[Coral-List] MPA Social Scientist position

Leah Bunce l.bunce at conservation.org
Fri Feb 17 12:14:52 EST 2006

Dear Coral Colleagues, 
I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward the announcement below to social scientists who might be interested or who know those who might. This is a unique opportunity to direct a large social science research initiative to further management effectiveness of marine protected areas worldwide. The position involves working with CI here in DC and closely with CI and partners in-country. For more info about the program, see <http://portals.conservation.org/marine/codebase/handlers/objectview_handler.cfm?objectid=13A4A027-CA9F-F3C6-6A4D-68FACC299192&classid=47>.
Thank you! 
Leah Bunce, PhD 
Senior Director 
Marine Management Area Science Program 
Center for Applied Biodiversity Science 
Conservation International 
1919 M Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 912-1238 
l.bunce at conservation.org 

	Position: Research Scientist - MPA Social Scientist
	Program: Center for Applied Biodiversity Sciences, Conservation International
	Location: Washington, DC 
The social scientist will be responsible for overseeing Conservation International's Marine Management Area Science Program social science research activities. This is a unique opportunity for someone with strong academic credentials and overseas conservation experience to gain experience managing a large program of applied marine research across many sites. Program research is focused around critical marine management area research needs related to management effectiveness, connectivity, resiliency, valuation, economic development and enforcement. 
Required: A solid understanding of the marine protected area social science field. Preferred: Four years of experience conducting applied social science research and translating the results into conservation action. Experience in tropical nations, preferably in one of the 4 priority sites (Brazil, Belize, Panama & Ecuador and Fiji). Project management experience, including planning, working with a range of colleagues, and budgeting. Experience conducting social science to benefit marine conservation and establishing a process to ensure the results are used by decision-makers. Flexibility and the ability to coordinate science activities outside the person's immediate area of expertise. Master's degree required, Ph.D. preferred. 
To apply: <http://www.conservation.org/xp/CIWEB/about/jobs/sr_res_scientist.xml>
Application deadline - March 1, 2006 

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