Project Manager, São Tomé & Príncipe

Application Deadline: 
16 Sep 2018

Salary: Circa EUR 28,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

End Date: Three-year or five-year fixed-term contract

Location: Fundação Príncipe Trust, Santo Antonio, Príncipe, São Tomé & Príncipe

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

We are seeking qualified candidates to manage the in-country implementation and delivery of an exciting new project to establish the first marine protected areas around the island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe. Employed directly by FFI and under secondment to FPT, you will be based on the island of Príncipe.

You will contribute to island wide conservation activity leading on marine protected area establishment, community co-management of fisheries and investigations into the scope of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing (IUU) activities, while liaising with both regional and national government and project partners on both islands to ensure the success of this project.

Strong project and people management and leadership skills are essential to the role to ensure a professional and motivated team that delivers effectively against project aims, objectives and timelines.  The role also requires a skilled and credible communicator, who is confident in developing and managing relationships internally and with partner organisations and relevant stakeholders, including regional and national government. You will have proven experience in conservation project management with demonstrable skills and experience in engaging local communities in conservation and the development of sustainable livelihood initiatives, for example leveraging conservation contributions from the tourism sector.

A strong team player, you will enjoy working in a dynamic team environment where creative approaches and thinking are required to deliver project concepts. Experience raising funds for projects will also be an advantage. A Master’s degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and strong experience in a related role and in working in remote and sometimes challenging environments are expected. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within two ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisations, at the forefront of conservation.

Final appointment will be subject to final confirmation of funding for the position

 

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 16 September 2018.