SUSTAINABLE SEAS PROJECT MANAGER (MARINE CONSERVATION)



Marine Megafauna Foundation
  • Post Date: September 20, 2018
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Freelance
Job Overview

Reporting Lines: 2-4 Field Officers


Budget responsibility: Project budget

Grade: C1

Location: Praia do Tofo and/or Morrungulo (with travel)


Essential

● At least 5 years of relevant experience in marine conservation, fisheries management, community development, or a closely related field.

● University degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

● At least 2 years experience in project management,with proven experience in budget management and project monitoring and reporting

● Experience managing staff and/or volunteers

● Experience working with local communities on development, conservation or resource management projects

● Strong written and verbal communication skills

● Able to work effectively across many different cultures and as part of a team.

● A strong negotiator, able to manage many different stakeholders

● Passionate self-starter able to take the initiative in a constantly changing environment.

● Willing to travel regularly for work within the Inhambane Province

● Proficient in English

● Passion for conservation!


Desirable

● Fluency in Portuguese

● Knowledge of one or more languages of Inhambane (Quitonga, Xitswa)

● Experience in marine resource management or fisheries management

● Experience in community-based participatory approaches

● Knowledge of fisheries management, village savings and loan associations, micro-credit, livelihood development or small business start-up

● Valid driver’s license


Responsibilities

Project Management

● With support from the Conservation Programme Manager, coordinate the day-to-day running of community-led marine conservation projects across 3-5 project locations;

● Support the expansion of conservation projects into new communities within the Inhambane province, including through the development of action plans, assessing risk and liaising with stakeholders;

● Assist in relationship building with key stakeholders (community leaders, ambassadors, local businesses and government);

● Support the development of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) tools, coordinate monitoring activities, and write monthly project reports on achievements and progress against targets.


Technical Advice and Support

● Provide advice and guidance on community-led approaches and the establishment of community managed marine areas (fisheries conservation zones);

● Coordinate with the Research Department, to support the collection of field-based data to inform project implementation and strategy development;

● With support from the Education Department and the Conservation Programme Manager, support the development of community sensitisation tools and local advocacy or awareness raising initiatives.


Staff Management and Capacity Building:

● Manage and coordinate the work of the Conservation Field Officers to ensure effective mobilisation of local fishing communities and sound project implementation;

● Mentor and contribute to the capacity building of Conservation Field Officers.


Project Finance Management:

● Oversee project budgets, keeping a track of expenditure and advising the Programme Manager of any discrepancies;

● Work closely with the Programme Manager to develop budget forecasts for current and future projects.


Other:

● When required, support the development of new grant proposals;

● Support MMF day to day activities, such as assisting at conservation talks and public events;

● Other activities as required.


Benefits

● Work with an extremely inspiring team from around the world

● Receive mentoring, support and guidance

● Be part of building a flagship marine conservation programme

● Travel throughout Mozambique

● Accommodation in a shared room provided.

● Make a difference!


Additional Information The project requires you to commit for a minimum of 6 months and a trial period will apply. Candidates must also be able to provide their own laptop computers to work on.