Indonesia Country Director

Zoological Society of London

Bogor, Indonesia
743872655 - 905462174 IDR (£38,000 - £46,000) pa (dependent on experience)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 30th April 2018   4 days left

About Us:

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. In a rapidly changing world we do this carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and inspiring people to take conservation action through education and awareness-raising, including initiatives at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Overview of Role:

The “Indonesia Country Director” is fully responsible for ensuring the Indonesia programme creates and delivers its agreed mission contributions to the highest standards prescribed by ZSL head office, and external donors and stakeholders. The successful candidate will be the lead ZSL representative in Indonesia and be expected to maintain and expand ZSL presence in-country, as well as establish professional relationships with the Government of Indonesia and in-country partners. Being one of several country managers within ZSL’s operational structure for Indonesia, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in and report on relevant government and stakeholder meetings.

Main Duties:

  • Oversee the ZSL Indonesia team, ensuring full compliance with all ZSL legal, tax and financial reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for making key, strategic in-country operational decisions in consultation with Head of Asia Programmes and the Director of Conservation.
  • Actively involved in recruitment and management of staff, including performance monitoring, mentoring, and training.
  • Ensure that the country budget of up to £10,000,000 through 2020 is appropriately managed, spent, documented, and reported on, both internally and externally.
  • Work closely with staff in London and Indonesia to develop projects and fundraising proposals that align with the national strategy, country strategy, and ZSL’s mission.
  • Responsible to the Head of Asia Programmes for the generation of accurate and timely financial and programmatic reports to donors, stakeholders, government, and ZSL.
  • Represent ZSL and ZSL Indonesia specifically at national and international conferences and workshops as needed.

Person Specification:

  • Proven leadership and team management skills; specialized training in personnel management desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans and policy.
  • Strong skills in large conservation and/or development project planning, financing, management, implementation, and evaluation; experience working with government and with donors/government aid agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English; fluent in oral and written Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Experience working in International NGOs is essential in Indonesia and/or other countries in Southeast Asia. We especially welcome applicants who are Indonesian locals.
  • Excellent understanding and experience in developing partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions, governmental and international relations.
  • People management, coaching and capacity building/development skills.
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making skills.

To Apply:

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button on our website. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at or in Indonesia contact .

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