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Date Posted
8th September 2017
Job Type
Port of Spain
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Institute of Marine Affairs invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Director.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director is required to -

  • Provide strategic and innovative leadership to position the IMA at the forefront of marine research, education, and outreach
  • Perform administrative and fiscal responsibilities for the operation of the IMA
  • Envision, devise and execute goals, objectives, and policies as directed by the Board of Governors and ensure efficient management of the organization
  • Maintain a safe, supportive and inclusive work and educational environment
  • Actively explore opportunities for local, regional and international sources for funding the research programme of the IMA


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • A degree in Natural and/or Environmental Science with a postgraduate degree in Business Management or any closely related discipline
  • The ability to provide innovative leadership and strategic direction to develop successful new programmes and roles for the IMA is critical
  • Experience in leading and managing a medium-sized organization and knowledge of relevant government policy issues
  • Documented achievement in coordinating complex programmes and supervising personnel with diverse roles are desired
  • Flexibility to adapt to change and willingness to work collegially and collaboratively with colleagues and other institutions.
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies and media interface, as well as experience in budget preparation and financial management 

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