Sumatran Orangutan Society Loker Conservation Programme Manager November 2015

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Conservation Programme Manager Sumatran Orangutan Society

Sumatran Orangutan Society memberikan persyaratan, ketentuan dan spesifikasi pekerjaan sebagai Conservation Programme Manager yang akan ditempatkan di Medan

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Sumatran Orangutan Society
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:47:42 GMT

Job Description

About SOS

Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered and without urgent action could be the first Great Ape species to become extinct. Our mission is to secure the future of Sumatran orangutans and their forests.

We are a small organisation, which leverages impact through strategic partnerships which tackle the causes of deforestation as well as the symptoms. We take a holistic approach, supporting and enabling vital work on the ground in Sumatra through developing effective conservation programmes and partnerships, capacity building and fundraising for frontline organisations, and advocating globally for changes to government policy and corporate practise to enhance conservation outcomes.

Overview of role:

SOS seeks an experienced Conservation Programme Manager, who will be responsible for the development, management and delivery of our portfolio of frontline conservation programmes in Sumatra with SOS partners. In this exciting and challenging role, you will oversee all SOS-supported activities and programmes, act as the primary liaison with project partners, and ensure significant conservation impact through programme and capacity development. This post is based in Medan with regular trips to project field sites to provide technical advice and support.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: International medical insurance including emergency evacuation cover, visa and one return flight to the place of recruitment per year.
Term of Contract: This position is initially offered as a full-time three year contract, with the possibility of extension.
Location: Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia, with national and international travel as required.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Strategic development of our conservation work;
  • Manage and support project delivery and development;
  • Oversee programme administration, including budgets;
  • Develop and implement a robust monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Build an evidence base for conservation need and prioritising intervention, to inform the development and management of frontline programmes and allocation of resources;
  • Impact monitoring, including the compilation and dissemination of reports and data;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners, collaborators, stakeholders and donors;
  • Support the development of conservation and management capacity of our in-country partners;
  • Represent SOS at international meetings, and promote SOS and its conservation work;
  • Provide additional operational, programmatic and administrative support to SOS as needed.

Programme Management and Development

  • Supervise and support partners’ project management, ensuring that projects are efficiently and effectively run, with work plans being developed and followed, ensuring project objectives are achieved.
  • Promote effective monitoring and evaluation of field projects, including impact reporting.
  • Oversee overall financial management of the programmes, including the production of budgets and financial reports.
  • Design protocols for the measurement of baseline biodiversity, forest cover, encroachment, and socio-economic data, as appropriate, in new programme sites.
  • Responsible for ongoing data collection and analysis.
  • Lead on capacity development to support key partners in strategic planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of conservation programmes, to deliver maximum impact.
  • Undertake research to support evidence-based interventions and programme development, such as through GIS/satellite mapping.

Stakeholder relations and engagement

  • Coordinate with project managers, maintain relationships with existing partners and stakeholders and seek out and develop new relationships as required for programme development.
  • Develop and ensure positive working relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • Host visits from guests including donors, collaborating NGOs, researchers, media, and government agencies.
  • Ensure that conservation threats and trends, as well as programme impacts and successes are communicated to the general public, policy makers and other stakeholders.
  • Promote information sharing, learning, and collaboration amongst key partners and stakeholders.

Fundraising and donor relations

  • Support the Director in the development and writing of funding applications.
  • Identify potential donor agencies and match projects in need of funding;
  • Prepare quarterly reports for SOS on all activities undertaken and project reports required by external donors;
  • Provide support and oversight in preparing and delivery of reports and assist in preparing financial reports as required by donors and/or stakeholders in a timely manner.

Liaison with SOS headquarters

  • Provide oversight of the compilation and submission of monthly field reports.
  • Share photographs and field updates on a regular basis for distribution to SOS supporter networks and social media channels.
  • Ensure close contact and communication about all aspects of the work with the Director.
  • Ensure the relevant parts of the SOS website are kept up to date and accurate.

Person Specification

As the sole member of SOS staff in Sumatra, a resourceful and proactive nature is essential. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, highly organised, and results-driven individual, with a track record of successful programme management in the conservation sector.


  • A relevant degree or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in the management and implementation of species/nature conservation programs.
  • Proven experience of management of projects funded by international donors.
  • Broad and current knowledge of biodiversity conservation issues ideally in South East Asia, with specialist knowledge of at least one of the current work streams (forest restoration, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, conservation science, policy and management, landscape approaches to ecosystem and species conservation, community-based conservation including sustainable livelihoods programmes).
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong leadership and organisational skills with experience of managing multiple complex projects, including design, planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Proven track record of fundraising, ideally with experience in securing grants.
  • Sound levels of financial management and reporting.
  • Experience developing medium/long term programme strategies and managing partnerships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong experience of writing and delivery of concise, well-structured grant reports, proposals and communication in a timely manner and to a high quality.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, networking and presentation skills.
  • Experience of managing teams in a field or project based context would be ideal.
  • Proven track record of strengthening the effectiveness of local partner organisations through capacity building and supporting the adoption of robust systems to plan, monitor and report on conservation programmes.
  • Experience contributing to publications such as peer-reviewed scientific articles, position statements, popular articles, and funding proposals.


  • The post-holder must meet the entry requirements for a temporary resident in Indonesia. SOS will support the successful candidate in securing a visa.
  • Demonstrable commitment to species and nature conservation.
  • Desirable: experience of working in Indonesia, or at a minimum experience of working and living overseas.
  • The ability to communicate in Bahasa Indonesia would be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in Geographical Information System (GIS) software would be advantageous.

How to Apply:

Please send your C.V. including details of two referees, and a detailed covering letter explaining your suitability for the post to: by 10am on Monday 16th November 2015.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 25th November in Oxford. For candidates not currently located in the UK, interviews can be conducted via Skype.

The start date is negotiable, but we would like to have the successful candidate in post as early as possible in 2016.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Buckland, Director, on 01235 530825 or by email (

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