The Zoological Society of London is an international wildlife conservation organization with a focus on science-based and pragmatic solutions. ZSL has been active in Indonesia for about 10 years, with a particular focus on the overlap between industrial development and biodiversity conservation. ZSL Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera. We are now looking for:

ZSL Indonesia is a highly diverse programme with projects involving climate change, public-private-people partnerships, sustainable landscape management, ddition to species conservation (namely the Sumatran tiger), protected area management, and combatting wildlife crime.

The UKCCU/NICFI Project works with the Government of South Sumatra, national and district level governments, communities and the private sector to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. The proposed impact of this project is to achieve “Inclusive economic growth and community prosperity, biodiversity conservation, forest protection and restoration, and the ending of deforestation, peatland drainage and wildfires that contribute to land-based Greenhouse Gas emissions”.

We are now looking for:


Terms and Condition
 Start Date:October 2019
 Duration of Contract:5 Months
Work Area:Palembang, South Sumatera

Reporting to:Production Manager
Key Purpose of the Job

Kemitraan Pengelolaan Lanskap Sembilang-Dangku (KELOLA Sendang) is an initiative that supports the commitment of South Sumatra Province to encourage Green Growth Development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Projects are managed based on public sector, private and community partnerships using the landscape approach as a guide in program intervention. Partnerships with the private sector are carried out by providing technical advice related with best management practices (BMP) and monitoring protected areas; High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS).

Part of environmental issue is wildlife management in plantation concessions. Aside of wildlife protection problem, wildlife also has the potential become pests causing disturbance on companies’ operation. Specific species tend to increase in population due to lack of predators and the abundant availability of food or the overlap concession area with the wildlife habitat lead to production loss. Efforts for wildlife control by companies tend to be irresponsible hunting system and using pesticides or expelling the animal. An integratpopulations can be carried out in an environmentally friendly manner and through legal steps.

The problems arise and concern local governments. Action is needed to look at the status of wildlife populations and observe ecosystem balance. As part of mitigation effort, the companies need to be trained and study conduct for knowing status of wildlife and ecosystem balance the production landscape. Consultant need to be hired for help on implementation of training and study regarding with wildlife status and ecosystem balance.

 Scope of Work

Conduct training and study for wildlife status and ecosystem balance


1.    Wildlife monitoring training for plantations

2.    Rapid assessment of target wildlife

3.    Analysis of biodiversity status and balance of plantation ecosystems

4.    Comparison of Companies with HCV / HCS and non HCV / HCS regarding with wildlife status

5..    Recommendations for mitigating wildlife disturbances for plantations

6.    Policy recommendations regarding mitigation of plantations' wildlife disturbances

7.    Public consultation on the results of the study

8.    Final Report

Recruitment Qualifications:

Institution or organization with background in biology/conservation biology, proven experience in wildlife surveys (mammals, primates and birds), capable to communicate and engage with various stakeholders include private, community, public and academics sectors.

Application procedures:

Interested institution/organization shall submit the following documents:

1.     Cover Letter

2.     Technical proposal including the time line, firm profile with CV of team members, references of min. 2 relevant experiences

3.     Financial Proposal

4..     Examples of directly relevant work with other organizations

The proposal shall submitted in English  to indonesia@zsl.org cc’d lydia.chandra@zsl.org by latest                 September 30, 2019 with placing the job title in the subject line . Only short-listed proposals will be notified. As received after the deadline will not be considered.

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