Manomet is a nonprofit committed to science-based decisions for humans and nature.

Our scientists and staff work from Alaska to Argentina. Our headquarters are located on a 40-acre waterfront campus in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Bay, 45 miles south of Boston. We have a satellite office in Brunswick, Maine. With an annual budget of approximately $6M and more than 30 scientists and staff, Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other toward a common vision of creating a more sustainable world.

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Songbird Banding Intern

Position Title:  Songbird Banding Intern

Reports To: Director, Manomet Observatory

FLSA Classification : Full-time, Non-Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Manomet is seeking a seasonal songbird banding intern to participate through the spring migration season in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Candidates must be available throughout the entire season (April 8 – June 14). At Manomet, banding interns learn through immersive, hands-on training under the supervision of experienced bird banding staff. The Songbird Internship is a full time Monday through Friday position. As a member of the banding staff, opportunities to assist with educational programs and other outreach activities may arise.

Ideal candidates must possess a fanatical desire to learn about the bird banding process and be able to handle wild birds. Familiarity and/or experience with bird-handling or banding, and using references, such as the Identification Guide to North American Birds by Peter Pyle are a bonus.

 

ABOUT MANOMET:

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. Workplace diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Mist-netting birds
  • Bird banding
  • Data management
  • Biological surveys
  • Perform related duties as directed

PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Desire to learn about the banding process
  • Ability to identify (or learn) Eastern birds by sight
  • Must successfully pass a background check
  • Familiar with bird banding process (preferred)
  • Interest in environmental education (preferred)

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • 8-hour days that begin before dawn five days per week
  • Ability to work in adverse outdoor conditions, including but not limited to exposure to mosquitoes, ticks, poison ivy, and extremes in weather, like hot sun, cold temperatures, rain, snow, and high winds
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. or move up to 100 lbs. and assist others to do the same
  • Frequent walking over uneven terrain and stairs, standing, and bending
  • Close work with others (paperwork, visual examination)
  • Ability to live and work on-site as part of a team

COMPENSATION:

Interns will receive a bi-weekly stipend of $1200 and will be provided housing.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email one document containing a cover letter, CV and contact information for at least two references to Evan Dalton (edalton@manomet.org). Please reference job title in subject line. Position will be open until filled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential

job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Manomet provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Sea Run Fisheries Monitoring Coordinator

Position Title: Sea Run Fisheries Monitoring Coordinator

Department: Resilient Habitats

Reports to: Senior Fisheries Program Manager

FLSA Classification: Full Time/Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Manomet is seeking a full-time Sea Run Fisheries Monitoring Coordinator within our Resilient Habitats department. This is a collaborative position with the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) and Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF). DSF will provide a regional office, and both DSF and MCCF staff will work in close collaboration with the Sea Run Fisheries Monitoring Coordinator. The Sea Run Fisheries Monitoring Coordinator will be an employee of Manomet and report to Manomet’s Senior Fisheries Program Manager.

Working closely with Manomet’s Fisheries division, this position will coordinate regional collaborative research activities across the Gulf of Maine with a focus on river herring and support local sea-run fish monitoring activities in Downeast Maine. This includes supporting and expanding ongoing community science efforts through the Gulf of Maine River Herring Network, which is a diverse group of stakeholders committed to working together to advance collaborative research and co-management of river herring. Research will focus primarily on river herring ecology and migration dynamics in Washington and Hancock Counties, but may include research on additional sea-run species, in close collaboration with DSF staff and partners.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position based in East Machias, Maine. The Coordinator shall regularly travel to several locations throughout Maine, particularly within rural and remote areas of Washington and Hancock Counties. There is an expectation for this position to work regularly from DSF’s East Machias or Whiting office. A hybrid work schedule may be available.

 

ABOUT MANOMET:

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. Workplace diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

Manomet’s fisheries team works to promote resilient and productive coastal ecosystems and communities through applied science and community engagement. Our work focuses on the Gulf of Maine, an area experiencing rapid climate-induced warming and immense ecological and social change. We work in partnership with coastal communities, fishers, and other industry stakeholders to co-develop climate change adaptation strategies that build greater social, ecological, and economic resilience.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

This position will provide support to ongoing and emerging programmatic objectives, as well as work with Manomet and DSF staff to creatively address evolving collaborative research needs. This work includes leading and contributing to research efforts and coordinating with a wide diversity of local and regional partners.

