The Project requires a special technical expertise to lead biocommerce activities that conserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods through a sustainable, climate-smart approach. The Biocommerce Specialist will focus on biodiversity conservation but possess significant experience in developing environmentally sustainable economic opportunities, connecting with market opportunities, and forming private sector partnerships.
- Directly manage the GOAL project team assigned to the Regional Coastal Biodiversity Programme and ensure the proper execution of GOAL´s scope of work under the contract.
- Provide lead technical oversight for all biocommerce activities that promote improved livelihoods, and biodiversity conservation through sustainable, climate-smart approach.
- Develop environmentally sustainable economic opportunities and value chains connecting to markets and forming private sector partnerships.
- Build partnerships with relevant regional financial and technical mechanisms for biocommerce activities, and coordinate project operations with regional and international specialized organizations
- Develop suitable financial products according to each specific site conditions and build alliances with institutions, and link financial mechanisms to leverage investment funds and working capital.
- Responsible for coordinating events and awareness initiatives on “business and biodiversity”
- Guide and participate in training, education and knowledge management related to biocommerce
- Liaise and coordinate with Consortium lead (UICN) including Chief of Party and other Consortium members for the proper execution of the project.
- Facilitate liaison with key project stakeholders including partner groups and beneficiariesand directly implement critical activities related to biocommerce to improve livelihoods and biodiversity conservation,
- Provide technical advice on all issues relating to biocommerce to the RCBP project as described in GOAL´s scope of work under the contract.
- Support and direct other project staff providing technical assistance to the consortium under GOALs scope of work.
- Coordinate the delivery of technical and progress reports to the Consortium.
- Manage GOAL´s allocated project budget in coordination GOALs Senior Management Team in Central America.
- Ensure compliance with all USAID policies and procedures
- Facilitate the execution of cofunding activities in coordination with MiPesca programme manager and GOAL Regional Coordinators and other GOAL staff as necessary.
- Lead weekly and monthly team progress meetings of GOAL staff assigned to the project and circulate notes to GOAL Senior Management Team in Central America.
- Sustain monthly meetings with senior management of GOAL Central America.
- Represent GOAL at all meetings in relation to RCBP project. All media communications must be notified and approved by GOAL´s Honduras Country Director in advance.
- Facilitate, internal audits, evaluations, site visits etc by GOAL in relation to GOAL´s scope of work and responsibilities. Immediately report any wrongdoing in accordance with GOAL policies.
- Liaise with GOAL´s Department for Logistics and Procurement in relation to execution of the project activities.
- Ensure the proper use and maintenance of all GOAL assets and other resources assigned to or procured under the project.
- Lead the implementation of a project specific security plan and oversee compliance with this plan and other safety and security measures in coordination with GOALs security focal point.
- Ensure compliance with all GOAL policies and procedures.
Requirements (Person Specification)
- A minimum of 10 years’ experience in natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, economic growth, economic development, trade, or climate change
- 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 English and Spanish.
- Based in San Salvador.
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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.