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Advocacy officer

Position: Advocacy officer

Contract: Full-term position with an initial 6-month probation period.

Remuneration: Depending on experience

Location: Jakarta based

This position is open to Indonesian citizens only.


The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK registered non-profit organization working internationally to protect natural environments and the human rights of people who depend on them.

EJF is working in Indonesia to end illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and human rights abuses on fishing vessels and actively promote improvements to policy making, corporate governance and management of fisheries.

EJF is seeking to employ a fulltime ‘advocacy officer' in Indonesia to work alongside EJF’s international campaigns team in driving key legislative and regulatory reforms to effectively combat IUU fishing and human rights abuses whilst also improving fisheries transparency.

This position will involve coordinating with and engaging in meetings with senior Government of Indonesia officials and agencies to drive forward EJF’s advocacy goals, tracking and reviewing relevant policy developments, preparing gap analysis briefings for internal and/or public use, supporting specific research on environmental crimes and related human right issues and contributing to the overall strategy, planning, development and implementation of EJF’s campaigns in Indonesia.

Successful candidates should be comfortable working independently while also following close direction. S/he will be entirely confident in liaising with government agencies, fishing and seafood companies, fisheries unions and other related stakeholders, working to the highest professional standards and ensuring that engagements lead to desired outcomes. S/he will be adept at conducting research and writing policy briefings, public speaking including at high-profile meetings. Candidates should also be prepared to travel within Indonesia, potentially at short notice.

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this position is subject to change.


Essential skills and experience:

• Native Bahasa Indonesian speaker

• Professional proficiency in English

• Minimum three years working in any relevant sector and/or position (fisheries, advocacy, human rights, policy and research)

• Experienced in conducting advocacy and lobbying national government agencies

• A degree in any relevant discipline (environmental law, environmental policy and social science)

• Relevant work experience (NGOs, researcher, governments, private sector, etc)

• Demonstrable experience forming and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders

• Strong communication, excellent data analysis, research and writing skills

• Familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc) and internet-based storage formats (google drive, google docs, excel sheet, etc)


Desirable skills and experience:

• A higher degree in a relevant discipline

• Ability to work independently

• Existing networks with government agencies, private sectors, NGOs and related stakeholders

• Experienced writing review/gap analysis of Indonesia policies and related international conventions


Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Please submit a CV with covering letter with email subject Advocacy Officer – last name to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org and azizah.hapsari@ejfoundation.org