Responsibilities within this role will focus predominantly on the following tasks:

  • Coordinate with researchers, watershed groups, community members, and state/federal/tribal agencies conducting collaborative monitoring of river herring. Coordinate community science efforts, conduct trainings, incorporate data into a shared platform.
  • Conduct research related to river herring and other sea-run fishes, including environmental and biological monitoring, and pre/post restoration monitoring. Monitoring will take place in Washington and Hancock Counties (Maine), and be in close collaboration with DSF’s fisheries biologist.
  • Data analysis and data management. Collate data from diverse sources, including community science efforts, and conduct data analysis to answer key questions about river herring ecology. Manage a collaborative data platform
  • Collaborate with partners to leverage new approaches and technologies for fish passage and restoration monitoring.
  • Supervise summer interns focused on collaborative monitoring and data management.
  • Help identify and pursue funding opportunities to expand collaborative river herring work.
  • Share work at relevant meetings and conferences, and represent Manomet and collaborative partners with external audiences.
  • Perform related duties as directed by the Senior Fisheries Program Manager.

PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science or related field, with additional graduate experience a plus. Equivalent work experience will also be considered.
  • Broad knowledge of coastal and riverine ecosystems and diadromous species ecology, including familiarity with diadromous species in the New England region.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and on a team toward accomplishing goals
  • At least 2 years of experience working on research and/or monitoring projects (preference for experience working in remote settings)
  • Strong data management and quantitative analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Proven ability to engage, teach, and motivate people
  • Experience working with rural/coastal communities, including engaging with diverse audiences (particularly commercial fishermen, community volunteers, and municipal, state, federal, and tribal government agencies)
  • Enthusiasm for developing new skills
  • Reliable method of transportation; Must have a valid driver’s license. Frequent travel within Maine, particularly the Downeast region. Travel costs will be reimbursable.
  • Must successfully pass a background check

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region to complete job duties, as well as willingness to work outside of normal working hours as needed.
  • Ability to manage uneven terrain and unexpected weather conditions and to work in remote locations. Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Close work (paperwork, visual examination)
  • Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work at DSF’s office in East Machias or Whiting, Maine; hybrid work possible.

SALARY RANGE: ($50,000 -$65,000)

Compensation commensurate with experience. Manomet offers excellent benefits including health insurance, dental, 403b match, life insurance, and several other benefits.

This position is based on grant funding for three years, continuation of the position will be based on the availability of funding and the selected candidate will be expected to assist in finding additional funding.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@manomet.org by February 8, 2024.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Manomet provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

 

Staff Accountant

Position Title: Staff Accountant

Department: Finance

Reports To: Assistant Controller

FLSA Classification: Full Time, Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Manomet, Inc. seeks a full-time Staff Accountant who is responsible for providing general accounting support to Manomet’s Finance and Accounting Department including the Controller and  Assistant Controller. The ideal Staff Accountant will be a team player who pivots well with changing priorities.  They will possess strong analytical and organizational skills, time management ability and an understanding of accounting principles and GAAP.  Hybrid work possible; preferred 3-4 days a week in Plymouth office.

 

ABOUT MANOMET:

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. Workplace diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY!

  • Competitive Salary
  • Great benefits including medical coverage dental, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, generous PTO policy
  • Retirement plan, 100% paid life insurance, long and short-term disability
  • Great organization located in beautiful and historic Plymouth, MA.

STAFF ACCOUNTANT JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Process Accounts Payable invoices and print checks as necessary
  • Maintain prepaid schedule
  • Set up bank transfers in NetSuite
  • Maintain petty cash
  • Prepare incoming gifts for electronic deposit
  • Credit Card reconciliation/Manage employee expense reports
  • Provide Accounts Receivable assistance as needed
  • Assist with the month-end close cycle to trial balance
  • Assist with year-end audit
  • Document processes and policies to support internal controls

PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, required
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Nonprofit accounting experience preferred
  • NetSuite experience or skilled in similar accounting software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Must have valid driver’s license, some local travel may be required
  • Must successfully pass a background check

SALARY RANGE: ($60,000 -$65,000) Compensation commensurate with experience.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Normal office business environment.
  • Close work (paperwork, visual examination).
  • Occasional walking up and down stairs, standing, and bending.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time..

