Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Conservation Research and Support Officer - World Pheasant Association

World Pheasant Association

Registered Charity No 271203

The World Pheasant Association (WPA) is dedicated to the conservation of the 300 or so species of pheasants and their relatives throughout the world. The whole family is known as the Galliformes and also includes partridges, quail, grouse, cracids, megapodes and turkeys. We are looking for a highly motivated person to play a key role in the development of the Association’s training programme.

Conservation Research and Support Officer

The Conservation Research and Support Officer will provide support to WPA’s Director, based in the UK. This key role is central to our long-term objectives of developing the capabilities of in-country nationals through the implementation of important conservation projects. We believe that knowledgeable and dedicated individuals are authoritative and highly effective voices for biodiversity conservation.

The Conservation Research and Support Officer will be responsible for ensuring that WPA’s research is of the highest standards and co-ordinating support to key WPA partners, especially in China, India and Brazil. This will involve: enhancing WPA’s existing training programme; providing technical guidance to ongoing WPA activities; and ensuring that all new WPA activities meet appropriate scientific and conservation standards. The post holder will work with a wide variety of individuals from institutions that are leaders in research and conservation both nationally and internationally. In particular the post holder will play a key role in developing our relationship with Newcastle University’s School of Biology.

The successful candidate is likely to have an advanced degree, experience of the design and execution of fieldwork projects and a passion for biodiversity conservation and training. Good communication skills and a high degree of self-motivation will be essential.

Salary Commensurate with experience

For further information please see www.pheasant.org.uk/jobs.aspx . To apply, please send a covering letter, with an indication of salary expectations, and current CV (with the contact details of two referees and preferably by e-mail) to the address below to arrive by 22 June 2011.

Dr Philip McGowan, Director, World Pheasant Association, Newcastle University Biology Field Station, Close House Estate, Heddon on the Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 0HT, UK. E-mail: director@pheasant.org.uk ; Website: http://www.pheasant.org.uk/ .


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