Field Staff – Buru Island


Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) is a leading national NGO focused on small-scale fisheries. Founded in 2013, MDPI’s mission is to empower fishing communities to achieve sustainability by supporting community organization and harnessing market forces. We envision a country with thriving fishing communities that are active participants and leaders in sustainable fisheries management. Working across six provinces in Indonesia, MDPI has developed an unmatched track record of empowering artisanal fishing communities, establishing platforms for fisheries co-management, driving traceability in seafood supply chains, and implementing market interventions that lead to direct positive impact in target communities. We are a group of seasoned field practitioners with an eye towards innovations that can transform fisheries sustainability in Indonesia.


MDPI is looking for a Field Staff to support planning and implementing program implementation on site and to coordinate with internal staff to support MDPI’s work plans in the field.


  • Incumbent is the MDPI representative who conveys correct information regarding project objectives and activities, to stakeholders and the community in the Work area by helping to coordinate various MDPI program activities in the field
  • Collecting fishery data at the location using the port sampling methodology according to the methodology described in the Side Port Protocol and making reports related to I-Fish data on a regular and regular basis in order to manage data collection programs and support required fishery program improvements.
  • Ensure that the data inputted in the report is actual and detailed by verifying and validating the incoming data to I-fish and providing input in improving the I-fish function.
  • Complete the form of ETP species interaction (Endangered Threatened Protected) with a high standard of professionalism, comply with the specifications in the protocol and follow the applicable standards and then make the ETP species interaction report downloaded to Dropbox/I-Fish regularly and continuously.
  • Daily coordination with officers at fish landings/suppliers/processors and fishermen when implementing the port sampling program.
  • Always coordinate regarding and related to duties and responsibilities, and important findings/events.
  • Participate in joint roles with the team in planning, implementing, reporting on various and related MDPI activity programs in the field
  • Implement and ensure the installation and arrangement of vessel tracking technology tools and electronic monitoring (Installing Cameras on ships) on fishing vessels according to the targets that have been set.
  • Provide group assistance and miniplan/warehouse, related to Fair Trade program assistance including planning, implementation, reporting, fisherlog assistance (data entry and input), providing information updates about Fair Trade to groups, mentoring and facilitating audit preparation meetings, NC meetings, premium plan meetings, annual Fair Trade Committee meetings, assisting group meetings, as well as ensuring and checking the implementation of compliance with Fair Trade standards at the warehouse/miniplan/supplier level
  • Manage documents related to data collection and or related to the Fair Trade program.
  • Together with the team, planning, implementing, reporting, mentoring and facilitating the preparation of village regulations, assisting the establishment of cooperatives and assisting champions (fisher champion, woman champion, young champion).
  • Update data on KUSUKA, BPKP/Small Pas and fisherman insurance at the group level and help facilitate group independence in managing KUSUKA, Small Pas/BPKP and fishermen’s insurance
  • Together with the team conduct weekly and monthly meetings on site for evaluation of ongoing activities and for planning activities for the following week
  • Build good relations and coordinate with stakeholders and government at the sub-district, district, provincial and national levels
  • Make individual reports in accordance with their responsibilities such as attendance lists through the system, activity reports, leave applications, reimbursements, financial reporting and others
  • Perform other tasks required by the organization as directed by the Supervisor.



  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Science or from any major
  • Minimum 1 year working experience in the same position and have experience in NGO/NGO, or have graduated from study.
  • Excellent computer skills especially Microsoft (Word, Excel, Power Point and Access)
  • Reliable reporting of activities to a high standard with accountability and accuracy of work performed
  • Able to speak good and correct Indonesian and communicate in English well and fluently
  • A person who is detail oriented, target oriented, high initiative and organized
  • Able to work in a team and also a good team player
  • Having skills in problem solving and adapting in various situations
  • Able to work in fast and active organization
  • Willing to travel frequently to the implementation area in Indonesia and willing to work overtime when needed.
  • Experience working with small and large communities
  • ability to communicate and present if needed with cross stakeholders both internal and external: Government (national, provincial and district), academia, project partners, private sector (processors, suppliers, distributors), fishing communities, fishermen, other NGOs, providers influence/supporting donors, etc.
  • Open to Indonesian residents, especially local men/women, Buru Island, Maluku
  • Strong interest in developing small-scale fishing communities



This position is open to Indonesian nationals. Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to [email protected] by 12 July 2021. Please note, this position is based in Buru Island and does not include reallocation benefits.

MDPI is committed to implementing anti-discrimination from elements of SARA (Ethnicity, Religion, Race and Intergroup), supporting gender equality, anti-human trafficking and rejecting all forms of drug use and trafficking.

Application deadline: September 1, 2021