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@manomet.org by February 5, 2023. Please reference job title in subject line.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis. 

Manomet provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

U360 Business Sustainability Intern

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

U360 is an innovative experiential education and professional development program for college students, focused on environmental and business sustainability. The two-semester curriculum incorporates applied science, business, and sustainability workshops, career skills training, sustainability assessments of small businesses, and a Capstone project. U360 is offered by the nonprofit organization, Manomet, as part of its efforts to prepare the next generation of changemakers to tackle the climate crisis and other complex issues we face.

U360 students build their knowledge of the “triple-bottom line” of business sustainability (environmental, social, and governance), environmental and conservation issues, and business management through workshops and direct interactions with small business owners. U360 offers real-world experience in three vital areas that are critical to effective change-making and career preparation: applied knowledge of practical sustainability, how to engage people with different viewpoints, and professional skills (particularly soft skills, which are highly prioritized by employers). U360 students benefit from intensive training and mentoring as they develop their professionalism, personal confidence, and communication, collaboration, creative problem- solving, and strategic-thinking skills. Then, they put all of that into practice when they independently interview up to 20 small business owners about their day-to-day operations, which includes administering Manomet’s Root360 assessment survey of their triple-bottom line. At the end of the program, U360 students complete a culminating project: each student selects one of the businesses they interviewed, creates a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) for that company, and presents their SAP to judges from the business and sustainability fields in a Capstone competition.

U360 empowers college students to take action on the environmental, social, and economic challenges that will disproportionately impact their generation, and gives them skills and knowledge they can bring to any job or industry. U360 alumni stand out from their peers when entering the workforce due to their exceptional communication skills, personal confidence, relationship-building and networking ability, and comprehensive understanding of business operations. U360 is more than a class or an internship: it’s a unique community of passionate changemakers that supports students during their time in U360, and for years beyond through engagement with our active alumni network.

Manomet believes that addressing today’s environmental, social, and economic challenges requires bringing together individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The organization is committed to working with people who are underrepresented in the field of sustainability and to enrolling U360 classes that have geographic, academic, racial and ethnic, socioeconomic, and age diversity. Participating interns have the unique opportunity to meet and work closely with students from other colleges throughout the United States; becoming part of a network of peers who also want to make a difference in the world. (Additionally, U360 students will also have an exclusive opportunity to apply during the fall for a paid summer internship with Manomet’s Fisheries Team to support their work building resilient and productive coastal ecosystems and communities in the Gulf of Maine. Detailed information about this immersive experience in intertidal and coastal fieldwork, data management, and community engagement will be made available to any U360 students interested in applying.)

More information about the U360 Business Sustainability Internship Program can be found here.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Details:

  • U360 is designed for students enrolled in business, economics, science, environmental, sustainability and/or liberal arts programs, but all majors are welcome to apply.
  • This is a team program, and each year, up to 40 students are enrolled from different colleges and divided into teams of no more than eight.
  • To increase access to this program, U360 is (and always has been) an entirely remote program with a high level of mentorship, support, and engagement between the students and the U360 staff and team of alumni assistants. Students participate from their own campuses and travel is not required.
  • The program is an average of 10 hours/week, which includes scheduled trainings, workshops, and weekly team meetings, along with independent research, outreach, and interviews with business owners. Students work remotely and create their own schedule for their independent work. (The workshops and team meetings will be scheduled once the teams are formed, to accommodate every student’s availability.)
  • Students are required to attend all trainings, workshops, and weekly team meetings via live video conference.
  • U360 is an entirely student-centered program that is both a comprehensive educational experience (more like a class) and an unpaid internship; the curriculum is focused on helping students develop the NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) competencies that employers are seeking. Students can often earn college credit for participation (depending on each school’s policies, major requirements, etc.), while also including it on their resume as internship experience.
  • The time commitment and workload are equivalent to a college course, so ideally U360 takes the place of a class in the student’s schedule and is not being done on top of a full course load.

