Project and Science Coordinator

Closing date: 
15 May 2018

Context and Background: The Project and Science Coordinator is responsible for the set up of SIF project programme and also responsible for coordination of the SIF portfolio of projects

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the successful set up of the SIF project programme
  • Design and develop of a portfolio of project documents (readily available) for submission to potential donors, which should be in line with the science programme and the management plans for the two sites
  • Evaluate, seek and follow up funding opportunities on national and international level including the set up a database of potential donors and collaborators
  • Establish links with research institutions, seek, evaluate and follow up potential research collaborations
  • Ensure effective project implementation in line with the Project Documents.
  • Follow up on disbursement of donor funds, in order to achieve the stated Projects Output and Outcomes in collaboration with the CEO and Director of Research and Conservation
  • Has the overall responsibility to oversee, coordinate and supervise all SIF projects including work plans and budgets
  • Responsible for all administrative matters in relation to the projects in coordination with the Accountant and Administration and Human Resources Manager
  • Ensure SIF procedures and financial rules and regulations are followed
  • Responsible for all required progress, technical and financial reporting to donors via the SIF management
  • Prepare tenders for procurements of inputs and services and evaluate and recommend on bids (to SIF Management)
  • Provide Strategic guidance to the SIF Management
  • Monitor other regional and national environment projects and streamline the SIF Projects activities with these initiatives
  • Perform any other duty relevant duties that may be assigned by Supervisor 

Minimum entry requirements: MSc in Nature Conservation, with particular background in one or more of the following:

  • Fund Raising, project Management, sustainable financing
  • Minimum 3 years experience in national and internal natural resources projects
  • Experience in NGO preferred
  • Prior NGO project, experience execution and some international exposure will be an asset


  • Professionalism – skills that indicate capability to analyze and organize different task, capacities for strategic thinking and planning
  • Planning, coordinating and organizing – ability to establish priorities and to plan and coordinate work, ability to effectively coordinate different projects
  • Communications – excellent communication skills and effective interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity – ability to lead, manage and motivate scientists, researchers, consultants and teams of students to achieve results
  • Commitments and diligence – committed to and diligently working towards achieving results for sustainable future of Aldabra and Vallee de Mai
  • Fully computer Literate
  • Language - fluent in English and knowledge of French and Creole will be an asset

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

If you think you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application to the Administration & Human Resources Department, Seychelles Islands Foundation, P.O Box 853, La Ciotat Building or contact us here or by phone on 4321735 for enquiries.  Application forms can be collected at our Head office on Mahé and at the Vallée de Mai on Praslin or downloaded here