Overview of Rare
Rare inspires changes 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 watershed protection, sustainable agriculture, and Fish Forever (FF) – our first global initiative working to restore near-shore fisheries in developing tropics (www.fishforever.org). The Fisheries Associate has the unique opportunity to work cross-functionally with other staff in Brazil and in other regions and will contribute significantly to the Fish Forever Science Team.
The Associate, Fisheries Monitoring and Evaluation provides conservation science and technical support for Rare’s Fish Forever initiative in Brazil on key monitoring and assessment needs for conveying the impact of Rare’s work and promoting community implementation of the Fish Forever Global Initiative in the region. He/she will help coordinate all biophysical and social-economic monitoring efforts, provide support to ensure that data collection protocols and analysis are scientifically validated and consistent with global guidance, as well as assist with training of Pride Program Managers and local leaders.
The Associate, Fisheries Monitoring and Evaluation will assist program management staff as well as the Director and the Vice President for the country in promotion of Pride campaigns to potential campaign partners and donors, and will excel in the following essential functions:
- Monitoring and Evaluation: coordinate the collection and organization of analytical data to support the evaluation of FF outcomes and impacts on fisheries; provide technical support during field monitoring visits and assist Program Managers and Director in development of Monitoring and Evaluation plan; conducting surveys, identifying potential partners and researchers, and preparing Monitoring and Evaluation reports; coordinate with the FF Arlington office to ensure that data collection, entry, analysis, and visualization are consistent with global standards and protocols.
- Knowledge Transfer and Training: assist with the adaptation and refinement of activities and materials for workshops, formal training and other knowledge transfer and training activities; support in determining strategic goals for conservation initiatives, defining roles and responsibilities, networking and identifying professionals and technical experts to support implementation of Rare’s programs in Brazil.
- Project Management: Assist in the development of content for Cooperation and Partnership Agreements/Contracts (such as work plans and budgets) with suitable institutions, including Universities and Research Centers and monitor the implementation of the terms and conditions of these contracts;
- Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred in environmental science, oceanography, marine conservation or related field.
- A minimum of 2 years work experience in fisheries and/ marine science.
- Knowledge of database and statistical analysis software, data maintenance, procedures, protocols, administration, etc.
- Experience in biological and social data collection, processing, analyses and interpretation.
- Knowledge of coastal amazon fisheries desirable.
- Fluency in written and spoken Portuguese and advanced level of English.
- Proactive, consultative and results oriented with a record of having strategically driven an organization’s mission forward, while simultaneously striving to improve organization business models.
- Experience working on projects involving multiple stakeholders, partnerships and contracts.
- Analytical, detail orientated and organized.
- Demonstrated interest in learning.
- Willingness to travel locally and internationally based on needs of the position, often in uncomfortable circumstances and work extended hours when necessary.
- Network development and alliance building skills to consult and collaborate across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals; demonstrated ability to build consensus.
- Experience in successfully meeting budgets and deadlines.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and the stakeholders.
- Knowledge of general financial tracking and business practices to effectively support budget management.
- Valid Brazilian driver’s license, class B