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Marine Conservation Programmes Officer

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The Reef-World Foundation
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Dumaguete, Central Visayas, Philippines
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Published 8 days ago

The Reef-World Foundation is recognised as the leading voice on sustainability solutions for the marine tourism industry. Through its flagship initiative, Green Fins, Reef-World drives sustainable behaviours for environmental protection by providing low-cost and practical solutions to local and industry-wide environmental challenges associated with the marine tourism industry. In partnership with local management teams, Reef-World has implemented Green Fins in Antigua & Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, with more countries in the pipeline.  

As a key member of the Programmes and implementation team, you will be helping to protect one of the world’s most valuable ecosystems – coral reefs – by building the knowledge, capacity, and motivation for the global marine tourism industry to become more sustainable. We are seeking an analytically-minded and motivated Programmes Officer whose values align with the organisation’s. In addition to the grass-roots capacity building work, this role will play a critical part in evolving our monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes, and dispersing lessons learned to the Reef-World team and wider network to inform conservation strategies.  

The Programmes Officer will be passionate about protecting coral reefs and the incredible marine life they support because of their ecological value as well as for the benefit of our stakeholders - local communities, visitors, and future generations.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reef-World Project Management and Development

  • Support the training and capacity building (assessor training) for Green Fins across active and new countries including planning and logistics
  • Support the international management of Green Fins including correspondence of incoming enquiries for membership and implementation
  • Develop and support the monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for implementation activities in line with Reef-World’s strategy 
  • Support the Programmes Manager in the development and oversight of new programmes to further the Charity’s mission and strategic plan
  • Act as one of the main contacts for Green Fins partners (dive and snorkel centres, NGOs, national and local authorities) to share lessons across active countries, support implementation and provide technical advice for enhanced conservation impact
  • Managing, maintaining, and developing Reef-World’s online conservation courses to achieve maximum uptake and knowledge sharing
  • Research and supporting the development of proposals on fundraising opportunities
  • To seek opportunities to promote uptake of Reef-World’s paid-for online courses  
  • Producing and printing of Green Fins materials, as required

Communications

  • Support the Programmes Manager to ensure the Reef-World‘s online assets are adequately representing Reef-World and its initiatives in line with current programmes and Reef-World’s charitable objectives;
  • Support the Communications team for Reef-World and Green Fins social media where required
  • Write one blog on a 3-month rotational basis in coordination with the Communications team
  • Support the development of Reef-World’s Annual Report
  • Alongside the wider Reef-World team, representing Reef-World at conferences, dive and travel shows, and international conservation events (in person when possible and safe to do so) 

Administration & Team Support

  • To support the Programmes Manager in the induction and orientation of new staff
  • To support the Programmes Manager in creating and maintaining the conditions to ensure effective teamwork and morale following Reef-World’s core values.
  • Supporting organisation of logistics for national and international field trips and helping maintain a functioning office environment
  • Document and carry out administration duties for project and programme development and implementation in project sites as instructed
  • Support reporting of Reef-World activities to the Trustees, the UN Environment Programmes and other grant sources
  • Maintain data management systems in line with Reef-World projects 

The employee’s duties may from time to time be reasonably modified as necessary to meet the needs of the Charity and/or associated project. 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We’re on the lookout for someone who is passionate about conserving coral reefs and the marine life and local communities they support. This person will have 1-3 years of experience in conservation or a related field and be comfortable balancing desk and fieldwork which will vary throughout the year. They will have some experience with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning frameworks, and be willing to learn and grow with the organisation. They will be a proactive and resourceful team member able to work independently and remotely across multiple time zones while maintaining strong communications with international team members. 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of, or experience in, the marine conservation sector; 
  • Prior experience in monitoring and evaluation of conservation projects;
  • Prior experience working with governments and/or NGOs;
  • Previous knowledge of the diving or marine tourism industry;
  • A team player and strong communicator;
  • Able to effectively manage workloads and ask for help when needed;
  • A certified scuba diver (Advanced Level or equivalent);
  • A fluent English speaker; other languages are a bonus;
  • Good written English and research skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to think analytically and use logic to troubleshoot; 
  • Ability to use basic Windows or Mac computer packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Google Workplace;
  • Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion; and:-
  • Open to new experiences, adaptable and a sense of humour! 

Reef-World believes that a team with diverse experiences and backgrounds generates richer discussions and more nuanced thinking that will magnify our conservation impact. We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and respected. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from anyone with the required skills and experience: whatever their background. We actively encourage applications from those whose identities reflect the diversity of the communities and networks we serve and whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in the conservation sector. 

The Reef-World Foundation is recognised as the leading voice on sustainability solutions for the marine tourism industry. Through its flagship initiative, Green Fins, Reef-World drives sustainable behaviours for environmental…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 8, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Up to $13,770

Benefits

  • All work related travel, subsistence & accommodation
  • Paid annual & bereavement leave
  • Parental leave
  • Accommodation for newly arrived staff to settle in
  • Ongoing professional development
  • All work related travel, subsistence & accommodation
  • Paid annual & bereavement leave
  • Parental leave
  • Accommodation for newly arrived staff to settle in
  • Ongoing…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • A fluent English speaker; other languages are a bonus;
  • Good written English and research skills;
  • A fluent English speaker; other languages are a bonus;
  • Good written English and research skills;

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Dumaguete, Central Visayas, Philippines
Associated Location
Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines

How to Apply

Please email a CV and a cover letter to apply@reef-world.org. In your application, please include how you meet the job specifications and why you feel you’re the best person to help us boost our global conservation impact. 

We will then get back to you after the team has reviewed your application and let you know if we would like to pursue your application. Due to the expected volume of incoming enquiries, the charity does not have the resources to provide feedback on applications that have not been accepted. If you do not hear from us by the 3rd September, then take note that we have decided not to take your application further and we wish you the best of luck in your career. 

Applications close 8th August 2021. Interviews (online) week commencing 9th August 2021. 

Please email a CV and a cover letter to apply@reef-world.org. In your application, please include how you meet the job specifications and why you feel you’re the best person to help us…

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