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Northwest Madagascar Regional Manager

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Madagascar - Africa
Town/City Ambanja
Salary Additional Information competitive salary based on experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 26/09/2017
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.

Summary Job Description

The Northwest Madagascar Regional Manager (NWRM) is an important leadership role within the Blue Ventures Madagascar programme team. It is a new position created in response to the expansion of activities by Blue Ventures and partners in northwest Madagascar. The NWRM will have oversight for the delivery and ongoing strategic development of a holistic programme of conservation activities within communities around the Ambanja Bay, as well as overseeing the inception of a new conservation programme in the bay of Mahajamba, and building partnerships regionally to support our initiatives.

Blue Venture’s integrated approach in the northwest of Madagascar aims to support community-led conservation of mangroves (and the fisheries they provide) through the development of locally managed marine areas. Activities include mangrove and fisheries management measures, supported by the development of alternative livelihoods and improved community health. We also aim to secure long term sustainable financing for community conservation. In the Ambanja area this will be via the world’s first mangrove blue carbon project validated under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and in Mahajamba we will be working with a leading aquaculture partner committed to sustainability and a net-positive environmental impact in the long term.

Overseeing two ambitious and pioneering conservation models, at different stages in their development, the NWRM will have a unique opportunity to develop and implement our vision and strategy for community conservation in Madagascar, and demonstrate best practice globally.

The NWRM will report directly to the Madagascar Country Director, while working closely with national level programme managers and BV headquarters in London. He/she will develop strong links with the wider BV team and expertise, and partnerships with diverse regional and national partners.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, proactive and organised individual, with strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing large projects, building partnerships and developing strategies in the development and/or conservation sector.

The evolving nature of the organisation will give the candidate opportunities for innovation and original thinking when approaching tasks.

Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development. 

Application Process

Applicants should apply using the online form via the Blue Ventures website, by 26th 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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