The Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) seeks to recruit a dynamic and passionate individual, committed to making a difference towards protecting Seychelles’ UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy CEO) to assist the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in attaining the Foundation’s strategic mission, vision and objectives.
The Deputy CEO will support the CEO in ensuring that the two sites, Aldabra Atoll and the Vallée de Mai, are highly effectively managed protected areas where conservation, research, education and tourism are sustainably balanced.
Summary of duties: Fully support the CEO in discharging her function and deputise in her absence; participate actively in the development of a strategic plan for SIF and ensure its effective implementation; oversee the revision and implementation of the management plans of the two World Heritage Sites; share the knowledge and experience of the foundation at the national and international level; guarantee the representation of the interests of the foundation generally; liaise with relevant partners in the different fields e.g. science, research, community engagement, citizens science, protected area management, conservation and sustainable tourism, and raise funds and financial support for the work of the foundation.
Qualifications and skills: University degree in science field with professional qualifications in scientific research, conservation and/or management experience in protected areas with at least 5 years working experience in a senior management position; excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational and management skills in administration and finance and operation of protected areas, willingness to travel between the two sites to oversee work, demonstrated awareness and engagement in local and international conservation issues and experience with projects and networking at an international level.
If you fulfil the above criteria, you may be the right candidate for the position. Please send your application (full CV and 1-2 page cover letter addressing why you would like the position and are the ideal person for the role) to the Administration & Human Resources Department, Seychelles Islands Foundation, P.O Box 853, La Ciotat Building, Mont Fleuri, Mahe, Seychelles, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 4321735 for enquiries. Deadline for applications is the 15th November, 2019.