Openings at Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN): Sustainable Livelihood Coordinator, Grant Officer & Coastal Resilience Coordinator

 Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara, is the main partner of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Indonesia. YKAN mission is to inherit sustainable natural environment for future generations by preserving lands and water terein in which all lives depends on, through management of protected reserved area, vital species habitat conservation and local communities empowerment.


We currently have several openings for:


The Sustainable Livelihood Coordinator will facilitate the development and management of the most suitable sustainable livelihoods for the project’s partners, grantees, and beneficiaries in their respective home villages/areas and linked to biodiversity conservation and small-scale fisheries management in adjacent marine protected areas or coastal waters.


S/he will interpret the results of community development and capacity building needs assessment to help the project’s partners, grantees, and beneficiaries, identify and implement the most suitable sustainable livelihoods for them to pursue in support to biodiversity conservation and small-scale fisheries management in adjacent marine protected areas or coastal waters.


This position will facilitate the project’s partners, grantees, and beneficiaries, in developing and managing sustainable livelihoods via, but not limited to, (i) formation and development of community groups, (ii) building capacities to plan, budgeting, goods or commodities production, and report preparation, (iii) product development and quality assurance, and (iv) nurture partnerships for local economic development, including engaging the market via marketing access and networks.


Work closely with other staff in the field, especially the Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, to ensure appropriate selection of the most capable community groups for the development of Sustainable Livelihood activities that meet YKAN and project requirements; and especially the Grant Officer, to ensure financial and administrative aspects of all livelihood development or diversification activities are meeting YKAN and project requirements.


These may include one or more of the following functions:

·      Reinforces consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provides support related to the relevant field.

·      Coordinate implementation of Sustainable Livelihood development in target villages in three project regions (regencies of Raja Ampat, Sorong, and Tambrauw).

·      Prepare implementable work and budget plan for Sustainable Livelihood development activities.

·      Facilitate the implementation and responsible for the success of Sustainable Livelihood development activities.

·      Collaborate and coordinate with the University of Papua’s socio-economic and sustainable livelihood experts in developing locally suitable sustainable livelihoods based on assessment results.

·      Collaborate and coordinate with the responsible person for women's capacity development to develop relevant Sustainable Livelihoods activities by women’s groups.

·      Collaborate with BHS Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator to build strategic partnerships with partners to ensure the development of sustainable livelihoods.

·      Collaborate with the Grant Administrator, to ensure financial and administrative aspects of all livelihood development or diversification activities are meeting YKAN and project requirements.

·      Accompany and facilitate local community groups formed under the project to build their organizational management and programmatic capacities.

·      Perform periodic monitoring of activities carried out by local community groups formed under the project.

·      Facilitate (i) product development and quality assurance, and (ii) market engagement, via marketing access and network building, for local community groups.

·      Prepare necessary data and information for reporting purposes.

The Sustainable Livelihood Coordinator reports to the Papua Bird’s Head Seascape Manager and is based in Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia.


·      Diploma's degree, Bachelor’s degree desired, in any field but preferably in product development & marketing, social works, community development, or cooperative management. Knowledge of marine conservation and fisheries management is an asset but not required.

·      Minimum 5 years related experience or equivalent combination in developing and managing sustainable livelihood projects or initiatives.

·      Knowledge and well-round understanding of the Sustainable Livelihood (SL) framework and SL project management.

·      Experience working with coastal communities, including fishers.

·      Experience working with government and non-governmental organizations.

·      Experience with grant/financial issues of sustainable livelihood development.

·      Experience with public presentation and communication and/or with media both written and oral.

·      Experience with report writing.

·      Able to interact with the project's senior leadership professionally.

·      Experience in using MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

·      Experience negotiating complex agreements. 

·      Supervisory experience 

·      Experience in training and curriculum design.


The Grant Officer provides services in public award administration, including reporting to a department or business unit. S/he administers and maintains public award administration in accordance with YKAN policies and procedures and best practices. The Grant Officer provides assistance to staff and responds to questions and problems based on knowledge of the subject area.


The Grant Officer is expected to provide valid, relevant and accurate grant information on a timely basis to support transactions for YKAN Indonesia Oceans Program (IOP), particularly for selected activities being implemented under the project funded by the Blue Action Fund (BAF) in Raja Ampat, Bird’s Head Seascape.


S/he is directly responsible for all administrative aspects of grants out to grantee organizations, including assistance with due diligence activities, preparation and revision of agreements, review of invoices and financial reports, and maintenance of grant files.  Works closely with the Award Manager, Papua Bird’s Head Seascape Manager and Sustainable Livelihood Coordinator to ensure that the terms and conditions of agreements with the third parties under BAF-supported project are met and properly documented and communicates directly with partners to clarify or negotiate financial and administrative requirements.


The Grant Officer reports to Oceans Finance & Program Support Manager and is based in Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia.


·       Diploma's Degree in Management, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.

·       Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices, and regulations.

·       Experience using automated accounting systems.

·       Knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of accounting, practices, and regulations.

·       Experience with grant/financial issues and analysis.

·       Experience in using MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook.

·       Familiar with online communication tools and any other apps to support working remotely. 


The Coastal Resilience Coordinator assists the implementation coordination of coastal resilience activities such as conduct vulnerability assessments and scientific analyses on how coastal ecosystems in Indonesia contribute to community resilience, support the evaluation of habitat degradation impact on local communities and the potential for nature-based solutions. S/he will help develop and implement conservation strategies, coordinate multiple projects, set deadlines, and manage completion of projects/research that are related to the coastal resilience aspect. She/he will be communicating technical aspects of coastal resilience with donors, partners, TNC global through regular meetings and emails.


S/he also works closely with the Indonesia Oceans Program staff to provide technical support to YKAN Indonesia Oceans Program related to hydro-oceanography, conservation, and marine planning works. 


The Coastal Resilience Coordinator will be based in the Jakarta office with frequent travel to YKAN sites.  S/he will report to the Indonesia Oceans Protection Sr Manager/Indonesia Oceans Resilience Sr Manager.


·       Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·       Experience managing staff or volunteers. 

·       Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.

·       Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).

·       Experience with communication via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

·       Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.

·       Experience in training.

·       Experience coordinating multiple projects.


Please send your CV and application letter to recruitment.indo@ykan.or.idand please insert the position title you are interested to apply on the subject line.

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