[SDI-Africa] Program Specialist, Gamba, Gabon (deadline 24 Nov 05)
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Program Specialist, Gamba, Gabon
Deadline: 24 November 2005
Assist the Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program (MAB) (National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, http://www.si.edu/simab) with its mission of promoting the conservation of biodiversity through research and education. Conduct project management of operations in Gabon, including administration; government, non-government and private sector relations; staff recruitment and management; field project management; fundraising; communications and reporting; laboratory management; biological data gathering and interpretation; establishment of conservation priorities for the Gamba Project http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/MAB/researchprojects/appliedconservation/gabon/ Program Specialist will work with a variety of MAB staff and will report to the Director for Conservation and Development.
- Degree in biology, ecology or related field, M.S. required, Ph. D. preferred.
- Experience in tropical forests in Africa.
- Experience in project management and supervision of staff
- Experience in gathering, analyzing and interpreting biological data.
- Experience in conservation projects that involve multi-stakeholder consultation processes.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Fluent in French and English, both required.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Must be able to start January 2006.
This is a one-year (non-federal) position, with potential to be renewed. To apply, send via email, a cover letter, resume and the name and contact information of three individuals that can serve as references. Contact:
ATTN: Alfonso Alonso
PO Box 37012
Q-3123, MRC 705
Washington, DC 20013-7012
E-mail to aalonso at si.edu [Source: Society for Conservation Biology]
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