Rare

Rare is an international conservation organization whose mission is to help communities adopt sustainable behaviors toward their natural environment and resources.

Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V

Rare Cebu, Philippines
Oct 21, 2018
Position Overview The Marine Governance and Training Implementation Manager will provide strategic support to Rare’s Fish Forever capacity building and behavior change program in the Philippines. He will function both to support program implementation especially training implementation in collaboration with Rare’s Training Team in the Philippines. In addition, Manager, Marine Governance and Training Implementation will assist in the development of a learning management system for Rare and its Fish Forever program, assisting the Program Implementation Managers in documenting field lessons, best practices, and human-interest stories at sites and ensure that the same are well stored and shared to strategic users within Rare. He/She will also play a major role in the roll out of Rare’s products and eventually assessing their effectiveness and exploring possibilities of improving by documenting learnings from the implementation of the curriculum, tools and toolkits. He/She will provide subject matter expertise on marine governance, fisheries science and related topics during site visits, trainings, and the like events.   In line with the partnership of Rare and the Peace Corps- Philippines, he/she will be assisting the delivery of the training and other related activities as part of the agreement, and work hand in hand with his/her supervisor to ensure that the same are carried out, lessons are documented, and sites are able to implement the activities. Finally, he/she will be   travelling to Rare sites, assisting US Peace Corps trainings as well as providing coaching and mentoring in the use of Rare’s products, tools and toolkits to ensure quality standards in implementation and adoption at sites.   Knowledge Management and Sharing Lead in the gathering and documenting of lessons, stories and best practices at sites by working hand in hand with the Program Implementation Managers. Work closely with training managers to ensure lessons, stories and best practice at sites are integrated into the development and updating of Fish Forever learning products, tools and toolkits. Support in the compilation, updating and standardization of Fish Forever presentations. Coordinate with training managers and catalogue existing learning products, tools and toolkits. Maintain and update a list of products and tools handed to sites and partners and monitor how sites are using them to improve their fisheries management. Assist in the documentation of filed application of tools and toolkits. Program Implementation and Training Implement trainings and related activities based on agreed capability building roadmap for Fish Forever. Support trainings and activities related to Rare and US Peace Corps agreement using standardized learning products, tools and toolkits. Work with program implementation managers in implementing fisheries governance and management activities such as capability building for management bodies, local leaders, fishers and communities. Work closely with supervisor to develop and implement an evaluation system (usability, practicality, effectiveness) for Rare’s training and learning products, tools and toolkits. Work hand in hand with supervisor in documenting training processes to improve training delivery and management. Reporting Participate in organizational activities, including all-staff meetings and internal team meetings. Communicate and/or give presentations at staff retreats, board meetings, or other group gatherings to promote Fish Forever products. Whenever possible, represent Rare in international, national, regional, or local community meetings, conventions, and symposia. Manage budget and follow Rare’s financial guidelines and systems. Perform other tasks as may be assigned and defined by the Senior Manager,Fisheries Governance Training and Special Projects. Education and Experience A bachelors’ degree and 3 + year experience in marine and environmental governance program implementation. Training implementation and knowledge management experience, a must. Coaching and mentoring capacity, a plus. Writing and communication skills a must. Willingness to travel inside the country and or occasional travel abroad (when necessary).  Can work with minimal supervision. Must be fluent in Tagalog and English languages. Knowledge in Cebuano and other Filipino dialects a plus. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Rare Brazil
Oct 17, 2018
Position Overview Rare is a $25 million fast-growing, international conservation organization. We believe conservation comes down to people—their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. Rare’s culture is results-oriented and entrepreneurial.   We are working toward ambitious goals and creating measurable social change. With initiatives such as Fish Forever, Watersheds Protection, Sustainable Agriculture, Blended Finance, Meloy Fund, and Center for Behavior & the Environment, Rare is on a mission to “inspire change so people and nature thrive”.   It’s never been a better time to join Rare’s Fish Forever team and become part of an innovative global movement to transform near-shore fisheries. Fish Forever – a partnership between Rare, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) – has ambitious objectives: boosting fish stocks; increasing the economic value of fisheries; feeding millions of vulnerable people; protecting the most biologically diverse marine habitats; contributing to climate change resilience; and building local leadership capacity to ensure sustainability. Together with our partners at EDF and UCSB, Rare is already making strides towards promoting widespread sustainable fishing practices in five countries.     Core Responsibilities   Working in close collaboration with the Brazil Program Implementation Director, the Manager, Program Implementation will manage multiple conservation projects as well as provide one-on-one mentoring and technical support to local conservation leaders enrolled in the Rare Pride Leadership Program. He/she will also work closely with the Brazil Program Implementation Director to develop strategies, implement and monitor actions and evaluate outcomes and impact to promote the advance the program, with special attention to the social marketing and barrier removal initiatives.   