Technical Advisor – Financial Inclusion

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Blue Ventures

Location: Either in one of our global offices (London or Bristol – UK, Antananarivo or Toliara – Madagascar, Dili – Timor Leste), or home-based in Mozambique, Kenya or Tanzania

Closing date for applications: 04 December 2022

Contract status: Global

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: 1 year fixed term contract

Remuneration: Salaries will be commensurated with local salary grades and experience – circa £40,000 gross per annum (UK), circa MGA 42,000,000 (Madagascar), circa MZN 2,345,000 (Mozambique), circa KSH 3,895,000 (Kenya), circa TZS 81,000,000 (Tanzania), circa $33,000 (Timor-Leste)

Salary Band: Senior; Technical; Specialist; Advisor/ Manager

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organization that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organizations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.

Summary job description

We believe that addressing overfishing is the single most powerful thing we can do to overcome the ocean emergency. But many fishers are fishing to survive and are trapped within a cycle of indebtedness. Poverty and debt can prevent fishers from participating in conservation, creating barriers to rebuilding fisheries.

We are recruiting an expert to lead our efforts in tackling the challenge of financial exclusion and indebtedness among small-scale fishing communities. The position will lead the development of financial inclusion efforts across our global network of sites; identifying pilot sites based on community needs and opportunities; developing approaches tailored to local needs and circumstances; forging strategic partnerships with specialist providers, and supporting field colleagues and partners with the design and delivery of services.

The role will harness approaches to financial inclusion that can be readily built into our core operating model, integrating financial services alongside existing fisheries catch monitoring, fisheries livelihood upgrading, and impact measurement systems to maximize impact for coastal communities. The role will provide technical guidance and training to colleagues and partners to implement these approaches with remote and rural fishing communities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for sharing and documenting learning and best practices, contributing to aligned value chain upgrading and food security efforts and ensuring that Blue Ventures’ work is at the forefront of best practices in the sector.

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How to apply

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