Vacancy Announcement "Sustainable Landscape Coordinator Sulawesi"



The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has a distinguished history of experts exploring and saving wildlife in some of the most remote and wild places remaining on Earth. WCS Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) has significantly grown over the last decades, and contributed substantially in supporting the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in conserving Indonesia’s biodiversity. WCS-IP currently has programs focusing on landscape/seascape conservation, species conservation actions and engaging local communities.

In order to achieve its overall goal of saving wildlife and wild places, the WCS-IP Sustainable Landscapes program focuses on developing partnerships and initiatives that address the loss and degradation of Indonesia’s remaining intact and high integrity forests.

The Sulawesi Program is WCS-IP’s longest-running program and since 1991 supporting the Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park (BNWNP) in conserving important population of endemic and threatened wildlife in Sulawesi, such as the Maleo, and its habitat. The BNWNP’s buffer zone is made up of high-biodiversity lowland coastal forest dominated by coconut plantations and mixed agroforestry and forms a vital habitat corridor between the park and the adjoining Forest Management Unit to the north and the coast. To support the implementation of WCS-IP program in the landscape, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to develop and implementing a landscape partnership and activities, which will support the protection of this critical ecosystem and improved livelihood of the farmers living in the buffer zone.


The Sustainable Landscape Coordinator will support WCS-IP’s efforts to reduce the current and future threats to biodiversity and forest integrity in our landscapes that is driven by the unsustainable production of agricultural commodities. The Sustainable Landscape Coordinator will deliver relevant project interventions including build strategic partnerships that have a measurable impact on reducing these threats in the Bogani Nani Landscape. More specifically this includes,


  • Analyse the intensity of current and future threats to the Bogani Nani Landscape and identify opportunities to address these threats and restore the landscape integrity. 
  • Support strategic engagement with Government agencies, private sector companies, civil society organisations, and local communities in the landscape 
  • Support Program Manager in designing interventions in the landscape drawing on stakeholder engagement, threats and opportunities and upon lessons learned from project implementation 
  • Identify potential partnerships and other business opportunities (potential future market, unique selling proposition and marketing strategy) that could be explored to support the development of alternative livelihoods in the landscape. 
  • Represent WCS in relevant meetings, workshops and discussion at the local, national and international level, as needed.


  • Working with the Program Manager, develop detailed project implementation plans in line with project logframe and other donor requirements. 
  • Coordinate field staff to develop detailed work plans in line with the project objectives and implementation plans. 
  • Oversee field staff in the delivery of agreed project interventions in a timely manner and with high quality standards. 
  • Prepare project activity and financial reports in accordance with donor requirements and in a timely manner 
  • Oversee the application of social and environmental safeguards in project implementation. 
  • Document lessons learned from the implementation of the project to inform the formulation of program strategy.


  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with the Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park Authority and district government agencies 
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with private sector partners in the landscape to secure their support for interventions at the field-level 
  • Establish and maintain good partnership with local communities in the landscape to secure their collaboration for interventions at the field-level 
  • Establish partnerships and opportunities to link the community-level interventions with the broader local and provincial government development program 
  • Provide technical and facilitating support to meetings, training and public outreach activities to present the WCS project to stakeholders 
  • Support writing, publishing and presenting high quality research findings and providing data to support communication of project and key impacts and findings through websites, social and print media.



  • University Degree in Forestry, Environmental, and Agricultural Studies 
  • Minimum 5 years working in forest conservation and development issues, ideally in relation to commodity-driven deforestation and smallholder farmer livelihoods 
  • Excellent analytical skills and extensive experience in project and team management 
  • Demonstrable field experience of working with communities, particularly smallholders’ farmers, and diverse stakeholders, including the private sector. 
  • Proven understanding of the agricultural sector, and coconut is a plus. 
  • Capable to work well under pressure and capable of meeting deadlines on time with high standard 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to adapt communications and messaging to a range of different audiences 
  • Excellent networking and engagement skills 
  • Excellent written and spoken both English and Bahasa Indonesia, knowledge of the local language in North Sulawesi (Bolaang Mongondow Selatan) is a plus.

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process.

Based in:            Sulawesi
Reports to:          SL Program Manager

For more detailed information about Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program, the position and how to apply, please visit our website at:

If you are interested on the above position and consider that you possess the necessary qualification, please submit your job application consisting of updated curriculum vitae, expected salary, three professional references and a cover letter explaining your interest towards this work and/or this organization to
Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format "SL Coordinator Sulawesi_(name of candidate)"

                                                          July 28th, 2021

                              No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified

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