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 primarily support program implementation in technical trainings for the sites and any other strategic relevant trainings in collaboration with the Behavior Adoption and Training Team of Rare in the Philippines. In addition, he/she will assist in the development of a learning management system, work with 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 other similar events as needed.
In line with the partnership of Rare and the Peace Corps- Philippines, he/she will be assisting the delivery of 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.
Program Implementation and Training
- Work with program implementation managers in implementing fisheries governance and management training activities such as capability building for management bodies, local leaders, fisher groups, community volunteers and other learner groups.
- Work closely with supervisor to develop and implement a monitoring and assessment system (usability, practicality, effectiveness) for Rare’s training and learning products, tools and toolkits.
- Support the development, prototyping, testing and packaging of the Hub training tools and products
- Support trainings and activities related to Rare and US Peace Corps agreement using standardized learning products, tools and toolkits.
- Work hand in hand with supervisor in documenting training processes to improve training delivery and management.
Knowledge Management and Sharing
- Lead in the gathering and documentation of stories and best practices at sites by working hand in hand with the Program Implementation Managers and training managers to update Fish Forever learning products, tools and toolkits.
- Support in the compilation, updating and standardization of Fish Forever templates, presentations, event plans and training designs.
- Maintain a catalogue of existing learning products, tools and toolkits.
- Track and monitor the products and tools handed to sites and partners
- Lead in the documentation of best practices of USPC and Rare partnership and other similar capability building systems
- Participate in organizational activities, including all-staff meetings, Hub, Training Management Team and ad hoc 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 Planning and Training.
Education and Experience:
- A bachelors’ degree and 3 + year experience in marine and environmental governance and program implementation.
- Training implementation, research, and knowledge management experience, required.
- Writing and communication skills a must.
- Coaching and mentoring capacity, a plus.
- 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.