Fisheries or Marine Resources Economist

Fisheries or Marine Resources Economist

Jakarta, Indonesia

Conservation Strategy Fund (Yayasan Strategi Konservasi, CSF) is seeking an experienced Fisheries or Marine Resources Economist to lead strategic engagement with partners and funders and implement trainings, analyses, and technical assistance for more sustainable fisheries and marine resources management in Indonesia. This role will oversee the implementation of CSF Indonesia’s Marine and Fisheries Program in coordination with the Program Manager. 

The successful candidate will have several years of experience applying economic analysis to fisheries and marine resource management challenges, as well as environmental and sustainable development challenges that are considered strategic areas of focus for key stakeholders. They will have excellent English writing and presentation skills, organizational skills, strong self-motivation, dynamic teaching skills, and a can-do attitude. The applicant will be based in Jakarta and will be travelling domestically up to 20% of the time. 
Job Description
The Fisheries or Marine Resources Economist will lead diverse economic analyses and facilitate trainings and technical assistance programs in the areas of environmental and natural resource management, green/blue economy, energy and climate policy, and sustainable development.
The key responsibilities of this role will include:

  •  Analysis: Design and lead data acquisition, research surveys, analysis, draft final reports and publications, and contribute to the preparation of results and recommendations for important stakeholders.

  • Communication: Mentor and advise fellows on disseminating the results of their analyses with government officials, non-governmental organizations,  community leaders, and other stakeholders.

  • Capacity Building: Design and develop training curricula and syllabi, and educate and mentor course participants and fellows on issues related to fisheries and marine resource economics.

  • Advisory Services: Provide advice and guidance to internal and external partners on public policies that relate to fisheries and marine resource economics, natural resource management, and sustainable development. Represent CSF Indonesia in related international conventions around Indonesia’s international agreements and commitments.

  • Fundraising: Identify and cultivate potential new funders and funding sources, work closely with existing donors and funders, and develop and draft new project proposals.

Expected Domestic Travel

  • 20% of all workdays in a year


  • Reports to Program Manager

  • Supervises the technical teams and research fellows

  • Works in close coordination with the Finance and Administrative Manager and Communications Officer.


  1. Advanced degree in Economics, with focus on fisheries/marine resource economics (minimum Masters degree, preferably a PhD).

  2. Teaching and/or training experience (both in an academic and non-academic setting) on natural resource economics and supervision and/or mentoring experience on the application of scientific and research methods.

  3. Excellent storytelling, writing, and communication skills.

  4. At least 8 years of work experience (outside of academia) with a Masters degree, or 4 years of work experience with a PhD. 

  5. Demonstrated track record in fisheries or marine conservation and economic analysis in Indonesia, and a strong understanding of national and regional issues related to fisheries and marine resources economics.

  6.  Professional fluency in English, both spoken and written.

  7.  Proactive, highly motivated, and willing to learn. Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude.

  8.  High cultural sensitivity working with people from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, cultures, and nationalities.

Remuneration Package

  1. Salary level commensurate with qualifications and experience

  2. Holiday bonus/13th month salary – as mandated by law

  3. Health and employment insurance – as mandated by law
  4. Medical subsidy reimbursement – maximum 50% of gross monthly salary per year with an annual limit

  5. Annual leave – 15 multi-purpose days

  6. Contract period is on annual basis and will be extended based on performance and budget availability

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and CV to [email protected] Please include ‘Fisheries and Marine Resources Economist’ in the email subject line. The deadline for the submission is Wednesday, 30 June 2021. Only Indonesian nationals based in Indonesia should apply.     
About CSF

Conservation Strategy Fund is an international non-profit organization with over 20 years of experience using economics to support environmental conservation and sustainable development. We conduct rigorous economic analyses of infrastructure, protected areas, conservation incentive programs and related issues, deliver a world-class capacity building program, and work closely with governments, NGOs and other stakeholders to support well-informed decision making. For the quality and impact of our work, CSF has been recognized with the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and has been recognized with the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. We focus on Latin America and Indonesia with an evolving body of work in the U.S., Africa, and the Pacific, and have offices in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Indonesia, and the United States.