Reporting Lines: 2-4 Field Officers
Budget responsibility: Project budget
Location: Praia do Tofo and/or Morrungulo (with travel)
● 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!
● 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
● 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;
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.
● 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.
● 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.
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