[Coral-List] Job Announcement - Micronesia Challange Regional Coordinator (Palau)

Steven Johnson stevenjohnson at deq.gov.mp
Wed Jan 11 23:52:02 EST 2012

Hafa Adai Coral Listers,

On behalf of the Micronesia Challenge and its participating jurisdictions,
the following position is announced. Please see details after the break for
more information. All inquiries and questions should be forwarded to Ms.
Trina Leberer, MC Steering Committee Member  (tleberer at tnc.org).



Micronesia Challenge Regional Coordinator

Terms of Reference

The jurisdictions representing the Micronesia Challenge (Commonwealth of
the Northern
Mariana Islands [CNMI], Federated States of Micronesia [FSM], Territory of
Guam, Republic of
the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) entered into a shared
commitment to effectively
conserve at least 30% near-shore marine resources and 20% terrestrial
resources across
Micronesia by the year 2020. To coordinate this commitment between the five
the Challenge is seeking candidates for the new position of the Regional
Coordinator for the
Micronesia Challenge.

The Coordinator will be guided by the Micronesia Challenge Steering
Committee comprised of
focal points representing each of the Micronesia Challenge jurisdictions, a
representative of the
Micronesia Challenge Support Team1 and a representative of the Micronesia
endowment. He/she will report to the Steering Committee through the Chair
and provide advice
and support to all implementing parties in accordance with annual work
plans approved by the
Steering Committee. *The position will be located in the Republic of Palau.
1. Bachelor's Degree in natural resources management, environmental
sciences, planning,
social science or policy (with an emphasis on their application to natural
resources), or a
closely related discipline, with at least five years of successful applied
work experience or
any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which
provides the
minimum knowledge, abilities, and skills desired.
2. Demonstrate strong coordination, communications and organizational
development skills.
3. Skills in developing grant proposals, fundraising and financial planning
are highly
4. Strong written and oral communication skills and experience with report
5. Proven ability to work effectively with a wide range of people from
diverse cultural
backgrounds and positions (e.g. government agencies, non-governmental
and community groups) with sensitivity and appreciation for the diverse
interests and
values of others.
6. Understanding of and relevant experience in the culture of the region.
7. Strong computer skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel,
Publisher, and Access.
8. Demonstrated project management and facilitation skills, ability to
complete tasks in a
timely fashion, defining goals and deliverables, assembling and motivating
managing team assignments, scheduling, budgeting, tracking progress and
milestones, and
delivering products.
9. Willingness to travel frequently throughout Micronesia and in the larger
Pacific region
and occasionally to Asia, Europe and the USA. Flexibility in working
schedule, including
willingness to travel overseas, often for several weeks at a time, on short
notice, and on

The Micronesia Challenge Regional Coordinator, through agreed annual work
plans will:
A. Manage the Micronesia Challenge Regional Office (MCRO) and supervise all
staff in
B. Work with Focal Points to secure annual dues from the jurisdictions by
December of each
fiscal year.
C. Provide policy and administrative support for all relevant MC Steering

The support Team comprises organizations and agencies that have committed
time and resources to assist the
jurisdictions in implementing the Challenge.

D. Provide strong and effective liaison between jurisdiction focal points,
support team,
working groups and other partners.

E. Coordinate and conduct regional activities, opportunities and meetings
in support of the
Challenge, including identifying and coordinating multi-jurisdictional
participation in
regional and international fora. (e.g. Pacific Islands Managed and
Protected Areas
Community (PIMPAC), Micronesians in Island Conservation (MIC), Global
Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations (UN), Conference of the
Parties (COP),

F. Coordinate all working groups calls, conduct follow up and synthesize
status updates on
critical issues related to the MC, and consolidate progress reports from
working groups
into semi-annual score-card for Chief Executives.

G. Coordinate with local, regional and international technical assistance
partners and enlist
their assistance in support of the Challenge. Participate in Regional
Support Team calls
and solicit support from the RST members as required.

H. Assist all MC working groups to collect stories, news, policies for

I. Assist in identifying and applying for grant opportunities, to include
providing logistics
support for donors and fundraising meetings. Identify sustainable financing
and coordinate regional and international fundraising efforts for the

J. Produce an Annual Report for the MC. The report will summarize the
for the year and provide an updated on how the goals of the MC are being
achieved in
each jurisdiction. The report will be available for meetings with Chief
Executives, donors,

A work plan for the Coordinator will be approved by the Steering Committee
on an annual basis.
Progress will be formally reviewed on a semi-annual basis at regular
meetings of the Steering
Committee. The Coordinator will prepare the annual budget with the
assistance of the MCRO

1 year renewable with a 3-month probationary period.


All applicants must submit the following:
1) A cover letter
2) Resume
3) 3 letters of references

Applications will only be accepted by email to Ms. Trina Leberer, MC
Steering Committee
Member at tleberer at tnc.org.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Candidates will be evaluated by the Micronesia Challenge Steering Committee
based on their
cover letters, resumes, and letters of reference. Top candidates may be
interviewed by the
Steering Committee.

The MC Steering Committee has the ability to reject all applications.

Steven Johnson
Biologist/Water Quality Specialist
CNMI Division of Environmental Quality
Nonpoint Source Pollution Branch/Marine Monitoring Program
PO Box 501304
Saipan, MP 96950
phone: (670) 664-8524
fax: (670) 664-8540

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