Marketing Manager: Biodiversity & Human Well-being (Western Ghats component)

Positions open for the Western Ghats component of the project, Forests for Biodiversity and Human Wellbeing

Marketing Manager

A person with Masters in Environmental Economics/ Environment Development/ Economics/Life Science or MBA from reputed institution with minimum 5 years of experience.

Candidate should have experience of working on market incentives for biodiversity conservation, ecofriendly products/value addition on non-timber forest products (NTFPs) and in developing marketing strategies. Candidates should also have knowledge on conservation and sustainability issues. Candidates should have an experience of working with communities on non-timber forest products, natural resources management and their institutions would be preferred for this position.

A number of forest dwelling and forest fringe communities have been harvesting Non-timber forest products for their livelihood. ATREE has been working with these communities on eco-development, conservation & enterprise development. ATREE is focusing on conservation of NTFP’s through sustainable harvest and involving community in conservation using participatory resource monitoring techniques, organic market development, value addition, marketing and management of the denaturalized processing units.

Responsibilities:
Developing business plans on ecofriendly products with special reference to NTFP’s.
Value addition on NTFPs through decentralized enterprise.
Developing marketing strategies and product diversification.
Coordinate training on value addition.
Management of denaturalized processing units.
Involving community and their institutions in the business.
Position Base: Based in Bangalore office, frequent visits to MMHills, BRHills and Cauvery wildlife sanctuary.
Term: Appointments will be on a fixed-term contract of 3 years.
Remuneration: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with demonstrated experience.
Interested applicants are requested to send an application letter addressed to the HR and Dr. Siddappa Setty (rashmi.shet@atree.org and siddappa@atree.org) along with an updated Bio –data by 15th August 2015 or by post to ATREE, Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur Post, Bangalore-560064