Hiring Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Location: The Philippines
Qualifications / Requirements:
Bachelor or post-graduate degree in marine science, fisheries science, oceanography, marine resource management, socio-ecological systems, or other relevant discipline
Minimum of three years of experience in technical and/or scientific monitoring roles with non-profit, academic or government organizations, working on marine conservation, fisheries management, climate change, or related field/s
Strong understanding of creating and managing databases or information systems.
Strong ability to build relationships with relevant technical authorities and work successfully within multi-disciplinary teams
Demonstrated ability to apply gender sensitive approaches to projects, programs and research agendas
Good working knowledge of the field of MPAs, ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM), coastal resource management, socio-ecological systems, and/or other relevant conservation approaches
Professional proficiency in spoken and writing Filipino and English
Dive certification and underwater data collection experience would be an advantage
Previous experience working with small-scale fisheries would be an advantage
Assist with the delivery of scientific and technical inputs into the Bohol Sea and Siquijor conservation project, which may include fisheries assessments, MPA ecological assessments, species and habitat surveys, and monitoring related to critical habitats and endangered, threatened and protected species.
Assist with collecting ecological and socioeconomic data relevant to ecological and social safeguards frameworks.
Assist in the scoping and development of new science-based conservation opportunities in the Philippines, and contribute to the development of new WCS research agenda and programs.
Contribute to ecological monitoring and reporting, including MPA management effectiveness, ecological health, species and ecosystems, as needed.
Coordinate the local activities of WCS global technical experts and consultants.
Manage monitoring protocols, data and information systems, and data analysis.
Contribute to project reporting and new proposal development, as requested.
Report sections that will be included in up to two of the following: coastal fisheries assessments, MPA ecological assessments, species and habitat surveys, and monitoring related to critical habitats and endangered, threatened and protected species. The specifics of this assignment will be finalized at the start of the consultancy.
Bi-weekly written or oral reports on progress of science-based activities and safeguard-related data management.
Inputs to semi-annual donor report
Proposal inputs, as requested
Applicants must submit the following:
Signed CV and cover letter including details of the applicant and contact details;
2-3 page proposal describing their understanding of the RFP and how the deliverables will be achieved;