[Coral-List] Vacancy - Director National Parks St Eustatius

Kate Walker,STENAPA manager at statiapark.org
Thu Mar 8 11:14:22 EST 2012

Please find below details of a vacancy within the St Eustatius National
Parks Foundation. To apply please send CV and cover letter to
manager at statiapark.org.
Kind Regards




The St Eustatius National Parks Foundation, a non profit nature management
organisation based in St Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands is seeking a
National Parks Director to manage the Statia National Marine Park, Quill /
Boven National Park and Miriam C Schmidt Botanical Garden. The St Eustatius
National Parks Foundation has six full time staff to support field,
operational and administrative aspects of the organisation. The incumbent
will be responsible for the overall management of the organisation, its
staff and its functions.





Organisational Management

*	Institutional Development - Responsible for overall integrity of the
organisation: Preparation of management plans, budgets, annual objectives,
and weekly work programmes; recruits, manages and supervises staff, interns
and volunteers; financial management and annual reporting, compliance and
development of STENAPA Operational Procedures, implementation of 2007 Statia
National Marine Park management plan and 2009 Quill / Boven National Park
and Miriam Schmidt Botanical Garden management plan, compliance and
development of nature legislation.
*	Fundraising, Grant writing, Income Generation - Responsible for all
fundraising and grant writing and reporting from established sources, manage
donor relations, strengthen income generating capacity to collect user fees,
promote souvenir sales and develop new income generating opportunities. 


Supervision and Compliance

*	Operational Management- Oversees all aspects of park operational
activities including annual financial auditing requirements, maintenance of
STENAPA assets (boats, trucks, moorings, scuba gear, tools, etc.), staff
scheduling and management, and financial management (payment approvals, cash
boxes, sales, fee collection, expenses versus budget comparisons, etc.).
*	Legislation: Monitoring, Compliance and Inputting- Responsible to
ensure compliance with and promotion of existing nature legislation, issue
permits, produce reports on violations (Special Agent of Police duties),
provide advice to government and make proposals for new rules/legislation.
*	Marketing and Public Relations - Responsible for managing
stakeholder relations, assisting stakeholders wherever possible, and
promoting the organisation and its objectives, maintaining website and
approving all public information, providing and developing user information
for national parks.
*	Education and Awareness - Supervises education (monthly school
visits, after school clubs, summer club) and awareness (press releases,
monthly radio show, quarterly newsletter, public meetings) programme to
stimulate public awareness and education campaigns on major environmental
issues, in particular issues related to protected areas and species.
*	Project Design and Execution - Supervises the design and execution
of all projects in accordance with Project Management procedures. Approves
projects with the Board and reports to the Board on project progress.


Technical Management

*	Monitoring, Data Collection and Analysis (quality control) -
Oversees monitoring programmes in accordance with monitoring procedures and
protocols, supervises collection of relevant data on status of indicated
habitats and species within and outside (where necessary) of Park
boundaries. Provides reports and interprets data to support proposals for
policy interventions or amendments, increase public awareness, use in public
reports, etc.
*	Database - maintains a database for Parks management on key
indicators (statistics about divers, yachts, hikers, incidents and
violations, etc.).
*	Research - Responsible for prioritizing research needs in accordance
with partners, arrange resourcing for research, determine relevance of
research requests for organization, assess logistical requirements, prepare
research frameworks (MOU or TOR) and inform all stakeholders, supervision of
researchers/ consultants, ensure all regulations are complied with and
permission granted by authorities as relevant.
*	Botanical Garden - besides the two National Parks, develop the
Botanical Garden with the objectives of conservation and education, in
accordance with the Management Plan and in consultation with the Botanical
Garden Committee. Manage the house as residence for interns and volunteers.



*	Responsible for all reporting obligations to donors, stakeholders
and governmental organisations. Reports to the Board on all issues
pertaining to STENAPA management. 
*	Represents STENAPA on the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Board
(DCNA) and at regional conferences, workshops and meetings.



*	Three + years of organisational management experience preferably
with nature management or national parks. 
*	Masters degree in conservation biology, natural sciences or related
environmental sciences.
*	Experience with research and monitoring in terrestrial and marine
tropical ecosystems.
*	Advanced diving experience. Some commercial diving experience an
*	Technical skills in boat handling, navigation and marine protocols.
*	Strong understanding of project management methodologies, tools and
best practices.
*	Strong communication skills (written and oral). Fluency in English.
Dutch an advantage.
*	Advanced knowledge of management, organisation or operational
*	Experience working in small island states also an advantage.


Preference will be given to Dutch Caribbean nationals. Please send resume
and cover letter to Kate Walker by email to manager at statiapark.org. Closing
date is 16th March 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please review website www.statiapark.org <http://www.statiapark.org/>  See
also www.dcnanature.org <http://www.dcnanature.org/> 


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Kate Walker
St Eustatius National Parks Office
Gallows Bay
St Eustatius
Dutch Caribbean
+599 318 2884 (tel/fax)
www.statiapark.org <http://www.statiapark.org/> 
manager at statiapark.org 
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