Rare is an international non-profit organization committed to scaling behavior-centered solutions for conservation. It is implementing a global initiative called Fish Forever, which is focused on coastal fisheries reform. Rare is about to embark on a new four-year grant, called “Fishing for Climate Resilience: Empowering vulnerable, fisheries dependent communities adopt ecosystem-based-adaptation measures to secure food and livelihoods”, under the German Environment Ministry’s International Climate Initiative (BMUB-IKI), which will be implemented in three (3) geographies: Indonesia, Micronesia (covering Palau, FSM and Republic of the Marshall Islands), and the Philippines.
The project, which will employ the Fish Forever approach, is designed to empower vulnerable fisheries dependent communities in Indonesia, the Philippines and Micronesia to identify and implement ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures to restore and sustain small scale fisheries (SSF), conserve critical ecosystems and sustain the ecosystem services needed to enhance adaptive capacity, coastal protection, food security and livelihoods. Proven behavior adoption strategies and trainings will strengthen human, technical and institutional capacity needed to reduce risks to the small-scale fisheries sector, build resilience and food security, as well as secure livelihoods. The project will incorporate EbA and disaster risk into coastal fisheries management and thus, mainstream EbA into community practice and relevant national strategies; facilitate access to existing climate financing mechanisms; and share lessons at relevant national and international forums.
Rare is seeking to hire a Program Implementation Manager, who will be responsible for the delivery of the program in Palau. He/she will be reporting to a Sr. Program Implementation Manager based in FSM, and shall perform the following range of duties and responsibilities:
The Program Implementation Manager for Palau shall ensure effective delivery of Fish Forever and Fishing for Resilience goals Palau.
Program Representation and Partner Engagement
As the primary representative of Rare in Palau, the Program Implementation Manager shall initiate, cultivate and manage key relationships with government, other NGOs, and key stakeholders, in coordination with the Sr. Program Implementation Manager based in FSM.
Team Management, Monitoring and Reporting
Experience and Education: