Vacancy Announcement: Rare Pride Program Manager

Posted on December 24, 2009. Filed under: Jobs, Works at NGO |

Cohort Director, Indonesia
Location: Bogor, Indonesia
Length: Initial two-year contract with potential to become permanent position
Reports to: Nigel Sizer, Vice President, Asia
Travel: Average about 30%, some months may be much higher, primarily in Indonesia
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits (benchmarked against major international NGOs). This is an exempt position.
Start date: February, 2010
Position Overview

The Cohort Director is responsible for management of a group of 10-12 two-year partnerships with NGOs and the Government of Indonesia as these partners implement Pride campaign training and campaign execution.  The campaigns focus on marine conservation in some of Indonesias most important marine protected areas.

The ideal candidate will have excellent team and partner management skills, a deep commitment to community-based conservation of biodiversity, and will have had proven success managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, partnerships and contracts. He/she will be proactive, consultative and results oriented and will have strategically driven their organizations mission forward while simultaneously striving to improve that organizations business model.

Experience with marine conservation would be a great asset, but is not a strict requirement. A background in marketing, advertising or public and government relations would also be highly valued.

Note that the emphasis in searching for the candidate is proven team management skills.  Technical conservation skills are also a huge asset for this position, but are NOT a requirement.

FLUENCY (able to work effectively) IN BAHASA INDONESIA AND ENGLISH IS AN ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS POSITION.  NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS WILL BE TESTED ON THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF YOU ARE NOT BILINGUAL.

Areas of Responsibility

Operational Management

    * Supervise and inspire growing team based in Bogor of Pride Program Managers.
    * Work with the Training Director to implement the training of all newly hired Pride Program Managers.
    * Facilitate communication and lessons learning and sharing between the program and Rares US-based team and other regional programs.
    * Develop relevant parts of the annual program plan.
    * Implement high standards of HR practices, program management.
    * Report to the VP, Asia, weekly and as needed with full openness and candor concerning any issues and challenges, and ensure monthly reporting scorecards and similar tools are always submitted on time.
    * Full financial responsibility for the management of the cohort budget.

Conservation Outcomes

    * Manage the Pride marine cohort in Indonesia. Ensure high quality delivery of Pride training, including teaching, monitoring visits, RarePlanet presence.
    * Contribute to design of new cohorts.
    * Ensure meaningful conservation objectives for each campaign and successful campaign implementation, on time and on budget, supported by the VP, Asia.
    * Assist in mentoring Pride partners, especially the supervisors and executive directors of campaign managers.
    * Assist local campaign managers when developing long-term follow-up strategies and financing efforts to turn initial momentum into lasting conservation results.
    * Participate in Pride monitoring visits to support staff training and address specific issues and opportunities.
    * Technical sign off on campaigns jointly with the VP.

Relationship Management

    * Manage partnerships with local partners and government, with input as needed from regional staff and others.
    * Manage local levels of some national relationships as agreed with the VP.
    * Identify new opportunities for partnership.
    * Help to raise profile of Rare with local media.

Fundraising

    * Implement fundraising tasks and targets as agreed with VP (approx. 10% of time), including negotiations with local partners to secure their contributions to campaign funding.
    * Help to identify new opportunities for funding.
    * Help write and review proposals in an effort to secure additional funding.
    * Participate in some donor trips.
    * Help to ensure fundraising activity is well-coordinated with development staff at Rare headquarters

Qualifications, Skills & Core Competencies Required

    * Masters degree, MBA, or equivalent.
    * At least ten years management and team leadership experience.
    * Proactive, consultative and results oriented with a track record of having strategically driven an organizations mission forward, while simultaneously striving to improve organization business models.
    * Proven success managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, partnerships and contracts.
    * Proven success of having moved from one area of expertise to another.
    * Analytical, detail orientated and organized.
    * Consultative and proactive in having built partnerships and strategic alliances that resulted in a quantifiable outcome.
    * Ability to work and manage staff in a multi-cultural setting.
    * Demonstrated interest in learning.
    * Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia with excellent written and spoken English.
    * Excellent public speaking abilities and strong writing skills.
    * Willingness to travel internationally and locally based on needs of the position, often in uncomfortable circumstances and work extended hours when necessary.

Benefits

Rare not only inspires conservation, we also inspire our employees. In addition to fully covered health insurance, a retirement savings plan and 3+ weeks of vacation/holiday leave time, Rare employees receive an annual training budget for continuous learning and growth, a bonus plan that ties to individual and organizational performance, and a flexible work environment. And to make sure no one gets cabin fever, theres our all-staff global retreats that bring every staff member together to support our work around the world.

To Apply

Please send your full CV and thoughtful cover letter in word format to Nigel Sizer at  humres@rareconservation.org ; subject line Cohort Director, Indonesia In your cover letter please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, state how you heard about this opportunity, and indicate your preferred salary range.

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