FPNA is hiring a Technical Project Coordinator

Published on March 23, 2023

Through conservation leadership excellence, Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) lays the foundation for thriving biodiversity, resilient ecosystem, and celebrated heritage, for a sustainable Aruba. FPNA manages multiple terrestrial and marine protected areas in Aruba and as an independent conservation management organization, with a strategic focus for the next ten years on (I) Leadership in Nature Conservation, (II) Transition to Sustainable Nature Experience, (III) Excellence in Conservation Co-Creation, and (IV) Sustainable Organizational Development. FPNA welcomes application to the position of:  

 Technical Project Coordinator (0.5 FTE) 

In this position, you are responsible for the successful planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closure of the recently launched multi-partner project “Turning the Tide”, aimed at hands-on rehabilitation of Aruba’s spatially linked coral reef and mangroves, funded by the EU’s RESEMBID program, and reporting to the project board, Wageningen Environmental Research and FPNA. The “Turning the Tide” project aims to address key conservation targets identified by stakeholders during the 2021-2022 marine conservation management planning workshops for the four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) collectively named Parke Marino Aruba.  

 The ideal candidate fits the following profile:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or related field
  • Proven experience in project management in Aruba (Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in Papiamento, Dutch, and English 
  • Successful in time management and problem solving  
  • Budget management experience  
  • Result-oriented  
  • Applies fast decision making and action taking
  • Applies strong leadership and confidence 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Excellent presentation skills  

The project duration is 12 months, starting April 2023, with a gross monthly salary of Awg 2,853 per month. Mainly based at FPNA’s HQ, working hours may be flexible depending on project demands but should not exceed 20 hours per week.   

If this vacancy appeals to you and you can relate to the description, FPNA invites you to apply for this temporary position. Please send your motivation letter (incl. why you are the best fit for the job), CV, and relevant diplomas, to Avonda Powell, Human Resource & Development Manager, at a.powell@arubanationalpark.org  with a Cc to n.silva@arubanationalpark.org . Application deadline is 9 April, 2023. For any questions pertaining to the project, please email Natasha Silva, Chief Conservation Officer, at n.silva@arubanationalpark.org .