International Research Manager
Save Vietnam’s Wildlife
Duration: 2 years
Expected starting date: May 2016
• Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will provide basic salary sufficient to cover living costs in Vietnam for the first year. There after the field research manager will be responsible for raising funds for research projects including her/his salary and associated costs such as travel, food, accommodation, research assistance and equipment.
• Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will provide a one-way airfare to Hanoi, and airfare to home country after a minimum of two years service.
• Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will cover cost of the position visa and health insurance while in Vietnam
Work place: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, Cuc Phuong National Park, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
Organization profile: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) is a national Non-Profit Organisation in Vietnam that was established under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations with registration license from Ministry of Science and Technology. Our aims are:
• Delivering effective education programs to empower people to take informed action.
• Working with Government to effect positive, long-lasting change for wildlife.
• Rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing confiscated threatened wildlife, and contributing to conservation-breeding programs for globally-threatened species, in support of wild populations.
• Increasing understanding of conservation requirements of threatened wildlife through rigorous scientific research.
• Demonstrating and promoting good animal welfare to organizations throughout Vietnam.
Accommodation: Provided at Cuc Phuong National Park
Benefits: 12 working days annual holiday following Vietnamese Labour law, plus 10 national holiday days.
Hours of work: 8 hours each day 5 days a week. However, as the animals within the centre are nocturnal it is expected that the employee may sometimes work during the evenings. Any overtime will be accrued and time given off in lieu.
Working with: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, including staff based at Cuc Phuong National Park and overseas; other NGO partners; government departments; visiting researchers; and community organisations.
Job mission: Transfer skills and develop capacity of the SVW research team, as well as local conservationists and scientists thereby contributing to the conservation of wildlife in Vietnam. This will entail the development, implementation, supervision, and fundraising of both in situ and ex situ research projects.
Research Priorities of SVW:
• The status, distribution, ecology and behaviour of SVW priority species (including Chinese and Sunda pangolin).
• The illegal wildlife trade of SVW priority species in Vietnam.
National Vietnamese conservation policy.
National Vietnamese conservation policy.
• Social research on illegal wildlife trade of pangolins in Vietnam.
• Tracking and post release research on wildlife.
Job activities: The field research manager will be responsible for developing and supervising the SVW research team, as well as developing, fund-raising for, and implementing research projects in line with organizational objectives. Developing the capacity of the SVW research team is a priority of this position. Specific activities are as follows, in no particular order:
• Lead and manage research project/s aligned to research priorities of SVW.
• Support the professional development of the SVW Vietnamese research officers.
• Assist Vietnamese Research Officers to join international training courses and workshops.
• Fundraising for research activities and subsequent compliance and acquittal.
• Provide technical assistance to forest rangers carrying out field surveys.
• As this position is to be funded after the first year by research grants the following criteria are essential
A post graduate degree in a relevant science or conservation based discipline
Knowledge and experience:
• Proven fundraising skills and experience writing successful grant applications
• Demonstrable team leadership experience
• A track record of peer-reviewed publications
• Practical knowledge of wildlife and habitat conservation
• Experience of living and working in field conditions
• Demonstrable experience of working effectively with a number of partners including communities, government departments and NGOs
• Current vaccinations including rabies.
Skills and personal qualities:
• Dynamic, effective team leadership skills with ability to work under own initiative
• Good communicator; able to write, speak and present with a high level of proficiency in English
• Excellent administration and organisational skills
• A working knowledge of data analysis software
• Highly motivated, good humoured and positive personality
• Creative, adaptable and resourceful to meet the demands of a challenging environment
• Active, fit and healthy.
• Familiar with south-east Asian conservation issues and living/working in Vietnam/Asia
• Driving license and ability to ride a motorbike
• Ability to maintain basic equipment and vehicles
• Some knowledge of Vietnamese would be advantageous
• Willingness to travel as required.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their recent CV and a cover letter to email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by 26th February 2016.
Acknowledgements will be sent to short-listed applicants only.
Phone contact: 0303848053
Friday, 26th February 2016
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