Additional Info: PNG job vacancies

Sangeeta smangubhai at
Sat Mar 10 00:24:07 EST 2001

Dear All

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
P.O.Box 8280
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea

Fax: 675 - 325 3224
Email: wwfpng at

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