[Coral-List] Socio-economic posting- Honduras

James Comley jc at coralcayconservation.com
Thu Oct 6 11:01:10 EDT 2005

Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) is an international conservation organisation
that helps protect threatened coral reefs and tropical forests by collecting
scientific information and providing management recommendations to local
conservation bodies and communities (www.coralcay.org). CCC is expanding its
work into social aspects of conservation; and has recently been awarded
funding to implement a socio-economic monitoring programme in the Bay
Islands, Honduras. This area is to be designated as a Marine Protected Area
and therefore this initiative will provide a comprehensive understanding of
the social and economic parameters of local communities and how these are
likely to be affected by the proposed plans. The study will also explore
local people’s perceptions of conservation and their capacity for
involvement in resource management schemes. The assessment will be conducted
according to the Social Monitoring framework developed by NOAA for the
Caribbean (http://ipo.nos.noaa.gov/socioeconomic), and will aim to build
local capacity for future community based monitoring programmes.

CCC are currently recruiting a socio-economic consultant to implement this
programme during a 6 month posting to Santa Elena, Honduras beginning in
November/December 2005. Remuneration will be based on an expense plus basic
wage basis for the project duration. Applicants should possess a good level
of knowledge of community based conservation issues in a marine context, an
academic background in the social sciences or coastal resource management,
and some previous experience of working with fishing communities on
environmental projects.  Experience of writing research reports for funding
agencies and publication will be an asset.

For a more detailed job description and information on how to apply for this
post, contact James Comley (jc at coralcayconservation.com).

James Comley
Director of Marine Science

Coral Cay Conservation Ltd
The Tower, 125 High Street, London SW19 2JG, UK
Mob: +44 (0)7773281335
Fax: +44 (0)870 750 0667
email: jc at coralcayconservation.com

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