Natural Resources Economist

Natural Resources Economist


Conservation Strategy Fund (Yayasan Strategi Konservasi) is seeking an experienced natural resources economist (NRE) to lead our strategic engagements with partners and funders implementing training, analyses and technical assistance for more sustainable resources management and sustainable development in Indonesia. The NRE will oversee the implementation of the terrestrial/landscape or seascape program and report to the Program Manager.  
A successful candidate will have several years of experience with applied economic analysis that address natural resources management as well as environmental and sustainable development challenges that are considered strategic and major issues for key stakeholders. A proven previous involvement in climate change and green and/or blue economy issues is a necessity. S/he will have excellent English writing and presentation skills, highly functional organizational skills, strong self-motivation, dynamic teaching skills, and a can-do attitude. The NRE will be based in Jakarta and will be traveling domestically up to 20% of the time.  

Job Description

The Natural Resources Economist will lead a diverse portfolio of economic analyses and facilitation of change processes in the areas of environmental and natural resource management, fisheries and marine conservation, spatial planning, green/blue economy, energy and climate policy, and overall sustainable development.

This position reports to Program Manager and will work in parallel, mutually supporting and in close coordination with Finance and Admin Manager and Communications Officer. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Analysis
    • Design, lead, and perform data acquisition, research surveys, analysis, synthesis, write reports, publications, and contribute to the preparation of our results and recommendations to important stakeholders.  
  • Capacity Building
    • Lead the design and development of curriculum and syllabi for trainings and workshops as well as serve as instructor, facilitator and mentor on issues related to fisheries and marine resources economics.  
  • Communication
    • Lead, manage or mentor fellows in the dissemination of our analyses to government officials, NGO professionals, community leaders and other important stakeholders.  
  • Representation
    • Provide policy and advisory services to internal and external partners on matters related to the understanding of public policy that relate to fisheries and marine resources economics, natural resource management, and sustainable development, as well as representing CSF in related international conventions around Indonesia’s international agreements and commitments.  
  • Fundraising
    • Identify and cultivate new funding sources, work closely with existing donors, develop new project proposals, and lead proposal writing efforts.  
  • Additional Duties
    • Take part in economic analysis, training, and project implementation on CSF’s other activities, as needed.
    • Supervise the technical teams and research fellows   
  • Expected Domestic Travel  
    • 20% of all workdays in a year  

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Advanced university degree in Economics with focus on natural resources economics, or Environmental studies with economic specialization (minimum master’s degree, preferably a PhD)  
  • Has teaching and/or training experience (both in academic and non-academic setting) on the economics/policy of natural resources and supervision and/or mentoring experience on the use of scientific and research methods  
  • Demonstrated experience in sharing knowledge, has great storytelling and communicating skills in conveying scientific and analytical results to audience with various backgrounds  
  • At least 5 years of work experience (outside of academia) with master’s degree (or 2 years for PhD degree) with proven track record in landscape and/or fisheries/marine conservation economic analysis, as well as in climate change and green or blue economy in Indonesia’s context  
  • Strong understanding and grasp on national and regional issues related to Indonesia’s natural resources, sustainable development, and climate change policies.  
  • Professional fluency in English, both spoken and written  
  • Proactive, highly motivated, and willing to learn  
  • Organized, flexible, detail-oriented, good problem-solving skills, and efficient.  
  • Has high cultural sensitivity working with people from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, cultures, and nationalities.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tactful, and positive attitude.  

Remuneration Package 

  • Salary level commensurate with qualifications and experience  
  • Holiday bonus/13th month salary – as mandated by law  
  • Health and employment insurance – as mandated by law  
  • Medical subsidy reimbursement – maximum 50% of gross monthly salary per year with an annual limit.  
  • Annual leave – 15 multi-purpose days  
  • Contract period is on annual basis and will be extended based on performance and budget availability  

To apply please submit a cover letter and CV to [email protected] Please indicate ‘Natural Resources Economist’ in the email subject line. The deadline for the submission is Sunday, July 31st, 2022.  


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. In Indonesia, CSF is legally registered as YAYASAN STRATEGI KONSERVASI INDONESIA (YSKI) since March 2016. We conduct rigorous economic analyses of infrastructure planning, protected areas management, conservation incentive programs, as well as climate change and green and blue economy issues. CSF delivers 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. For more information, visit our website at