Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation working to rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental unmet need to support human development.
Summary Job Description
We are currently recruiting a Partner Support Technician to lead our efforts supporting local partner organisations in Indonesia. The role will entail providing technical assistance to Blue Ventures’ partner organisations involved in community-based fisheries management, and sharing technical and marine resource management experiences.
The successful candidate will provide bespoke training and technical support to local partners in all aspects of fisheries assessment and management, including monitoring and evaluation of landings − particularly in the design and use of mobile-based data collection systems − and supporting local partners in efforts to assist communities in the management of target small-scale fisheries.
Additional responsibilities will include working with partner organisations and colleagues in Blue Ventures’ conservation team to plan community exchanges to share learning and best practice in tropical small-scale fisheries management and locally-led marine conservation.
Provision of technical support to partners, and facilitation of grassroots learning through community exchanges, forms a key part of Blue Ventures’ outreach strategy within Indonesia. This role will comprise extensive field visits to community-based marine and coastal conservation sites nationwide.
The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive and highly organised individual, who enjoys independent working. You will have an excellent knowledge of the small-scale fisheries, marine conservation and development sectors, as well as a proven track record of project management and partnership building, and excellent communication skills. Ideally, you will demonstrate practical experience of community-based conservation and development initiatives in Indonesia or regionally within southeast Asia.
You will thrive in environments that are dynamic, fast-paced, collegiate and ambitious, and be able to demonstrate experience of working independently and solving complex problems in challenging situations.
The Partner Support Technician will report to Blue Ventures’ UK-based partner support team, and be based at field locations alongside local partner organisations, with regular national travel to work with partners and field teams.
Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development.
Applicants should apply using the online form via the Blue Ventures below, by 2nd August 2017.
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.
All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.