Job Vacancy: Fisheries Coordinator

Environmental Defense
Fund Project


Yayasan Bina Usaha


Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan (YBUL), established in 1993, is
a non-profit organization located in Jakarta, experienced and specialized in
promoting and implementing programs in renewable energy, the Clean Development
Mechanism and community based environmentally friendly small- and medium-sized
business empowerment through education, capacity building, feasibility studies
and policy advocacy as well as access to microfinance and linking small- and
medium-sized businesses to technology, market and financial access. YBUL’s
focus is particularly on rural communities.

With world attention focused on both the environment and the
economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and
business leaders turn for win-win solutions. 
With programs from Boston to Beijing, EDF focuses on strong science,
uncommon partnerships and economic-based approaches to solving environmental
challenges. EDF has programs and partnerships in the United States, European
Union, Sweden, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Belize the Philippines, and now Indonesia
through the YBUL-EDF Sustainable Ocean Partnership .

The YBUL-EDF Sustainable Ocean Partnership was established in
2014 to partner with and support others working to safeguard Indonesia’s
oceans.  We seek to improve management of
wild-capture fisheries in ways that result in more fish in the water, more
food, and more prosperous communities. 
We bring science, economics, policy and design expertise to help build
the enabling conditions for sustainable fishing by working with NGOs,
policymakers, fishers and communities, governments and others who will lead the
way for much needed change. 

You can be part of this YBUL-EDF partnership, a team that
welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions for innovation and


Fisheries Coordinator

The Fisheries Coordinator (Coordinator) supports the
implementation of the YBUL-EDF Sustainable Ocean Partnership (Program) by
working closely with governments, private sector, academia, community groups
and other stakeholders to implement sustainable fisheries management.  The Coordinator will help coordinate and
contribute to fishery management planning – including technical consultations
and outreach — to design and implement fishery management that achieves ecological,
economic, and social goals. S/he will work closely with government,
universities, NGOs, fisher groups and other stakeholders. S/he works under the
supervision of Senior Fisheries Manager supporting the adaptation of fishery
management planning tools for use and implementation in Indonesia fisheries and
working with partners on the ground. S/he will help develop and carry out work
plans and will prepare project analyses and reports as directed.  S/he monitors progress and proposes
adaptations to work plans as required.



Degree in related field such as fisheries management, environmental science,
marine conservation, biology, natural resource economics, natural resources
social studies, etc.

5 years relevant work experience.

in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

to work independently and as part of a team.

ability to prepare analyses and write reports.

ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve common goals.

and alignment with rights-based management for sustainable fisheries.

to work in South Jakarta office and travel frequently to sites around



the Senior Fisheries Manager to prepare technical materials, processes and
tools to help government and stakeholders design and implement sustainable
fisheries management, including rights-based management.

and organize stakeholder groups, including government, private sector, academia,
fisher, value chain groups and others, to participate effectively in fisheries
management planning and implementation.

 Help introduce fisheries management concepts
that achieve economic, social and ecological goals, including right-based
management, to government and stakeholders to increase buy-in and commitment.

and maintain strong relationships with local community groups, NGOs, private
sector, government and other relevant stakeholders at project sites.

Please send a cover letter expressing your interest and
qualifications (no more than one page) and resume or CV (no more than four
pages) to [email protected].  The
position will remain open until it is filled. 
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified.)


YBUL-EDF Sustainable Oceans Partnership


We help design and implement sustainable fishing for more
fish in the water, more food, and more prosperous communities.


             Who are we?

·  Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is an international NGO using science, economics,
policy and law to create solutions that let people and nature prosper.  Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan (YBUL) helps communities through
sustainable development and entrepreneurship.


Why do we work in Indonesia?

·  Sustaining Indonesia’s marine ecosystems and fisheries is a
global conservation priority.

·  President Widodo has elevated the importance of sustainable
and prosperous fisheries.

·  EDF is working on reforms in 12 governments comprising 1/3
of global fish production.

·  Many of Indonesia’s fisheries are increasingly overexploited
and underperforming, putting the national economy and the livelihoods and food
of millions of people in danger. 


What do we do?

·  We bring 25 years of hands-on experience and results,
critical information, and handbooks to help guide stakeholders to design and
implement sustainable fisheries management.

·  We work in partnerships with governments and stakeholders.

·  We design sustainable fishing that helps fishers and
communities become stewards.


What are the principles of sustainable fishing?

·  Government, fishers, value chain and other stakeholders are

·  Science, economics and local goals guide management

·  A sustainable catch limit and secure fishing privileges are

·  Policies, capacities, and institutions can be strengthened
to support sustainable fishing


For more information, please contact Thata Kurniawan—[email protected]


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