When & Where:

  • U360 is a two-semester (or three-trimester, if applicable) program and students are required to participate for the entire school year, excluding all university holidays and breaks.
  • U360 is an entirely remote program and students participate from their own campuses.
  • U360 operates on Eastern Time, so for the entire year students must either be located in that time zone or somewhere with no more than a three-hour time difference from the eastern time zone.

Requirements:

  • Must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior during the U360 school year
  • Interest in business and/or sustainability
  • Basic computer skills (specifically Microsoft Office and Google programs)
  • Confidence with conversational English (written and verbal) due to the high volume of correspondence students have with many different professionals

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Self-motivated with comfort working independently and excellent time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and communicate effectively (verbally and in writing)
  • A willingness to contact and interact with professionals in person, over the phone and video, and via email
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail

Instructions for applying:

The deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 school year is 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on June 15th.

Combine a cover letter, your current resume, and three references into one PDF file, and email that file to Lora Babb, U360 Director, at U360@manomet.org with the subject line “U360 Internship Application.” (Please include each reference’s name, relationship to you, email address, and phone number. NOTE: at least one reference must be a professional reference and no direct relatives can be listed as a reference.)

You must also complete this online application questionnaire.

Want to learn more about U360? Join an upcoming info session hosted by U360 program director Lora Babb and hear from past participants about what U360 did for them.

Strategic Planning Consultant - Request for Proposal

POSITION SUMMARY:

LEAD FOR THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS FOR THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE SHOREBIRD RESERVE NETWORK
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ABOUT MANOMET:

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. Workplace diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

ABOUT THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE SHOREBIRD RESERVE NETWORK:

The Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) is focused on the conservation of all shorebird species and populations in the Americas for which a site-based approach is both appropriate and effective.

WHSRN’s mission is to conserve shorebirds and their habitats across the Americas through action at a network of key sites. WHSRN seeks that the networks of sites that shorebirds need to thrive are managed for effective conservation, resulting in healthy shorebird populations and habitats that benefit current and future human generations.

WHSRN works to:

  • Build a strong international system of sites used by shorebirds throughout their migratory ranges.
  • Develop science and management tools that expand the scope and pace of habitat conservation at each site within the Network.
  • Establish local, regional and international recognition for sites, raising public awareness and generating conservation funding opportunities.
  • Serve as an international resource, convener and strategist for issues related to shorebird and habitat conservation.

WHSRN’s approach is based on the following key principles:

  • WHSRN site designation and conservation action are informed by the best available information, including traditional and local ecological knowledge.
  • Site-based conservation is the centerpiece for accomplishing WHSRN’s mission within the larger ecological context of the full network of sites.
  • WHSRN conservation actions and site management plan for and respond to climate change mitigation, adaptation and impact reduction.
  • Traditional and cultural practices are recognized, valued and respected, and integrated within decisions regarding the management of sites.
  • Collaboration with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders at local, national and international scales enhances WHSRN’s capacity to achieve its vision.
  • Communication and voluntary partnerships are key to an effective network and achieving common conservation goals.
  • Ecologically-functional shorebird habitats provide livelihoods and make a significant contribution to human wellbeing.

Strategic Planning Process for the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network:

Based on the above principles, WHSRN seeks to develop its strategic plan for the next 5 years, in a way that aligns with, and contributes to, the implementation and fulfillment of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals). Development of the WHSRN strategic plan should be through a highly participatory process, involving all levels of the Network (Executive Office, Hemispheric Council, regional bodies and working groups, and partners).

At its core, the planning process and the strategic plan should be focused on advancing the conservation of shorebirds and their habitats at the site level, considering and including the broad cultural diversity and the multiplicity of languages of the Network partners, taking into account differences between the Global North and Global South for the implementation of activities, and guided by the principles of science, engagement and empowerment of key local stakeholders, and in a cross-cutting manner diversity, equity, inclusion and environmental justice.

Strategic Planning Process Lead

WHSRN is seeking a consultant to work in close collaboration with the WHSRN Executive Office and the WHSRN Hemispheric Council to design, develop and facilitate a participatory and inclusive process for strategic planning, ultimately resulting in a written strategic plan for the next 5 years. The plan should be developed over a maximum of six months. It should include goals and objectives that build on current and prior work and are consistent with WHSRN’s current and potential capacity.

