The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) seeks a CBF Technical Officer—Project leader for the Effective Marine Protected Activities for the Caribbean (EMPAC) project. The project will be implemented by the CBF with support from the Blue Nature Alliance.
The project places particular focus on improved management of Marine Protected Areas and sustainable financing mechanisms. Primary objectives include catalyzing Marine Protected Areas (MPA) support to advance local and regional actions towards achieving the 30×30 Ocean Conservation Targets within the region. The Project Leader is expected to have a proven record in working and achieving results and impacts in similar projects.
The CBF operates as a registered organization 1 with contracted staff working remotely throughout the Caribbean region. We currently have a total of nine employees from countries such as the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The CBF Technical Officer – EMPAC Project Leader will report to the Conservation Finance Program Manager and the CBF
This position is open to individuals only. Consulting firms or consortiums are not eligible. No subcontracting is allowed. Potential flexibility exists for location within the Caribbean.
Mobility requirement: The post requires work from home and the ability to travel across the region for
meetings and site visits.
An undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science) from a recognized university is required. A Master’s degree (in natural resources management, environmental management, biology or similar) is preferred.
At least 5 years of experience in a similar position managing projects of similar scale.
At least 3 years of experience in project preparation and implementation with high level decision makers will be considered an asset.
Exemplary verbal and written skills in English. French and/or Spanish knowledge (conversational, reading and writing) will be considered a strong asset.
Program/Project management: Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and monitoring programs and projects including the components of proposals, work plans, budgets,
logical frameworks, procurement plans, monitoring learning and monitoring plans. Demonstrated experience in writing reports, memoranda and similar documents.
Thematic knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding about Marine Protected Areas policy and regional coordination on issues of conservation and natural resources management.
Event Organizing: Demonstrated experience in developing, organizing and facilitating national/regional workshops and other events. Expertise with online fora, such as organizing and hosting webinars.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning: Demonstrated experience and ability in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Interpersonal and communication skills: Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to work with diverse groups and organizations.
Proactive behavior: Be a highly energetic, self-starting, entrepreneurial and creative individual who can express/recognize ideas, opportunities, and communicate goals and objectives clearly. Ability to undertake actions, decisions, and achieve results in an independent manner and assume the responsibility for the actions taken.
Assertiveness: Capacity to solve problems or conflicts in an assertive manner.