[Coral-List] Vacancy announcement for Palau International Coral Reef Center CEO

Yimnang Golbuu ygolbuu at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 15 23:14:56 EDT 2003


Closing Date: November 15, 2003


Position:  Chief Executive Officer of Palau International Coral Reef Center

Salary Range and Benefits: To be Negotiated


The successful candidate will report directly to the Board of Directors of Palau International Coral Reef Center (Center). Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

¨                  To attend to the businesses of the Center under the general direction of the Board; provide leadership to facilitate achievement of the Center’s mission and to ensure that the goals of the Center are carried out; define program objectives and manage the allocation of resources to achieve program goals; manage and ensure efficient operation of the Center; recruit, select, and hire, terminate employees of the Center;

¨                  To seek and secure funding sources in support of the Center and to develop grant proposals for such funding assistance; direct the Center’s fundraising efforts and to report those efforts to the Board; attend all meetings of the Board and report on the affairs of the Center; keep the Board advised on the needs of the Center;

¨                  To assess the needs of the Center and negotiate service agreements and contracts for management, professional, legal, accounting, training, concessionaire, and technical advisory services as directed by the Board;

¨                  To approve demands for payment of obligations within the purposes and amounts authorized by the Board; prepare or cause to be prepared all plans and specifications for the construction and repair of facilities, vehicles, vessels, and equipment owned or operated by the Center;

¨                  To provide monthly financial statements to the Board, and such other financial or other reports as the Board may require;

¨                  To cause to be published within 60 days after the end of each fiscal year, a financial and operations statement showing the result of operations for the preceding fiscal year and the financial status of the Center on the last day thereof;

¨                  To prepare annual business plan and accompanying budget in advance of each fiscal year; to cause to be prepared an annual audit report by an independent certified public accountant(s) on the Center’s records and reported to the Board annually upon the status of the financial records and accounts maintained by the Center; and, 

¨                  Other duties as assigned by the Board.



 ¨      Preferably earned doctorate in marine science or environmentally related field with 5-10 years post-doctoral experience in marine research.

¨      Master’s degree in marine science or related field and experience in managing a marine research facility.

¨      Experienced researcher with publications in refereed journals and recognition in the international and Pacific areas.

¨      Working knowledge of cultures of Palau and the Pacific islands.

¨      Demonstrated capacity to raise funds for research.

¨      Demonstrated capacity to manage research programs and teams.

¨      Demonstrated capacity to develop and mentor the capacities of staff.

¨      Demonstrated experience and commitment to identifying and addressing the information needs of environmental conservation and natural resources management.

¨      Demonstrated experience in management and administration.

¨      Ability to work with a board; ability to effectively communicate in English orally and in writing with internal and external constituents.



Please submit your curriculum vitae to:
Ms. Lolita Gibbons Secretary, Board of DirectorsPalau International Coral Reef Center
P.O. Box 7086

Koror, PW 96940

Republic of Palau 


Submittal must be postmarked no later than the above closing date. Documents received via fax or email will not be accepted.


For further detail on this employment opportunity, contact Ms. Lolita Gibbons at 680-488-4716/3993 day or 680-488-3800 evening; fax: 680-488-3990; email: lgibbons at palau-pcs.org.

To learn more about the Palau International Coral Reef Center, call 680-488-6950 or visit the Center’s facilities located at M-Dock in Koror State or its web site: www.PICRC.org

Yimnang GolbuuChief ResearcherPalau International Coral Reef CenterP.O. Box 7086Koror, Palau 96940
Tel: (680) 488-6950
Fax:(680) 488-6951 

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