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CSF currently has the following openings:

Executive Director
Indonesia Program Director
Indonesia Regional Program Coordinator
Gerente Financeiro

Executive Director

CSF is at a point in its evolution as an economics-based conservation organization to make a transition to a new level of organizational excellence and strategic impact. The Executive Director will be a person who has a keen desire to develop sustainable partnerships with nonprofits, corporations, foundations, public policy leaders and individual donors to advance CSF’s economic conservation strategy. In addition, the Executive Director will work to continue to enhance the governance and leadership capabilities of Board.

In the role as Executive Director, this person will work with CSF’s program teams to carry the organization’s message to critical leaders at the international, national and state levels, in both the private and public sectors. The Executive Director needs to be a leader among leaders and must bring a genuine excitement and commitment about CSF’s mission. The Executive Director must be an intellectually agile and engaging individual.

The broad objectives for the Executive Director are as follows:

  • To provide leadership in evolving and implementing CSF’s organizational vision, mission and strategic priorities.

  • To support the development of a vibrant organizational future by continuing to cultivate, expand and make the best use of CSF’s Board, volunteer leaders, staff and members.

  • To continue to expand the financial base of CSF, pursuing philanthropic funding sources and other creative sources of revenue for the organization.

  • To retain, attract and manage an international team of professional staff who possess the capacity to fulfill the organization’s mission.

  • To expand the reach, influence and public recognition of CSF as a trusted economics-based conservation organization.

The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of CSF. The Executive Director will work closely with John Reid, founder and President, and other key staff to develop and implement the organization’s vision and new strategic plan. This role requires extensive leadership, communication, and fundraising skills. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic professional with the ability to scale up an organization, expand its funding base, manage senior staff, and communicate CSF’s vision and goals to external partners, conservation policy-makers and the public.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes

The Executive Director should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

Professional Qualifications:

  • A capacity to lead, inspire and mobilize people -- particularly leaders, volunteers, and other supporters -- in advancing the vision of a vibrant, economics-based conservation enterprise.

  • A management style that is goal oriented, but flexible; that respects the capabilities and independence of staff, but provides them with a clear sense of direction.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and administering a comprehensive fundraising program including individual donor, corporate and foundation solicitation.

  • Experience building effective networks, partnerships, and/or coalitions.

  • Bachelor’s degree required with an advanced degree strongly preferred.

  • Fluency in at least one language in addition to English (Spanish, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesian preferred).

  • The highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.

  • Strong work ethic and willingness to travel extensively, often for weekend and evening engagements.

Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate commitment to the values and mission of CSF and a demonstrated conservation ethic.

  • Ability to inspire trust, lead and facilitate with strong interpersonal skills and move from ideas to action.

  • A team builder and an individual committed to collaboration, and volunteerism.

  • A superb professional and personal presence.

  • Ability to think strategically, tactically and creatively.

  • Visionary, articulate, and diplomatic.


Compensation for the Executive Director includes a competitive base salary that is commensurate with experience and an excellent package of employee and health benefits. The preferred location for the Executive Director is the San Francisco Bay Area.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining how their skills and background fit this position and a resume to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at Refer to CSF/ED in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

Conservation Strategy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search.

All correspondence will remain confidential.

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Indonesia Program Director

CSF’s Indonesia program is currently seeking a Program Director to join our team. The position will be CSF’s top representative in Indonesia and will direct our operations in the country. The person in this position will contribute to strategy and technical aspects of research projects, and help craft economics training programs to meet Indonesia’s environmental conservation needs. Initial implementation within Indonesia will focus on CSF’s Oceans and Fish program area. However, we anticipate expanding activities to include terrestrial conservation issues as well.

This position reports to CSF’s Program Director and coordinates closely with CSF’s program staff contributing to work in Indonesia, in particular our lead economist on marine and fisheries issues.

Illustrative responsibilities

  • Direct and provide technical supervisions of CSF’s research agenda in Indonesia.

  • Provide technical support and coordinate the development of research conducted as part of the CSF Integrated Marine Economics Training and Policy Initiative.

  • Support the development of a conservation economics curriculum for the Indonesian context.

  • Recruit economists and other professionals to contribute to research projects and ensure the creation of efficient teams of staff, consultants and partners.

  • As needed, support CSF training and research activities in other regions.

  • Collaborate in developing new partnerships and funding sources.

  • Design and develop of proposals for new initiatives.

  • Provide formal and informal reports to donors.

  • Represent CSF at meetings, workshops, seminars and other events.
  • As appropriate, participate as an instructor in CSF courses.

  • Manage and motivate staff.


  • Graduate degree in economics or related discipline with technical skills in economics (e.g., Public Policy, Business).

  • 8-10 years experience in the implementation and management of relevant programmatic activities, such as research and training.

  • Specific knowledge and experience in the use of economic methods applied to environmental and conservation issues. Particularly useful are valuation methodologies, fisheries economics, cost-benefit analysis, financial and economic analysis of protected areas, econometrics and spatial economic analysis (GIS).

  • Ability to direct multidisciplinary research teams.

  • Willingness to travel extensively (up to 30% of time) throughout Indonesia.

  • Leadership abilities.

  • Deep interest and commitment to conservation solutions based on sound economics.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.


