The Manager, Program Implementation will exercise independent judgement regarding the following 4 areas of significance, under the guidance of the Mesoamerican Reef Program Director:
1.- Help with the implementation of the FF.2.0 in the MAR Region:
- Help to Transform the program implementation strategy into regional and local-level work plans with realistic progress indicators that align with the Fish Forever program global M&E plans.
- Monitor implementation-level finances which may include controlling and monitoring project scope, time, cost, quality, and risk.
- Advise the design of a sub-national/regional implementation strategy and its components (i.e. unified branding, materials, and activities).
2.- Managing Multiple Conservation Campaigns:
- Provide direct and long-distance support and mentoring to Fish Forever Campaign Managers in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs in the field, maintaining contact via phone, text, email, internet, fax and monitoring / project support trips throughout the year.
- Assist overcoming barriers to implementation, including relationship management, conflict resolution, technical skill gaps, and time management.
- Manage relationships with campaign local partners, ensuring that Rare’s priorities of capacity building, constituency building, and conservation are met. This includes working in resolving any discrepancies or conflicts.
- Support the managing relationships with local government partners ensuring the integration and alignment of the different partner institutions in the implementation of Fish Forever campaigns.
- Manage and facilitate the Campaign Managers’ production of required project deliverables, providing subject matter expertise and revision where necessary to meet Rare’s defined standards.
- Work as part of a team to review and provide coordinated feedback on campaign products and assignments, campaign deliverables, project plans, materials in development, and final reports.
- Spend approximately 10 working days per month conducting site visits for personalized support to field programs; complete support trip reports.
- Manage program activities and monitor progress towards program outcomes and milestones. Document and communicate findings.
- Collaborate with the Technical team to ensure Barrier Removal interventions and other conservation management approaches related to the program are up-to-date.
- Financial management and oversight which includes monitoring project expenses against the scope, ensuring high quality work products are delivered on time and within budget, adhering to Rare and donor requirements.
- Represent Rare at events such as conferences, technical and institutional meetings, etc., as required.
- Adapt learning resources to country context and target audiences’ needs.
- Other duties as required.
3.- Provide Classroom Instructions and Student Evaluations in Training/Workshop Settings.
- Participate in the design of customized curriculum applying specialized conservation knowledge to meet specific goals of Rare and field campaigns.
- Perform frequent language and cultural translation revisions to ensure materials are appropriate and effective to different audiences.
- Collaborate in the creation of new tools and training resources to assistand partners and reinforce the curriculum and training.
- Teach the curriculum, communicate assignments, and review coursework.
- Work diligently to constantly improve and update course materials, curriculum and tools for the Fish Forever program, and promote cross-campaign learning and network building.
4.- Support Mesoamerican Reef Program Director to Develop Specific Documents, Criteria, Materials, etc. Related to Social Marketing and Fisheries Management as May be Required.
- Apply knowledge of Social Marketing and Barrier Removal to support the development and implementation of the program.
- Guide team to maximize results of social marketing interventions of the Fish Forever methodology.
- Respond to questions and provide advice related to specific sites, campaign planning and/or implementation on Social Marketing issues.
- Advise on the development of common materials for all the field campaigns, including potential cluster and/or national campaigns.
- Provide a resource to keep partners updated on Social Marketing topics training/learning experiences that could fortify Campaign Managers technical skills.
- Site trip reports.
- Budget and expenditure reports.
- Provide input for donor reports.
Experience & Education
- A minimum of 5-7 years of program management experience working in conservation, communications, and/or social marketing sectors.
- Fluency in English and Spanish language skills – both written and oral.
- Demonstrated success in designing and managing complex projects from concept to completion.
- Proven ability to teach, train, and coach adult learners using appropriate methodologies.
- Must be a strong team player with an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and cross- cultural environments.
- Must be a critical thinker with ability to analyze information objectively and make reasoned judgement.
- Must be openminded, resourceful, enthusiastic, as well as feel comfortable with change.
- Ability to collaborate and build relationships over long distances.
- Experienced in using MS Office suite, databases, graphics and savvy learning multimedia software.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; Master’s degree highly preferred.
- Previous experience working with Honduras (coastal) communities is desirable.
- Previous experience in Honduras and Guatemala small scale fisheries conservation, management and policy is desirable.