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Manager, Socio-Organizational and Gender - Fianarantsoa

Location: Madagascar
Job Code: 1216
# of openings: 1



Manager, Socio-Organizational and Gender - Fianarantsoa​


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. 



Conservation International has received from the Government of Madagascar the management delegation COFAV protected areas since 2012. Conservation activities were engaged with an efficient and optimal management in compliance with international standards, in order to reduce deforestation and the fragmentation of these corridors, while also promoting alternative livelihoods and development for the resident communities. This position is responsible for the support of local communities to develop their resilience to climate change by improving their livelihoods through income generating activities and development of partnerships in the management of the Corridor Ambositra - Vondrozo Conservation Growth Pole, namely in the promotion of specific value chains, collaboration with specialists in health and food security, supports for local initiatives through small grants, communication on protected areas management and climate change, and capacity building for local actors. 

As he is the focal point of Gender for CI Madagascar program, he is taking care/ integrating the gender consideration in all CI Madagascar projects.

The Socio-organizational and Gender manager is based in COFAV regional office but will report directly to the COFAV field director.



  • Ensure technical support and follow-up of activities and grants allocated to local stakeholders of COFAV Conservation Growth Pole for the development of a "green" economy.
  • Develop and implement of a strategy to reinforce the organizational and technical capacities of the "managers" of the COFAV protected area (communities, federations, platforms ...)
  • Develop and conduct communication campaigns related to ecological services obtained through the conservation of the corridor, effects and adaptation and mitigation measures in the face of climate change, then management of the protected area.
  • Lead gender strategy implementation for Madagascar program




  • Teamwork – work closely with the market specialist under the sustainable production unit – all projects within CI Madagascar program for Gender integration
  • Work with grassroots communities and partners
  • Frequent trips in all CI Madagascar intervention areas
  • Need high adaptability to difficult conditions
  • Join the staff in carrying out other activities outside of these responsibilities when needed





  • Bachelor’s in social sciences
  • At least 5 years experiences in socio-organization at community level
  • Good knowledge and strong experiences on Gender approach
  • Knowledge on protected area management, climate change
  • Good knowledge on Malagasy legislation on association structures
  • Sharp sense of responsibility
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, especially in forestry technical area
  • Strong communication skills in Malagasy, French and English
  • Ability to diagnose problems and identify solutions
  • Team player and able to work effectively with diverse groups in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multitask, set priorities, and deliver quality results



  • Good written communication in English



  • Good knowledge of the intervention area ; Leadership and communication skills, Ability to develop good relationships in the field; Good physical conditions; Embed CI values


To apply please submit your resume and cover letter.



CI Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. 

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

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