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POSITION SUMMARY – This position is based in Suva, Fiji
The Ecological Restoration Coordinator will provide technical and related support for conservation-related programs and coordinate restoration projects for climate adaptation measures and recovery of degraded areas in the Lau Seascape conservation areas. Work under the direction of senior staff to carry out day-to-day technical and field activities. Assist in field monitoring efforts and gather, review, and record technical information and data.
Draft memos, summaries, reports, and other communications. Work closely with staff and partners to facilitate data-gathering efforts and information sharing. Support learning events including assisting with workshops, meetings, conference calls, and other information-sharing events. Maintain technical files and archive systems.
- Coordinate the marine and terrestrial restoration program and activities as approved by the Manager.
- Coordinate the technical restoration monitoring and training of trainers with certification as approved by the Manager.
- Coordinate the implementation of environmental assessment methods to advance the detection and identification of invasive species across project sites as approved by the Manager.
- Assist the Marine Program activities as approved by the Manager related to the Lau Seascape technical assessments on biological assessments, socio-economic studies, climate vulnerability assessments, support education and community awareness activities, and climatic adaptation planning processes.
- Ensure the facilitation of partnerships between local stakeholders and partner organizations in the delivery of technical and scientific surveys and outcomes.
- Facilitate discussions with communities for the best practical ways to sustainably manage and protect natural resources.
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to work beyond normal work hours as needed.
- Guidance on flexible work arrangements will be shared during the interview process.
- 2 to 4 years of technical experience in nature restoration, conservation, and co-management approaches.
- Technical aptitude and ability to understand and interpret technical information and data.
- Attention to detail and good proofreading skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Detailed-oriented and able to prioritize, manage, and complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Service focus. Courteous, tactful, and proven ability to work effectively with others.
- Ability to work under general supervision and take initiative to solve problems under the supervisor’s direction.
- Ability to function well in a multicultural, diverse, and fast-paced work team environment.
- Fluent in the iTaukei language with a good understanding of traditional protocol applications.
- Excellent writing skills in the English language
- Able to spend time out in the field.
- Ability to commute between the Cl-Fiji HQ and field sites.
- Bachelor’s degree in Science.
To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.
Application Deadline: October 12, 2023 (11:49 PM EST)
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