Bogor, Indonesia

In-Country Marine Program Coordinator

Hatfield Consultants is assisting our client, the Packard Foundation, in filling the full-time role of Marine Program Coordinator based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Through our Indonesia Marine Strategy (IMS), the Packard Foundation supports partner organizations to design and implement pilot initiatives across strategic fisheries that will serve as models for sustainable fisheries management in Indonesia. This strategy also supports partners focused on establishing more effective fisheries policies and strengthening the capacity of government and civil society organizations and leaders. We seek to support civil society actors to lead and to encourage and motivate government agencies, political leaders, and private sector companies to improve the management of fisheries resources and to advance marine conservation efforts in Indonesia. Learn more about the Indonesia Marine Strategy here.

Position Profile:
The IMS program seeks a full-time Technical Advisor to join its team. The Technical Advisor will work on an annual contract basis to assist the program implement its overall grantmaking strategy in Indonesia. The Technical Advisor will work closely with the Program Officer and Program Associate and the Foundation’s grantees and partners in Indonesia. This role offers an excellent opportunity to gain grantmaking experience and to develop connections with the sectors of philanthropy, as well as civil society / NGOs, marine experts, and other groups working on marine conservation, fisheries management, aquaculture, and government policy and industry supply chain issues.

Key Duties

  • The IMS Technical Officer will support our grantmaking strategy and overall grantee portfolio. The individual will work directly with the IMS Program Officer to:
  • Provide guidance and in-country leadership on existing grants and grantee relationships.
  • Develop and recommend new grant proposals, including: identifying grantees, developing initial grant request concepts, and supporting grantees to determine and develop specific grant goals and activities, expected results, metrics, and budget.
  • Participate in grantee meetings and calls, review and comment directly on grantee reports, and extract relevant lessons to highlight and share with the program team, grantees and, in some cases, the sector.
  • Act as Program Officer on a subset of grants to be determined with the Foundation Program Officer.
  • Provide information to prospective grantees on proposal and reporting guidelines and grant compliance requirements.
  • Support and organize grantee learning opportunities and events.
  • Provide support and guidance on strategic approaches and direct input on strategy changes, adaptations and development (including participating in quarterly program review session with program staff and year-end review meetings and memo development).
  • Participate in relevant IMS program team, Foundation Ocean team, and Foundation Conservation and Science team sessions and meetings (remotely or in person, on occasion).
  • Participate in Indonesia Marine Donor Collaboration (IMFC) calls and annual meetings.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of program and grantee strategies for communication.
  • Provide updates on politics and economic issues in Indonesia on an ad hoc basis, either through discussions or briefings with experts or translating directly from primary sources of information (media, other).
  • Provide regular written updates on activities, meetings, and other events as identified with the Program Officer.
  • Coordinate and collaborate, where it is appropriate to do so, with other in-country Foundation coordinators and advisors (Climate and Land Use, Organizational Effectiveness and Agriculture, Livelihoods and Conservation).
  • Identify experts and / or partners to assist with or guide IMS program delivery.
  • Support other tasks such as research and issue analysis, represent the Foundation in relevant meetings in Indonesia, and be available as needed guidance to grantees.


  • Deep knowledge and experience in either the marine sector, marine conservation work, or fisheries management with demonstrated success and a track record across 5+ years designing or managing strategic interventions, initiatives and programs in these sectors.
  • Experience serving in a senior program or executive leadership role in a non-profit organization in Indonesia and/or internationally a plus.
  • Knowledge of Indonesian civil society partners.
  • Knowledge of governance, policy or development issues in Indonesia.
  • Collaborative team player who brings curiosity and humility to the role.
  • Available for flexible working hours for communications with international team and partners.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Familiarity with the Packard Foundation and its programs a plus.


  • Annual contract position based in Indonesia, and preferably Jakarta (approximately 240 days over a 12-month period), with annual travel to the United States of America.
  • Direct report to the IMS Program Officer.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with level of experience.
  • Contracted individual responsible for payment of their income taxes, jamsostek, medical, and pension.
  • The Packard Foundation intends to maintain this position as a multi-year position reflecting the life of the IMS program.
  • The Foundation prefers the contractor maintain a formal link to a firm or sponsor group registered in Indonesia.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, compensation expectations, and CV describing your experience to (no phone calls please). Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please indicate “Marine Coordinator” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.