The Manager, Program Implementation will exercise independent judgement regarding the following 4 areas of significance, in consultation with the Brazil Program Implementation Director:   Managing Multiple Conservation Campaigns: Provide direct and long-distance support and mentoring to Fish Forever Campaign Managers in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs in the field, maintaining contact via phone, text, email, internet, fax and monitoring / project support trips throughout the year. Assist Campaign Managers in overcoming barriers to implementation, including relationship management, conflict resolution, technical skill gaps, and time management. Manage relationships with campaign local partners, ensuring that Rare’s priorities of capacity building, constituency building, and conservation are met. This includes working with the Brazil Program Implementation Director in resolving any discrepancies or conflicts. Support the Brazil Program Implementation Director in managing relationships with government partners (ICMBio, IDEFLOR-Bio, SEDAP, etc.) ensuring the integration and alignment of the different partner institutions in the implementation of Fish Forever campaigns. This includes working with the Brazil Program Implementation Director in resolving any discrepancies or conflicts. Manage and facilitate the Campaign Managers’ production of required project deliverables, providing subject matter expertise and revision where necessary to meet Rare’s defined standards. Work as part of a team to review and provide coordinated feedback on campaign products and assignments, campaign deliverables, project plans, materials in development, and final reports. Spend approximately 10 working days per month conducting site visits for personalized support to field programs; complete support trip reports. Manage program activities and monitor progress towards program outcomes and milestones. Document and communicate findings. Utilize social-environmental expertise to facilitate communication and collaboration between Campaign Managers with the different social actors of the region. Collaborate with the Technical team to ensure Barrier Removal interventions and other conservation management approaches related to the program are up-to-date. Financial management and oversight which includes monitoring project expenses against the scope, ensuring high quality work products are delivered on time and within budget, adhering to Rare and donor requirements. Represent Rare at events such as conferences, technical and institutional meetings, etc., as required. Other duties as required.  Provide Classroom Instructions and Student Evaluations in Training/Workshop Settings: Participate in the design of customized curriculum applying specialized conservation knowledge to meet specific goals of Rare and field campaigns. Perform frequent language and cultural translation revisions to ensure materials are appropriate and effective to different audiences. Collaborate in the creation of new tools and training resources to assist Campaign Managers and partners and reinforce the curriculum and training. Teach the curriculum, communicate assignments, and review coursework. Work diligently to constantly improve and update course materials, curriculum and tools for the Fish Forever program, and promote cross-campaign learning and network building. Support Brazil Program Implementation Director to Develop Specific Documents, Criteria, Materials, etc. Related to Social Marketing and Fisheries Management as May be Required: Apply knowledge of Social Marketing and Barrier Removal to support the development and implementation of the cohort strategy. Guide team to maximize results of social marketing interventions of the Fish Forever methodology. Respond to questions and provide advice related to specific sites, campaign planning and/or implementation on Social Marketing issues. Advise on the development of common materials for all the field campaigns, including potential cluster and/or national campaigns. Provide a resource to keep Program Managers updated on Social Marketing topics training/learning experiences that could fortify Campaign Managers technical skills.   Reporting: Site trip reports. Budget and expenditure reports. Provide input for donor reports.  Experience & Education A minimum of 5-7 years of program management experience working in conservation, communications, and/or social marketing sectors. Fluency in English and Portuguese language skills – both written and oral. Demonstrated success in designing and managing complex projects from concept to completion. Proven ability to teach, train, and coach adult learners using appropriate methodologies. Must be a strong team player with an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and cross- cultural environments. Must be a critical thinker with ability to analyze information objectively and make reasoned judgement. Must be open-minded, resourceful, enthusiastic, as well as feel comfortable with change. Ability to collaborate and build relationships over long distances. Experienced in using MS Office suite, databases, graphics and savvy learning multimedia software. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; Master’s degree highly preferred. Previous experience in successfully applying social marketing and/or behavior change interventions is desirable. Previous experience working with Brazilian (coastal) communities is desirable. Previous experience in Brazil small scale fisheries conservation, management and policy is desirable.   *Rare is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Rare Arlington, VA, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Position Overview Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive.  Conservation ultimately comes down to people – their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. And so, conservationists must become as skilled in social change as in science; as committed to community-based solutions as national and international policymaking.   Over more than three decades, Rare has partnered with local organizations to run more than 400 behavior change projects in nearly 60 countries, promoting community-led adoption of solutions as diverse sustainable coastal fisheries management, fuel-efficient cookstove use, reciprocal water agreements, regenerative agriculture, recycling and waste management, wildlife demand reduction, and more. Rare’s largest current program, Fish Forever, is an innovative global movement to transform coastal fisheries in Brazil, Indonesia, Mozambique the Philippines and more.   Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment was launched in 2017 to bring the best insights from behavioral science and design to tackle some of the world’s most challenging environmental issues. Through partnership with leading academic and research institutions, we are translating the science of human behavior into practical solutions for conservationists worldwide. The integration of insights from the science of human behavior – what we call ‘behavior-centered design’ – is underdeveloped in the conservation and environment field in comparison to other sectors such as health, education, finance and public policy. We aim to change that by promoting adoption of the principles and practices of behavior-centered design by thousands of environmental leaders and practitioners around the world. Our vision is that by 2030, conservation challenges are dramatically more solvable because behavior-centered design is the norm in our field. To do this, we aim to raise the profile of behavioral science and design and build demand for it in the conservation space, to create compelling evidence that behavior-centered design leads to better conservation outcomes, and to strengthen the ability of practitioners and leaders to apply the strategies and tactics of behavior-centered design in their own work.   Rare is looking for an innovative and solutions-oriented expert with a knack for communication and a hunger to connect science to practice to join the Center for Behavior & the Environment and lead the development of its applied behavioral science program. Reporting to the Senior Director, Center for Behavior & the Environment, and working closely with the Senior Director and other team members, the Applied Behavioral Science Lead will be responsible for developing and executing the Center’s applied science and research strategy and leading the design and execution of its experimental collaborations. The role will involve working closely with the Center’s academic partners and research network and occasionally co-authoring papers when relevant.   Effective conservation must be based on the best available science, but connecting research to application is a difficult challenge requiring a broad range of skills spanning study design, expert analysis, keen interpretation and effective communication. Further, effective applied scientists need to find solutions that can balance research objectives with a range of practical needs. The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate expertise to a wide range of audiences and with multiple levels of stakeholders but does not quite feel at home in a purely academic setting. S/he has demonstrated the ability to collaborate and produce novel research for publication in the scientific literature but cares more about the impact that research has on solving big, hairy environmental challenges than on adding to her/his already impressive list of publications.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The  Applied Behavioral Science Lead  will exercise independent judgment regarding the following areas of significance: 1.  Field Experiments and Research Collaborations Goal:  Create compelling evidence for the conditions under which behavior-centered design leads to better conservation outcomes Responsibilities include: Oversee and/or support design and execution of at least three field experiments in collaboration with relevant research partners Collaborate with Fish Forever Science & Technology team and country teams to conduct experiments to assess the effectiveness of behavioral strategies and tactics to drive adoption of the four core Fish Forever behaviors (fisher registration, fisher participation in management committees, catch reporting, and fisheries management compliance) Independently identify and develop experimental opportunities in other projects (eg, water and sustainable agriculture in Colombia and China) Support design and execution of a quantitative measure for assessing adoption of ‘behavior-centered design’ in the conservation field Conduct data analyses independently or oversee/support data analysis by research collaborators 2 .  Academic Network and Partnerships    Goal:  Lead development and execution of the Center’s academic network and partnerships to strengthen the link between science and practice for solving big, hairy environmental challenges Responsibilities include: Lead development and execution of formal and informal academic partnerships including Yale Applied Cooperation Team, Stanford Earth, Stockholm Environment Institute, and more Formalize and maintain a growing network of research affiliates and potential collaborators Occasionally develop on-campus symposia/events and recruit and oversee interns/fellows from academic partners for strategically relevant projects Identify opportunities for strengthening the science-to-practice bridge in innovative ways   3.  Learning and Translation   Goal:  Strengthen the ability of practitioners and leaders to apply the strategies and tactics of behavior-centered design in their own work Responsibilities include: Support toolkit and product design team by providing content expertise and occasionally participating in team-led product design challenges Contribute significantly to the development of an interactive and navigable “catalogue” of behavioral insights for conservation Support development of the Center’s virtual platform and community, the Behavior & Environment Hive (BE.Hive) and use it to manage academic network and research affiliates and conduct strategic research-practitioner matchmaking Participate in Center-led learning cohorts – informal partnerships of like-minded organizations sharing commitments to big, audacious goals, committing to prototyping and piloting innovating behavior-centered design concepts, and cooperating to share lessons around a set of learning objectives (e.g., Climate Change Needs Behavior Change learning cohort)   4 . Support for Communications and Thought Leadership   Goal:  Raise the profile of behavioral science and design and build demand for it in the conservation space Responsibilities include: Occasionally write or co-write science translation pieces for the Center for Behavior & the Environment blog or other outlets Occasionally represent the Center for Behavior & the Environment at strategically relevant conferences and convenings Provide research and content support to CEO, Senior Director, Director of Operations and Engagement and other Rare team members for strategic external communications, funding proposals, etc Support development of the Center for Behavior & the Environment’s strategic convenings and summits, including helping to recruit academic partners EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Advanced degree (PhD preferred; or Master’s with equivalent applied research experience) in relevant behavioral & social science discipline (including but not limited to behavioral economics, social