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Expeditions Manager

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Madagascar - Africa
Town/City Andavadoaka, Madagascar
Salary Additional Information competitive salary based on experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 17/09/2017
Company Name Blue Ventures
Contact Name Wala Osman
Telephone +44 (0)20 8341 9819
Email jobs@blueventures.org
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Organisation overview

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. Through our marine expeditions, volunteers from around the world join us on career breaks, student gap years and internships, working closely with our field research teams, in partnership with local communities.

Summary job description

Blue Ventures is currently recruiting for the position of Expedition Manager to lead its marine conservation Expeditions in Madagascar.  The position is paid, and for a period of 12 months.

The primary role of the Expedition Manager involves leading a team of up to thirty staff and ecotourism volunteers, representing Blue Ventures’ interests, and directing the efficient day to day running of the Expedition and research camp.

The successful applicant must have good physical fitness, experience of managing a budget, experience of living and working in the developing world, and the motivation and enthusiasm required to work long hours in a challenging tropical environment.

Successful expedition management requires excellent communication, leadership, diplomatic and interpersonal skills. In addition, the chosen applicant must have the initiative to develop innovate solutions to the variety of complex logistical and managerial problems that will present themselves during the course of the position. Fundamental to the position are an ability to anticipate problems before they arise and to react quickly and efficiently under pressure.

Applicants will be qualified to a minimum of PADI Dive Master level or equivalent, with a keen interest in marine biology, conservation and sustainable development.  The position will include an initial in-field training period, which will give the successful applicant time to familiarise his or herself with the workings of the site.

Application process

Applicants should apply using the online form, by 17th September 2017.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

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

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