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Boat Skipper - Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Environment – Natural Resource Management (SCALE-NRM) Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
Winrock International
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Posted 4 months ago
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Position Title: Boat Skipper Project: Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Environment – Natural Resource Management (SCALE-NRM) USAID Program Location: Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands Unit: Agriculture, Resilience and Water Unit Reports to: Finance and Operations Team Leader Position Summary: Winrock International (WI) is currently recruiting for the position of a Boat Skipper in its Malaita project office to support the five-year, USAID-funded Solomon Islands Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Environment – Natural Resource Management (SCALE-NRM) Program. The SCALE-NRM Program will foster conservation economies at a community scale that provide opportunities for income generation from NRM and drive provincial and national government commitment to natural resource governance. As USAID’s flagship NRM initiative in the Solomon Islands, SCALE-NRM will pave the way for future USAID investments in promoting competitive, sustainable, and inclusive economic development. SCALE-NRM has three objectives: Promote a people-centered approach to resource governance, which will leverage the traditional connection among Solomon Islanders and a track record of communities organizing themselves around specific opportunities Strengthen markets for conservation through provincial and community-driven schemes that ensure communities have options to pursue alternative livelihoods and participate in diversified economic opportunities from environmental conservation Build the capacity of government in implementing a holistic, ecosystem-wide approach to NRM, which includes ecosystem health, land-use, climate change adaption, and economic development In coordination with the Chief of Party, the Boat Skipper will be responsible for all the logistical needs of the project. Taking field staff to their designated communities in Malaita Province. Major Responsibilities: Discharge competence in boat skippering and traveling in any weather condition whilst in transit to any prescribed destination with Malaita province. Ensure safety of Winrock International Personals (Passenger) on board whilst in transit or prescribed destination. Always have on board life jackets - never traveled without one. Always remind passengers to wear life jackets during travel. Any authorized passengers are not allowed to travel in WI Boat. Always ensure no smoking, drinking alcohol, chewing betel-nuts in the boat during travel. Be responsible for handling of Winrock International outboard motor and boat as transport skipper to places of project activity. Always ensure to do regular routine checks on both the boat and the outboard motor engine before going out to the field. Ensure both are in good condition all the time from any fault. Carry out routine services and maintenance of Winrock International outboard motor and boat to ensure seaworthiness of travelling prior to any trip is undertaken for delivering of Winrock International programs. Be responsible for mooring of Winrock International boat and safe gear (Life jacket, paddle, engine tool kit, flare) in safe custodian. Maintain a log book to record regular routine service and maintenance of Winrock International outboard motor engine and report to FOTL if there’s any fault of technical nature requiring service or repair. Maintain a log book to keep record of fuel used during each travel to ensure that fuel is not been misused by other parties. Ensure the boat clean and tidy at all times. Ensure to flag out any accidental or safety concerns to FOTL while traveling. Example: encountering bad weather. Position Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following experience: Has knowledge in basic OBM maintenance skills. Have 5 years work experience in similar work. Has skills in boat skippering and has local knowledge on inter island coastal navigation at any time of day (Night & day) especially in the Malaita Province. Have basic knowledge of Sea Safety issues. Strong, very energetic and well and willing to work after hours. Must be 25 years of age or above. Has confidence in travel alone at any time of day. Understand Basic English language and be able to communicate. All interested candidates shall submit their applications and one-page cover letter (maximum 5 pages including resume in English indicating “Boat Skipper, Solomon Islands” in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted by Winrock International. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization

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