Red Sea Marine Operations Expert

Sinikka DeHanas SDeHanas at
Mon Aug 30 14:16:32 EDT 1999

Could you please post the position announcement below.  We are searching
for candidates at this time and will field as soon as possible.  Thank you
very much for your help.

Sinikka DeHanas
Winrock International
sdehanas at

Red Sea Marine Park Operations Expert

Winrock International is searching for candidates for Marine Park
Operations Expert position based in Hurghada, Egypt.  This will be a
full-time appointment for approximately an 18-month period, starting
around September 1999.  The position requires previous experience in
marine park operations and with USAID projects, a good foundation in
marine sciences, and ability and interest to work based on the Red Sea
coast of Egypt.  The candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent
residents.  The candidate selected will be hired through Winrock
International and will be eligible for an excellent benefits package and
for housing, shipping and other allowances as approved by USAID.  Winrock
International is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  Women,
Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.  Send a cover letter and
resume to sdehanas at The full position description is below.

Provides support and technical assistance to the Red Sea Protectorates
Staff in the day-to-day management of the Park.  Manages local contract
staff assigned to the Hurghada Office.  Responsible for development of a
coral reef monitoring system and a park zoning plan, designing and
implementing a park patrol and staffing plan, advising EEAA in equipment
procurement and facility expansion, operations and maintenance of park
facilities and equipment, and training needs.  Will be expected to provide
significant contributions to the development of the RSPMP draft plan.
Responsible for outreach to local NGOs, private sector groups, and local
communities. Acts as the principal liaison between the contractor staff in
the Red Sea and the Marine Park EU-funded staff in the Gulf of Aqaba.
Responsible for coordinating activities and operational policies with the
other marine protectorates.  Reports to the Red Sea Marine Park Management
Advisor.  Extensive management and team building experience in developing
countries and previous USAID project experience required.  Should possess
at least 5 years field-based experience in coral reef monitoring and/or
marine park management.  An advanced degree in coral reef ecology, marine
biology, or related field is required.

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