Project Officer, Marine, São Tomé & Príncipe

Fauna & Flora International

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Salary: EUR 26,846

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 31 August 2026, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability

Location: Santo Antonio, Príncipe, São Tomé & Príncipe

Fauna & Flora saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding principles are to work with and alongside local partnerships, act as a catalyst for change, make conservation relevant, and base decisions on sound science. Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora is the world’s longest established international conservation body; our conservation work, and impact, spans the globe.

Fauna & Flora and FP are working with a consortium of partners to strengthen the conservation of the unique marine biodiversity of São Tomé & Príncipe. Funded by the Blue Action Fund, Rainforest Trust and Oceans 5, the project’s overall goal is to establish a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) across São Tomé & Príncipe using a co-management approach. We are seeking qualified candidates to join the project team to support the delivery of this exciting and ambitious project. Employed directly by Fauna & Flora and under secondment to FP, you will be based on the island of Príncipe.

You will contribute to island-wide conservation activity with a particular focus on MPA establishment and community co-management. The role will support the delivery of the project through provision of administrative and technical support, while also enabling the FP team to further develop their skills and knowledge in marine conservation. The post would be ideal for someone with excellent organisational and communications skills and experience in marine ecology and biodiversity conservation.

A collaborative team player, you will enjoy the challenges of working in a dynamic team located in a remote environment, where teamwork, resilience and creative approaches and thinking are required to deliver project activities. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and experience working in remote and challenging environments are expected. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work in an exciting and complex seascape within two ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisations who are at the forefront of marine conservation.

How to apply

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 11 January 2024.

Interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing 22 January 2024.

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