Position Title: Conservation Manager
Location: Dili, Timor-Leste (with frequent field visits)
Closing date for applications: 25th June 2019
Start date: as soon as possible
Contract duration: 12-months fixed term contract with possibility to extend
Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience and organisational salary scales
We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities.
Blue Ventures develops locally led approaches to marine management that benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to basic needs, we design our models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.
In 2016 Blue Ventures launched a new country programme in Timor-Leste, to support marine conservation, research and education in this global marine biodiversity hotspot.
Summary Job Description
We are currently recruiting a Conservation Manager to lead our evolving and growing conservation work in Timor-Leste. This position presents an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated marine conservation professional looking to play an instrumental role in further developing and managing an ambitious conservation programme. Reporting to the Country Manager in Timor-Leste, this is a full-time role based in Dili, with lots of time spent in our field sites.
The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive and highly organised individual, with proven team management experience and excellent knowledge of the small-scale fisheries, marine conservation and rural development sectors.
You will demonstrate a proven track record of project design and management, as well as exceptional written communications. Ideally, you will have experience of community-based conservation and development initiatives in Timor-Leste or South-East Asia.
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Candidates should apply online from the website, by 25th June 2019.
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.
All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.