GVI Planet is hiring a
Reports to: Regional Program Director
Working location: Tenerife, Spain
Our planet is in crisis and inequality affects people around the globe. At GVI, our teams are choosing to take action. We bring a range of specialised skills together for a common goal: supporting a more sustainable future.
GVI is an international multi-award-winning social enterprise. We offer conservation and community development programs in 13 countries, all aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and led by our teams and experts from the communities we operate in.
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About the role
GVI is looking for an experienced, passionate marine conservation professional to join our team in Tenerife.
The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate about sharing their love of marine conservation with others. They will be experienced leaders, with staff and volunteer management experience specifically, have a professional qualification in diving, and an extensive background in marine conservation.
We run marine conservation and diving programs and therefore the Program Manager's role at the hub is to oversee the effective day-to-day running of the program operations, as well as manage the staff and volunteers on base.
Role and responsibilities:
Oversee the overall day-to-day delivery of projects, including quality, impact and safety, and the overall effective functioning of the hub.
In conjunction with the People function and line manager, ensure the availability of field staff to meet the requirements outlined in the hub’s field model staffing plan as well as oversee training and onboarding of all new staff and participants.
Effectively manage any issues that come up in the field on a day to day basis, including participant complaints, medical issues, natural disasters etc.
Oversee day to day logistics of the program including participant arrivals, departures, visits off base, day to day needs, base scheduling, ensuring all participants know what they’re doing, when, and the day to day functions smoothly.
Connect and liaise with in-country partners to build and maintain relationships, ensuring projects are locally driven and have maximum valuable impact.
Design local development theory in line with GVI central theory, and implement project monitoring across participants, staff, community members and partners and periodic evaluation of impact.
Responsible for financial and overall reporting of the hub and working with line manager to utilize the recommended detailed analysis of the participant plan, hub costs and staff costs data to manage hub in an efficient manner.
Work with the line manager to roll out defined best practice covering all key aspects of the hub’s programs and operations. Provide recommendations to line managers and liaise with Central Support to develop and implement new programs and initiatives as required.
Ensure the successful implementation and delivery of all GVI marketing and internal communication initiatives. Work with central to ensure in-country legal compliance and maintain desired legal status through accurate and timely reporting. The Programme Manager should expect to spend 4 days a week on office activities and 1 day in the field per week.
Professional experience in marine conservation
Health and Safety Trained
If you are ambitious, purpose-driven, and you have a great sense of humour, we want to meet you. As an organisation, we know that welcoming a broad range of people with unique identities makes us powerful and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
Professional skills and experience:
3 years + of conservation field experience
Health and Safety trained
Ability to identify and maintain minimum standards and best practices
Excellent people management, communication and coordination skills
Management experience of a multidisciplinary and multicultural staff and volunteer team
Excellent time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
The ability to identify problem areas and utilize problem solving and decision-making skills to put an action plan in place to rapidly improve
Strong program management and program development skills
Excellent report writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and Google Drive
Here’s what our global team enjoys:
You can find out more about the type of work GVI does and who we are as an organisation here.
Please send your CV along with a cover letter stating why you feel you would be best suited to this position at GVI.
Please note: We will do our utmost to respond to all applicants, however, given the large volume of applications we receive, this isn't always possible. If you do not hear back from us within three-four weeks, please take it that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.