Reporting to the Senior Director for Conservation, the Seascapes Development Manager will work with colleagues to facilitate collaborative efforts between African Parks Mozambique and the broader CI Centre for Oceans/Africa Field Division. This will include providing logistical support and inputs into upcoming field activities and assimilating lessons learned across the global CI seascapes portfolio into the planning and implementation of a transformative approach to enhanced MPA management in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP). The Manager will also work with colleagues to strategize and work toward building a seascape, or large-scale integrated marine management area, across the broader Mozambican seascape with specific links to the Save River and Pomene National Reserve using innovative tools and practices. The goal of these efforts will be to promote the resilience of BANP as a component of a connected seascape; and finally, support the to facilitation of knowledge exchange and capacity building, liaising with various Government agencies, and supporting the Africa Field division to raise funds for this initiative
· Work closely with CI colleagues and organizational partner, African Parks, focusing on the development of marine management protocols in BANP to:
· Engage with and support communication and logistics between CI and African Parks; this may include coordinating and facilitating meetings; preparing for coordinated field activities;
· Support the development of strategies and tools to eliminate unsustainable fishing techniques and enhance the sustainable harvesting of growing populations of appropriate, non-threatened fish species in BANP.
· Work with colleagues and partners to support the northerly expansion of the BANP to include known dugong range and other significant habitats and megafauna, and to ensure connectivity between broader ecological systems.
· Work closely with CI colleagues to leverage the current activities in BANP and work toward the development of a broader seascape in Mozambique as well as other potential seascapes in Africa. This will include:
o Support the building of a knowledge base and information sharing on seascapes (large-scale, integrated marine management) drawing from the experience of CI Seascapes in other part of the world to support the advancement of a seascape in Mozambique as well as other potential seascapes in Africa.
o Support the development of and coordinated a strategic approach to biodiversity conservation and community development across the wider Save River – Pomene Seascape through all appropriate national and provincial government institutions with ANAC as the lead, and active NGOs, Civil Society Associations, and social development agencies of the region. Support fundraising efforts and explore new and joint funding opportunities within the global donor and grants sphere. Ensure that the quality of funding proposals is high and compliant with funder interests and requirements.
For a more detailed job description, please visit our website, www.conservation.org, and go to the Careers tab to apply directly through our online job application form. The deadline for receipt of applications is July 9, 2019. Applicants will need to have the legal right to work in South Africa without employer sponsorship**