Project Assistant, Jakarta, Indonesia

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Indonesia

City: Jakarta

Office: FAO in Jakarta, Indonesia

Closing date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021


Project Assistant

Job Posting: 31/Aug/2021

Closure Date: 14/Sep/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAINS

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Indonesia-Jakarta

Duration : Three months, with possibility of extension until the project ends, subject to satisfactory performance.

Post Number : N/A

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Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

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The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

IFISH is a joint project between FAO and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, aiming to mainstream biodiversity conservation and sustainable use into inland fisheries practices in freshwater ecosystems of high conservation value. The project started in 2017, with a three-pronged strategy to combine mainstreaming of inland aquatic biodiversity into resource development and management policy; demonstrations of conservation and sustainable use of inland aquatic biodiversity in critical habitats; and effective monitoring and assessment. IFISH project works in five demonstration areas in Indonesia, targeting high value fish in each district, namely: eel in Java (Cilacap and Sukabumi), arowana and beje fisheries in Kalimantan (South Barito and Kapuas), and belida in Sumatra (Kampar).

With support from GEF, IFish project has become the largest inland fisheries project in Indonesia. Inland fisheries are generally cultivated by small-scale industries, by communities along the watershed. Therefore, protection of ecosystems and sustainable management of inland fisheries have major impact on enhancing food security and providing livelihood for people who depend on inland aquatic biodiversity.

The incumbent will perform the tasks assigned under the overall supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) in Indonesia and the direct supervision of National Project Manager (NPM) and in coordination with the National Consultants/Experts and FAO staffs, will support the coordination, implementation and routine monitoring of the project.

Reporting Lines

Sudarsono - National Project Manager IFish Project

Ageng Heriyanto - Assistant FAOR

Rajendra Aryal - FAO Representative

Technical Focus

Management, project assistance

Tasks and responsibilities

Provide direct assistance to the National Project Manager and ensure smooth and efficient communication and information flow within the project team;
Collect relevant data and information both from the National Consultants and other related parties for Monitoring the project implementation against the processes and its schedules related to project outputs, products, tasks, etc. and informs the NPM and project team ahead of time on deadlines;
Provide support to the Project Management Unit, particularly the Project manager for preparing the Term of Reference of meetings, prepares the meeting organization, drafting meeting minutes and monitors follow-up activities;
Provide assistance in the coordination of supporting services of meetings, training, workshops etc., and events of the Project in collaboration with other staff of the country office;
Maintain project activity calendar/schedules; monitors changes and communicate relevant information to appropriate project staff;
Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

First level university degree is required. Degree in fisheries science, natural resource management or a related field is desirable;
Knowledge and 2 years experience in general project management and monitoring processes;
Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English.

Nationality of Indonesia.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Extent and relevance of experience in design and management of agricultural development projects focusing on smallholder farming systems, preferably on land management and climate change adaptation.

Familiarity with the latest CSA techniques, adaptive research and participatory extension approaches and land and post-harvest management strategies being promoted by FAO.

Work in developing countries of the Asia and Pacific Region.

Demonstrated strong technical and advisory and communication, team building, computer and report writing skills.

Ability to speak the local language will be considered an advantage.

Experience in administrative support functions including note taking and meeting arrangements;
Demonstrated good organizational skills in supporting a team of consultants/experts

Demonstrated good client orientation;
Familiar with computer skill such as MS office, Power Point, excel, MS Words;

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