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Sep 6 / BARD CEP

Regional Development Officer- Indonesia

Organization: Rare

Position Title: Regional Development Officer

Location: Bogor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Hours and Compensation: Full time

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and expertise, plus competitive benefits described below.

Benefits      Private medical insurance; Retirement savings plan; 3+ weeks’ vacation/holiday leave time; an annual training budget; a bonus plan that ties to individual and organizational performance; and a flexible and fun work environment.

Application Deadline: 

Level of language proficiency    

Bahasa Indonesia and English fluency required (reading, writing, speaking).


Organization Overview

Rare, a U.S.-based conservation organization, works globally to equip people in the world’s most threatened natural areas with the tools and motivation they need to care for their natural resources. For nearly four decades, at more than 90 sites and in more than 50 nations, Rare has addressed the underlying social and economic factors that create environmental threats. Rare’s approach is to develop marketing and business development tools that motivate local communities to protect their natural surroundings.

Rare’s signature Pride campaign builds grassroots support for environmental protection by training local conservation leaders in the use of commercial marketing tactics to build awareness, influence attitudes, and enable meaningful change. Rare Pride campaigns combine social marketing techniques with strategies to remove barriers to a community’s adopting sustainable practices for conservation goals.


Based in Bogor, Indonesia, the Regional Development Officer is new to this team within Rare, and the successful candidate will bring an entrepreneurial spirit and an appetite for working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural, collaborative environment to help support the fundraising and policy targets for Rare in the Asia-Pacific region. This role provides an exceptional opportunity to learn about both conservation program development and building the case for funding; Rare aims to continue its growth through engagement with donors, both from public and private funding institutions, and the Regional Development officer will play a crucial role in that success.


The Regional Development Officer will actively manage relationships with donors representing a range of sectors such as public funding/governmental institutions, private foundations, and other donors. By managing relationships with government representatives at the central/national and district/local level, the Regional Development officer will help advance Rare’s funding and policy aims in the region.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage proposal development for public donors through program design, proposal writing, editing and budgeting; build and update regional resources for public donor management and proposal development.
  • Develop and implement strategies to identify new funding for active Rare Indonesia programs as well as those in development;
  • Establish and manage a cultivation strategy for potential funding sources for current and future regional programs;
  • Represent Rare at donor events, meetings and conferences;
  • Be aware of and ensure compliance with donor requirements in all communications and submissions to donors.


At least seven (7) years of professional fundraising experience required, including a minimum of two (2) years in a writing-intensive capacity. Previous experience building relationships with public and private donor representatives and/or governmental officials desired. The successful candidate must be diplomatic, organized, confident, self-motivated, and able to achieve results in a wide variety of circumstances with little supervision. Exemplary written and oral communication skills – in both Bahasa Indonesia and English – imperative.

  • Exceptional critical thinking abilities and skills in writing, editing, and proofreading required; programmatic or donor research and interview experience helpful;
  • Fundraising and/or marketing experience important; experience with one or more public donors desired; familiarity with proposal budgeting;
  • Thrives under tight deadlines and able to manage input from multiple sources in a collaborative environment; persistent self-starter; flexible;
  • Program experience/interest in conservation or international development issues useful;
  • Excellent organizational skills, discretion, and ability to prioritize and multi-task and effective communication skills required; prior supervisory experience helpful;
  • Willingness to travel, often to very remote locations, based on needs of the position (up to 30% on annual average);
  • Must be able to effectively leverage computer software, such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint to review and produce reports;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

How to Apply

Application Procedure

Click here to apply.

Please submit your resume/CV and a thoughtful cover letter (both in English), outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but candidates are encouraged to apply by September 9.

Rare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.


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