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Job opportunity in Dominican Repulbic

By on April 16, 2009 in EDGE Updates, Focal species, Hispaniolan solenodon, Mammals, Uncategorized

Field Project Manager – Hispaniolan Endemic Land Mammals Project

The project
The UK Darwin Initiative funded Hispaniolan Endemic Land Mammals Project seeks to enable the long-term conservation of the Hispaniolan solenodon and hutia through participatory species action planning, field research and monitoring, and improved public awareness.  It is a collaborative project between Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Zoological Society of London, Sociedad Ornitologíca de la Hispaniola, Parque Zoológico Nacional, and the Oficina de Parques Nacionales de la Republica Dominicana.

The role
A three year, full-time position with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust based in the Dominican Republic, with possibility of extension. The Field Project Manager will be responsible for delivery of the project in the Dominican Republic, with support from the Project Leader in the UK.  Main responsibilities will include:

  • Management of a programme of field research, capacity building and public awareness-raising;
  • Development and implementation of species monitoring schemes and co-ordinating species action planning;
  • Line management of a Project Officer and 2 Field Research Assistants, and close liaison with colleagues in Haiti;
  • Management of a budget and financial reporting;
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with all project partners and local communities;
  • Drafting of project reports and assisting with scientific outputs.

The candidate

  • A minimum of 2 years experience managing conservation science projects in developing countries;
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in conservation science or related subject, preferably with at least 3 years experience in animal ecology field research;
  • Excellent project management, inter-personal and communication skills;
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, and able to produce technical reports in both languages.

To apply, please send a 2 page CV and covering letter, and any enquiries for further information, to or write to: Liz Mayo, HR, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Les Augres Manor, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5BP, UK.
TEL: +44 (0)1534 860031.

Closing date for applications: 11th May 2009