The Site Manager assumes overall responsibility for all People and the Sea operations and activities on the island of Malapascua. It is a job for a dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated individual. The ability to manage a team of local and international volunteers and staff and ensure the smooth running of site logistics are essential requirements.
The Site Manager should be able to anticipate problems before they arise, yet apply innovative and flexible solutions when needed. In addition, the Site Manager will be required to represent People and the Sea at formal events and meetings and promote the organisation’s interests.
• Site Logistics:
- Overall organisation & supervision of volunteer, staff and activities, including the scheduling of science, community events and scuba diving programmes.
- Manages on-site supplies and logistics.
- Oversees the use, maintenance and inventory of all project equipment and resources.
- Ensures the health & safety of everyone involved in the project.
• Project Management & Development
- Ensures continued success of previously established projects.
- Has an overview of all projects on site and ensure correct linkages are established.
- Provides guidance to long term volunteers and ensure they have appropriate support and resources.
- Seeks to develop new potential partnerships.
- Manages, coordinates and supports all staff and interns ensuring all remain motivated and focused on the project goals.
- Should be seen as approachable in all situations, as well as confident in a management role.
- Ability to problem-solve and lead during challenging situations
• Volunteers Expedition:
- Plans and manages the daily scheduling of volunteers’ activities while also planning the overall weekly, monthly and yearly goals
- Encourages, motivates and supports volunteers, ensuring they receive the necessary support from the team to achieve goals.
- Promotes an atmosphere of fun, teamwork, support and recognition
• Administration and Reporting:
- Maintains volunteer database and paperwork for site
- Records all volunteer activities in proper files in Dropbox
- Compiles expedition reports and equipment inventory to the head office on a regular basis.
- Reports all achievements and potential issues to the head office.
- Ensures all required paperwork/documents are completed and filled accordingly.
- Represents People and the Sea’s interests at all times (this would include out of ‘normal’ working hours.
- Maintains strong relationships with all stakeholders – local and foreign owned businesses, people organisations, school, people’s organisations, government entities, etc.
- Manages and further promotes social media channels.
- University degree (equivalent experience will be considered).
- Leadership skills and experience, showing the initiative required to develop innovative solutions to the diverse problems that can arise. Exceptional communication skills are essential.
- Management experience in supervising a conservation and research programme, working with limited financial and logistical resources in a coastal environment.
- An understanding of the importance of networking and the development of collaborative partnerships in achieving project goals.
- Good physical condition.
- Excellent oral and written English.
- Excellent interpersonal and motivational skills.
- Living and working experience in a developing country.
- Experience of working with volunteers.
- Qualified Divemaster. Understanding of diving operations (DESIRED)
- Spoken Visayan.(DESIRED)
- Spoken French. (DESIRED)
- Experience in the Philippines. (DESIRED)
Remuneration and benefits:
Salary: 20,000 – 25,000 Philippine Pesos (dependent on experience)
Free dive training up to level of PADI Divemaster – materials/certs not included
All food provided on site (except on days off)
- Opportunities to get involved with ongoing research initiatives.
- Develop a career in marine conservation.
- Valuable operational and team management experience.
- The opportunity to contribute to real conservation goals.
- Work alongside a local community, helping them to realise the goal of sustainable resource management.