BLUE VENTURES JOB VACANCIES 2020
- Location: Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
- Closing date for applications: 13 October, 2020
- Contract status:** National post
- Start date: Mid November 2020
- Contract duration: Fixed-term 2-year contract, with opportunities to extend
- Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience
We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities
Blue Ventures develops locally-led approaches to marine management that benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to basic needs, we design our models to catalyze and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.
Summary job description
Mangroves present some of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in nature. Supporting biodiversity and livelihoods on land, they also provide critical nursery and spawning grounds for life at sea. They are also hugely valuable carbon sinks, locking in more carbon per square meter than the average rainforest. But these precious resources are under threat. Globally they are disappearing. The rate of loss is estimated five times faster than overall global forest losses (Van Lavieren et.al., 2012), meaning the race is on to protect them before it is too late.
For Blue Ventures this means supporting local communities to manage mangroves sustainably, working with them to develop win-win solutions that deliver for people and nature alike. In Kubu Raya Regency, traditional charcoal producers are exploring ways to diversify their livelihoods. Blue Ventures and its expert mangroves and fisheries partners in the region are already underway laying the foundations for an ambitious new program to support a transformation in mangrove management across the region.
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How to apply
Applicants should apply online via LINK HERE
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.
All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.