CAREERS - Executive Grants Programme - The Habitats Trust


Asst. Manager - Marine Programme

Mumbai Mumbai (negotiable, subject to the discretion of THT)

Position Summary:

    The incumbent must view this as a long-term career opportunity, with responsibilities broadly including implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of The Habitats Trust’s marine projects and partnerships, with active participation in shaping the programme’s vision and orientation. The incumbent needs to be an analytical thinker with technical competence in marine ecology, and should be able to perform their tasks and duties without frequent supervision, while reasonably aligning to the requirements of the organisation and programme. As the role involves working extensively with project partners, the incumbent needs to have a strong collaborative spirit and good interpersonal skills. Extending one’s participation across programmes and teams, and to the organisation’s core activities, is encouraged and valued.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the design and planning (concepts, budgets, timelines etc.) of, and oversee the on-ground execution of multiple marine conservation projects, pertaining to multiple themes within the sphere.
  • Manage & direct local field teams where applicable.
  • Oversee data collection, analysis and reporting across projects, and in a few cases, directly participate in these tasks .
  • Contribute to shaping the direction and vision of the programme.
  • Carry out general management-related tasks of the programme as required on a regular basis .
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned by the marine programme lead from time to time.

Required qualifications & skills:

  • Masters in Marine Biology, or a related/relevant course (candidates without this specific qualification will also be considered on the basis of sufficient demonstrated skill and experience) .
  • Prior experience with the process of field biological research (study design, data collection, analysis and reporting, project monitoring).
  • Experience with data analytics and machine learning .
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the wildlife science/conservation space At least 3 years of experience managing conservation project(s) of any scale .
  • Good written communication skills in English .
  • Good verbal communication skills in English and at least one other regionally relevant language (fluency with any coastal vernaculars is desirable).

Desired qualities:

  • Ability to work towards decided objectives without frequent supervision.
  • A broad understanding and/or interest in marine and coastal conservation issues (beyond the candidate’s specific topics of interest).
  • A willingness to work with multidisciplinary approaches (our conservation projects tend to place an emphasis on economics, social sciences, human behaviour etc. in our approach to ecological problems).
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to work with diverse groups of people, from local communities at field sites to decision makers in the governance space.
  • A strong collaborative approach to the work, including building networks with several field personnel and external teams.
  • Passionate about field work and open to travel, while also undertaking the office-based managerial activities described above in an organised and timely manner.

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