Organisation: Pacific Institute of Sustainable Development
Location: North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Position Type: Paid/Fixed Term Contract
Part/Full Time: Full Time
Closing Date: 19 Apr 10
Contact: Dr Vicky Melfi
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selamatkan Yaki aims ?To ensure a self-sustaining population of Sulawesi crested black macaques throughout their current range?; principally through conservation of the species and their habitats.
To support, manage and deliver activities in the field, as part of an integrated conservation programme, Selamatkan Yaki (SY).
i) Develop SY conservation strategy integrating all relevant stakeholders.
ii) Co-ordinate ecological data collection, to inform the conservation strategy.
iii) Deliver an education programme and empirically evaluate its success.
iv) Explore alternative sustainable activities which can be implemented within communities to reduce threats to Yaki and their habitats.
v) Raise the profile of SY
1. Represent the mission and values of Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT) and SY, to increase awareness, good will and reputation.
2. Collect field data, either directly or through support and facilitation of researchers.
3. Locate potential sponsors and donors of equipment, or funds.
4. Recruitment, brief, train and manage field staff, when appropriate.
5. Work with colleagues and collaborators towards the goals of SY.
6. Source and purchase equipment necessary for daily activities.
7. Maintain detailed and accurate records, and write reports and publications where appropriate.
8. Monitor and evaluate programme activities.
9. Communicate at least weekly with the WWCT Senior Research Officer.
10. Any other tasks as required by the WWCT Senior Research Officer.
You will have office space and access to the necessary office equipment to carry out the above tasks. Some field equipment is available for data collection; more can be provided as the need is identified. Logistical daily support will be provided through our Indonesian collaborator Dr John Tasirin, and programme support will be provided via frequent e-mail/phone communication with the reporting Senior Research Officer, and site visits.
Person specification, you will be/have:
Enthusiastic, dedicated and have a proven track record in in-situ conservation; Able to work independently, and motivate and lead a team; Good communicator, able to write, speak and present with a high level of proficiency in English; Excellent administrative skills, including project planning, report writing, budgeting and good working knowledge of associated IT programmes; Familiar with conservation issues relating to Sulawesi (or Indonesia); a relevant science based masters degree; flexible and able to work in a dynamic environment.
Desirable, you will be/have:
Fluent in Bahasa Indonesian; Proficient in grant writing and fundraising; Experienced in working in Sulawesi; Full, clean driving licence; Proven logistical coordination abilities; Aptitude for understanding basic equipment maintenance; Experienced in undertaking and supervising research under field conditions.
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