Fellow - Aquaculture Innovation
|Location:||United States - Hawaii|
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FELLOW AQUACULTURE INNOVATION
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.
The Aquaculture Innovation Fellow, Blue Production Program will lead the development of a strategic, innovative aquaculture program, institutionalizing capacity in our organization and working with partners to help shape the development trajectory for this sector which is the fastest growing food production sector on the planet. Working in the Center for Oceans, the Fellow will work closely with a range of partners and divisions at CI, including the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB), the Moore Science Center and CI’s established aquaculture community of practice that includes CI’s field programs in China, Indonesia, Ecuador, Brazil, Costa Rica, Greater Mekong/Tonle Sap, the Philippines, and CI Africa’s sustainable production program.
S/he plays a key and visible role in leading the delivery of high-impact outputs and developing innovative projects and proposals to achieve CI’s vision and goals for sustainable aquaculture in priority seascapes globally. S/he is responsible for program development, ensuring that CI’s aquaculture program strategies, initiatives and outcomes advance human development and conservation priorities. The Aquaculture Innovation Fellow will support delivery of the following key strategic priorities of the Blue Production program: (1) Develop science and policy to support effective governance of aquaculture in focal regions in CI’s Asia-Pacific, Americas, and Africa field division regions; (2) Development and implementation of field demonstration programs for sustainable aquaculture, including the piloting of innovative “break-through” technologies and interventions to lower the environmental impact of the sector while increasing sustainable production and socioeconomic benefits; and, (3) Supporting the delivery of conservation finance solutions to the aquaculture sector to incentivize clean production models.
The Aquaculture Innovation Fellow will work with Center for Oceans leadership to support fundraising efforts for the program, including developing project proposals, actively pursuing new sources of funding, facilitating communication and ensuring coordination with other programs and staff, and advancing funding relationships with key partners and donors to secure program funding for regional and field activities. S/he continuously represents CI to engage and influence key external stakeholders including government and NGO officials, donors, and other parties critical to program success. As appropriate, s/he builds and leverages strategic alliances with NGOs, businesses, or other entities that can further CI’s mission.
Conservation International is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of CI to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. CI offers reasonable accommodation in the employment process for individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. If you require an application accommodation due to a disability, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "accommodation" in the subject line.
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