Rare is a fast-growing international conservation organization making strides towards promoting widespread sustainable fishing practices in multiple countries. One of the countries is Indonesia with the goal of improving near shore fisheries. Most of the small-scale fisheries in Indonesia are inherently local: fishers from coastal communities’ fish their near-shore waters and sell their catch in the local market. These fisheries are anchors to the local economy – a key part of the social and cultural fabric of the archipelago and essential to the nation’s food security. To ensure sustainable coastal fisheries, effective management must focus at the same level as the activity: locally. But, devolution of fisheries management authority from the Indonesian national government to the district level and the subsequent re-absorption to the provincial level has left critical gaps in effective fisheries governance across coastal communities. Since 2014, Rare in Indonesia has used behavior-centered design to build a community’s agency and capacity to address coastal fishing challenges and adopt more responsible fishing behaviors.
Under the Blended Finance Initiative, Rare is developing a pathway to finance community-led conservation at scale by blending philanthropy, public funding, bilateral/multilateral finance and private capital. This position will be a key addition to a growing team. S/he will help provide the financial analysis, models and research to help design and scale blended finance solutions in Indonesia.
The ideal candidate is dynamic, resourceful, detail-oriented and high-energy, with the ability to produce high quality outputs and problem solve under high pressure environments. S/he is creative, analytical and well organized, a strong communicator and has experience in government relations.
The position will support the design of a Blended Finance Structure for Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Conservation in Indonesia (BFS for SFMC). This position will support a joint project undertaken by the Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) and Rare. The main responsibility of the Manager is to coordinate activities between stakeholders in the development of a Blended Finance structure to ensure continued and effective collaboration between Rare and the government’s team at Bappenas. The position will require the ability to liaise with high-level of government officials, convening, organizing and ensuring the delivery of planned tasks and reports. It will require an ability to work with cross functional teams, producing analysis and reports on relevant policies, regulations and financial procedures. A requirement for this position is the ability to manage projects under tight deadlines and report of progress on the deliverables.
The Blended Finance Manager must be an effective manager, able to deliver results on a tight timeline and working with high level government officials tracking deliverables on a complex financial product to ensure that the project is completed according to the key specifications by the set deadline.
Support and manage the project plan for establishment of Blended Finance structure reporting to the Director of Blended Finance in Arlington.
In collaboration with the counter part from Bappenas the manager will
Assist internal management of BF
Required Experience and Education
Rare is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V