Melaky Regional Manager

Position Title: Melaky Regional Manager
Location: Maintirano, Madagascar
Closing date for applications: 14th December 2018
Start date: 1st March 2019
Contract duration: One-year with three-months probationary period
Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience

Organisation Overview:

Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation working to rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies.

Summary Job Description:

In the Melaky region, Blue Ventures is responsible for the implementation of the Barren Isles Marine Protected Area (BI MPA). It aims at preserving and locally managing the richness of the sea resources with and for the Vezo communities, who heavily depend on them. The Barren Isles archipelago is one of the last areas of high marine biodiversity in Madagascar, but it is threatened by increasing pressures from human activities and climate change. Melaky is also one of the most remote regions of the country, which limits economic opportunities. The Barren Isles MPA is a critically important chance to support the livelihoods of fishing communities, implement a good local governance of fisheries and inform local and national policies by providing lessons learned and examples of good practices.

The Regional Manager will report directly to the Country Director. He/she will lead the development and the implementation of the strategy to reach sustainable local resources management in the BI MPA and potentially in other sites in the Melaky region, bringing input to BV strategies at the national and international levels and identifying good practices and lessons learned to be shared with colleagues and partners.

Application Process:

Applicants should apply online, using the form below, by December 14th, 2018.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

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Key Information


Competitive salary based on experience


Blue ventures




Full Time


Mid Level, Postgraduate




Maintirano, Madagascar, Madagascar

Application Deadline:

14th December 2018 at 11:00pm