[Coral-List] Job vacancy: policy adviser - fisheries management and protected areas

Stacy Jupiter sjupiter at wcs.org
Thu Aug 1 16:35:41 EDT 2013

Position:        Policy Adviser, Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji Program
Division:        Global Marine Program
Reports to:    Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji Country Director
Term:             One year, with possibility of extension

Position Objectives

- Identify key stakeholders for engagement in development and financing 
of protected area systems

- Develop a legal and policy roadmap for developing offshore marine 
protected areas and zoning schemes in Fiji, including investigation of 
industry compensation schemes

- Work with the national Protected Area Committee and relevant 
stakeholders to define protected area categories for Fiji

- Conduct a review on options for operationalizing and financing 
protected area networks in Fiji

- Assist the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area network to identify 
opportunities for inshore fisheries management reform

- Facilitate activities to strengthen natural resource management under 
existing legal, institutional, policy and governance systems

- Advise communities and provincial governments on development of 
natural resource management plans

- Build capacity of local resource managers and provincial government 
staff to strengthen compliance and enforcement under existing management 

Masters degree or minimum 5 years experience in disciplines related to 
law and natural resource management policy, with a preferred focus on 
inshore and offshore fisheries management. Ability to work with diverse 
array of stakeholders, including government, industry and communities. 
Knowledge of Fiji and broader Melanesian legal and policy systems for 
natural resource management and governance preferred. Must demonstrate 
strong verbal and written skills in English. Must be willing to travel 
and work at times in rural and remote areas.

Please provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae with references by 
email to infofiji at wcs.org.

Closing data for applications is: 23 August 2013



Stacy Jupiter, Ph.D.
Fiji Country Program Director
Wildlife Conservation Society
11 Ma'afu Street
Suva, Fiji

(m) (+679) 994 6272
(w) (+679) 331 5174

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