viernes, 22 de enero de 2016

Expedition Manager – Madagascar

Expedition Manager – Madagascar
Closing date for applications:  7th February 2016
Contract duration: 12 months with possibility of extension                                
Start date: March or April 2016
Remuneration and benefits: Competitive salary depending on experience. All food and accommodation provided on site, subsistence allowance provided off site. All internal travel and necessary insurance paid. Generous contribution made to international airfare

Blue Ventures, an award-winning UK-based marine conservation organisation currently has a vacancy for an Expedition Manager as part of the marine conservation Expedition program in Andavadoaka, Madagascar.  The position is paid, and for a minimum period of 12 months.

The primary role of the Expedition Manager involves leading a team of up to 30 staff and volunteers, representing Blue Ventures’ interests in Andavadoaka, and directing the efficient day to day running of the Expedition and research camp in the remote village of Andavadoaka.

The successful applicant must have good physical fitness, a strong command of French, experience of managing a budget, experience of living and working in the developing world, and the motivation and enthusiasm required to work long hours in a challenging and extremely remote tropical environment.

Successful expedition management requires excellent communication, leadership, diplomatic and interpersonal skills. In addition, the chosen applicant must have the initiative to develop innovate solutions to the variety of complex logistical and managerial problems that will present themselves during the course of the position. Fundamental to the position are an ability to anticipate problems before they arise and to react quickly and efficiently under pressure.

Applicants will be qualified to a minimum of PADI Dive Master level or equivalent, with a keen interest in marine biology, conservation and sustainable development.

The position will include an initial 6-week in-field training period, which will give the successful applicant time to familiarise his or herself with the workings of the site.

For more information and details on how to apply, please see the full job description and the full application form can be downloaded here.