Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Specialist

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The Nature Conservancy

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Samarinda, Indonesia

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27 days ago


Samarinda Field Office


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


In 2015, Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN), previously known as TNC Indonesia Program, began demonstrating a collaborative jurisdictional-based management to protect high conservation value (HCV) area in non-forest area in Berau District and East Kalimantan Province. The collaborative management engaged government agencies at provincial and district levels, private sector, community, academician, and non-government organization. It was formally recognized as Communication Forum for Sustainable Estate Crop in Berau district and East Kalimantan Province. Over the past 3 years, these Fora have set the stage for collaborative approach to the non-forest management in sustainable estate crop. The approach will be replicated in other jurisdiction in East Kalimantan and throughout Indonesia.

Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Specialist is responsible for implementing and facilitating capacity development of government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations and local community on sustainable estate crop in Mahakam Ulu district under USAID Indonesia Sustainable Environmental Governance Across Regions (SEGAR) program. The program is anticipated to run from 2021 to 2026.


The Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Specialist plays leading role in, including but not limited to, developing overall strategies of capacity development of government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations, and community and facilitating development of training materials and conduct of trainings. The Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Specialist develops partnership and commitment of key stakeholders to support the implementation of sustainable estate crop by engaging these institutions in multi stakeholders forum and implement their strategic policy.

This might include one or more of the following functions:

  • Identify strategic partners (government agencies, private sector, NGOs, and communities) and assess capacity of these key stakeholders to be engaged in the establishment of the sustainable estate crop Fora.
  • Support stakeholder mapping and policy analysis undertaken in collaboration with key stakeholders and the consultant.
  • Facilitate the establishment process of sustainable estate crop at district level of Mahakam Ulu.
  • Facilitate active operation of sustainable estate crop and their strategic policy at district level, including focused discussions, trainings, legal drafting process, and workshops.
  • Coordinate and engage government agencies, private sector, community and other relevant stakeholders to maintain collaborative management in non-forest area in Mahakam Ulu district.
  • Maintain records (baseline, impact, lesson-learned) related to collaborative management of sustainable estate crop Fora and their strategic policy.
  • Participate in relevant meetings and events held by relevant partners to ensure smooth implementation of the program.


  • BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management and policy making process or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience of institutional capacity development, including designing institutional capacity development and their legal framework.
  • Experience in policy making process and legal drafting especially in district level.
  • Experience in negotiating complex agreements.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in developing and managing multiple projects and timelines.
  • Experience in directing a major program or project of strategic importance, including management/supervision of multi disciplinary teams and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, database management and Web Browsers.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and geographic regions


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Five years minimum experience in capacity development.
  • Knowledge of land management conservation practice and conservation science.
  • Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation.
  • Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Politically savvy and experienced in partnership development (partners, community, private sector, academician, association, and local government).


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

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The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


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