Rare inspires change, so people and nature thrive. Our culture is results-oriented and entrepreneurial, committed to working towards ambitious goals and creating measurable results.
It’s never been a better time to join the Rare team! Rare is growing and expanding our impact through a range of exciting programs, including Fish Forever – our global initiative to restore near-shore fisheries in the developing tropics. Demand for fish has pushed the oceans to their limits. Coastal communities sit at the intersection of society and ecology, directly dependent on healthy ecosystems to provide fish for food and income. We believe that empowering communities to protect and manage coastal waters, and directly benefit from responsible behaviors will abate and reverse a pending crisis. Delivering community, rights-based management systems for coastal fisheries, connecting managed access of fisheries with fully protected marine reserves, will result in transformative impact for both people and nature. We envision a future in which 100% of coastal fisheries are sustainably managed with networks of reserves replenishing and sustaining fishing areas to support vibrant, prosperous communities. Fish Forever will improve fishery productivity, profitability and sustainability while also boosting livelihoods, protecting habitats and enhancing coastal resilience to climate change.
Fish Forever seeks to build the social and environmental resiliency of Mozambique’s vulnerable coastal fishers and fisheries. This includes facilitating fisher registration and introducing an existing technology system (OurFish app) to enable communities to collect much-needed data about their fisheries. This will provide local communities and governments the ability to make more informed decisions about natural resource management use and access.
Our goal is to create the enabling conditions for sustainable marine resource management and improve fisher households’ livelihoods by facilitating fisher registration, financial education, data gathering and monitoring, support the development of small business, and facilitating the creation of savings clubs, which are the first steps towards financial inclusion.
The Financial Inclusion and Livelihoods Manager will be responsible for:
- Conduct the implementation and monitoring of all activities, at field level, as laid out in the plan of action.
- Organize and support running of livelihoods activities in the project sites
- Support beneficiary’s identification and selection processes together with project Teams and partners
- Active participation to field assessments (logistic organization, identification of needs, monitoring)
- Assist in the registration of target families at site level working closely with project team and partners to ensure data is collected and is recorded within the livelihoods programming to be implemented
- Make field arrangements for planned visits to project locations
- Coordinate (or assist Branch Livelihoods Teams in coordinating) activities with local authorities, international community members, other implementing actors and partners at the local level.
- Maintain coordination and appropriate information sharing and communication lines with partners and stakeholders at field level to avoid duplication and maximize synergies
- Facilitation of (or assist in the facilitation of) trainings for Organization staff and volunteers and beneficiaries when needed
- Design various Innovative operating procedures, formats, templates, dashboards, etc. for extended and better implementation of the financial inclusion and livelihoods programs.
- Coordinate activities with CCPs/SCs by tracking overall performance especially the training programs.
- He/She will oversee the development and improvement of the monitoring protocols and the updating or establishment of new indicators of success as well as verification procedures for the Program’s projects.
- Identify technical assistance needs for CCPs/Saving clubs and small business;
- Work closely with Vice President to identify opportunities, highlighting key factors and constraints, as well as conduct and/or arrange for market assessments.
- Leverage investments in livelihoods improvement to enable sustainable biodiversity protection and utilization
- Improve livelihoods and food security through catch production increases and increased value for catch
- Promote sustainable financing of marine protection
- Support management of critical costal ecosystems that will maintain biodiversity and ecosystem integrity, which will also improve ecosystem goods and services vital to sustaining and improving local livelihoods
- Build financial literacy and trust as well as seed capital to provide communities with the opportunity to retain wealth.
- Make the livelihoods approach economically feasible and sustainable for fishers.
- Manage the implementation and trainings of OurFish app activities including fisher’s registration, training buyers to adopt the use of the app.
- Provide feedback to the users and beneficiaries of OurFish app using their own data.
- Promote activities to ensure the sustainability of the program after its completion.
- Develop innovative strategies to sensitize stakeholders in spreading awareness on importance of Financial Inclusion
- Perform other duties related to Rare’s program in Mozambique as required by the Vice President
Experience & Education
- MBA/Masters in Rural Management OR Economics ; Master’s degree highly preferred.
- Written and spoken fluency in Portuguese and English required.
- A minimum of three years of program management experience working in marine/biodiversity conservation, fisheries, communications, community development, or behavior change sectors.
- Previous experience in successfully applying social marketing and/or behavior change interventions.
- Should have exposure to social mobilization processes tools and techniques.
- Excellent analytical skills particularly with social processes.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability specially in coastal communities;
- Suitable orientation to work with the deprived sections in the rural areas, vulnerability and livelihoods
- Demonstrated success in managing complex projects from concept to completion.
- The ability to thrive in team environments with a strong understanding of diversity and sensitivity to other cultures.
- Experience building and managing relationships over long distances.
- Experienced in using MS Office suite, databases, graphics and learning multimedia software.
Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V