The Arnavon Community Marine Park (ACMP) Manager manages the delivery of all conservation programs within the ACMP. The ACMP Manager reports to the Isabel Conservation Coordinator for Solomon Islands.
The Arnavon Community Marine Park (ACMP) Manager directly supervises and provides technical leadership and support to the ACMP park rangers that are stationed in the ACMP. They work closely with all key stakeholders that have an in interest in delivering conservation programs in the ACMP, including the ACMP Board, KAWAKI, community members from Kia, Katupika and Wagina, scientists and visitors to the ACMP. The primary goal of the ACMP Manager is to ensure that the park rangers are implementing an effective turtle conservation and management program and that conservation activities are equitable and providing benefits and learning opportunities to men and women from the surrounding communities of Kia, Katupika and Wagina. The ACMP Manger also oversees the site-based development and maintenance of infrastructure within the ACMP and assists with visitor management.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Supervise and support the Arnavon Conservation Rangers to carry out their monitoring and enforcement duties as set out in the ACMP management plan under the Protected Areas Act 2010 regulations 2012.
- Work with the ACMP Finance Manager and TNC staff to develop project activity budget preparation, and work planning.
- Integrate gender considerations into existing and new conservation programs and support the delivery of awareness programs.
- Actively work with the KAWAKI women’s network, women and young people to ensure they are included in management decisions and activities relating to ACMP.
- Oversee, monitor and support all conservation activities within ACMP and report them to ACMP stakeholders.
- Point of contact on-site within ACMP for infrastructure development activities.
- Point of contact on-site within ACMP for visitor management.
- Perform tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
- Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
- Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals.
- Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.
- Familiarize with existing indigenous, cultural and community based organizations that exists in the 3 partner communities.
- Will work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and at times under physically demanding circumstances.