The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe.
Start date: July 1, 2019 (provisional)
Application deadline: May 16, 2019
Expected travel: Will travel throughout the region as needed to implement the project activities.
Western Indian Ocean region:
The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is a socially and biologically diverse region with a 9,000-kilometre coastline that contains some of the world’s most extensive and most climate resilient coral reefs and mangroves that are critical sources of protein, coastal protection, and income to coastal populations, many of whom are poor and marginalised. Real and significant threats related to overexploitation of fisheries, habitat clearing, and pollution are threatening the integrity of the region’s ecosystems, and their ability to provide goods and services to coastal communities.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has just been awarded a project entitled ‘Creating a network of resilient MPAs in globally significant areas of the Western Indian Ocean’ by the Blue Action Fund (BAF). The expected outcome of the proposed project is that 6040km2 in new, expanded, and existing MPAs and their surrounding sustainable use zones in two climate resilient seascapes of global biodiversity importance are effectively and sustainably managed by NGOs and relevant actors including government, communities and civil society. The project will be implemented in Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania for a period of 4 years by WCS in partnership with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).
WCS is now seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to lead implementation of the BAF-funded project. Under the supervision of the MWIO Regional Director, the Project Coordinator has the responsibility for the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all activities funded by the BAF. He/she will carry out these responsibilities in close collaboration with the Country Directors and lead marine staff of WCS’s country programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar. The Project Coordinator will be based in one of the three country program offices involved in the project.
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the May 16, 2019 deadline. Please include “Project Coordinator, Blue Action Fund (BAF)” in the subject line of your email.
In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: here
WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value