Opening at Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN): Small-scale Fisheries Manager

 Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) is the main partner of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Indonesia. YKAN mission is to protect lands and waters on which all life depends. YKAN provides innovative solutions for realizing harmony between nature and humans, through effective management, non-confrontational approaches, and building a network of partnerships with all stakeholders. Working with the relevant stakeholders including the government, corporate partners, and communities, YKAN will advance conservation missions in Indonesia. For more information, visit


We currently have an opening for:


Small-scale Fisheries Manager


The Small-scale Fisheries Manager will facilitate the development and management of any SSFs program or project including customary- and community-based fisheries and TURFs in collaboration with local communities, and government, non-government and private sector partners at sub-provincial, provincial and national levels.


The Small-scale Fisheries Manager will facilitate partners, grantees, and beneficiaries, to employ management cycle of SSFs by carrying out, but not limited to, (i) periodic situational analysis, problem identification, and development of theory of transformational change; (ii) program/project design based on identified problems, including selection of stock assessment method, establishing harvest strategies, meaningful community engagement, and make effective SSFs management plan; (iii) program/project and budget planning; (iv) program/project implementation, including supervise biological monitoring and program/project performance monitoring, and (v) periodic and final evaluation to evaluate interventions’ effectiveness, impacts (both ecological and social), and sustainability. In addition, the Manager will also facilitate any feasible type of SSFs being implemented to obtain sustainability certification, or at least meeting globally accepted sustainable fisheries standards of practice.


The Small-scale Fisheries Manager will work with other units such as Finance, External Affairs and Development to seek for funding and develop relevant proposal; and collaborate with relevant units to publish program or project results. S/he reports to Sustainable Fisheries Program Director and is based in Bali field office.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in fisheries, marine science, biology or (fisheries) anthropology, with 5 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and well-round understanding of Small-scale Fisheries and their management.
  • Experience with grant/financial issues of Small-scale Fisheries development and management.
  • Experience working with fishers’ and other coastal communities, experience in collaboration and negotiation with fishing communities.
  • Experience working with government and non-governmental organizations.
  • Experience working with fisheries private sector.
  • Experience with public presentation and communication and/or with media both written and oral.
  • Experience with report writing; familiarity with scientific publication writing is a plus but not required.
  • Able to interact with project’s senior leadership professionally.
  • Experience in using MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia (write, speak, understand)
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience negotiating.




Please send your CV and application letter to recruitment.indo@ykan.or.idand please insert the position title you are interested to apply on the subject line.