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Endangered Species Conservation Specialist

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 04/09/2009
Company Name DAI
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DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.
Job Description:
DAI is seeking an Endangered Species Conservation Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded Management of Aquatic Resources and Economic Alternatives (MAREA) project. The project will work to reduce threats posed by unsustainable fishing practices and coastal development by laying the foundation for access – rights mechanisms to achieve strengthened coastal and marine resources management and conservation in the region.

Endangered Species Conservation Specialist will:
• Lead the implementation of sea turtle and shark related activities within this Task Order;
• Lead the design and implementation of regional and national policies and plans, including the implementation of alternative management approaches such as ecotourism, and laying out the foundation for rights – based mechanisms for conservation;
• Lead the design and support the implementation of biological and socio – economic assessments;
• Provide technical assistance to local key stakeholders in aspects on species and ecosystem management;
• Promote the establishment of alliances with private and academic sectors for the conservation and research of target species;
• Establish and promote joint collaboration and communication between ongoing and newly developed conservation initiatives on target species;
• Provide technical assistance for the development of policies, norms and regulations related to target endangered species conservation;
• Design and lead the development of workshops, seminars and national and regional meetings and draft proceedings, reports and memoirs;
• Provide technical support to consultants, sub-Contractors for successful program implementation;
• Demonstrate extensive practical experience with sea turtles programs, studies and assessments and with other related environmental issues in Latin and Central America and / or the Caribbean;
• Demonstrate experience in assessing climate change impacts and designing projects that reduce those impacts;
• Work jointly with the fisheries specialist, especially with shark related activities; and
• Have excellent analytical, writing, communication, presentation, and training skills.

Basic Qualifications:
Education: At least M. Sc. degree in fisheries science; preferably a Ph. D.

Work Experience: Must have at least 10 years of practical work experience on fisheries management, preferably including queen conch, mangrove conch, and / or lobster fisheries work in Central or Latin America.

Supervisory Experience: Will supervise and oversee sub-Contractors, consultants and technical staff working in fisheries.

Language Skills: Level III English and Spanish level IV is required.
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