Call for Recruitment
Mangrove Technician (Jamaica)
About Wetlands International Panama – LAC Office
Wetlands International is an international organization dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and their resources, for the benefit of nature and people. It is the only non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to wetlands. It is a global non-profit organization with more than half a century of experience. We work through our 20 offices, our partners and experts. Most of our work is funded on a project basis through governments and private donations. We also have a growing portfolio of corporate collaborations. The regional office located in Panama is responsible for the development and implementation of the Strategic Intent 2020 – 2030 in collaboration with the other WI offices, through coordination with partner organizations, government actors, as well as the implementation of projects. Wetlands International seeks to increase the impact of its work in Latin America and the Caribbean through the development of strategic partnerships and the acquisition of larger, longer-term programs.
Specifically, the project aims to protect and restore mangrove ecosystems in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) in Jamaica. This initiative is led by Wetlands International in partnership with Jamaica Red Cross Society and The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and is supported by Caribbean Biodiversity Fund -CBF-.
Objective of the position
Wetlands International local Technical and administrative coordination to the Project: Assuring ecological connectivity and community resilience through Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in Jamaica. To ensure compliance with the schedule of activities, timely delivery, and the quality of project products/deliverables. The Mangrove Technician will play a pivotal role in the successful implementation of the project by providing technical expertise and support in the conservation and sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems of the PBPA.
- Technical/Administrative local Coordination of the project / assistance in preparation and review of reports and another communication materials of the project.
- Represent WI locally in the diverse groups of the Project, meetings, events and field work.
- Collaborate in gathering technical information for the development of programmatic activities.
- Ensure compliance with the project schedule.
- Meet with the project team to propose approach strategies and follow-up actions.
- Follow-up and quality control of the products delivered to the beneficiaries and donors.
- Review and advice for project execution reports.
The Mangrove Technician will be stationed in Kingston, Jamaica (National Society of Red Cross Offices), with multiple travels to project sites in PBPA communities, and partner organizations’ offices as required.
- Proven experience (minimum 5 years) in mangrove ecosystem conservation and management, experiences in mangrove ecosystem restoration, will be an advantage.
- Proficiency in GIS and remote sensing tools.
- Highly organized with strong communication, interpersonal, and community engagement skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team (Leadership and team management).
- Familiarity with local environmental policies and regulations related to mangrove conservation in Jamaica.
- Any other academic title that evidences their knowledge of the responsibilities to be assumed and tasks to be conducted.
English / Patois & Spanish is a must.
Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference to see other requirements and details of the call.
How to apply
- Cover letter: including a brief explanation of the strategy to achieve the objectives and key responsibilities (2 pages maximum).
- Updated resume
- Professional references that prove the requested experience (reference letters, technical
documents, scientific papers or other).
In the subject: Mangrove Technician (Jamaica)
Deadline for application: November 30th, 2023.