We are looking for someone who can manage the grant life cycle of our Madagascar-based grants, manage donor reporting and compliance, and ensure high quality financial and narrative reporting

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar, with regular travel to our sites, and occasionally to other locations in Madagascar and internationally

Closing date for applications: ongoing

Contract type: National or International (we actively encourage nationals of Madagascar to apply)

Start date: as soon as possible

Contract duration: 2-year contract, with a 6-month probation period

Remuneration: competitive salary, based on experience


We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation working to rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental unmet need to support human development.

Summary job description

Member of Madagascar Senior Management Team, reporting to Country Director with close collaboration, technical support and oversight from the global field programmes team. Line management responsibilities for three Regional Managers who oversee the BV’s contractual commitments and site implementation.

Blue Ventures work in Madagascar has expanded considerably over the last couple of years and as a result, we are seeking a Head of Field Programmes (HFP) to manage the grant life cycle of our Madagascar-based grants, including relationship management with institutional donors/programmes.

We are looking for someone who can support the set-up of grants, manage donor reporting and compliance, as well as contribute to setting up and updating processes and workflows to ensure high quality financial and narrative reporting.  The role will be based in Antananarivo and report to the Country Director with support from the grants management team based in the UK.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of representing an organisation to donors as well as project and budget management preferably in an INGO setting. S/he will also have experience of developing and maintaining systematic and transparent records in order to keep track of projects and for accountability and auditing. Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive and highly organised individual, with an excellent knowledge of grants management, is open to new ideas and embraces innovation.  We are looking for someone who can demonstrate experience of building effective working partnerships for conservation and/or development.

BV wants an individual who can maintain a strong and dynamic culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the design and development of BV’s conservation programmes. In working with BV’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team you will understand the impact of field programmes and interventions, and to align interventions based on ongoing learning for continuous improvement and adaptive management.

Assessment of applications will include candidates’ alignment with BV’s core values and mission to support human rights-based approaches to marine conservation and fisheries management.

The successful candidate will thrive in environments that are dynamic, fast-paced, collegiate and ambitious, and be able to demonstrate experience of working independently and solving complex problems in challenging situations.

Blue Ventures is a fast-growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development.


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Application process

Applicants should apply online via Blue Ventures website by 21th February 2021.

To know more about Blue Ventures (https://blueventures.org).

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.