Wild Aid: Latin America Director, Marine Program

€95,000 - €120,000 yearly
  • Blue Economy and Recruitment Consultancy S.L
  • Remote
  • 19/06/2024
Office work Blue economy Conservation and ecology Management and consultancy Marine policy

Job Description

The Ecuador team, led by WildAid’s Ecuador Director, has significant programmatic independence and will coordinate with the Latin America Director on fundraising, budgeting, and regional strategic initiatives.

Key responsibilities of the Latin America Director, Marine Program, include:
• Strategic Leadership and Program Oversight: Lead the strategic planning, implementation, and management of key marine conservation projects across Latin America. Ensure projects align with WildAid’s global strategy and objectives.
• Team Management and Development: Oversee, recruit, and build capacities of incountry teams and project managers, ensuring adherence to WildAid’s standards and policies.
• Stakeholder Engagement: Develop and maintain relationships with local and international partners, government bodies, and other stakeholders.
• Fundraising: In coordination with WildAid’s Development team, assesses and prepares funding proposals and reports.
• Financial Oversight: Manage the regional program budget, ensure financial compliance and reporting accuracy, and oversee funding allocations and expenditures. Contribute to budget planning with the Marine Program Director.
• Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting: Ensure the effective monitoring of project outcomes, the achievement of impact indicators and deliverables, and the preparation of detailed reports for stakeholders and donors.
• Public Representation: Represent WildAid in international fora, conferences, and public engagements.
• Contracts: Negotiates and oversees contracts with vendors as appropriate.

Key Competencies & Ideal Profile
We are in search of an experienced leader with a demonstrable passion for marine conservation, who excels at managing complex, strategic-level programs and adeptly coordinates remote and diverse teams of employees and contractors. The ideal candidate will flourish in a role that requires a high degree of independence and minimal supervision, possessing a keen ability to articulate ideas confidently and absorb diverse perspectives with respect. A proactive and adaptable approach is essential. This role requires a collaborative spirit to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including governmental authorities, civil society organizations, researchers, and community users such as fishers. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively across reporting lines and business units to deliver outcomes.

Required Qualifications

Experience: Minimum 10 years of professional experience in marine conservation, international development, environmental policy, natural resources law enforcement, or a related field, with significant leadership responsibilities.
• Education: BA/BS or equivalent experience in Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Conservation, International studies, Political Science, or a related field.
• Skills: Strong leadership and people management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, adept at fundraising and financial management. Proven track record in managing large-scale conservation programs across multiple countries with internationally based teams.
• Language: Professional-level fluency in both Spanish and English is required.
• Other Requirements: Familiarity with natural resources law enforcement, marine protected areas (MPAs) management, and regional environmental policy is appreciated.
• Travel: Willingness and ability to travel internationally (approximately 30% of the time).

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