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Jun 22 / BARD CEP

Fisheries Programmatic Policy Director, Rare – Indonesia

Organization: Rare

Position Title: Fisheries Programmatic Policy Director

Location: Bogor, Indonesia

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Director, Programmatic Policy Indonesia will have overall responsibility for developing program related polices to ensure that sustainable small-scale fisheries and the associated enabling environment remain a priority for the Government of Indonesia as well as developing, refining and delivering the government engagement outcomes within Rare’s Indonesia Country Strategy. Working closely with the Vice President, Indonesia, other members of the Indonesia team and the Fish Forever Program s/he will help the Government of Indonesia secure concrete action towards the adoption of community-led, rights-based management in relevant fisheries/communities.

This is a collaborative and dynamic role reporting to the Vice President, Indonesia. As a member of Rare’s Global Development Network, the Director, Policy will receive support to develop policy and public funding initiatives of relevance to Indonesia’s development objectives and aligned with bilateral and multilateral donors. S/he will also work with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external, to engage the Government of Indonesia and partners in successful policy and financing initiatives and will represent Rare in appropriate District, Provincial and National forums.

Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for building effective partnerships with the Government of Indonesia and key stakeholders to mobilize institutional and financial support, in particular the public financing opportunities essential to the implementation and sustainability of these policy initiatives. S/he will lead the strategy for helping government and key stakeholders understand the challenges and opportunities necessary to support sustainable small scale fisheries, within the context of Rare’s comprehensive national fisheries strategy (Fish Forever). S/he will design and manage work plans to secure Indonesian government support for Rare’s community-led solutions. Other responsibilities include the following:

  • Promote government adoption of TURF-Reserves and the associated enabling environment at a district, province and national level and help build enthusiasm across Rare and its partners for concrete action towards the adoption of community-led, rights-based management in relevant fisheries/communities;
  • Provide advice and policy support as a thought partner to the Government of Indonesia for the implementation of sustainable small scale fisheries in Indonesia;
  • Improve collaboration, achieve programmatic alignment, and where possible facilitate the deployment of complementary competencies in support of sustainable small scale fisheries, in particular TURF-reserves, in the context of a comprehensive national fisheries strategy;
  • Identify opportunities to secure funding for policy and financial initiatives and liaise with Rare’s Global Development Team in order to align on opportunities for local and national investment with development partner/donor objectives in support of sustainable small scale fisheries; and
  • Represent Rare in relevant policy negotiations, track outcomes and ensure sharing of strategic information.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of Indonesian policy and experience with the political landscape of Indonesia to be an effective negotiator and strategist for policy development and implementation. S/he will be knowledgeable in ways to secure the long term institutional and financial support for community-led natural resource management initiatives, particularly regarding fisheries initiatives. Additional requirements include:

  • At least 10 years of work experience in public policy in Indonesia with strong understanding of marine affairs and fisheries related policy within the political landscape in Indonesia;
  • A background effectively partnering with the Government of Indonesia and its development partners, experience working within the Government of Indonesia is a plus;
  • Demonstrated success in networking and developing effective partnerships across a range of stakeholders and leading the procurement of funding from discovery to award;
  • Proven ability to work in a culturally diverse environment that requires collaboration with others in dispersed locations;
  • Working knowledge of the national budget and financing instruments in Indonesia;
  • Experience in conservation and natural resource management strongly desired;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia and English;
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Indonesia and other locations; and
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, development economics or related field.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please visit Rare’s website at under our Careers section and apply online.

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