[SDI-Africa] job: Conservation Biologist, Niger (deadline 30 June)
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Wed Jun 21 04:01:45 EDT 2006
via Africa Conservation Biology List (from Beth A. Kaplin)
The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) is recruiting a
Conservation Biologist for its Termit / Tin Toumma project
in the Republic of Niger. SCF is an international NGO
dedicated to the conservation of nature in the Sahara and
Position: To assist the Niger government establish a new
protected area for the conservation of threatened desert
fauna and flora in the Termit /Tin Toumma region of the
country. This is a fixed term position of 2 years with
possibility for extension based on the needs, performance
and the availability of funding.
Â· Experience: 3-5 years experience in nature conservation,
protected areas management, wildlife inventory and ecological monitoring,
preferably in the aridlands of Africa; excellent understanding of
biodiversity conservation issues in Africa; keen naturalist (botanist,
ornithologist, mammalogist, etc.).
Â· Education: M. Sc. or Ph. D. in zoology, conservation biology or
aridlands ecology; fluent French with excellent communications skills in
both French and English; sound working knowledge of GIS technology and
software, especially ArcView.
Â· Skills: Excellent team worker; good organizational and project
management skills; strong aptitude for training local counterparts;
aptitude to learn local languages (Toubou or Hausa) at least to functional
Â· Personality: strong sense of human relations in a cross-cultural
environment; ability to live and work in isolated Saharan conditions.
Remuneration: Commensurate with skills and experience.
Contact: Please send a letter of motivation, current CV and photo to John
Newby, scf at bluewin.ch.
Deadline: June 30, 2006.
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