USAID SEA Project is looking for the following position:
|Title:||MPA field survey quality control, data analyst and writer (Analyst/Writer)|
|Reports to:||Marine Biodiversity Conservation Advisor/COP|
The USAID Sustainable Ecosystem 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 the 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 security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area; and 2) strengthen the leadership role and capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and local government to promote conservation and sustainable fishing. The USAID SEA Project is implemented by Tetra Tech and a consortium of partners and runs from March 2016 through March 2021. The SEA Project implements activities in three provinces – West Papua, North Maluku, and Maluku Provinces – that lie within Indonesia’s Fishery Management Area-715.
To accomplish this goal of ecosystem approach and integration, the SEA Project has collected a consistent level of baseline information for project areas so that actions and longer-term plans will truly address the underlying issues and threats to the geographic areas of focus. Such an approach will also provide a model for other areas in Indonesia and a systematic means of scaling up coastal and marine resource management by local districts, provinces and the national government. The baseline data will also be compared with survey data collected near the end of the Project.
At the end of five years, the SEA Project is expected to improve the conservation and management of Indonesia’s marine biodiversity through improved capacity and practical application of marine conservation and sustainable fisheries management. Results that must be achieved by the completion of the project that pertain to biophysical change are explained in the Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plan are:
|SA2.2||Number of hectares of biological significance and/or natural resources showing improved biophysical conditions as a result of USG assistance
improved biophysical conditions as a result of USG assistance
|SA2.5||Percent change in biomass of reef fish in selected marine protected areas|
III. Job Summary
The MPA field survey quality control, data analyst and writer (Analyst/Writer) will be responsible to support field surveys, data collection, data analysis and writing a report to address the SEA Project indicators that pertain to biophysical change in coral reef habitats inside of marine protected areas where the Project has an intervention. The analyst/writer will work to ensure that all data collected in the field surveys being done by SEA implementing partners is consistent using standard methods and which are consistent with baseline data collection methods and results. The job will entail compiling the data and ensuring a timely completion of a database, doing analysis using appropriate statistics and summarizing the results that includes data from each implementing partner (e.g. CTC, WWF, WCS, CI and ILMMA).
This work will include coordinating within the SEA Project’s national and provincial teams and field partners. He/She will work with partners to extract biophysical data on reef-health (benthic condition, fish species and abundance and fish biomass) and ETP-species information; review inputs and provide guidance to partners on standardized data-collection methods and reporting.
The position will work with the Marine Biodiversity Conservation Advisor and Marine Conservation Program Specialist as well as the Monitoring and Evaluation Team and report to the COP.
Specific Tasks and Deliverables
- Become familiar with all biophysical data collected to date by the SEA project and work with the MPA team to ensure that the existing data sets are prepared for a comparative analysis.
- Review the methods proposed to be used in the 2020 surveys and ensure that they are consistent across all partners and that the data collected will be compatible for analysis in comparison to the existing data held by the SEA Project.
- Monitor and participate in field survey implementation as needed to ensure robust implementation and recording of information for later analysis and reporting.
- Structure and refine the existing database for all data being collected in collaboration with the MPA Data Manager and partners.
- Ensure the accuracy of data reported from partners so that the following analysis is credible.
- Work with the MPA core team, and the M&E team, including the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and the Data Management Specialist to ensure MPA related deliverables for selected indicators from partners are received, completed, reviewed, approved, accurate and include means of verification.
- Develop and finalize a summary report for all related biophysical data analysis on the SEA MPA sites and initiate a journal quality publication of the results.
- Other related tasks as requested.
- Master or PhD degree (PhD preferred) education in related field including tropical marine and coastal resources with strong coral reef field survey and analytical skills.
- Has a proven record of field work, analysis and publications on related topics.
- Has at least three years working experience in similar marine conservation project.
- Good organizational skills, including establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
- Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
- Able to work independently and in a team.
- Has high cultural sensitivity working with people from diverse background, beliefs, ethnicities, cultures and nationalities.
- Knows Bahasa Indonesian (preferably) but with full command of oral and written English.
This position will start in November 2019 with a one year contract. Extension beyond one year will depend on the SEA Project needs in December 2020
If you are interested and qualified, please send your latest CV (no later than 10 pages) to jobs@SEA-Indonesia.org before September 22, 2019. Please note the title of the position you are applying for in your submission email.