The Nature Conservancy

Project Manager

As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.


Jakarta, Indonesia

A Little About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

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The Project Manager provides program management support in the overall management, operation and coordination of USAID-funded activities, ensuring smooth implementation of the activities in accordance with the standards set out by donor and organization. They help to ensure a seamless program planning, monitoring and delivery, team management, quality control and evaluation, including providing solutions to problems.

Essential Functions

Specific duties include:

Develop project plan to ensure USAID-funded activities are in alignment with Indonesia Terrestrial Program (ITP) strategic direction.

Undertake seamless coordination with internal and external parties, including USAID and Chemonics to ensure effective delivery of USAID-funded activities.

Monitor project progress and conduct corrective actions as necessary.

Build and maintain clear and effective communication with donor and partners.

Prepare project reports in coordination with ITP Program Director and Program Manager.

Together with ITP Program Director, perform risk management, issue resolution, and conflict management, and collaboratively solve complex problems.

Utilize project management methodologies and processes, and ensure all organizational and divisional standards are met.

Oversee day-to-day administration and financial management of USAID-funded activities.

Work closely with ITP Finance Manager and Grant Specialist to ensure incurred expenses are in compliance with donor and organizational policy and procedures.

Develop and share lessons learned to ITP staff and other relevant stakeholders.

Responsibilities And Scope

Geographic size and scope is that of a larger, complex business unit and/or a program that requires cross-boundary work and relationships.

Establishes and maintains optimal performance standards within budget.

Writes requests for proposal (RFPs) for grant/contract funding for program.

Frequently makes independently strategic decision based on analysis, ambiguous information and context.

Negotiates complex agreements, in a political environment.

May be responsible for leading or co-leading a whole system program.

Frequent travel domestically and/or internationally, evening and weekend hours.

May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners. Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.

Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.

Experience negotiating.

Desired Qualifications

7-10 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.

Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.

Ability to develop practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.

Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.

Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

Politically savvy and experienced in partnership development (partners, community, government)


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.