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Country Director

Reference Country Director Madagascar  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Madagascar - Africa
Town/City Antananarivo
Salary Additional Information Competitive salary and benefits based on experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 27/05/2019
Company Name Blue Ventures
Contact Name Will Stephens
Telephone +44 (0)20 8341 9819
Fax +44 (0)800 066 4032
Email hr@blueventures.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Position Title: Country Director

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar with regular travel throughout Madagascar to offices and field sites, and occasional international travel

Closing date for applications: 27th May 2019

Contract type: Full-time permanent position

Remuneration: Competitive salary and benefits based on experience


We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures develops locally-led approaches to marine management that benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to basic needs, we design our models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and we are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary Job Description

The Country Director is responsible for overseeing the safe, effective and efficient delivery of Blue Ventures’ activities in Madagascar. Setting the example for our culture and values, they lead a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, field-focused team of 150+ colleagues across seven coastal locations and our support office in Antananarivo. Driving continuous improvement in operational effectiveness, the Country Director is responsible for creating a positive professional environment that protects, nurtures and develops the talents of our team.

The Country Director plays a key role in advancing BV’s global conservation strategy,  informed and inspired by lessons from the field and BV locations across the world, for transformative change across our work. The Country Director is responsible for marrying this global strategy with the needs and opportunities of our Madagascar team, evolving and implementing the national strategy for Madagascar through close community, staff and partner engagement.

The Country Director is accountable for ensuring that our activities are well designed, respond intelligently to community need, and are progressed on time and to budget through careful planning, decision-making and progress reporting. The role is also responsible for ensuring that BV’s overall commitments and workload are in line with our capacities and capabilities, ensuring that adequate adjustments are made in good time according to need. The UK support office is at the Country Director’s disposal for these purposes, with an expectation of close collaboration so we meet our goals.

The role reports to the Conservation Programmes Director in our UK support office.


Download the job description including responsabilities here

Application Process

We are working closely with Oxford HR who are supporting us on this very important recruitment.  To discuss this role informally please contact Emer Byrne (blueventures.org@oxfordhr.co.uk). 

Interested candidates should visit OxfordHR for the application form and process

Applicants should apply online, by Monday 27th May 2019.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the application closing date.

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