In conjunction with WHSRN Executive Office team and the Executive Committee of the Hemispheric Council, the consultant will:

  • Develop a participatory and inclusive planning process, including key components and consultations, information arising from the review of the implementation of the current strategic plan and results from the DEIJ survey carried out with WHSRN partners, involving key stakeholders, and proposing timetables for the inception, formulation, and validation phases.
  • Guide and facilitate the process, ensuring active participation from throughout the WHSRN Network.
  • Document, summarize, and frame inputs.
  • Develop an actionable Strategic Plan that includes shared mission and values, measurable and realistic goals and objectives, strategies, indicators, and outcomes across the WHSRN Network.

Proposed Tasks and Key Deliverables

The consultant’s activities and deliverables will include:

  • A planning process document and clear timetable of deliverables including the phases of inception (desk review, virtual and in-person consultations), formulation and validation.
  • Clear and proactive communication and engagement with the WHSRN Executive Office team and Hemispheric Council regarding needs and timelines.
  • Refinement of key findings and validation with the WHSRN Executive Office team and Hemispheric Council to finalize a 5-year strategic plan to be launched in 2024, including indicators and methods for tracking progress of the implementation of the plan.
  • A clear, and ready-to-use strategic plan document. It is expected that a full version will be prepared for internal use and a summarized version for broader dissemination.

Duration of the Strategic Planning Process and Duty Station

The assignment is expected to start in March 2024 and the project deliverables are expected by August 2024.

This is a remote-based assignment, though with the possibility of a few short and intense trips. The consultant is expected to maximize the use of virtual technology to support the project goals as WHSRN Executive Office and Executive Committee operate primarily in a virtual context.

Minimum Qualifications and How to Submit a Proposal

The strategic plan facilitator is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in complex programmatic strategic planning exercises, across multiple countries and organizations, setting SMART goals and objectives. Experiences should preferably be focused on biodiversity conservation and ideally shorebird conservation in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Candidates with experience using the Conservation Standards or similar strategic planning methodologies will be given priority.
  • Experience in facilitating accessible and inclusive consultations and developing accessible materials.
  • Experience convening groups for input.
  • Experience working with the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
  • Strong writing skills, high proficiency in Spanish and English, proficiency in Portuguese is a plus. It is also a plus if the candidate has worked with different cultures.
  • Ability to communicate and explain complex concepts without the use of jargon.
  • Experience leading multiple-language participatory planning processes via remote means, both for meetings (e.g. Zoom, Teams) and brain-storming sessions (e.g. Mural, Miro).
  • Proposal for the WHSRN strategic plan development process including major milestones with expected deliverables for each phase of the process, and ideas for enhancing or improving the organization’s efforts to undertake this process.
  • A draft timeline from initial planning until delivery of a completed written plan.
  • A draft estimate and full budget of what the project will cost; and
  • Appendices:
    –A sample list of strategic planning processes completed by the consultant, a one paragraph description of the work performed, and the time required for completion.
    –Resume (2 pages), including 3 references.

To be considered, please submit all the above documents to whsrn@manomet.org.  This call will be open until the profile and proposal that best fit the requirements of this strategic planning process are found. Submissions that do not include all required documents will not be considered.

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CONVOCATORIA DE CONSULTORÍA – Solicitud de Propuesta

LÍDER DEL PROCESO DE PLANIFICACIÓN ESTRATÉGICA DE LA RED HEMISFÉRICA DE RESERVAS PARA AVES PLAYERAS

Red Hemisférica de Reservas para Aves Playeras

La Red Hemisférica de Reservas para Aves Playeras RHRAP/WHSRN se enfoca en la conservación de todas las especies y poblaciones de aves playeras en las Américas para las cuales un enfoque basado en sitios es apropiado y efectivo.

La misión de RHRAP/WHSRN es conservar las aves playeras y sus hábitats en todo el continente americano mediante acciones en una red de sitios clave. RHRAP/WHSRN busca que las redes de sitios que las aves playeras requieren para sobrevivir sean manejadas para una conservación eficaz, lo que resulta en poblaciones y hábitats saludables de aves playeras que benefician a las generaciones humanas actuales y futuras.

