[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Position Title: Lead Science Officer

Location: Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Philippines.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing (job posted 12th January 2020)

Contract duration: One Year (with a two month probation period). Possibilities for extension.

Start date:  As soon as possible.

Remuneration and benefits: Please see relevant section below[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Organisation overview:

People and the Sea is a French and Filipino registered charity. We are a community-driven marine conservation organisation based on Malapascua island, Philippines. Our objective is to support local communities in identifying innovative ways to protect their marine environment whilst having a positive economic impact.

We are a young organisation. Now in our fourth year of operations, we are looking to restructure and expand our on-site team. This will facilitate the ongoing growth of our research activities as well as presenting the opportunity to initiate a variety of previously identified projects. This is an exciting time to join our team!

We are recruiting a new Lead Science Officer (LSO) to oversee the continued development of all our science and research activities. Responsible to the Operations Manager, the Lead Science Officer takes the on-site lead in working towards the fulfilment of project goals and conservation objectives.

*Please visit our Facebook page  for more information: www.facebook.com/peopleandthesea/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Summary Job Description:

The Lead Science Officer assumes responsibility for maintaining the success of all on-site science related activities of People and the Sea. A passion for marine environment is a must, as well as a solid understanding of marine conservation strategies, marine protection and sustainable resource management.

The role is suited to a dedicated individual who is able to work well under pressure in what is a physically demanding role. The LSO will need to be able to manage their time, and that of their team, efficiently and always be ready to apply quick-thinking and an adaptable approach when problems present themselves.

The role is multi-faceted and the successful candidate will need to possess skills and experience in the fields of research, data management and analysis, teaching, team-management, public speaking and project delivery.

The LSO is assisted by, and manages, a small team consisting of a Field Scientist (FS) and a Junior Field Scientist (JFS). On site, the LSO is part of a wider team of staff who, together, ensure the smooth running on an expedition site and deliver fulfilling and professional volunteer expedition experiences.

While the core focus of People and the Sea are marine related activities, a variety of terrestrial initiatives have been developed. These are often of a scientific nature and require the input and expertise of the Lead Science Officer for their successful delivery.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Responsibilities:

Identify and manage conservation objectives:

Oversee volunteer science training programme:

Produce Research Output:

Develop/Maintain Institutional & Stakeholder links:


Team Management:


Site related tasks:


Qualifications/Skills Required:

Qualification/Skill Desired:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Remuneration & Benefits

Salary: Monthly salary of 25,000-30,000 Philippine Pesos (Dependent on Experience/Qualifications, and diving background)

All meals provided (except on days off)

Free dive training (up to the level of PADI Divemaster, certain specialities also available)

Other Benefits:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Application Process

If you wish to apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a cover letter to:  [email protected]. Please state in the subject line “Application: Lead Science Officer”.

Please indicate the following in your covering letter:

Please note that applications will be reviewed upon receipt. This means that the interview process may begin before the application deadline has passed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18327″ img_size=”370×495″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_btn title=”Download FULL job description here (257kb)” color=”info” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.peopleandthesea.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F01%2F20-01-13-Lead-Science-Officer.pdf|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row]