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Program Manager - Conservation in Jalova, Costa Rica

Job in UK
Posted by GVI
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-02-07
Job specializations:
  • Non-Profit
  • Management
    Administrative Management, Operations Manager, Program Manager, Management Graduate
Job Description & How to Apply Below
About the Role:

GVI’s wildlife conservation research base in Jalova is found in the stunning Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica. The Program Manager’s role on this hub is to deliver world-leading volunteer and internship programs and manage the GVI hub, by focusing on growth, learning and impact. This person is responsible for ensuring effective day to day running of the program operations, building and maintaining partnerships with the community, effectively managing staff and participants, and achieving the financial and quality goals of the organization.

The ideal candidate for this position will speak fluent Spanish, be hugely passionate about conservation, and thrive off living in basic, remote conditions such as the Jalova rainforest. They will have strong staff and volunteer management experience, be experienced in health and safety, and feel comfortable with being the most senior person responsible for the day to day running of this base.


- Oversee Health and Safety protocols to ensure the safety of all participants, staff and other visitors to the hub.
- Work with the line manager to roll out and regularly improve a set of operating practices and experience standards (“OPES”)
 covering all key aspects of the hub’s programs.
- Provide recommendations to line manager to develop and implement new programs and initiatives, then work with central support
 marketing team to create and deliver programs.
- Design local development theory in line with GVI central theory, and implement project monitoring through monthly impact
 reporting across staff, community and students and periodic evaluation of impact
- Ensure the successful implementation and delivery of all GVI marketing and internal communication initiatives.
- Be the escalation point for any issues which arise at the hub, including participant complaints, medical issues, natural disasters
- In conjunction with central support and manager, assist with recruiting and on-boarding of new staff members.
- Responsible for financial and overall reporting of the hub.
- Connect and liaise with in-country partners to build and maintain relationships.


- Fluent Spanish
- Education background in science/wildlife conservation
- Health and safety trained
- Competencies


The following experience is required for this role:

- 2-5 years experience successfully managing staff
- 2-5 years volunteer management experience
- Wildlife conservation experience

The following experience would be beneficial for this role:

- Safety management experience
- Experience living in remote conditions

If the above type of role sounds like it matches your skills, experience and ambitions to continue your career in sustainable development, we would love to hear from you!

Please go to Careers Abroad: http://(Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) and click on "The Program Manager - Conservation in Jalova, Costa Rica position"
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   3 to 4 Years work experience
Contact Information
Contact Name: GVI
Contact Phone: 720389351
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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