Marine Programme Coordinator (Andhra Pradesh)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India 🇮🇳

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

WWF India has a growing marine conservation programme with a focus on promoting sustainable fisheries, conserving threatened marine species & habitats, as well as promoting effective planning and management on land and sea. Within these strategic areas, geographic priorities include the states of Gujarat, Kerala, Goa, West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep. In achieving our conservation objectives, WWF works with a wide range of stakeholders including local communities, NGOs, government agencies, research institutions and corporates.

WWF India has exciting new projects planned in Andhra Pradesh, for which a committed individual, with a keen interest in marine issues and coastal communities, is required. The successful individual will be a part of the Marine Conservation Programme. The position will be based in Visakhapatnam.

The projects would involve working on issues related to marine megafauna, marine plastics, mangrove conservation, fisheries management and blue economy. The programme coordinator will oversee the implementation of marine projects in Andhra Pradesh. Overall coordination and management of the marine programme of WWF-India in Andhra Pradesh will also be part of the role.

Location: Visakhapatnam

Job profile

The role will require travel along the coast of Andhra Pradesh to field sites, for the following activities:

  • Engagement and awareness building among coastal communities
  • Gathering data through primary and secondary research
  • Data management, analysis and technical report writing
  • Developing and planning new projects for marine work in Andhra Pradesh
  • Networking with local government and non-government partners
  • Technical and financial management and reporting of projects
  • Managing local field teams and interns
  • Networking and coordinating with the WWF India marine team in other states for learning and knowledge sharing
  • Working in synergy with other relevant WWF India teams such as the Sustainable Business team (on marine plastics), the Governance & Livelihoods team (on community engagement), the GIS team (on spatial mapping and technology).

Qualifications and requirements:

  • At least a Master’s degree in marine biology/ecology/environment/social sciences/wildlife or related fields.
  • Good understanding of marine conservation issues.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in either marine or social sectors.
  • Strong spoken and written skills in English and working knowledge in Telugu.
  • Ability to work independently in remote places, with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.





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