RHRAP/WHSRN trabaja para:

  • Construir un sólido sistema internacional de sitios que las aves playeras utilizan a lo largo de sus áreas de migración.
  • Desarrollar herramientas científicas y de gestión que amplíen el alcance y el grado de conservación de hábitats en cada uno de los lugares de la Red.
  • Establecer el reconocimiento local, regional e internacional de los sitios, sensibilizando al público y generando oportunidades de financiación para la conservación.
  • Servir como recurso internacional, convocador y estratega en cuestiones relacionadas con la conservación de las aves playeras y sus hábitats.

El enfoque de RHRAP/WHSRN se basa en los siguientes principios clave:

  • La designación de sitios RHRAP/WHSRN y las acciones de conservación se basan en la mejor información disponible, incluyendo el conocimiento ecológico tradicional y local.
  • La conservación basada en sitios es la pieza central para cumplir la misión de RHRAP/WHSRN dentro del contexto ecológico más amplio de toda la red de sitios.
  • Las acciones de conservación de RHRAP/WHSRN y la gestión de sitios planifican y responden a la mitigación, adaptación y reducción del impacto del cambio climático.
  • Se reconocen, valoran y respetan las prácticas tradicionales y culturales, y se integran en las decisiones relativas a la gestión de los sitios.
  • La colaboración con partes interesadas tradicionales y no tradicionales a escala local, nacional e internacional mejora la capacidad de RHRAP/WHSRN para alcanzar su visión.
  • La comunicación y las alianzas voluntarias son clave para una red eficaz y para lograr objetivos de conservación comunes.
  • Los hábitats de aves playeras ecológicamente funcionales proporcionan medios de subsistencia y contribuyen significativamente al bienestar humano.

Proceso de Planificación Estratégica de la Red Hemisférica de Reservas para Aves Playeras

Con base en los principios anteriores, RHRAP/WHSRN busca desarrollar su plan estratégico para los próximos 5 años, de manera que se alinee con, y contribuya a, la implementación y cumplimiento del Marco Mundial de Biodiversidad de Kunming-Montreal (y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 2030). El desarrollo del plan estratégico de RHRAP/WHSRN debe realizarse a través de un proceso altamente participativo, que involucre a todos los niveles de la Red (Oficina Ejecutiva, Consejo Hemisférico, organismos regionales y grupos de trabajo, y socios).

En su esencia, el proceso de planificación y el plan estratégico deben centrarse en el avance de la conservación de las aves playeras y sus hábitats a nivel de sitio, considerando e incluyendo la amplia diversidad cultural y la multiplicidad de idiomas de los socios de la Red, teniendo en cuenta las diferencias entre el Norte Global y el Sur Global para la implementación de las actividades, y guiados por los principios de la ciencia, el compromiso y el empoderamiento de los actores locales clave, y de manera transversal la diversidad, la equidad, la inclusión y la justicia ambiental.

Líder del Proceso de Planificación Estratégica

RHRAP/WHSRN está buscando una persona experta que trabaje en estrecha colaboración con la Oficina Ejecutiva de RHRAP/WHSRN y el Consejo Hemisférico de RHRAP/WHSRN para diseñar, desarrollar y facilitar un proceso participativo e inclusivo para la planificación estratégica, que en última instancia resulte en un plan estratégico escrito para los próximos 5 años. El plan deberá elaborarse en un plazo máximo de seis meses. Debe incluir metas y objetivos que se basen en el trabajo actual y anterior y que sean coherentes con la capacidad actual y potencial de RHRAP/WHSRN.

Junto con el equipo de la Oficina Ejecutiva de RHRAP/WHSRN y el Comité Ejecutivo del Consejo Hemisférico, la persona se encargará de:

Desarrollar un proceso de planificación participativo e inclusivo, que incluya componentes y consultas clave, información que surja de la revisión de la implementación del plan estratégico actual y los resultados de la encuesta DEIJ realizada con los socios de RHRAP/WHSRN, que involucre a las partes interesadas clave, y que proponga calendarios para las fases de inicio, formulación y validación.

