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Posted Jan 30 2023
Overview of Project 

MARI Oceans is a community-based organisation that supports seaweed farmers' businesses through sustainable and fair cooperative models. By leveraging decades of regional farming experience and providing support systems such as advanced technology, sustainable tools and efficient operations, MARI seeks to increase household earnings and empower farmers. The company tackles the challenges and risks inhibiting growth of seaweed farmers, adopting a systems-based approach, and placing farmers at the heart of its operation.  

Our financial offering through a cooperative structure will drive membership expansion from South Sulawesi across multiple locations in Indonesia to 1,500 farmers by 2027. This will support improved practice and governance, rebalancing, and transitioning the entire seaweed sector into a formalised industry that works for all. MARI is seeking to scale its first site, already established, in South Sulawesi and is looking to add to its growing team in the region.   

Overview of Role 

MARI Oceans is looking for a Site Officer to implement and support seaweed cultivation. The Site Officer will work with the farmer daily, monitor and identify problems and opportunities to increase the productivity of seaweed cultivation. In addition, the site officer is the spearhead in providing input and discussion partners for farmers. 
Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for all monitoring and evaluation needs of the seaweed cultivation process by MARI Indonesia farmers 

  • Engage and participate in seaweed farming activities including but not limited to activities to participate in the site. 

  • Monitor and report on the development of monitored seaweed cultivation (report on the development of seaweed business consisting of information on cultivation activities, photos of seaweed cultivation, production facilities used by farmers, etc.). 

  • Make daily and periodic reports to the site manager in English. 

  • Coordinate regularly with the research and development team of MARI Oceans. 

  • Provide input and recommendations (if needed) to optimize agricultural cultivation 

  • Certain assignments as needed. 

  • Minimum D3 diploma in fisheries, agriculture, marine biology, agribusiness or other related majors. 

  • Have good English skills to make daily and periodic reports. 

  • Have basic knowledge related to aquaculture, especially environmental chemistry (marine biology) 

  • Have the ability to swim and dive (preferred) 

  • Residing or willing to be placed in the project location in Ujung Baji, Sanrobone – Takalar Regency 

  • Powerful interpersonal and effective communication aptitudes (both oral and written)  

  • Outstanding logical, problem-solving, and administration skills  

  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, result-oriented, and collaborative workplace  

  • Outstanding people management abilities  

  • Self-starter, with a desire to work in a start-up and the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment  


The successful candidate will be on a 12-months contract and a monthly salary of IDR3,000,000, subject to a performance review after the first 6 months.   

Work based in Ujung Baji, Sanrobone, Takalar Regency.
Travel throughout Indonesia will be required. 

Please send your CV, latest diploma, supporting certificate with Site Officer (SO-Takalar) email subject to email Vacancy will close 13 February 2023 and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. 
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