Opening at Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN): External Affairs Senior Manager (Oceans)

Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) is an Indonesian Foundation (Yayasan) that has  a mission to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. YKAN is an affiliate of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a science-based organization and experienced in advancing conservation throughout the world since 1951. For more information, visit  

We currently have an opening for:


Relationship Building & Partnership

·       Manages the external affairs aspect of the programs with external stakeholders relevant to the MoU of YKAN; particularly a focal point to the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment, as well as relevant bilateral and multilateral donor agencies.

·       Develops and implements effective partnership strategies with other relevant stakeholders to support the Oceans program.

Policy Works

·       Promote innovative solutions and policy recommendation derived from YKAN programs’ research, experience, and lessons learned to the government, to influence the government agencies and industry associations policies toward sustainable and responsible ocean management.

·       Coordinates and supports policy works carried out at the sub-national levels by the program team, including linking them to the national policymakers, and keeping tracks the different policy influence/interventions carried out; with priority on the issues of small-scale fisheries, harvest strategy, the governance of blue carbon, marine spatial planning, responsible aquaculture, and ecotourism.

·       Designs and supports necessary policy analyses, including help synthesizing lessons learnt, into policy briefs, policy academic papers, etc.

Public Funding

•            Facilitating effective communication of the oceans program team with various funding institutions, but not limited to, multilateral and bilateral funding agencies, national sources of funding, as well as other public or private funding sources.

•            Co-writing concept notes and proposals with YKAN team in response to funding opportunities.

•            Leverages YKAN work from other funding sources with Public Funding to enhance public-private partnerships.

Sustainable Practices

·        Ensures that all of YKAN activities comply with government regulations and performance standards in sustainability.


•            Develops TORs, draft contracts for various consultant.

•            Oversee consultant’s activities and performances.

The External Affairs Senior Manager (Oceans) reports to the Director of Indonesia Oceans Program and is based in Jakarta.


·        Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, business or related field and 6 years of senior management level experience in government relations, corporate sector, or equivalent combination of education/experience.

·        Supervisory experience.

·        Fluency in English verbal and written.

·        Direct experience working with partners and government agencies.

·        Project management experience including coordinating the work of other professionals inside and outside an organization.

·        Proven experience in strategy development and implementation.

·        Demonstrated relationship building skills.

·        Experience negotiating complex high profile or sensitive agreements.

·        Experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder working groups, national and sub-national level, to support policy development, and program design and implementation.

·        Proven written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Please send your CV and application letter to, not later than June 24, 2020. Please insert the position title you are interested to apply on the subject line.

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