Tanintharyi Marine Field Coordinator, Myanmar

Application Deadline: 
4 Aug 2019

Salary:  USD 26,000 - USD 28,800 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Two-year fixed-term contract

Location: Myeik, Tanintharyi, Myanmar

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.

FFI is now seeking a Marine Field Coordinator to support its Marine Programme in Tanintharyi within the Myeik Archipelago. Under the supervision of the Marine Programme Manager, and in close consultation with the FFI Marine team, Myeik University and government staff, the Field Coordinator will facilitate the field components of the MPA and LMMA meetings/consultations and support the marine team in undertaking biodiversity surveys, including coral reef, seagrass and mangrove.

A key component will be the engagement of island-based fishing communities on a number of initiatives, from collaborating with LMMA committees and patrol teams to supporting their livelihood through a value chain improvement approach in a diverse and exciting cultural environment.

The position will also assist in setting up the compliance component of FFI’s shark/ray project in Tanintharyi and sometimes at national level.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 4 August 2019.