It’s never been a better time to join the Rare team! Rare is growing and expanding our impact through a range of exciting programs, including Fish Forever – our global initiative to restore near-shore fisheries in the developing tropics. Demand for fish has pushed the oceans to their limits. Coastal communities sit at the intersection of society and ecology, directly dependent on healthy ecosystems to provide fish for food and income. We believe that empowering communities to protect and manage coastal waters, and directly benefit from responsible behaviors will abate and reverse a pending crisis. Delivering community, rights-based management systems for coastal fisheries, connecting managed access of fisheries with protected marine reserves, will result in transformative impact for both people and nature. We envision a future in which 100% of coastal fisheries are sustainably managed with networks of reserves replenishing and sustaining fishing areas to support vibrant, prosperous communities. Fish Forever will improve fishery productivity, profitability and sustainability while also boosting livelihoods, protecting habitats and enhancing coastal resilience to climate change.
Rare’s Mozambique program is based in Maputo and is a team of 9 professionals. Our Mozambique team is pursuing an ambitious marine program called Fish Forever which seeks to prove and then promulgate the combination of rights-based fisheries management and networks of marine reserves. This program uses behavior-centered design and social marketing to reach coastal communities and shift Mozambique’s nearshore fisheries toward sustainability while preserving the country’s extraordinary marine biodiversity. The Fish Forever program builds on Rare’s significant experience and success in helping communities achieve effective No Take Zone compliance in marine protected areas, seeking to achieve greater community benefits from their investments in fishery and marine biodiversity management by combining this with clear fishing rights. Fish Forever implementation in Mozambique is part of Rare’s global Fish Forever initiative which includes operation of this program in ten countries around the globe.
Rare is seeking a passionate and experienced leader who will provide overall guidance, management and operational oversight for Rare Mozambique’s Fish Forever program and staff. The Director will be responsible for the exciting and challenging expansion of Fish Forever in accordance with Rare’s overall vision, mission and values and ensure alignment with our global strategic objectives. S/he will be an inspirational leader to facilitate team building and staff development.
Reporting to Rare’s Mozambique Vice President, the Director will oversee key elements of the Fish Forever program implementation in Mozambique. In close collaboration with the Mozambique and central Fish Forever teams, s/he will lead the development and implementation of projects that contribute to the program’s goal of scaling the program, achieving national-level adoption of the managed access and reserve network approach to coastal fisheries management. Working closely with departments in Rare’s U.S. headquarters, s/he will oversee Rare Mozambique’s growing portfolio of projects, ensuring timely and actuate reporting of programmatic progress to both internal stakeholders and donors. Major duties and responsibilities include:
This position requires an experienced leader with demonstrated success building and growing an organization with complex programs. A successful candidate will be someone who is a well-rounded general manager with exemplary people, process, financial and project management skills. S/he will have wide ranging management experience within an international organization, including the oversight, development and growth of an ambitious program. Fluency (written, reading and speaking) in both English and Portuguese is essential. Other qualifications include:
Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V