Local recruitment: Senior Associate, Fisheries Sciences


Bogor, West Java, Indonesia 🇮🇩

Position Overview

About Rare

Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. For almost 50 years, across 60 countries, we have inspired and empowered millions of people and communities to shift their behaviors and practices to protect our shared planet.

We are a global leader in driving social change for people and nature. We facilitate solutions that help individuals, communities, and local leaders tackle global environmental challenges, manage their resources, and take charge of their futures. And we believe that the cumulative power of individual and community action is a vital pathway to safeguarding and restoring our shared waters, lands, and climate.

About Fish Forever

Over the past 50 years, Rare has implemented global behavior change campaigns to support conservation initiatives. Currently, it is implementing a multi-country program called Fish Forever focused on coastal fisheries and communities in Brazil, Federated States of Micronesia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Mozambique, Palau, and the Philippines. Fish Forever is a global program delivered locally with the goal of improving fishery productivity, profitability, and sustainability while also boosting livelihoods, protecting habitats, and enhancing coastal resilience to climate change.

Since 2014, Rare Indonesia has used behavior-centered design to help build the agency and capacity of fishing communities to address coastal fishing challenges and adopt more responsible fishing behaviors. To do this, we have created a suite of tools that enable fisheries data collection; developed fisheries management bodies and supported the development of fisher goal setting and management; and developed a process for Managed Access + Reserve (MA+R) implementation. Central to the Fish Forever model is the proven “TURF-R” system (Territorial Use Rights for Fishing + Reserve), which combines spatial property rights for fishing areas with marine reserves (or No Take Zones – NTZs), protecting key habitats where fish stocks can rebuild.

About the Job

Working under the management of the Senior Program Director, the Sr. Associate, Fisheries Science will support the implementation of MA+R at all project sites of Rare Indonesia. In addition, they will assist with the fisheries data collection setup and conduct data analysis to support the establishment process of the MA+R. They will develop tools and produce fisheries analysis to support program implementation. The Sr. Associate will also work on planning, conducting, and delivering necessary training for Fish Forever partners.


  • Collecting and facilitating the fisheries data needed for MA+R establishment at all current and potential Fish Forever sites. This will include coordination with the implementing partner and community,
  • Analyzing fisheries data (including, but not limited to, L-W relationship, CPUE, MSY & MEY) and fisheries indicators for all Fish Forever sites in Indonesia.
  • Responsible for the full cycle of the development and implementation of fisheries monitoring method, as well as fisheries database management for all Rare’s working sites.
  • Analyzing the coastal community social-related database.
  • Contributing to the preparation of the rollout of applications/tools, as an implementer, trainer & facilitator.
  • Facilitating the fish catch recording program for fishers and buyers and developing the OurFish training module to be applied by the implementing partners.
  • Working with university representatives and contractors regarding Fish Forever’s technical work.
  • Participating in meetings or discussions about project progress as needed.
  • Representing the Indonesia technical team in Rare Indonesia and Rare Global team meetings.
  • Designing and providing training on the technical aspects of the MA+R Program
  • Communicating with contractors for data collection activity, including, but not limited to, streamlining the methodology, ensuring the quality of data, and capturing the results learned from the data.

 Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries and coastal management, fishery biology, or related field; Master’s degree is preferable.
  • 4 years or more experience in conservation and fisheries management
  • Extensive experience in conducting data analysis for fisheries science and marine conservation, managing big data, and conducting statistical analysis software (preferably with R studio and MySQL)
  • Experience with fishery-related fieldwork and the ability to make scientific-based decisions in the field.
  • Proven ability to function in a collaborative, team environment
  • Prior success working with communities, and, in particular, coastal communities.
  • Proven skills in facilitating and delivering training sessions.
  • Experience solving problems and the ability to apply conflict resolution and negotiation techniques to achieve results. 
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia with decent competency to speak and write in English.

Rare is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic.






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