Protected Area Specialist (2 post) E-PASS Sulawesi

Sulawesi (17.46 million ha) is the world’s 11th largest island that has a remarkable globally significant diversity of terrestrial flora and fauna with an impressive variety of forest ecosystems, and supports high rates of endemism and species-level biodiversity. Despite the existing 1.6 million Ha of 63 conservation areas throughout the island, Sulawesi’s biodiversity remains severely threatened and fast degrading due to a number of human-induced threats. Protection and management of protected areas (PAs) has not been adequate to prevent extensive encroachment and damage within PA boundaries, whilst natural areas beyond PA boundaries have been even more rapidly degraded as a result of logging, conversion, mining, fire and hunting. The long-term solution to conserving Sulawesi’s biodiversity is an improved PA system that is well integrated into its surrounding landscape, with the increasing capacities and financial resources to safeguard biodiversity from existing and future threats.

The objective of EPASS is to strengthen the effectiveness and financial sustainability of Sulawesi’s PA system to respond to existing threats to globally significant biodiversity. This objective will be achieved through three interconnected components:
(1) Enhanced systemic and institutional capacity for planning and management of Sulawesi PA system;
(2) Financial sustainability of the Sulawesi PA system; and
(3) Threat reduction and collaborative governance in the target PAs and buffer zones.

The project is implemented by the Directorate General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.  The project specifically focuses on three important Sites, i.e., Lore Lindu (217,992 ha) and Bogani Nani Wartabone (287,115 ha) National Parks and Greater Tangkoko Conservation Area (8,665 ha), which are some of the most important sites for terrestrial biodiversity in Sulawesi.
Currently, the project is recruiting for the below positions:

GENERAL INFORMATION Title : Protected Area Specialist (2 post):
                - Code PA1    to be posted at Lore Lindu NP Unit - Palu Central Sulawesi  
                - Code PA2    to be posted at Bogani Nani Wartabone NP Unit - Kotamobagu North Sulawesi

Project Name : Enhancing the Protected Area Network in Sulawesi (E-PASS) for Biodiversity Conservation (GEF-UNDP-PHKA 2015-2020)

Report to   : Site Managers (Park Manager/Head of Nature Conservation Agency) and National Project Manager
Duty Station : Field Coordinator Units in Palu & Kotamobagu
Expected Places of Travel (if applicable) : The Project Site and Jakarta/Bogor
Duration of Assignment : Starting August 2016 or as soon as possible, full-time under a one-year service contract, extendable upon annual performance evaluation

Working as a team in the Field Coordination Unit, and in collaboration with the Project  international and national consultants, he/she will provide technical expertise related to protected area conservation and management and coordinate the Project activities and implementations at PA Site level.

- Coordinate and provide technical support to enhance PA site level operations in RBM implementation, i.e., cultivation of leadership and disciplines at resort level, operationalization of biodiversity and habitat condition monitoring system, skill enhancement and routine enforcement and reporting system to encounter threats to biodiversity;
- Coordinate consultation process and monitor the development and implementation of integrated land use plan at District level, as well as the marking of PA boundaries and buffer zones;  
- Provide technical support for potential grantees (both PA staff and communities) in
- Provide inputs for environmental awareness raising and capacity building on PA system management;
- Perform other tasks as may be requested by the Project manager.

The successful candidate will have the following experiences and qualifications:
- A University degree in Forestry, Conservation management, environmental management, biological science and or geographical science or other relevant field;
- Relevant education and/or trainings in one of the areas related to ranger operational
programs, biodiversity monitoring, law enforcement, community empowerment is a strong advantage;
- A minimum of 5 years of experiences in technical assignment in a resort/ a national
park/Protected area as in activities/processes or involved in project on the Strengthening protected area management capacity;
- Proven ability to collect, verify and analyze information, and to finish and present work with a high degree of accuracy and technical quality;
- Experiences in working with local government officials, Universities, local community and NGOs is desired;
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, in order to communicate complex, technical information to both technical and general audiences;
- Demonstrate ability to manage and motivate people in a complex political environment and achievement;
- Strong drafting, presentation and reporting skills;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skill, strong cultural sensitivity and ability to work in multi-cultural environment;
- Good working knowledge of English is preferable, high proficiency in Bahasa is a must;
- Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
- Ability to produce high quality contents within the set timeframe.

Important Notice: Kindly send a complete application via email to with the following documents no later than 5 PM Monday, 8 August 2016:
- A letter of interest;
- CV with Education Background and working experiences;
- Expected salary and other compensation or benefits;
- List of three references (name, position, relationship with applicant, and contact phone/mobile number).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview