[Coral-List] One job posting for Project Seahorse, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia

Sarah Bartnik poppabass at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 13:40:41 EST 2008

Programme Manager, Project Seahorse

Project Seahorse (www.projectseahorse.org) is an interdisciplinary and
international organisation committed to the conservation and sustainable use
of the world's coastal marine ecosystems. Based at the University of British
Columbia (Canada), Project Seahorse works in partnership with the Zoological
Society of London (UK) and the John G. Shedd Aquarium (USA). The Project
Seahorse Foundation for Marine Conservation (Philippines) is also an
integral part of Project Seahorse.

The Programme Manager is responsible for ensuring that Project Seahorse
executes its research and conservation activities professionally,
efficiently and effectively. As a member of Project Seahorse leadership
team, she/he will participate in strategic planning, policy development,
systems development and fundraising planning. The Programme Manager provides
guidance for post doctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants,
and research staff in the Philippines. The incumbent will build and foster
effective relationships with partners and collaborators, and develop new
research partnership opportunities. Additionally, the position oversees
financial management, compliance with requirements of UBC, our partner
institutions and donors, and ensures that the leadership team has financial
information to make decisions.

We are looking for somebody with a strong work ethic who can function
independently, exercise common sense, use discretion, and communicate


• PhD in biological or environmental science (possibly social sciences if
related to conservation) and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience
(preferably in practical conservation);

• Strong interpersonal, leadership and visionary skills, with a proven track
record of developing relationships with stakeholders and supporting a
dynamic and creative team;

• Experience working in or with developing countries and in a variety of
cultural settings;

• Proven project management skills;

• Experience in a non-governmental organization highly desirable;

• Proven ability to manage complex financial arrangements and to prepare and
effectively monitor budgets is essential.

• Willing and able to travel, sometimes for several weeks.

Please send a cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Ms. Chloe Shen
(c.shen at fisheries.ubc.ca

Deadline: Friday February 1st, 2008 or until post filled.

This full-time position is an initial one year appointment, with strong
potential for renewal. The successful candidate will be based at the
Fisheries Centre in the University of British Columbia.

"UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We
encourage all qualified persons to apply"

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