Project Manager – Marine Conservation Program

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The Wildlife Conservation Society—India (WCS-India) is a non-profit organization incorporated under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 to pursue training and conservation activities for the protection of India’s wildlife and wild habitats. Its core strength is a long track record of on-ground conservation informed by science, training, education and contribution to pro-wildlife policy issues across the globe.

WCS – India invites applications from highly motivated individuals with at least 3 years of experience in implementing research and conservation activities, to aid in different components of its Marine Conservation Program.

Description of the role

The Project Manager, Marine Conservation Program will provide technical and strategic inputs and implement relevant activities under the Program. The person will report to the Head of the Marine Conservation Program.

This person’s key roles will involve overseeing the progress and administration of projects under the Marine Conservation Program. The Project Manager will be in charge of coordination and communication with the Marine team, assuming responsibility for activity planning, partnering with relevant institutions, and ensuring that the project outcomes are delivered in a timely manner. In addition, the Project Manager will work with existing and potential donors to ensure the progress of the Program. A strong belief and interest in marine conservation through effective biological research and monitoring, along with timely community interventions are sacrosanct for this role.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. A post-graduate degree, preferably a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Sciences, Conservation Biology, Social Sciences or allied disciplines, with 2-3 years of interdisciplinary experience. Alternately, an MBA with 1-2 years of work experience and interest in working in wildlife sector will also be considered.
  2. Excellent communication skills and fluency in English and Hindi.
  3. Ability to coordinate various project activities and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  4. Ability to work independently, and to effectively manage members of the Marine team.
  5. Ability to manage and execute project administrative needs.
  6. Assist the Marine team maintain existing grant proposals, timeline and deadlines and provide support in fundraising.

Desirable Qualifications: 

  1. Previous experience as a Project Manager in the wildlife sector is highly desirable.
  2. Experience in preparing technical and scientific project reports, and training/outreach materials related to marine conservation.
  3. Experience in fundraising.
  4. Highly motivated with good understanding of the various issues and policies related to conservation and management of marine biodiversity.

Remuneration: Depending on qualifications and experience, consistent with internal standards of WCS-India.

Location: The position will be based at Bangalore with occasional travel to project field sites.

Interested applicants may send their CV to

One Response

  1. Apurv Chhavi says:

    When will the candidate be expected to join if selected ?

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