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Reef Resilience Coordinator

Pago Pago, Eastern District, American Samoa

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The [CRI] Resilience Coordinator is responsible for supporting development and implementation of spatial management measures for the Territorial Sustainable Fisheries Management Plan. Liaise between existing territorial and federal MPAs and managing agencies, as needed.


  • Responsibilities:

    • Update and coordinate the Rapid Reef Response Plan, especially for annual bleaching events

    • Conduct baseline assessments, reef flat surveys, and resilience surveys, and asses reef damage after disturbance events, complementing the ASCRMP

    • Support implementation of the Territorial Plan and create and maintain a Reef Restoration

      Database for all the Territory's restoration efforts, especially the pilot projects

    • Coordinate and assist in the implementation of the village-based resilience plans

    • Advise on development projects to ensure threats to coral resilience are minimized, and local marine and wildlife resources are considered by sitting on the PNRS board and attending weekly site visits and bi-weekly board meetings

    • Participate in local and regional insecurity planning related to coral reef ecosystem health

    • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned

  • Knowledge, Skills, Ability, and Requirements:

    • Knowledge and understanding of coral reef ecosystems as well as marine policy, science, and


    • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience in experimental and survey design

    • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office programs

    • Valid driver's license

Please send your cover letter, CV or resume, and the American Samoa Government (ASG) Job Application in one PDF to: 

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