Blue Forests Development Manager – Indonesia
Closing date for applications: 5th March 2017. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, early applications are encouraged.
Start date: ASAP
Contract duration: Fixed term contract, with opportunities for extension
Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience
Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation working to rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental unmet need to support human development.
Summary Job Description
Blue Ventures is currently recruiting an experienced conservationist to spearhead the development of our mangrove conservation efforts in Indonesia. This new position in the Blue Ventures international team will be responsible for leading Blue Ventures’ evolving mangrove conservation efforts in Indonesia, including project scoping, site selection and partnership development.
The Blue Forests Development Manager will lead scoping studies to identify priority mangrove conservation hotspots, as well as existing mangrove management and conservation initiatives being supported by community based organisations, NGOs and institutions in Indonesia. These efforts will result in the identification of candidate sites and partners that may be suitable for future efforts to replicate Blue Ventures’ integrated, incentive-based mangrove forest and fisheries management models in Indonesia.
Sites will be assessed according to local interest in, and need for, conservation of mangrove forests and fisheries. The potential for incentive-based mangrove fisheries management initiatives will also be explored when identifying potential sites. Potential partners will be assessed based on their capacity for supporting field-based conservation efforts, and their alignment with Blue Ventures’ mission and core values.
The Blue Forests Development Manager will design project interventions working closely with Blue Ventures’ international conservation team, and drawing on the experiences of Blue Ventures’ Blue Forests initiatives elsewhere. The position will oversee the development and coordination of project implementation efforts, including identifying staffing needs, leading recruitment, and building a strong technical team based around key capacity needs.
The successful candidate will be creative, open minded, and discerning, with excellent partnership development, leadership, project management and communications skills, and a strong technical background in incentive-based environmental conservation. They will be pragmatic and resourceful, entrepreneurial in identifying opportunities for potential future mangrove conservation interventions, and sensitive to the needs and interests of communities and stakeholders involved in mangrove conservation.
Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development. While this position is a fixed term role, there will be the opportunity for transition to longer-term employment with Blue Ventures based on performance in this role.
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position filled by the first suitable candidate.