psychology, anthropology, cognitive and decision science, organizational behavior, etc.); Demonstrated experience in applying behavioral and social science research methods to social and behavior change projects; A broad understanding of the behavioral science literature and how it can be applied to help solve complex behavior change problems, capacity to work across disciplines, and ability to communicate complex concepts to a general audience; Demonstrated ability to design and conduct rigorous experiments, most notably Randomized Controlled Trials; Experience using software packages for quantitative analysis and online testing (e.g. Qualtrix, MTurk etc); Excellent communication and business acumen as applied to global, fast growth, fast-paced, innovative organizations; Strong project management and people management skills, including the ability to manage up, down and across; Ability to thrive in cross-functional team environments to build relationships across geographical distances, cultural communities, and up and down the organizational structure; A commitment to Rare’s mission and values; A desire to work on important conservation and environment issues such as climate change, overfishing, sustainable agriculture, etc is required; Knowledge and experience in working on some of these issues is a big plus but is not a requirement for the position; Written and spoken fluency in English required; proficiency in other languages a plus, especially Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tagalog or Bahasa Indonesian. Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Rare Arlington, VA, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Graduate Assistant/Fellowship
Position Overview Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. Conservation ultimately comes down to people – their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. And so, conservationists must become as skilled in social change as in science; as committed to community-based solutions as national and international policymaking.   Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment was launched in 2017 to bring the best insights from behavioral science and design to tackle some of the world’s most challenging environmental issues. Through partnership with leading academic and research institutions, we are translating the science of human behavior into practical solutions for conservationists worldwide. Our vision is that by 2030, conservation challenges are dramatically more solvable because behavior-centered design is the norm in our field. Within the Center sits Solution Search, a program uniquely designed to support this effort, by identifying, filtering and spotlighting what is working in behavioral science for conservation. The fifth contest, Climate Change Needs Behavior Change, unearthed 200 solutions from 46 countries around the world.   In March 2019, the Center will host a large public event that highlights the role of behavioral science in conservation, particularly with respect to climate change. In addition to featuring luminaries in these relevant fields, the Center will engage and convene practitioners to develop global learning cohorts that apply behavioral insights to climate change mitigation.   Rare seeks a highly motivated individual with interest and experience in the intersection between climate change and behavioral science. Working closely with the Center for Behavior and the Environment team, this person will serve as the team expert in climate change mitigation, support the initial convening of a climate change learning cohort, and produce relevant documents to promote the application of behavioral science to greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs.   This role is 12-month, full-time role that sits within the Center for Behavior and the Environment.   Essential Functions Support the strategic development of climate change mitigation and behavioral science learning cohort Develop a strategy and implementation plan for bringing together leaders in their respective fields to convene on this topic Produce content, such as handouts, presentations and written briefs, clarifying the intersection between these fields and the importance of their engagements Join the Center’s event planning team to create the agenda and materials for the first learning cohort meeting Serve as the organization’s content expert on the latest climate change mitigation, staying is up-to-date on the most relevant research and organizations in this space Represent Rare at relevant events and forums to engage with key audiences Provide regular communications on recent findings Compose articles and blogs reflecting the Center’s perspective and opportunity that exists in applying behavioral science to climate change programs Write a Climate Change Needs Behavior Change solutions report Build off the initial case document (released September 2018) to incorporate identified solutions, promising approaches and lessons learned into a post-Solution Search report Collaborate with key leaders across Rare and relevant external organization to develop report content Liaise with Rare’s Marketing and Communications team to design the final document Experience and Education Advanced degree with a focus in climate change mitigation, or similar field. Applied research experience a definite plus. Familiarity with relevant behavioral and social science disciplines (including but not limited to behavioral economics, social psychology, anthropology, cognitive and decision science, organizational behavior, etc.); Demonstrated experience in applying these behavioral and social science to the climate change field and capacity to work across these two disciplines; Ability to communicate complex concepts to a general audience; Experience working in the climate change mitigation space, including familiarity with established networks and relationships, is a plus Excellent communication and business acumen as applied to global, fast growth, fast-paced, innovative organizations; Strong project management and people management skills, including the ability to manage up, down and across; Ability to thrive in cross-functional team environments to build relationships across geographical distances, cultural communities, and up and down the organizational structure; A commitment to Rare’s mission and values; A desire to work on important conservation and environment issues such as climate change, overfishing, sustainable agriculture, etc is required; Knowledge and experience in working on some of these issues is a big plus but is not a requirement for the position; Written and spoken fluency in English required. Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com