Conservation International: Seascapes Development Manager

Conservation International
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 9 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

For over 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth, however we are not a run-of-the-mill environmental organization; we are a more human focused organization. We know that human beings are totally dependent on nature, and that when we work to save nature we are really working to save ourselves. CI has a staff of over 1,000 employees working in more than 30 countries to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. Our goal is to protect the most fundamental things that nature provides to all of us: our food, fresh water, our livelihoods, and a stable climate. CI works at every level, from remote villages to the offices of presidents and CEOs, to find these solutions.
 
Conservation International seeks to appoint a  Seascapes Development Manager to be based in Johannesburg.

Purpose of  the position is to promote the resilience of BANP as a component of a connected seascape; and finally, support the to facilitation of knowledge exchange and capacity building, liaising with various Government agencies, and supporting the Africa Field division to raise funds for this initiative.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with CI colleagues and organizational partner, African Parks, focusing on the development of marine management protocols in BANP to: 
  • Engage with and support communication and logistics between CI and African Parks; this may include coordinating and facilitating meetings; preparing for coordinated field activities;
  • Support the development of strategies and tools to eliminate unsustainable fishing techniques and enhance the sustainable harvesting of growing populations of appropriate, non-threatened fish species in BANP.
  • Work with colleagues and partners to support the northerly expansion of the BANP to include known dugong range and other significant habitats and megafauna, and to ensure connectivity between broader ecological systems.  
  • Work closely with CI colleagues to leverage the current activities in BANP and work toward the development of a broader seascape in Mozambique as well as other potential seascapes in Africa. This will include:
    • Support the building of a knowledge base and information sharing on seascapes (large-scale, integrated marine management) drawing from the experience of CI Seascapes in other part of the world to support the advancement of a seascape in Mozambique as well as other potential seascapes in Africa.
    • Support the development of and coordinated a strategic approach to biodiversity conservation and community development across the wider Save River – Pomene Seascape through all appropriate national and provincial government institutions with ANAC as the lead, and active NGOs, Civil Society Associations, and social development agencies of the region.
    • Support fundraising efforts and explore new and joint funding opportunities within the global donor and grants sphere. Ensure that the quality of funding proposals is high and compliant with funder interests and requirements.

Requirements:

  • Reporting to the Senior Director for Conservation, 
  • This is a part-time position within the Africa Field Division of Conservation International.
  • Reporting to the Senior Director for Conservation, 
  • Work with colleagues to strategize and work toward building a seascape, or large-scale integrated marine management area, across the broader Mozambican seascape with specific links to the Save River and Pomene National Reserve using innovative tools and practices.

To apply, detailed job description, please visit our website,  www.conservation.org,  and go to the Careers tab to apply directly through our online job application form. Alternatively, using the link: https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CONSERVATION&cws=39&rid=1243

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
For more about Conservation International, refer to https://www.conservation.org/Pages/default.aspx
 

Location: 
Johannesburg

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