Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Floreana Mitigation Project Officer

Floreana Mitigation Project Officer

Job Title:  Floreana Mitigation Project Officer
Department:  Field Programmes
Reporting to:  Programme Co-ordinator
Full time / Part-time:  Full time (35 Hours per week including weekends)
Permanent / Contract:  Fixed-term (minimum 6 months)

The Role
We are seeking a highly motivated and independent person to support a major conservation programme located in the Galapagos Archipelago. The Mitigation Project Officer will work closely with local partners Island Conservation and the Galapagos National Park to establish a set of captive management trials for highly threatened finch species ahead of a major island-wide invasive species eradication programme, due to start in 2020. The role will trial the effectiveness of different holding and management approaches for these birds with the aim of preparing a series of recommendations for holding birds that could be at risk of secondary poisoning during the eradication phase.

This is an exciting opportunity that will require someone with hands-on experience of captive animal management, good field skills and experience working within tropical island ecosystems. The successful candidate will be bilingual and will be stationed primarily in the sparsely populated island of Floreana with regular travel to Santa Cruz. The project officer will also be responsible for training two local counterpart technicians who will support the management and running of the aviaries.
The role, through support provided by Galapagos Conservation Trust, is currently confirmed for six months, with a likely extension to one year (funding dependent). If successful and funding is available our aim is to extend the position for a further two years.

How to apply
To apply for this position please send your completed application form and CV with cover letter to recruitment@durrell.org clearly indicating for which position you wish to apply for.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 27th July 2018

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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