Oleh Oka Nurlaila
20 November 2020
We Are Hiring: Conservation Program Manager


Conservation Program Manager

Reports to: Program Director, Executive Director

Status: Full-Time (40 hours/week), 1-year contract with possibility to extent.

Location: Sukadana, Kab. Kayong Utara, Kalimantan Barat

Timeline: To start as soon as possible

Salary & Benefits: Rp. 8.000.000-9.000.000, BPJS Kesehatan, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, lunch at working days



ASRI works to conserve the biodiversity of tropical rain forests by meeting the health and economic needs of surrounding communities. Since 2007, ASRI has worked near Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP), a 108,000-hectare rain forest in western Borneo that serves as home to 5-10% of the world’s remaining orangutans and a watershed for 60,000 people. The ASRI Clinic, and our future hospital, provides high-quality, discounted health care to local communities in exchange for commitments to forest conservation. ASRI is a world-renowned organization that has been recognized with multiple awards globally and within Indonesia including the Kalpataru Award. Our integrated work with human health and conservation has brought about a dramatic decline in logging. In 2018, ASRI expanded to a second site: Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBRNP), a 181,090-hectare rainforest in central Borneo, critical for orangutan reintroduction. ASRI’s Planetary Health model will soon be replicated by its US-based sister organization, Health in Harmony, in Madagascar and Brazil.

ASRI conservation programs are including (i) Reforestation of critical orangutan habitat, community’s garden, and degraded lowland rainforest; (ii) Sustainable agriculture extension work and agricultural product marketing; (iii) Microenterprise program for the logger to become entrepreneurs through chainsaw buyback program; (iv) Goats for widows (livestock husbandry); (v) Conservation education and community outreach; (vi) Deforestation and illegal logging monitoring, (vii) Forest guardians and community organizing and capacity building and (viii) Conservation efforts in our second site in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park.


  • Leading annual work planning processes for the conservation program and facilitating long term strategic planning processes
  • Monitoring and evaluating program achievements and progress, and restructuring programs in line with changing conservation threats
  • Facilitating the professional development of conservation program staff through identifying suitable training and education opportunities
  • Representing ASRI at local, national, and international level forums relevant to building our networks and scaling up our impact
  • Building partnership and maintaining positive relationships with other conservation stakeholders in the Gunung Palung landscape
  • Supervising conservation program volunteers and interns from within and outside Indonesia
  • Liaising with our partner organization, Health in Harmony, through providing timely information on conservation program updates



  • Academic background in relevant fields (forestry, environment, conservation, biology, or agriculture). Master degree preferred.
  • Three years or more relevant work experiences in the field of conservation, preferably a candidate who has experience in reforestation or restoration project.
  • Statistical analysis and data management experience. Experience with GIS, cartography, remote sensing is also a plus
  • Track record of developing successful grant and funding proposal
  • Financial principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility
  • Budgeting principles and practices
  • Proven ability to seek out new ideas and ability to implement new initiatives
  • Ability and experience working in (and/or virtually) with partners in other countries



  • Technical writing
  • Logical Framework (Logframe) development
  • Grant management systems and working with a fundraising database
  • Coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external organizations
  • Developing and monitoring budgets
  • Monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Monitoring compliance with applicable proposals, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Working with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of our staff and partners
  • Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities
  • Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums



These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at ASRI. 

Please describe how you meet these 4 Preferred Qualifications on your cover letter:

  1. Experience in restorations or reforestation projects
  2. Demonstrated team-oriented and flexibility, and ready to help with organizational needs beyond the scope of your own specific job duties
  3. Commitment to conserving tropical forests in conjunction with improving public health
  4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a strong equity lens, to support the development of staff from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, identities, and lived experience



  • Willing to make 2-3 years commitment
  • Willing to live in a small town in rural Borneo
  • Not smoking
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized while managing strategic, long-term goals
  • Strong initiative, drive, and self-management to initiate and complete projects; seeking out resources and collaborating as needed
  • Humility, flexibility, and willingness to test, shift your thinking and try something new
  • Able to work in a small team environment – helpful, dependable, respectful, approachable
  • Awareness and skills to create an equitable and inclusive work environment



Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to hrd@alamsehatlestari.org by November 30th, 2020 at the latest. Please use the Conservation Program Manager in the subject line. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to contact all applicants, but we will contact you soon if you are chosen for an interview.