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23 de julio de 2020

Oferta muy tentadora para trabajar en conservación en Costa Rica

Ridge to Reef Program Director
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Osa Conservation is seeking a Ridge to Reef Program Director.

Characteristics and Requirements

 High-energy charismatic personality with a strong work ethic
 PhD in conservation or an MBA in a conservation-environmental related
focus considered.
 Minimum experience of 5 years in conservation related field work and
implementation, preferably in Central America.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish and
 Ability to coordinate with multiple actors, for teamwork and the
development of activities in culturally diverse environments.
 Good physical condition for work in adverse conditions in the field.
 Valid drivers’ license (manual vehicles)
 Willingness to live in remote region of southern Costa Rica
 Availability to travel at least 50% of the time, and a strong desire
to be in the field.
 Knowledge of building a large-scale project plan that has all key
elements to be attractive to investors-donors.
 At least 3 publications in peer-reviewed and indexed scientific
 Willingness to learn fundraising focused on high net worth
individuals and major foundations.


 Report and coordinate their actions directly with the OC Executive
 Develop the funding for the program through grant writing and work
with high end donors
 Represent OC conservation and science policy and programs at high
level scientific-conservation meetings, with government and private
sector institutions.
 Supervise the work of the Project Coordinators of the
conservation-field station and community focal areas.
 Act as a senior management staff member and coordinate with other OC
senior staff
 Build partnerships with research institutions and other conservation

Specific Duties

 Prepare, execute, and monitor the Reef to Ridge plan, both for OC and
the broader coalition of stakeholders.
 Develop the processes and policies that allow improving the
implementation of conservation activities in the field station,
private reserve, and broader corridor.
 Review any proposed research at OC field sites – principally
terrestrial and support to Marine Conservation Director on marine
 Design and conduct the organization's conservation-research grant
program (along with Marine Cons. Prog. Director) and, in coordination
with the Science Coordinators, provide technical support to the
 Disseminate the organization's findings nationally and
internationally, generating connections with researchers and teachers
from national and foreign universities to attract research in the
field station.
 Ensure the collection, maintenance and use of the databases of
 Seek and prepare proposals for the financing of terrestrial based
field and conservation projects in the corridor and station.
 Organize training courses where necessary for team members and
potential students.
 Build a strong social media presence by actively promoting the
conservation programs, organization overall and field sites on social
media and ensure that all associated staff do likewise.
 Other tasks and duties ongoing and as assigned.

To Apply
Please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter to
hr@osaconservation.org, <mailto:hr@osaconservation.org>
with “ Ridge to Reef Program Director” as the subject line by July
31, 2020. Applications that do not follow these criteria will not be

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