Additional Info: PNG job vacancies
smangubhai at wwfpacific.org.fj
Sat Mar 10 00:24:07 EST 2001
Given the considerable interest in the position of the marine and fisheries
coordinator for WWF's marine program in Papua New Guinea I have provided
further details about the position for those who have contacted me
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is an independent conservation
organisation with a global network of offices. WWF works closely with
governments, NGOs and national and regional institutions to support
initiatives in natural resources management and sustainable development.
In the South Pacific, WWF focuses on local community action, awareness
raising, capacity building and sustainable use of forests, wetlands,
coastal and nearshore resources. We have offices in Fiji, Papua New
Guinea, Solomon Islands and Cook Islands. The regional base is in Suva,
WWF has recently received funds from the Packard Foundation to commence a
marine conservation program based out of the former Christensen Research
Institute in Madang, Papua New Guinea. The program will initially focus on
three issues: (1) the establishment of a network of Marine Protected Areas
and large -scale ecosystem management; (2) fisheries policy and
development; and (3) marine education targeted at schools. The position is
available initially for 2 years.
WWF is seeking an experienced marine manager to be based in Madang. The
person will be responsible for the coordination, management, planning,
implementation, evaluation and documentation of a new marine program
targeted at North Coast Papua New Guinea. National and some regional
travel will be required.
The position requires an enthusiastic, dynamic person capable of taking
initiative, completing tasks by themselves, and organising their work and
time effectively. Requirements are:
a first degree in marine or natural resource science, planning, or
management (graduate degree preferred).
experience in relevant fields.
good inter-personal and organisational skills, including self-motivation
and an ability to initiate actions and to follow through to satisfactory
excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate substantial ideas
in writing and in speech.
a good level of computer literacy, especially word-processing, budget and
spreadsheet preparation, database record systems, electronic mail.
an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
proven administration and management abilities.
experience working with communities, NGOs, government agencies and other
an understanding of Papua New Guinea's geography, societies, economy,
politics and pertinent issues of conservation and development.
If you are interested in the position, please apply with your CV before
27th March 2001 to:
WWF PNG Country Office
Kunai Street, Hohola
Papua New Guinea
Fax: 675 - 325 3224
Email: wwfpng at dg.com.pg
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