National Fisheries Programme Lead

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



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Position Title: National Fisheries Programme Lead

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar

Closing date for applications: 17 October 2018

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: Permanent

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience

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 are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary Job Description

To coordinate and supervise one of the founding programmes of Blue Ventures in Madagascar, we are recruiting a person to join our central coordination team in Antananarivo. The post includes an exceptional range of activities providing technical support for our field teams to implement the national fisheries programme strategy in the short and long term. Heading a passionate and dynamic team of 20 people and collaborating with our key partners including the communities themselves, he/she will be responsible for developing and supporting implementation of incentive-based, innovative and adaptive models of local fisheries resource management in extremely rich and varied natural and cultural environments.

His/her work will involve frequent trips to all the intervention sites along the west coast of Madagascar: Tsimipaika Bay (Diana region), Mahajamba Bay (Boeny/Sofia regions), the Barren Isles protected area (Melaky region), and all the intervention sites in southwest Madagascar, from Morondava to Toliara (Menabe and Atsimo-Andrefana regions).

Personal qualities being as important as professional skills, it is vital that this person is extremely dynamic, pro-active, disciplined and organised. The geopolitical environment and the general conditions for carrying out activities are complex; the ability to take on challenges in a constructive and passionate way is essential.

Application Process

Applicants should apply online, using the form below, by 17 October 2018.

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.

Level of Language Proficiency

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement