viernes, 6 de enero de 2017

Ocean Scientist- Chile

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The Ocean Scientist directs all aspects of the development of science for the protection, stewardship and community relations for Chile´s Ocean Strategy, within Chile Conservation Program.

The Ocean Scientist conducts scientific surveys and research, records data, writes report and develops proposals in order to administer and coordinate conservation programs within a conservation or business unit. She/he also develops, propose and implement the science and studies needed for the conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies. He/She implement scientific, and technical capacity in the field and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. S/he develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs, engages local community support for local conservation efforts, and negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and to conserve and protect natural communities.

The work will include propose and implement the science for the the Ocean Strategy and support the Ocean specialist on the management and leadership of related projects. She/He will implement and supervise conservation activities in field, develop scientific analysis, and work on the development of institutional schemes for ocean conservation and support strategic relationships. He/she will work under the supervision of Ocean Specialist. The Oceans Coordinator will work closely with institutions related to marine, coast and oceans, academic and research institutions, local community, environmental governmental agencies, private sector and NGOs.

Develops adaptive management plans, conceptual models and designs ecosystem conservation strategies.
Administers and coordinates programs within a conservation area or program.                                
Delivers tools, biodiversity data, field services and training to staff and partners.                                
Provides fieldwork and logistical support for research, project development and monitoring.      
Designs and implements experiments relative to program area.
May lead staff, interns or volunteers on a project basis.                      
May manage a grant, contract or request for proposal.                      
Propose and implement the science needed to develop and strengthen the Ocean Strategy in Chile, in supervision of the Chile Ocean Specialist, the Latin-American Oceans and Coasts Strategy and the Global Oceans program of TNC.
Maintain coordination with the Latin-American Oceans and Coasts Strategy and the Global Oceans program of TNC, delivering information and support if needed.
Development, management, reporting and supervision of key project for the Ocean strategy in Chile.
Maintain strong partnership with private sector, NGO, academy and other stakeholders.
In coordination other areas in TNC, developing material and carry out activities with partners and donors, making the case and promoting the projects and strategy.
Leads and manages team or project to support and improve conservation efforts.            
Support that public and private funds are raised to meet program needs.
Builds cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
Frequently makes independent decision based on analysis, experience, and judgment.

MSc in Marine Biology, Biology, Fisheries Engineering or related areas degree
Demonstrated experience in fundraising or development of proposal for different funding.
Negotiation skills.
Proven capacity to work in team and influence without authority.
Ability to make sound decisions on legal, financial, conservation and reporting issues.
Experience developing partnerships and networks (partners, community, government)
Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.
Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
Experience in training and curriculum design.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.
Politically savvy and experienced in partnership development (partners, community, government)

University degree in Marine Biology, Biology, Fisheries Engineering or related areas degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management, marine conservation or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of current political and practices that affect marine environment in Chile.
Demonstrated experience working in critical coastal ecosystem, protection, restoration and marine conservation
Experience working with the fishing sector.
Experience negotiating complex agreements.
Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in English and Spanish.
Coordinate multiple projects with several variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timeframe.
Willingness to travel 25%-40% of time. Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.