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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Nature Conservancy is seeking for a project coordinator for the project “Fostering Marine Protected Areas Effectiveness Management and Sustainable Fisheries in Peru” (“The Project”). The project will support both government and communities to showcase the benefits of MPAs in their wider context, particularly in local coastal community development, to make the case for scaling up this approach to system of MPAs in Peru. The ultimate goal of the project is to create a well-managed and resilient network of globally significant marine protected areas that will support the long-term needs of both people and nature. This project will develop a socio-ecological, leverageable, systems approach for MPA management that solves a key challenge of Peruvian MPAs: managing Peru’s extensive, significant marine biodiversity. It will recruit local community management capacity by building on local interest in sustainable livelihoods derived from fisheries and other economic activities, dependent on healthy marine ecosystems and biodiversity values.
Under the supervision of TNC Peru Country Director and in coordination with TNC´s Peru Ocean Program team and Germany team, the Project Coordinator provides leadership and support for all aspects of the Project implementation.
The Project coordinator provides leadership and technical as well as managerial support for all aspects related to the implementation of The Project. With the support of the Peru Ocean Program Team, this role provides technical leadership and management by planning and supervising the implementation of project activities in the four project sites. This position will lead the collaboration with government agencies and local communities in coordination with the Peru Country Director and the Community Engagement Practitioner, respectively. The coordinator will be leading the adaptive implementation and monitoring of the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) throughout the project and prepare periodical reports to be submitted to the Blue Action Fund.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- In charge of project-wide leadership, direction, coordination for achieving the project goals.
- Develop, implement and monitor project work-plan.
- In collaboration with TNC’s Peru Oceans team, coordinates the implementation of proposed project activities in the four project sites and supervise contractors.
- Financial responsibility includes managing the project budget to complete project goals, negotiating, procurement, and contracting with vendors.
- Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements, including ESMS and BAF guidelines.
- Cultivate trusts and relationship with local partners (government agencies and coastal communities) and leads multi-stakeholders coordination to accomplish project goals.
- Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience, project guidelines and context.
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
- BA/BS degree in Environmental Science, Biology or related fields and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management, marine conservation, marine protected areas management or related field, preferably in Peru or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience negotiating complex agreements with public and private institutions and local communities.
- Experience managing multi-year conservation projects, including budget management and KPI monitoring and reporting
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
- Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Web Browsers and GIS.
- Experience with ESMS, grievance mechanisms, etc.
- Experience in training and curriculum design.
- Master’s degree in Biodiversity conservation, Marine Science or related fields.
- 7 years of experience or more in marine conservation, fisheries management, MPS management, community-based conservation, etc.
- Knowledge of current political, socioeconomic and governance trends and practices that affect the marine environment, particularly in Peru, and ability to work at the nexus of science and policy.
- Demonstrated experience on area-based management, incorporating marine spatial planning/zoning, MPA networks, and other marine conservation tools.
- Demonstrated experience at building partnerships and strong relationships among private sector, local communities, government, and civil society organizations related to marine issues.
- Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience working with coastal communities appreciated
- Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in marine conservation, fisheries management, and community-based conservation and governance in Peru.
- Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
- Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in Spanish and English.
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