The Marine Governance and Training Implementation Manager will provide strategic support to Rare’s Fish Forever capacity building and behavior change program in the Philippines. He will function both to support program implementation especially training implementation in collaboration with Rare’s Training Team in the Philippines. In addition, Manager, Marine Governance and Training Implementation will assist in the development of a learning management system for Rare and its Fish Forever program, assisting the Program Implementation Managers in documenting field lessons, best practices, and human-interest stories at sites and ensure that the same are well stored and shared to strategic users within Rare. He/She will also play a major role in the roll out of Rare’s products and eventually assessing their effectiveness and exploring possibilities of improving by documenting learnings from the implementation of the curriculum, tools and toolkits. He/She will provide subject matter expertise on marine governance, fisheries science and related topics during site visits, trainings, and the like events.
In line with the partnership of Rare and the Peace Corps- Philippines, he/she will be assisting the delivery of the training and other related activities as part of the agreement, and work hand in hand with his/her supervisor to ensure that the same are carried out, lessons are documented, and sites are able to implement the activities. Finally, he/she will be travelling to Rare sites, assisting US Peace Corps trainings as well as providing coaching and mentoring in the use of Rare’s products, tools and toolkits to ensure quality standards in implementation and adoption at sites.
Knowledge Management and Sharing
- Lead in the gathering and documenting of lessons, stories and best practices at sites by working hand in hand with the Program Implementation Managers.
- Work closely with training managers to ensure lessons, stories and best practice at sites are integrated into the development and updating of Fish Forever learning products, tools and toolkits.
- Support in the compilation, updating and standardization of Fish Forever presentations.
- Coordinate with training managers and catalogue existing learning products, tools and toolkits.
- Maintain and update a list of products and tools handed to sites and partners and monitor how sites are using them to improve their fisheries management.
- Assist in the documentation of filed application of tools and toolkits.
Program Implementation and Training
- Implement trainings and related activities based on agreed capability building roadmap for Fish Forever.
- Support trainings and activities related to Rare and US Peace Corps agreement using standardized learning products, tools and toolkits.
- Work with program implementation managers in implementing fisheries governance and management activities such as capability building for management bodies, local leaders, fishers and communities.
- Work closely with supervisor to develop and implement an evaluation system (usability, practicality, effectiveness) for Rare’s training and learning products, tools and toolkits.
- Work hand in hand with supervisor in documenting training processes to improve training delivery and management.
- Participate in organizational activities, including all-staff meetings and internal team meetings.
- Communicate and/or give presentations at staff retreats, board meetings, or other group gatherings to promote Fish Forever products.
- Whenever possible, represent Rare in international, national, regional, or local community meetings, conventions, and symposia.
- Manage budget and follow Rare’s financial guidelines and systems.
- Perform other tasks as may be assigned and defined by the Senior Manager,Fisheries Governance Training and Special Projects.
Education and Experience
- A bachelors’ degree and 3 + year experience in marine and environmental governance program implementation.
- Training implementation and knowledge management experience, a must. Coaching and mentoring capacity, a plus.
- Writing and communication skills a must. Willingness to travel inside the country and or occasional travel abroad (when necessary).
- Can work with minimal supervision.
- Must be fluent in Tagalog and English languages.
- Knowledge in Cebuano and other Filipino dialects a plus.