Guiar y facilitar el proceso, asegurando participación activa de toda la Red RHRAP/WHSRN.

Documentar, resumir y organizar los insumos.

Desarrollar un Plan Estratégico aplicable que incluya una misión y valores compartidos, metas y objetivos cuantificables y realistas, estrategias, indicadores y resultados en toda la Red RHRAP/WHSRN.

Tareas Propuestas y Productos Clave

Las actividades y productos de la consultoría incluirán:

  • Un documento del proceso de planificación y un cronograma claro de productos entregables que incluya las fases de inicio (revisión documental, consultas virtuales y en persona), formulación y validación.
  • Comunicación e involucramiento claros y proactivos con el equipo de la Oficina Ejecutiva de RHRAP/WHSRN y el Consejo Hemisférico en relación con las necesidades y los plazos.
  • Perfeccionamiento de los resultados clave y validación con el equipo de la Oficina Ejecutiva de RHRAP/WHSRN y el Consejo Hemisférico para finalizar un plan estratégico de 5 años que se lanzará en 2024, incluyendo indicadores y métodos para seguir el progreso de la implementación del plan.
  • Un documento del plan estratégico claro y listo para usar. Se prevé preparar una versión completa para uso interno y una versión resumida para una difusión más amplia.

Plazo del Proceso de Planificación Estratégica y Lugar de Trabajo

Está previsto que el proceso de planificación estratégica inicie marzo de 2024 y que los resultados estén disponibles en agosto de 2024.

Se trata de una labor a distancia, aunque con la posibilidad de algunos viajes cortos e intensos. Se espera que la persona maximice el uso de la tecnología virtual para apoyar los objetivos del proyecto, ya que la Oficina Ejecutiva y el Comité Ejecutivo de RHRAP/WHSRN funcionan principalmente en un contexto virtual.

Requisitos Mínimos y Cómo Presentar una Propuesta de Trabajo

Se espera que quien lidere el proceso de planificación estratégica tenga las siguientes competencias:

  • Experiencia en ejercicios complejos de planificación estratégica programática, en múltiples países y organizaciones, estableciendo metas y objetivos SMART. Preferiblemente, la experiencia debe centrarse en la conservación de la biodiversidad e, idealmente, en la conservación de las aves playeras en el hemisferio occidental.
  • Se dará prioridad a personas con experiencia en el uso de los Estándares para la Conservación o metodologías similares de planificación estratégica.
  • Experiencia en la facilitación de consultas incluyentes y asequibles, y en el desarrollo de materiales asequibles.
  • Experiencia en convocar a grupos para que realicen sugerencias.
  • Experiencia trabajando con los sectores filantrópico y sin fines de lucro.
  • Alto nivel de redacción, y del dominio del español y del inglés, el dominio del portugués es un punto a favor. También es un punto a favor si la persona ha trabajado con diferentes culturas.
  • Capacidad para comunicar y explicar conceptos complejos sin utilizar tecnicismos.
  • Experiencia liderando procesos de planificación participativa en múltiples idiomas a través de medios remotos, tanto para reuniones (ej. Zoom, Teams) como para sesiones de brain-storming (ej. Mural, Miro).
  • Propuesta para el proceso de desarrollo del plan estratégico de RHRAP/WHSRN, incluyendo los principales hitos con los resultados esperados para cada fase del proceso, e ideas para aumentar o mejorar los esfuerzos de la organización para llevar a cabo este proceso.
  • Un proyecto de cronograma desde la planificación inicial hasta la entrega de un plan escrito completo.
  • Una estimación preliminar y un presupuesto completo de lo que costará el proyecto.
  • Apéndices:
    –Una lista de ejemplos de los procesos de planificación estratégica completados por la persona, una descripción de un párrafo del trabajo realizado y el tiempo necesario para su finalización.
    –Curriculum vitae (2 páginas), incluidas 3 referencias.

Para que su aplicación sea considerada, por favor envíe todos los documentos anteriormente mencionados a whsrn@manomet.org. La convocatoria estará abierta hasta encontrar el perfil y la propuesta que mejor se ajusten a los requerimientos de esta planificación estratégica. No se tendrán en cuenta las aplicaciones que no incluyan todos los documentos requeridos.

 

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