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POSITION: ECOTOURISM OFFICER

Role description: The ecotourism manager handles the planning and implementation of a wide range of ecotourism events, accommodations, activities and projects at Shouf Cedar Society.

Job location: Shouf Biosphere Reserve Park House – Maasser El Shouf – Lebanon

Requirements for position:

  • Fluent in Arabic and English (Oral and written)
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of MS office applications, basic software applications and familiarity with the internet and email communications.
  • Ability to work with people with different backgrounds.
  • High motivation and conflict management skills.
  • Lebanese nationality 

Educational qualifications / experience:

  • Bachelor in environmental science ecotourism development or any related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in similar role or in implementing ecotourism projects.
  • Strong track record of past performance in positions of leadership with ability to motivate and generate respect and trust from staff and external stakeholders.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee employees of own Department and monitor all field activities related to ecotourism.
  • Perform evaluation of employees in own Department based on a clear performance evaluation mechanism.
  • Prepare an inventory of ecotourism activities existing in Shouf and surrounding areas.
  • Collect statistical data and characteristics of tourists interested in ecotourism.
  • Develop ecotourism goals and objectives that align with Shouf Cedar Society’s mission.
  • Develop a marketing plan that will increase visitors interest in attending activities.
  • Develop ecotourism packages which describes activities and costs.
  • Develop a method for collecting data relating to ecotourism activities and a method for evaluation results.
  • Develop brochures and material related to ecotourism.
  • Train and develop guides and conduct workshops for field guides on topics related to ecotourism.
  • Support in marketing of the Reserve through the development of flyers and campaigns.
  • Develop networks with tour organizers, travel agencies, etc.
  • Support in the development of monthly and annual reports for the Reserve’s Committee and Ministry of Environment in related field.

Deadline for applications: Friday, October 20, 2017

For more information:
Park house: Al Shouf – Lebanon
Maasser El Shouf – Village square – Facing public garden
Phone/Fax: +961 5 350250/150