Job: Technical Advisor (Operational Management)

Job Name :
Technical Advisor (Operational Management)
Employer Name : The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Closing Date : 22-11-2013
Salary : To be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Location : Sumatra, Indonesia
Job Summary :

The position of Technical Advisor (Operational Management) is a newly created and unique opportunity to shape and develop operational management effectiveness of the Harapan Rainforest.  The RSPB are seeking a strong operational leader with a depth of professional experience developing and implementing operational and management support structures for large teams and budgets.  To be successful in this position you will have an understanding of conservation management combined with a working knowledge of Government of Indonesia systems and procedures.

Full Job Description:

RSPB works internationally to preserve the richness of nature for the well-being today of every one of us and as an inheritance for future generations.  It manages over 200 nature reserves and has more than 20 years’ experience of working with partners in developing countries.  Harapan Rainforest is one of the most important conservation projects in the world. Located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, it protects around 25% of the remaining dry lowland forests of Sumatra, whose area was reduced from 16 million hectares in 1900 to less than half a million today.

Reporting to the Tropical Forest Conservation Manager and working in collaboration with the Chief Estate Manager, the Technical Advisor (Operational Management)  will provide intensive and effective operational and managerial support to the senior management team at Harapan Rainforest, in particular the department directors and finance team.

In this key leadership position, you will develop and implement management systems and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure the effectiveness of Harapan Rainforest management.  In line with the Management Plan and both government and donor requirements, these will include work planning, monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance.  You will have a crucial role designing and guiding the implementation of a staffing and management structure that delivers effective management of all aspects of Harapan Rainforest, including rigorous communication structures.  Another important function of your role will be partnering the senior management team in ensuring sound financial management.

The RSPB are seeking a strong operational leader with a depth of professional experience developing and implementing operational and management support structures for large teams and budgets, ideally in a donor-funded environment.  Your expertise in diagnosing organisational structures and operations will be underpinned by a proven capacity to manage human and financial resources and facilitate project planning, implementation and evaluation.

To be successful in this position you will have an understanding of conservation management, which may be informed by experience in a related field such as forestry, sustainable development, natural resource management, rural development or community development, combined with a working knowledge of Government of Indonesia systems and procedures.  You will have strong influencing skills and an ability to develop effective relationships.  A flexible and resilient individual, you will be known for your ability to prioritise, respond to emerging needs and apply sound judgement.

Fluent written and spoken English is essential for this position and a working knowledge of written and spoken Indonesian is desirable.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this job, please complete our online application form and submit the following information:

1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
2. A detailed statement explaining why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you suitable. There is guidance on how to write a compelling statement on the Oxford HR website under ‘Advice for Candidates’.

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Name : Technical Advisor (Operational Management)
Location : Sumatra, Indonesia
Salary : To be negotiated with the successful candidate.