experience in use of photographic, audio/visual equipment, graphic design programs and presentations.  


·         This position is based in flexible location with high-frequent of travel to West Papua (75% of his/her time)

Please send your current resume and cover letter (no more than 4 pages) to:


Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: <BHS _CM> - <your name>

Closing date for the application is 31 August 2019

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).

For more information about CI, please visit our web:

Indonesia.conservation.org // www.conservation.org

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