<< Back

This job listing is no longer active.
Please use our Environment Jobs Search to find current vacancies.

Title

Assistant Research Officer (Marine Conservation and Diving)

Posted
Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 31/05/2019
Company Name Frontier
Contact Name Alex Gardner
Telephone 0207 613 2422
Email staffing@frontier.ac.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
Frontier logo
Directory Entry : Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods.
Also Listing:
Description

Deadline: Rolling, we recruit AROs throughout the year based on project availability.

Frontier are seeking a Marine Assistant Research Officer for our Belize project. 

Background

Established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO), Frontier has been an innovator in creating quality volunteer programmes across the globe. Since then, