Vacancy: Ocean Program Deputy Director



Konservasi Indonesia is a national foundation established to support sustainable development in the country. We are the main partner of Conservation International in Indonesia.


We envision a healthy and prosperous Indonesia where biodiversity is valued and preserved. With offices and project sites across Indonesia, we promote a sustainable landscape-seascape approach and establish partnerships with multiple stakeholders across sectors and jurisdictions to deliver lasting impacts for people and nature in Indonesia.


As we are constantly expanding, we are currently hiring to fill the following position for our office in Jakarta:


Ocean Program Deputy Director

(Code: Ocean - DD)



The Ocean Program Deputy Director is responsible to assist the Senior Ocean Program Lead on strategy, s/he will be responsible to oversee the implementation and managing Konservasi Indonesia’s ocean programs. S/he is responsible for overall program management and ensuring that program strategies, initiatives, and outcomes advance Konservasi Indonesia’s (KI’s) human development and conservation priorities.  Duties are diverse and include designing and implementing program and conservation strategies, project management, technical oversight and monitoring, and capacity building. S/he also is responsible to integrating for synergies between various field programs. S/he will be working together with Konservasi Indonesia directors and managers in program development and transferring field program evidence or outputs into national and sub-national policy inputs. The Deputy Director ensures compliance with KI policies, program and funding agreements, and local requirements.

The Ocean Program Deputy Director plays a key role in securing program funding, developing project proposals, and managing funding relationships with key partners.  S/He regularly represent KI and builds alliances and engages key external stakeholders including government and non-government agencies, donors, and other parties critical to program success. The Deputy Director works closely with staff throughout KI to ensure the program forms an integral part of achieving organization-wide goals.  S/He identify capacity gaps and implements measures to build capacity both internally and with external partners.

The Ocean Program Deputy Director directly manages staff, interdisciplinary teams, and/or outside partners. S/He work with a high degree of independence.



1.     Program Management

·       Develop program strategies, objectives, work plans, and metrics.

·       Oversee and implement program activities and manage the program and technical staffs.

·       Monitor, measure, interpret and share results on a regular basis. 

·       Distribute financial and progress reports; identify and implement refinements in work plans and strategies.

·       Work across units to ensure that program activities are aligned with KI’s conservation and division priorities.

·       Identify capacity-building needs.  Implement and monitor efforts to address capacity gaps.

·       Lead information sharing and cross-collaboration.  Build stakeholder understanding and support through proactive communication efforts included fact sheets, statistics, and related communication materials. 

·       Lead the process of transferring field program evidence or outputs into national and sub-national policy inputs

·       Hold and attend conferences and other learning events to share best practices and lessons learned.

·       Ensure program compliance with KI’s policies, funding agreements, and local requirements.



2.     Strategic Planning and Fundraising

·       Lead program design and strategy by ensuring the alignment with CI’s southern cross and government priorities

·       Assist and coordinate with the Ocean Lead and Senior Management Team for the fundraising effort to secure appropriate funding support for Konservasi Indonesia’s program portfolios.

·       Play a lead role in ensuring program financial sustainability by identifying funding opportunities and potential of blended and innovative financing. Regularly partner with CI and HQ staffs on funding proposals and regional/global fundraising efforts.

·       Seek possibility of alignment and collaboration with new donors including domestic donors/funders.

·       Ensure project monitoring and evaluation data is managed and the results are incorporated in project planning and fundraising strategy


3.     Partnership, Liaison with Other Agencies and Partners

·       Represent the organization externally.  Serve as a trusted and visible point of contact for KI. 

·       Effectively engage stakeholders including donors, government and NGOs, technical colleagues, and other partners important in relation with project implementation to ensure program success. 

·       Maintain and nurture communication and relationship with donors, government and other institutions, including the responsibility to donor reporting for the projects/programs

·       Oversee the implementation of collaboration workplan in MoUs or collaboration agreements with partners


4.     Special Tasks.

·       Coordinating and collaborating with KI’s regional directors and staffs to implement “GFCR-Terumbu Karang Sehat Indonesia, SOMACORE, Blue Halo S, fisheries, and aquaculture programs. 


5.     Other Tasks

·       Provide leadership and/or guidance on the project development and management of technical subject for Ocean Program.

·       Fulfill all required administrative responsibilities

·       Evaluate, monitor, and learn from program implementation.

·       Perform related duties as assigned.



·       Directly supervise program and project staff, including overseeing the work of external partners.

·       Manages the program’s budget and finances. 

·       Manage public or private funds; ensure compliance with donor requirements and KI policies.




·       Master Degree (Ph,D preferred) in fisheries, marine science, or marine biology

·       Have 10 or more years working experience in marine conservation, fisheries management. 

·       Program or project management experience, preferably in the global conservation, NGO, advocacy, or related for-profit arena.

·       Excellent technical and analytical skills.

·       Excellent organization and time management skills.

·       5 or more years of experience supervising others including multi-disciplinary teams. 

·       Team player and able to work effectively with diverse workgroups in a multicultural environment.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·       A record of success in influencing and partnering with key stakeholders and raising funds.

·       Proven ability to multitask and meet priorities.  Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under minimal supervision. 

·       Fluency in English required.



Please send your current resume and cover letter (no more than 4 pages) to:



Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mail with this format:

< Ocean - DD> - < your name >


Closing date for the application is Aug 29, 2022

 (Only short-listed candidates wilbe notified).

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