[Re-Post] Opening at Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN): Aquaculture Coordinator (Brackish Water)

 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. For more information, visit ykan.or.id.


We currently have an opening for:




The Aquaculture Coordinator (Brackish Water, ACB) responsible in coordinating shrimp, fish, crabs, and seaweed aquacultures improvement program in partnership with local communities and scientist. The ACB will establish a productive collaboration with other stakeholders (industries associations, researcher, the government) in ensuring smooth project and program designs, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. 


Duties include:

·         In collaboration with brackish water aquaculture experts, community partners, develop the program plan, secure ponds for responsible brackish water aquaculture.

·         Coordinating all stage of aquaculture cycles including pond preparation, selection of fish/shrimp fry, water quality and shrimp health management, feed management, and harvest and post-harvest handling.

·         Coordinating regular water and soil quality monitoring as well as shrimp health check.

·         Working with community, experts, and YKAN team to develop Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA) in the working areas.

·         Introducing sustainable brackish water aquaculture to the community by restoring mangroves in the designated areas according to EAA or other pond lay-out design by YKAN expert team.

·         Providing information for relevant YKAN team to develop proposals for fundraising.


The Aquaculture Coordinator (Brackish Water) reports to the East Kalimantan Oceans Program Coordinator and is based in Berau, Indonesia.



  • Bachelor’s degree in aquaculture or related fields and have 5 years (for Bachelor) or 6 years (for Diploma) work experience in shrimp aquaculture, vannamei or monodon shrimps.
  • Supervisory experience in shrimp pond construction and operation.
  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
  • Experience with field soil and water quality test, and shrimp health test kits.
  • Experience writing report and communications through emails.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements. 
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in training and curriculum design.




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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