LOWONGAN: GIS Coordinator
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Indonesia Program aims to conserve marine resources vital to the protection and sustainability of a wide range of human activities and livelihoods. Consequently, conservation efforts cannot be separated from the management of fisheries or interaction with coastal communities. WCS employs a rigorous science-based approach to build capacity, strengthen management, support policy and regulation development, and inspire community stewardship for the protection and sustainable use of critical marine ecosystems, fisheries and threatened species. To achieve these goals, WCS employs a science to management approach to assisting the Indonesian government to establish and manage marine protected areas (MPAs), manage small-scale fisheries, and conserve sharks and rays in Aceh, North Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, and North Maluku plus several other sites.
WCS Indonesia’s approach is defined by the five core WCS Global components of Protect, Discover, Inspire and Leverage, and Build. This structure was developed as part of WCS 2020 to reflect the importance of combining our scientific research with broader public awareness and direct engagement with decision makers. Success will depend on our ability to leverage the interplay between these themes to create larger policy and protection impacts.
The WCS Indonesia Marine program focuses on the establishment and effective management of MPAs and development of sustainable fisheries, as interlinked strategies to secure and manage Indonesia’s coastal marine resources. WCS is committed to assisting the Government of Indonesia to meet its national and international commitments to MPA establishment and management – including the commitment to achieve 32.5 million hectares of MPAs by 2030. MPAs benefit both biodiversity and fisheries management by protecting habitats and protecting breeding populations of important marine organisms.
MARINE GIS COORDINATOR
WCS is now seeking a Marine GIS Coordinator who is dynamic, well-organized, hard-working, and committed team player to provide key technical support to WCS’s Marine and Fisheries Program. The GIS coordinator will be required to maintain a comprehensive spatial database for the Marine and Fisheries Program, and to provide technical assistance on GIS, oceanography, remote-sensing, and support spatial analyses, such as Marxan analysis for MPA zones/area of interest, Marine Spatial Planning, and marine SMART patrols. The work will provide support to both field interventions as well as on policy development. The GIS coordinator will also be responsible for in the collection, storage, analysis, mapping, imaging, and communication of geospatial information. The position will be based in Bogor, with regular trips to the field to provide direct technical advice, monitoring and capacity building of field staff.