• Manager, Sustainable Aquaculture

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  • Position Overview

    Rare is a fast-growing international conservation organization whose mission is to inspire change so people and nature thrive. With more than 170 staff operating in 10 countries, Rare advances this mission through innovative grassroots marketing strategies that boost the adoption of proven environmental solutions.


    Rare’s Sustainable Finance and Markets Group aims to harness the private sector in new, creative ways, and tapping into the expanding desire of capital markets to finance sustainability. The Group focuses on market-facing initiatives, strategic partnerships, and innovative financial mechanisms to catalyze the adoption of sustainable behaviors in our major focal areas of sustainable seafood, water, and agriculture. Our goal is to ensure that the benefits of increases in the volume or quality of these products accrue to fishers/ farmers, as well as their private sector partners that purchase from them regularly, provide them with technical training (to improve product quality and/or volume), and, if needed provide, them with advance financing for their working capital needs.


    As part of this engagement, the Rare Sustainable Finance and Markets Group has recently launched the Meloy Fund, an investment fund devoted to providing private debt and equity capital into scalable enterprises that can play a key role in incentivizing sustainably managed community small-scale fisheries in Indonesia and the Philippines.  Each investment contributes to the triple bottom line results of financial returns to investors, improved livelihoods for local fishing communities, and increased health of the world’s most important marine ecosystems.  The Meloy Fund is the first impact investment fund focused entirely on improving community small-scale fisheries in the developing tropics.


    Rare is seeking a Sustainable Aquaculture Manager, Sustainable Finance and Markets Group for a 2 year contract to be based in its Indonesia Rare Ventures office in Jakarta, with frequent travel to Lampung. S/he will be responsible for managing the design and implementation of critical interventions for Rare’s sustainable markets work in aquaculture in Indonesia. 


    The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

    • Lead aquaculture shrimp project management, implementation and reporting in Lampung alongside our technical implementation partner;
    • Relationship management with technical implementation partner, and closely coordinate with partner and supervise all aquaculture implementation activities;
    • Build alliances with aquaculture farmers and key private sector actors in aquaculture value chains to establish productive commercial linkages between small-scale fisheries and farming communities with aquaculture processors;
    • Provide strategic leadership and technical assistance to similar aquaculture projects from Rare and the Meloy Fund; and
    • Analyze and help develop innovative financial mechanisms to infuse capital into sustainable aquaculture projects.


    Education and Experience:

    The ideal candidate will be dynamic, entrepreneurial, and high-energy.  S/he will be creative, analytical and a strong communicator with impeccable writing skills. Demonstrated success in managing a variety of high-impact initiatives from concept through completion with explicit outcomes are prerequisites for success in this role.  Other qualifications include:

    • 4-5 years’ experience creating viable business opportunities, value chain development, and export promotion, or private enterprise development in aquaculture. Experience directly working in a shrimp aquaculture business, strongly preferred.
    • Strong business acumen and understanding of key profit drivers in aquaculture industry.
    • Exceptional project management and coordination capabilities.
    • Ability to work productively with senior business managers as well as local aquaculture farmers and community leaders
    • Exceptional stakeholder engagement, communications and influencing skills; ability to operate, and communicate effectively in cross-cultural environment;
    • Demonstrated ability to accurately and efficiently review and analyze detailed financial, operational and environmental and social information
    • Knowledge of current environmental and sustainability aquaculture issues;
    • Ability to travel nationally;
    • A genuine passion for delivering significant social and environmental impact
    • Prior experience in an international, cross-cultural work environment is essential with willingness to work flexible hours on an as-needed basis to serve the needs of a global organization with diverse time zones;
    • BS/BA required; and
    • Bahasa Indonesia language skills required.


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