Project Manager – Marine Spatial Ecologist (Turks and Caicos Islands) – DL 19 Apr 19

SAERI’s objective is to be a world class academic institute, based in the Falkland Islands, operating in the South Atlantic from the equator down to the ice in Antarctica. It aims to conduct world class research, teach students, and build capacity within and between the UK South Atlantic Overseas Territories (UK OTs). The institute’s remit includes the natural and physical sciences. Its mission is to advance environmental understanding in the South Atlantic through research excellence and innovative scientific leadership (
SAERI is implementing a project with the Department for Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) in the Turks and Caicos islands, and is recruiting for two positions to be based in Providenciales, TCI.
Project Manager – Marine Spatial Ecologist (Turks and Caicos Islands)
This position will coordinate the Darwin Plus funded ‘Developing Marine Spatial Planning tools for the Turks & Caicos Islands.
This is a responsible and strategic position that will co-ordinate the two-year Marine Spatial Planning Project funded by Darwin Plus. Currently, the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) have no holistic strategic approach to marine management. The project will, through review, analyses and consultation, provide this framework, enabling the TCIs to start to plan and manage the sustainable development and conservation of their marine environment
Through an innovative integrated, stakeholder-led approach – connecting science and communities, this project builds a Territoryto-Territory partnership between SAERI in the Falklands Islands and DECR in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to Develop Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) tools for TCI to feed into long-term planning and decision-making in the marine environment.
In addition to the scientific work packages, this project has a core stakeholder engagement component, and the Project Manager will work with, and engage a wide range of stakeholders in addition to regular liaison with project partners.
The position will be based in the DECR’s head office in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.
The post is for a period of two years.
Applicants should have a PhD in Marine Ecology or equivalent subject and at least 5 years post graduate experience working in marine higher predator ecology (preferably cetaceans)
The package
Starting salary will be £32,112.95 per annum
Airfares for the post holder at the beginning and end of contract,
Favourable income tax rates
For more information, a detailed job description and application form, Contact Zoe James
or Tara Pelembe ( for job specific detail.
Application forms should be returned to the no later than by noon 19 th April 2019


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