Communications and Outreach

Food and Agriculture Organization

Jakarta, Indonesia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

IFISH is a joint project between FAO and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, aiming to mainstream biodiversity conservation and sustainable use into inland fisheries practices in freshwater ecosystems of high conservation value. The project started in 2017, with a three-pronged strategy to combine mainstreaming of inland aquatic biodiversity into resource development and management policy; demonstrations of conservation and sustainable use of inland aquatic biodiversity in critical habitats; and effective monitoring and assessment. IFISH project works in five demonstration areas in Indonesia, targeting high value fish in each district, namely: eel in Java (Cilacap and Sukabumi), arowana and beje fisheries in Kalimantan (South Barito and Kapuas), and belida in Sumatra (Kampar). 
With support from GEF, IFish project has become the largest inland fisheries project in Indonesia. Inland fisheries are generally cultivated by small-scale industries, by communities along the watershed. Therefore, protection of ecosystems and sustainable management of inland fisheries have major impact on enhancing food security and providing livelihood for people who depend on inland aquatic biodiversity.
KThe incumbent will perform the tasks assigned under the overall supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) in Indonesia, with the direct supervision of National Project Manager (NPM) and the technical supervision of Project Lead Technical Officer (LTO).  The expert will work in coordination with the international advisers and FAO staffs and will support the technical coordination, and implementation of the IFish project.  
Communication and outreach
Specifically, the incumbent will perform the main task to develop monitoring and evaluation system for IFish project, based on the project document and theory of change, as well as measuring progress and result. 
Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Develop IFish webpage in MMAF’s website including monthly meeting and update with Pusriskan IT team and National Project Coordinator (NPC) team,
  • Develop press release, articles, and newsletter highlighting progress and project activities,
  • Develop IFish social media material for FAO Indonesia social media (twitter and Instagram),
  • Oversee development of Belida Cultivation Best Practice Video in Kampar to ensure compliance with FAO OCC guideline,
  • Oversee photography documentation for Kampar demonstration site to ensure compliance with FAO OCC guideline,
  • Oversee development of IFish project coffee book table,
  • Conduct joint World Food Day campaign with FAO Rep communication team,
  • Oversee IFish project communication materials inclusion in FAO HQ repository, in coordination with FAO Rep communication team
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:
Minimum Requirements:  
  • University degree in Communication
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in the field of communication.
  • Working knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • National of Indonesia
Technical/Functional Skills :
  • Extent and relevance of experience in design and management of agricultural development projects focusing on smallholder farming systems, preferably on land management and climate change adaptation.
  • Familiarity with the latest CSA techniques, adaptive research and participatory extension approaches and land and post-harvest management strategies being promoted by FAO.
  • Work in developing countries of the Asia and Pacific Region.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and advisory and communication, team building, computer and report writing skills.
  • Ability to speak the local language will be considered an advantage.