Those interested should send a cover letter, short CV (maximum four pages, including at least two professional references), and relevant writing sample to:

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Indonesia Regional Program Coordinator

CSF’s Indonesia program is currently seeking a Program Coordinator. This position reports to CSF’s Indonesia Program Director and coordinates activities with a variety of CSF program staff contributing to activities in the region.

The primary function of this position is to support CSF’s Indonesian Program Director in the implementation of CSF programs in Indonesia. This includes implementing CSF’s training programs, backstopping research projects and performing a range of logistical and administrative functions.

Illustrative responsibilities

  • Support and coordinate the development of CSF’s Applied Economics for Effective Marine Management and Policy Initiative and subsequent programs.

  • Support the recruitment of economists and professionals to contribute to training and research projects and ensure the creation of efficient teams of staff, consultants and partners.

  • Provide logistical and problem-solving support to ensure success of research and analysis activities.

  • Organize and manage CSF economic training courses and workshops.

  • Implement and communicate evaluation processes.

  • Manage the day-to-day administration of the office and provide supervision as needed for additional administrative staff.

  • Ensure CSF’s compliance with legal requirements in Indonesia.


  • BSc in economics, natural sciences, or other field relevant to nature conservation.

  • At least 3 years experience in the implementation and management of relevant programmatic activities, such as conservation, research and training.

  • Ability to support multidisciplinary research teams in a range of functions.

  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time throughout Indonesia.

  • Deep interest and commitment to conservation solutions based on sound economics.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.


Those interested should send a cover letter, short CV (maximum four pages, including at least two professional references), and relevant writing sample to:

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Gerente Financeiro

A CSF-Brasil procura um profissional organizado, dinâmico, orientado ao detalhe e aos resultados para apoiar a gestão financeira e a gestão de projetos no seu escritório no Rio de Janeiro.


  • Coordenar o planejamento financeiro da instituição; coordenar o planejamento financeiro dos projetos, assim como a gestão do orçamento destes

  • Revisar e aprovar todos os acordos de cooperação e contratos antes de sua assinatura pela Diretora Executiva

  • Manter a controladoria de orçamentos; revisar e controlar mensalmente os pagamentos e transações, assim como as finanças

  • Executar os procedimentos operacionais relacionados às atividades administrativas do escri-tório, incluindo a contabilidade do escritório, classificação e codificação de despesas, solici-tação de pagamentos, emissão de DOC e TED, sob supervisão da Diretora Executiva

  • Apoiar a área de Recursos Humanos e apoiar diretamente a Diretoria da CSF

  • Preencher documentos, preparar relatórios, formulários e planilhas

  • Prestar apoio logístico; prestar assistência administrativa, operacional organizacional e logís-tica de viagens à equipe da CSF, inclusive a logística de viagens e agendamento de reuniões

  • Monitorar a entrega de produtos e cumprimento dos prazos de doações e dos contratos

  • Monitorar consultores e instituições parceiras na entrega de produtos e relatórios

  • Preparar relatórios técnicos de financiamento e de projetos para os doadores

  • Apoiar a concepção e elaboração de propostas para o desenvolvimento de novos projetos de conservação, assim como a busca de parceiros e financiadores para estes

  • Organizar os arquivos do escritório; solicitar equipamentos, insumos de papelaria, etc.

  • Outras tarefas diversas, que possam ser pedidas pela Diretora Executiva

Perfil do profissional

  • Nível superior na área de finanças, administração de empresas ou economia

  • Experiência profissional mínima de 3 anos em gestão de empresas ou gestão financeira

  • Experiência em planejamento orçamentário empresarial e de projetos, em conformidade com requisitos de doadores

  • Orientação ao resultado, senso de organização, foco no detalhe e no trabalho de qualidade

  • Atenção à prazos, particularmente relacionados aos projetos

  • Experiência em logística de viagens e eventos

  • Excel avançado, domínio do pacote Office e outros sistemas operacionais contábeis e de planejamento e gestão de projetos

  • Boa capacidade analítica e de escrita

  • Iniciativa, capacidade de trabalhar em equipe

  • Capacidade de trabalhar com autonomia, com pouca supervisão

  • Capacidade de lidar com múltiplas tarefas em simultaneidade

  • Capacidade de comunicação verbal e escrita em língua inglesa e espanhol desejáveis

A CSF oferece:

  • Salário compatível com o cargo e funções

  • Contrato permanente (sujeito ao período de experiência)

  • Plano de saúde e odontológico subsidiados para o candidato

  • Vale alimentação e refeição

  • Vale transporte

  • Possibilidade de trabalho em regime de tempo parcial

Regime de contratação será CLT.

Local de Trabalho:
Escritório da Conservação Estratégica no Horto, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. A CSF oferece um ambiente de trabalho colaborativo e dinâmico, com oportunidade de crescimento profissional e pessoal, além de condições laborais competitivas.

Processo seletivo

A CSF oferece:

  1. Análise de currículo e entrevista

  2. Candidatos finais serão exigidos a fazer um teste de escrita e de Excel

  3. Finalistas deverão nos enviar dois exemplos de trabalhos escritos e serão submetidos a um teste de escrita.

Interessados devem enviar currículo (4 páginas no máximo, incluindo pelo menos 2 referências profissionais) para o e-mail até 15 de Outubro de 2015, com pretensão salarial. No campo “assunto” (subject) informar: Gerente Financeiro.

Não serão analisadas as propostas recebidas sem pretensão salarial ou que não atendam aos re-quisitos indicados.

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