Conservation International: Manager, Marine Climate Change
In United States- Arlington, VA Headquarters
Conservation International has a leading program focused on addressing the marine and coastal impacts of climate change – both on communities and on critical species and ecosystems. A major accomplishment of the program has been the development of an innovative climate change vulnerability assessment process. This process addresses the ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate change around the world through collaboration of local communities, local to national governments and leading scientific experts. The Marine Climate Change Manager oversees the implementation of CIs Marine Vulnerability Assessments. The manager works closely with CI field programs and partners to develop Vulnerability Assessment projects through synthesizing the regional and local marine management and policy needs, the scientific expertise required to address those needs and close stakeholder engagement. The manger then works closely with the field staff and partners to ensure the successful completion of the vulnerability assessment, dissemination of outputs and recommendations, and implementation of those recommendations through follow on climate change adaptation projects and policy. The Marine Climate Change Manager also supports development of a capacity building program for partners based on the Vulnerability assessment process, including managing the creation of a manual focused on marine vulnerability assessments.
- Work closely with CIs field programs to develop and ensure successful implementation of marine climate change program field projects including:
- Marine climate change Vulnerability Assessments
- Climate Change Adaptation Projects
- This requires liaising with scientific partners, project (including budget) oversight, writing scientific papers, development of appropriate science to action products for communicating recommendations and results, and fundraising support.
- Provide technical support on marine climate change issues to CIs field and other programs
- Support development of the marine climate change capacity building program, including the development of a user-friendly manual on the vulnerability assessment process.
- Build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of partners, including scientists, governments, NGO partners, local communities and other stakeholder from a broad range of cultural and other backgrounds.
- Position will require 25% domestic and international travel
- Advanced degree in marine science, climate change, marine social science or other related environmental field with at least three years related work experience
- Knowledge of climate change adaptation and research methods
- Knowledge of climate change impacts on the ocean and marine biodiversity
- Strong organizational and financial management skills
- Proven ability to engage and collaborate with diverse teams and individuals across various disciplines, cultures and backgrounds to achieve shared goals
- Ability to work well independently and coordinate teams remotely.
- Ability to deliver results while managing competing priorities under tight deadlines
- Strong written and oral English communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to travel at least 25% time.
- Ability to speak Spanish and/or Portuguese
- Proposal writing experience
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