Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) is a UK registered charity set up in 2010 by some of the team behind the award-winning documentary film ‘The End of the Line’. BLUE aims to restore the ocean to health by addressing overfishing, one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. BLUE is dedicated to creating marine reserves, restoring vital habitats, and establishing models of sustainable fishing. BLUE’s mission is to see 30 per cent of the world’s ocean under effective protection by 2030.
About the Project
Overfishing of coral reef fish is a serious concern in the Maldives. It is estimated that ~70% of all reef fish in the country is caught for tourist consumption. The development of export markets in the last few decades, in addition to the increase in local consumption of reef fish by Maldivians is placing additional pressure on this valuable resource. Coral reef fish play a critical role in coral reef resilience: the ability of coral reefs to regenerate after natural and human-induced disturbances such as coral bleaching. It is crucial that fishing on coral reefs is managed so that coral reefs stand a fighting chance of persisting and being able to continue to provide services to those who depend on them.
BLUE is seeking a Maldives Resort Fisheries and Research Co-ordinator to deliver BLUE’s research and fisheries projects at its partner resort, Six Senses Laamu on Laamu Atoll, Maldives. This is an incredible opportunity to join a highly impactful charity at the cutting edge of marine conservation. Applicants must have experience of working in a similar role, building partnerships and be familiar with tropical seascapes. The successful candidate will have great organisational skills and an ability to work under pressure, strong attention to detail and excellent written/communications skills.
Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Hours: Full time, six days a week
Contract: 12 month contract
Location: Six Senses Laamu, Laamu Atoll, Maldives
Starting date: 15th November 2021
Reporting to: Senior International Projects Manager, BLUE
The application deadline: 29th October 2021
This role requires the candidate to hold a minimum of MSc (or equivalent expertise) and previous experience of project co-ordination and delivery. Please send your CV and a letter explaining your skills and suitability for the role to: Becki Constable: email@example.com.
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BLUE is committed to an inclusive workplace, where there is equality of opportunity. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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