The Ocean Foundation (TOF) is seeking a Project Manager to lead work on Potentially Polluting Wrecks (PPW). The details are below:

Scope of Work:

The consultant will work with the current team supporting the work on PPW, which consists of Ole Varmer (Sr. Adviser on Ocean Heritage); Charlotte Jarvis (lead on the books on Threats to Our Ocean Heritage from Trawling on Deep Seabed Mining); Dr. Mike Brennan (lead on the book on PPWs) and Robert Glover (Research Assistant on PPWs) to accomplish the following:

  • Operate as primary point of contact with the Waves Group (Secretariat for the PPWs workshop), the International Committee on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH) (partners on the books and the PPWs Workshops), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (partners in the PPWs book)
  • Operate as primary point of contact with Lloyds Register Foundation for the existing grant and any future opportunities
  • Coordinate and lead partnership development and partnership management activities, such as regular working group meetings with regional partners or listening sessions with new partners.
  • Along with other members of the team, develop and deliver training and support materials, such as written guides, online modules, and in-person workshop agendas.
  • Prepare both internally and externally facing written materials that summarize activities and accomplishments, such as formal grant reports, internal reports to the board and President, blog posts, and website language.
  • Participate in international and domestic events, meetings, and conferences to build partnerships and advance progress on ocean science capacity sharing, including through preparation of presentation materials based on existing templates.
  • Draft, revise, finalize, and track contracts and grants with partners.
  • Oversee and track progress against a subset of funded programs to ensure all deliverables and milestones are met according to timelines and budgets, in coordination with the team.
  • Lead the strategic planning to advance the PPWs project goals and targets.
  • Support the President, the Senior Adviser on Ocean Heritage and other team members in preparing written materials, budgets, log frames, and other materials required for funding opportunities.
  • Suggest improvements for internal processes/procedures that create efficiencies or best meet the needs of partners and contribute to written guides for these processes when relevant.


Successful proposals will demonstrate the following about the consultant:

  • The capacity to work effectively with diverse teams in a variety of time zones; integrate across disciplines; and work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders and communicate about complex ocean science issues
  • Program management skills, including the ability to manage or participate in multi-year and/or multi-partner activities.
  • Experience supporting complex projects or strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • Ability to quickly explore and provide recommendations on solutions to complex issues which may arise.
  • Show clear evidence of detailed knowledge of the PPW challenge and key stakeholders.
  • Track record of successful negotiation with private sector, NGOs, Government agencies etc..
  • Track record of advocacy and influencing public awareness of related issues.

All proposals must be submitted to [email protected], Attn: Project Manager PPWs

Proposed Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 20, 2024

Proposed Budget:

Not to exceed $80,000 (USD)