USAID SEA Project is looking for an expert in spatial analysis and mapping, including map production, to support Marine Protected Areas activities
|Reports to:||Marine Conservation Biodiversity Advisor|
|Supervised by:||Marine Conservation Biodiversity Advisor|
The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project is a five-year contract that supports the Government of Indonesia to conserve biological diversity and improve the governance of marine resources at local, district, provincial and national levels. By using an ecosystem-based approach to management and engaging key stakeholders, the SEA Project will 1) enhance conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area; and 2) strengthen the leadership role and capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and local governments to promote conservation and sustainable fishing. The SEA Project is implemented by Tetra Tech and a consortium of partners that includes Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Coral Triangle Center (CTC) and WWF-Indonesia (WWF). The SEA Project will run from March 2016 through March 2021.
The SEA Project will implement activities in three provinces —West Papua, North Maluku, and Maluku Provinces—that lie within Indonesia’s Fishery Management Area (FMA) 715. This zone was chosen to be the site of the SEA Project because of the area’s high marine biodiversity, status as a national priority area for fisheries, the presence of small island provinces/districts, high rates of extreme poverty and high vulnerability to climate change. The project will also operate at a national scale to support specific activities of the Ministry of Marine Affaires and Fisheries.
The objectives of the SEA Project are to:
- Support enhanced conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target areas.
- Support the strengthening of the leadership role and capacity of the MMAF and local governments to promote conservation and sustainable fishing.
Overall, at the end of five years, USAID assistance through SEA will have improved the conservation and management of Indonesia’s marine biodiversity through Marine Protected Area. There are 15 MPAs are being promoted across the three provinces of FMA 715. Some of them are newly proposed and others have designated in District level. By the Law No. 23/2014 all MPAs have to be managed under Provincial Fisheries Agency. By this project 1.5 million hectares of MPAs are targeted to be developed through the process like data collection, zoning and management plan and public consultation.
Many activities in MPA development and Endangered Threatened Protected (ETP) species conservation required spatial analysis and mapping, including map productions. MPA cartographer is expected to support series of ETP and other biodiversity and MPA map productions in MPA workstream.
III. Job Summary
The Cartographer will be required to produce maps for Marine Protected Area program, including species and other biodiversity related maps. The person has to coordinate with SEA Project GIS team.
The Cartographer will be responsible for:
- Produce maps for ETP species distribution
- Produce maps for MPA locations and zoning, based on data available data overlaid by GIS Team
- Produce maps of biophysical and socio-economic surveys result
- Produce and calculate habitat maps
- Produce other maps as required in MPA-related jobs
- Close coordination with SEA Project GIS team.
V. Deliverables, Due Dates and LOE Allocation
|Deliverable||Due Date||LOE Days|
|1. Produce maps of biophysical and socio-economic surveys result||December 2019 and July 2020||24|
|2. Compile MPA network GIS data and maps||December 2019||12|
|3. Produce and calculate habitat maps||March 2020||36|
|4. Produce maps for ETP species distribution||March 2020||12|
|5. Produce maps for MPA locations and zoning||July 2020||12|
|6. Produce other maps as required in MPA jobs||September 2020||12|
Education : Graduate degree in Geography, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries Science and other related education.
Work Experience :
- Has at least 2 years working experience in producing maps and GIS products.
- Able to use GIS software (like ArcGIS, QGIS).
- Able to manage GIS data.
- Working in MPA and fisheries related field will be an advantage.
- Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
- Proven experience as cartographer
- High degree of adaptability to varied working environments and good interpersonal.
- Able to work independently and in a team.
- Has high cultural sensitivity working with people from diverse backgrounds, believes, ethnicities and cultures, and nationalities.
- This position is a national position, thus is limited for Indonesian nationality.
- Tactfulness, enthusiasm to the job.
- Good inter-personal skills, integrity and ability to work under pressure.
For this service the MPA Cartographer will be supervised by the Marine Conservation and Biodiversity Advisor and report to the Marine Conservation and Biodiversity Advisor with info to Marine Conservation Data Specialist.
VIII. Post of Assignment
The service will be conducted in the USAID SEA Jakarta Office and full time.
IX. Time Frame and Level of Effort
The period of the service will begin on 1 October 2019 for 108 working days.
If you are interested and qualified, please send your latest CV (no later than 10 pages) to jobs@SEA-Indonesia.org before September 05, 2019. Please note the title of the position you are applying for in your submission email.