Full Time

Program Coordinator for Aquaculture

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Employment status : 3-months contract before extended to one-year contract
Division Program Management
Location : 30% North Jakarta (hybrid working) and 70% Indragiri Hilir, Riau
Starting month : Mid-May 2024

About the Organization

In today’s world, home to over seven billion people, about one billion go to bed hungry every night. Food, a fundamental human necessity, often needs to receive the attention and value it deserves. With increasing populations, climate change, limited water resources, and the complex land use issue, the need for better food security becomes increasingly important. Tay Juhana Foundation (TJF), a non-governmental organization, understands the urgency of taking immediate action to address this global challenge.

TJF, driven by a team of energetic and innovative young professionals, is dedicated to developing effective strategies, conducting pioneering research, and promoting sustainable agricultural practices on suboptimal lands, particularly peatlands. Suboptimal land which covers ⅔ of Indonesia’s land area becomes an opportunity for solving the food problem and increasing our food security. Part of increasing local food security is by developing aquaculture in the coastal ecosystem.

We are looking for motivated individuals who share our commitment to making a difference. Join our dynamic team in Jakarta as a Program Coordinator for Aquaculture and be a part of the change for these critical causes.

Roles Description

Supporting the organization to develop an aquaculture project at the Kuala Enok, Indragiri Hilir of Riau Province as follows:


  1. Lead the stakeholder mapping and engagement for the governance of FOSTER Aquaculture Program.
  2. Designing aquaculture development and its work plan (pond or cage method) at the newly designated swampland.
  3. Implementing the design with various adaptations and adjustments according to field conditions. 
  4. Research supply chain management on fingerlings, feeds, market, and processing; including water quality control. 
  5. Research on feed supply from coconut waste and/or locally sourced input. 
  6. Coordinating with local staff and community in the implementation of design with available resources. 
  7. Disseminating research findings at scientific meetings and conferences, as well as through popular article outlets (non-scientific articles). 
  8. Assisting the Program Manager in organizing activities based on the organization framework and in liaising with preferred partners.
  9. Other activities of relevance to the Aquaculture Program.


Compulsory requirements: 

  1. Minimum five years of relevant full-time work experience.  
  2. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in aquaculture, fisheries management, or equivalent. 
  3. Experience working on fishery value chain actors and their service providers such as fingerlings suppliers, feed suppliers, and fish feed raw materials suppliers. 
  4. Ability in written and verbal communication in English.
  5. Indonesian national.


  1. Willingness to work in a remote area.
  2. Strong analytical skills and strategic-critical thinking.
  3. Good interpersonal skills, along with an independent and teamwork spirit.
  4. A strong passion for working within a research-based nonprofit organization, with a focus on food security, aquaculture, and sustainable development.
  5. Familiar with global and local food security and fisheries conditions.
  6. Ability to work well with remote supervision and coordination.

Organizational Conditions:

This position requires a willingness to work on-field at the Kuala Enok District, Indragiri Hilir Regency, Riau. 

Application Procedures:

Interested applicants must send a set of application documents which include:

  1. Current CV/resume. 
  2. Cover letter stating net salary expectations.

Please indicate the subject heading “Program Coordinator for Aquaculture – [Your Full Name].” Please send your application to [email protected] by 30 April 2024.

The entire selection process is conducted via online platforms. TJF is an inclusive and diversity-friendly organization. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. The selection committee’s decision is final; only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application Deadline

30 April 2024