Regional Coastal Biodiversity Project - Biocommerce Specialist;
Country and Location:;
The position in based in San Salvador in El Salvador with frequent travel to programme sites in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala
Director of Programmes – GOAL Honduras
RCBP – Chief of Party
1 year (renewable);;
GOAL is an Irish based international NGO established in 1977 and has worked in more than 50 countries in Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Asia. GOAL has been operational in Central America since 1998 where its interventions focus on development of the Blue and Green economies, sustainable urban development and humanitarian leadership. GOAL is working in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to implement the USAID funded Regional Coastal Biodiversity Project (RCBP). RCBP is a 5 year programme designed to improve livelihoods and reduce threats to;coastal;marine ecosystems in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, by opening new economic opportunities based on sustainable management of natural resources. IUCN is the lead of the consortium in which GOAL provides leadership for the implementation of ;the Biocommerce component of the programme.
General Description of the Role
The; Biocommerce Specialist will provide technical leadership to implement on biocommerce under the RCBP. The RCBP is being implemented under a “One Team” approach led by the project Chief of Party (COP). The Biocommerce Specialist is a key member of the project team based in El Salvador. For the implementation of the project’s workplan the Biocommerce Specialist will report to the RCBP COP and will be line managed by GOALs Director of Programmes for Central America based in Honduras .As such, the bio commerce specialist will have a double reporting to GOAL as first line manager and to the Chief Of Party (COP) of the RCBP Project as dual reporting.
- Provide technical advice on all issues relating to biocommerce under the RCBP project approach as described in GOALs scope of works under the contract.
- Support and direct other project staff providing technical assistance to the consortium under Biocommerce scope of works.
- Coordinate the delivery of biocommerce technical inputs and progress reports to the Consortium.
- Promote alliances or partnership with other cooperation projects in the field with the same objectives of RCBP
- As an integrated member of the RCBP “One Team” will follow USAid and IUCN rules and procedures relating the project and will coordinate with all other project team members and other stakeholders for the efficient delivery of the project objectives.
- Provide technical leadership on biocommerce at all meetings and external engagements in relation to RCBP project including USAID representatives.
- Coordinate with and advise RCBP field teams in relation to Biocommerce aspects of the project.
- Ensure compliance with all USAID, GOAL and RCBP policies and procedures for the execution of the RCBP project, including the code of conduct and ethic.
- Oversight of the GOAL project team assigned to the Regional Coastal Biodiversity Project and ensure the proper execution of GOALs scope of works under the contract.
- Manage GOALs allocated project budget in coordination GOALs Senior Management Team in Central America.
- Facilitate the integration of GOALs committed cofunding activities in coordination with the MiPesca programme manager and GOAL Regional Coordinators and other GOAL staff as necessary.
- Facilitate all investigations, internal audits, evaluations, site visits etc by GOAL in relation to GOALs scope of works and responsibilities. Immediately report any wrongdoing in accordance with GOAL policies.
Requirements (Person Specification)
- A minimum of 10 years’ experience in natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, economic growth, economic development, trade, or climate change, preferably in Latin America.
- At least a Bachelor’s degrees (Master’s degree or higher preferred) in economics, natural resource management, business administration, environmental management, ecology, environmental science, or other relevant field.
- Extensive experience working in conservation and/or economic development with international donors.
- Fluent in written and spoken Spanish and preferably also in English.
- Demonstrated Skills and willingness to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
- Experience working with indigenous peoples, local communities and fishing communities.
- Knowledgeable on the implementation of the rights based approach, including implementation of; gender methodologies
- Excellent interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
- Valid work permit or residency in El Salvador preferred.
Our package includes a competitive salary, shared accommodation, health and travel insurance and 20 days annual leave. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service.
GOAL and IUCN have a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL and IUCN ;also have a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL and IUCN ;will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL and IUCN ;are an equal opportunities employer.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated.; Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.; This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date.; We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.