Lowongan Research & Investigation Manager

Job Summary

 EcoNusa undertakes research as an integral part of its programs. The Research Unit is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of related research programs in EcoNusa working area.

 The Research Manager is responsible for furthering EcoNusa programme objectives through capacity building, implementation of best practice, advice on strategic use of various types of research and investigations as well as development and guidance of high quality research and investigation projects. They will also contribute to the development of the Projects and Public Engagement Units’ tactical and strategic capabilities specifically on research.

 The Research Manager is reports to the Program Director. This is a full-time position based in Jakarta.

 Key Responsibilities

 1. Develop Information Acquisition Systems

EcoNusa Research Manager develops and maintains systems, standards, and protocols for knowledge management on field research and investigation. Monitor, capture, filter and organise information and intelligence into databases, briefs, and reports to ensure that strategic information is available for EcoNusa’s programs. Develop and manage a database of intelligence and investigations on companies, other organisations, and individual, while taking into consideration legal constraints.

 2.  Coordinate Information Acquisition and Research and Investigation Project Management

Lead and develop the management of multiple field research and investigations projects in Indonesia with other units, including the identification of field research and investigations needs and development of Terms of Reference in line with EcoNusa best practice standards. Hire, select, train, and manage freelance researchers, as well as oversee respective deliverables for quality control, while ensuring that spending remains within budget. This post ensures that field researches and investigations conducted are timely, are politically and socially relevant, and contributes to regional and global programs deliverables and objectives across program issue areas.

 3.  Conduct research projects in alignment with Programme priorities

The Research Manager is responsible for the identification of information gaps and research needs for the purpose of programs development to achieve programs objectives. The post develops and implements effective field investigations projects to help achieve programs goals and lead the development of programs documents... To ensure research needs are adequately identified and efficiently delivered and ensure to:

 •   Support, coordinate, conduct or advise on research projects as determined by the EcoNusa programme priorities.

•   Propose and implement best practice in research in EcoNusa according to the internationally recognized standards or according to the EcoNusa best practice guidelines for investigations

•   Coordinate working relationships between the investigations team and other programme disciplines.

•  Assess and recommend subscriptions to databases and tools (such as software or other types of platforms) related to investigation needs

•  Coordinate when required with the Development Department on grant requests for research-related funding

•  Liaise with the legal or juridical aspects of the reseach projects

•   Coordinate the research and development of new and innovative research tools and techniques

•   Ensure research priorities align with ECONUSA organizational strategic plan

 4.  External Networks and Representation

Build and maintain a network of external contacts, specialists, and sources throughout the region to assist with research projects..

 5.   Publications

In line with programs and project objectives across programs issue areas, lead and coordinate the production of publications, and briefings for internal and external audiences while ensuring EcoNusa best practice is followed.

 6.   Programme Planning

Lead and develop programme research needs and opportunities within the program planning and implementation process and advise the Programme Director and Director’s Team on new developments in specific issues to inform programs decisions, and contribute to development of programs strategies across programs issue areas.

 7.   Risk Analysis and Management

Ensures that all research and investigation projects are assessed for potential health and safety risks, and where necessary, develop appropriate security management and mitigation plans signed off by Program Director. Risk assessments would have to be undertaken and security management plans are developed for “high risk field projects.

 8. Contribute to capacity building in ECONUSA

Lead the development of investigative techniques, skills, and capacity and coordinate the dissemination of new and innovative research tools and techniques. The post provides day-to-day advice to programs and project teams on research techniques and tactics and supervise, train, and mentor researchers and other programs staff involved with research projects. Contributes to capacity building through trainings, webines, skillshares, and workshops, and acts as lead trainer in the programme, and ensures that research and investigative skills are included in ECONUSA training programmes.

 Educational Background & Fundamental Qualifications

 Level of Education:

•   Degree or equivalent experience in the fields of Environmental Policy or Science, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Law, Business Administration or other research/investigative fields

 •   Master’s degree (preferred)

•   Knowledge on forestry supply chain and ocean issues is preferred

 Work Experience:

 5 years or more in research / investigation related work

 Competencies and Skills

•  Diverse research skills and experience - both desk based and field work, preferably in Indonesia.

•  Experience managing or team leading research projects

•  Experience in utilizing a range of research methodologies

•   Strong communication skills - ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people both verbally and in writing; public speaking skills; online communications experience, ability to make effective presentations in remote, diverse and multi-cultural environments.

•   Experience using strategic research for programs objectives and problem solving– demonstrated ability to think both strategically and creatively

•   Understanding of security, information security, health and safety issues related to field research work

• Strong logistical organizing and planning skills

•   Experience in development of information management systems

 •   Ability to work effectively in a team environment across different cultures

•   High level of computer literacy.

 •   Ability to be self directed and to work well under pressure

 •   Ability to travel and spend long periods away from home

 •   Commit to the ideals of EcoNusa including a global perspective

 •   Understanding of environmental and peace issues

•    Fluency in English.


 •   Experience using satellite equipment and other field communication systems

•   Experience using GIS and GIS Analisys

•   Management and training in hazmat procedures and systems

•    Experience and/ or training in security assessments and management

•  Experience developing and leading trainings

Specific Work Environment

This position requires the employee to have a flexible approach and the ability to adapt and work in different and challenging work and cultural environments, which may include flexible arrangements working in challenging field and frontline work environments.

•   Flexible arrangements working in challenging field and frontline work environments.

•   Commitment to non-violent direct action as a means of affecting change

•   Willingness to work beyond normal working hours.

•   While employ state of the art video conferencing to work with our colleagues in different offices, this job will still include local, regional and international travel

•  EcoNusa operates an open and inclusive, multicultural, multilingual and multiethnic work environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance.

•   Sensitive to socio-economic environment of Indonesia especially on eastern Indonesia.

 How to apply:

Qualified applicants should apply and send CV and Application letter and Expected Salary by email to kantor@econusa.id

Application close: 17.00 (Jakarta Time), 20 August  2019.

Please note: EcoNusa not respond to individual telephone or mail inquiries about this employment opportunity.  

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