Project Manager Forestry (m/f) (Jakarta, Indonesien)

Fairventures Worldwide gGmbH


Fairventures Worldwide gGmbH is a social entrepreneur in the field of international development cooperation, based in Stuttgart, Germany. Fairventures fosters economic, social and ecological sustainability with a thematic focus on sustainable development of the entire value chain of tropical forests, including wood and other cash crops. Since 2014, Fairventures is running the One Million Trees program (1mTrees) in Central Kalimantan (Borneo) in collaboration with the local partner, the Borneo Institute. Together with local communities, the aim of the program is to restore the fertility of deforested and strongly degraded soils and reforest these areas with mixed species plantings of timber, food and cash crops while improving the income situation for the local population and hence prevent further deforestation of natural forests.

In order to support the team in Palangkaraya, Borneo, Indonesia, we are looking for a Project Manager Forestry (m/f):

The position involves the following activities:

  • Project management of Fairventures’ non-profit forestry-related operations in Kalimantan
  • Close collaboration with the representative country director in Indonesia and the program coordinator in Germany regarding the planning and coordination of project activities
  • Coordination of field activities with local project managers regarding the deployment of field staff, streamlining of timelines and resource management
  • Hiring and coordinating national and international thematic consultants
  • Readiness to travel within Indonesia and internationally

We are looking for the following profile:

  • Master’s degree in forestry, forestry science, agriculture, environmental science or related field
  • Knowledge about tropical forestry and agroforestry, preferably hands-on experience in the field
  • International working experience
  • Project management skills are highly desirable
  • High degree of self-organization and ability to work in an international, mainly Indonesian team
  • Excellent written and spoken knowledge in English and German
  • Strong motivation to learn Bahasa Indonesia
  • Willingness to work and live in Indonesia for at least 2 years

Our benefits:

  • An attractive management position in an aspiring company with a social, environmental and economic mission
  • A growing international and highly motivated working environment with dynamic colleagues
  • Attractive compensation package to reflect your skills and experience

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your full application in English (including motivational letter, CV and references) via email to simeon.max[at]fairventures[punkt]org. Please also state your earliest possible starting date. In case of any questions, you can also contact Simeon Max via phone: 0711/2204 6803. We are looking forward to receiving your application!