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Title

Project Manager (Fiji and Costa Rica)

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location
Salary Additional Information Competitive; contribution to flights; food and accommodation included; further bonuses available depending upon performance
Salary (Minimum)
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Salary (Maximum)
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/10/2019
Company Name Frontier - The Society for Environmental Exploration
Contact Name Alex Gardner
Telephone +44 (0) 207 613 2422
Fax +44 (0) 207 613 2992
Email staffing@frontier.ac.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods.
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Description

Frontier is looking for two project managers:

One for our Fiji Marine Conservation and Sustainable Development Project

Start dates: October 2019


PRIMARY FUNCTION

  • This is a unique opportunity to independently manage and develop Frontier’s overseas projects in the field

  • The Project Manager will have overall administrative control of the field projects.

  • This includes: volunteer communications, financial management, equipment resupply and maintenance, comprehensive reporting procedures, volunteer and staff recruitment, management of local relations and networks, fundraising for the project and the supervision of local staff.

 

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE ROLE

  • Organise the efficient reception and deployment of all project personnel.

  • Supervising the arrival, briefing, and deployment of new project staff.

  • Management of all project resources and equipment including sourcing equipment and organising repairs.

  • Collating and reviewing internal reports and equipment inventories from projects.

  • Administration and control of project budgets and production of accounts and reports to London HQ.

  • Collaborating with HQ on fundraising and income generation strategies.

  • Project Development through liaison with national authorities, research institutes, tourism and educational agencies, and preparation of proposals to secure new contracts and funding

  • Collaborating with HQ on fundraising and income generation strategies.

  • Ensure H&S standards are always maintained, reviewed regularly and updated when necessary.

  • Maintaining and managing communications between field projects, volunteers and London HQ.

  • Advising and preparing volunteers with regards to their project details, insurance, arrival details, equipment requirements and kit lists.

 

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To ensure the health and safety of all volunteers and field staff involved in the project, dealing with any medical incidents should they arise, being ready to initiate and implement an emergency medical evacuation procedure if necessary.

  • Monitor project activities through communicating via regular and timely situation reports and phone calls to London HQ and advise or enforce changes in project as necessary.

  • Ensure that quarterly reports include project videos (10 minutes or longer), 150+ photos and content for the quarterly SEE newsletter to be sent to London and uploaded on the SEE website.

  • Implementation of Frontier field project social media initiative including daily Facebook updates with copy and photos, science blog articles & tweets, and weekly volunteer reviews, project news and gap year travel news directly from the field.

  • To ensure that all volunteers / research assistants are deployed successfully and enjoyably including organising visa support letter and travel paperwork upon request.

  • Sending out introductory information to volunteers and ensuring that those arriving/leaving outside of those dates are fully aware of meeting arrangements.

  • Oversee and act as internal verifier for elements of the project field training.

  • Produce, check and update information and briefing materials available to volunteers and identify inconsistencies in the information provided to volunteers and ensure changes are made in consultation with the Head of Operations.

  • Provide independent reviews from outgoing volunteers on a weekly basis on websites such as Go Abroad Reviews.

  • Ensuring the discipline and good behaviour of all members of the project team.

  • Managing the team to ensure that their analyse of subjects such as coral health, mangrove conservation and restoration can be run effectively.

  • Contracting and managing local employees, and where necessary the employment of new staff and payment of wages.

  • Oversee the maintenance, servicing and repair of all project equipment and identify in country suppliers.

  • Managing invoices for equipment purchases (in cooperation with the Accounts Department at London HQ).

  • Identifying potential opportunities for development including partners, sponsors, donors or sources of funding. Follow up on potential developments by producing funding proposals and maintaining relationships with current and potential donors, collaborators and stakeholders.

  • Monitor project prices and compare to similar projects available to ensure Frontier project prices remain competitive.

 

Remuneration: Local competitive salary with subsistence expenses and on-site food, accommodation and transport provided.

In addition, there will be a contribution towards airfare.

Bonus: Target related bonus packages in addition to salary package.

Training: Pre-departure training provided.

Accommodation: Basic accommodation provided at field project.

Insurance: Employer’s liability insurance provided.

 

For more insight into our conservation research projects, here are some links to help provide insight into some of the Projects we run in Fiji and Costa Rica:

https://frontier.ac.uk/projects/120/Fiji-Marine-Conservation-%26-Diving

https://frontier.ac.uk/projects/102/Costa-Rica-Big-Cats%2c-Primates-%26-Turtle-Conservation

  

For further information on the type of research we undertake please also have a read of our most recent science reports:

 

https://www.frontier.ac.uk/Publications/DisplayPublications.aspx?author=&country=&project=&publicationtype=5&region=&subject=&keyword=&datefrom=&dateto=

 

To apply:

Please send your CV & Cover Letter, stating your earliest available start date to staffing@frontier.ac.uk 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at staffing@frontier.ac.uk 

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