Northwest Madagascar Regional Manager

Location: Ambanja, Madagascar, with regular travel to other sites in the Northwest of Madagascar and to the capital city Antananarivo, and occasionally to other locations in Madagascar and internationally.
Closing date for applications: 28 February, 2017. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, early applications are encouraged.
Start date: 15 April, 2017
Contract duration: Permanent position
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 where there is a fundamental unmet need to support human development.

Summary Job Description

The Northwest Madagascar Regional Manager (NWRM) is an important leadership role within the Blue Ventures Madagascar programme team. It is a new position created in response to the expansion of activities by BV and partners in the Northwest of Madagascar. The NWRM will have oversight for the delivery and ongoing strategic development of a holistic programme of conservation activities within communities around the Ambanja Bay, and building partnerships regionally to support our initiatives. Blue Venture's integrated approach in the northwest of Madagascar is aimed at supporting community-led conservation of mangroves (and the fisheries they provide) through the development of locally managed marine areas. Activities include mangrove and fisheries management measures, supported by the development of alternative livelihoods and improved community health. We also aim to secure long term sustainable financing for community conservation of this nationally important mangrove area via the world's first mangrove blue carbon project validated under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The NWRM will be responsible for delivering on this strategy and enhancing the positive conservation and social impacts, working closely with the wider BV team, and diverse regional and national partners.

The NWRM will report directly to the Madagascar Country Director, while working closely with national level programme managers and BV headquarters in London.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, proactive and highly organised individual, with strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing large projects, building partnerships and developing strategies in the development and/or conservation sector.

The evolving and agile nature of the organisation will give the NWRM opportunities for innovation and original thinking when approaching tasks and leading strategies. Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development.

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Applicants should apply online at by 28th February 2017.

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.

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