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International Marine Conservation Programmes Director

Project / Policy, Senior Management / Director
Permanent, Full Time
£67,500 to £67,500 per annum
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An amazing international marine conservation charity is recruiting for an experienced leader and strategist to direct their global conservation team. Theyre looking for someone with outstanding management and leadership skills, particularly attuned to leading and empowering senior managers to design and execute innovative community-based programmes in challenging settings

You will be responsible for

Conservation Programme Leadership
- Leading planning and design of conservation programmes, including evaluating human and financial resource needs and plans
- Providing regular input and support to colleagues driving fundraising efforts, forecasting funding needs by countries and programmes, and ensuring development efforts align closely with programme priorities
- Proactively identifying synergies across programmes and activities to enhance impact, efficiency and effectiveness of programme delivery
- Leading adaptive project management and co-ordination to ensure project delivery meets consistently high standards, in fulfilment of contractual responsibilities and in alignment with their strategic goals.

- Ensuring a strong and dynamic culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the design and development of their conservation programmes
- Supporting country directors and senior managers working with field teams and communities to develop and evaluate new models for incentivising tropical marine conservation and small-scale fisheries management
- Supporting the growth and organisational development of their within the senior management team, working to develop key strategic and operational goals and leading their delivery
- Leading their Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to understand the impact of field programmes and interventions, and to align interventions based on ongoing learning for continuous improvement and adaptive management

Staff Development
- Directing the UK-based conservation programme team and country directors/managers, ensuring direct reports are engaged in their work and given opportunities to develop their skills and experience

They are looking for

- At least five years practical experience in field-based tropical environmental conservation and/or rural development
- Experience of developing multi-sector partnerships, including with communities, NGOs, research institutions and government agencies
- Experience working with and reporting to donors, including trusts, foundations and agencies


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We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

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