Kaimana Program Manager (KPM) _ Based in Kaimana, West Papua

Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainable care for nature for the good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old. We are currently looking to fill the following position for our office in Kaimana:

KAIMANA PROGRAM MANAGER (KPM)

The Program Manager has overall responsibility for CI-I’s Kaimana program, an important component of the Bird’s Head Seascape (BHS) marine conservation initiative. (S)/he plays key role in liaising with the Kaimana government, local Adat communities, NGOs, the private sector and other local stakeholders in implementing the Kaimana Corridor work plan – with a specific focus on development of the Kaimana local MPA. The Manager is also responsible for recruiting, supervising and coordinating all Kaimana-based staff.
Also work closely with the others CI’s manager and Director of BHS Program to develop and manage a detailed annual budget for the corridor and responsible for writing routine narrative progress report in accordance with donor requirements. Maintains close communications with Jakarta-based Blue Carbon-Fisheries Manager and Elasmobranch Senior Specialist as well as Marine Office in Bali to keep senior marine management continuously appraised of programmatic developments and successes and challenges in the Kaimana Corridor.
Key Responsibilities:

1. Take the lead role in facilitating PEMDA to revitalize their MPA implementation team and
develop a clear road map for the development of the management body and management plan for the
Kaimana MPA.
2. Manage field implementation of sustainable fisheries, sustainable marine tourism, elasmobranch,            and blue carbon programs by having tight coordination with other CI’s managers and directors
3. Manage and coordinate Kaimana team, focusing particularly on building a strong sense of teamwork
and excellent communications among the staff, while focusing them on their important tasks such as
to assist the Kaimana government and stakeholders to design management for their newly gazette           MPA. This responsibility also extends to leading the recruitment process for key strategic positions
needed to carry out the work plan.
4. Liaise closely with the Kaimana Kabupaten Government, Adat and religious leaders, local village
leaders, local NGOs and private sector to develop an excellent working relationship with these
stakeholders (and mutual understanding of goals and constraints) and begin the design of                          management of the newly-gazette Kaimana MPA.
5. Prepare routine narrative reports on progress and challenges in the Kaimana Corridor keep CI-I
Marine Program senior management continuously appraised of developments in the Corridor.

Required:
 Preferably Degree in Marine Science or Natural Resources with at least 6 years’ experience in
conservation, MPA development and implementation
 Excellent communication and presentation skills
 Knowledge and experience in working with broad range of local stakeholders, including local
government, private sectors, local NGOs, Adat leaders, coastal communities, and other related
stakeholders
 Strong technical command of fisheries benefits of MPAs
 Strong ability to manage group process and dynamics
 Ability to work with teams
 Good command of English (speaking, reading and writing)
 Ability to write reports
 Creative and innovative thinker

Preferred:
 Experience in working with Kabupaten Governments and Papuan Adat and village leaders in
implementing marine conservation initiatives
 Experience with managing an annual budget in excess of US$50,000
 Knowledge and experience in operating basic computer software, i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel
 The successful candidate should be outgoing, mature, able to build good communication with Bupati
as well as a village fisherman, passionate in his/her commitment to conservation and promoting
sustainable use of natural resources in Papua.

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Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the  good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old.

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