Community Development Specialist - Putussibau

Community Development Specialist - Putussibau

If you want to contribute to conservation efforts in Indonesia, this is the opportunity for you to join the national conservation organization in Indonesia. WWF-Indonesia, an independent national conservation organization, is part of a global network of WWF. WWF-ID is currently seeking the best candidate for the position of Community Development Specialist. This position will be based in Putussibau, Provinsi Kalimantan Barat, and report directly to the Forest Coordinator.

This position is responsible for and acts as a focal point for WWF-Indonesia in facilitating the implementation of community development projects/programs in a broad sense both in terms of economic issues through community economic development that adheres to sustainable principles in accordance with project/program objectives, to ensure knowledge, awareness and local community support for sustainable and equitable management of the area.

The scope of activities includes:

  • Ensure that the programs run in the assisted villages are implemented properly according to the principles adopted, namely environmentally friendly, socially friendly, and pro-economic for the community;
  • Assisting and strengthening the community through organizing community groups in efforts to develop social, economic, and environmental awareness as well as healthy living;
  • Collaborating with other internal WWF teams in the Kapuas Hulu Project and WWF-Indonesia as well as relevant parties in building community development models that are appropriate to the local context;
  • Ensuring that the work plan that has been prepared and agreed on is implemented according to the principles, timeline, and objectives;
  • Coordinate with the parties in the process of implementing programs and projects;
  • Provide assistance to strengthen organizational management (farmer groups, farmer group associations, and or other producer groups in assisted villages) in a planned and implemented manner in an accountable, fair and transparent manner;
  • Ensure that all program/project targets for which they are responsible are implemented, documented (data is available), and reported properly and according to the specified deadline.

Requirements for this position are:

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree (S1) in Forestry, Development Economics, Geography, and other relevant majors.
  • 1-2 years experience in community development and organizing
  • Passion for nature conservation and sustainable development, coupled with a belief in the WWF Mission 
  • Open-mindedness & receptiveness to new ideas 
  • Good standards of integrity 
  • Sensitive and empathetic personality
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, Courage 

Interested applicants should share only their CV/resume and Cover Letter to [email protected] with the subject of Community Development Specialist - Putussibau, no later than July 27, 2022.


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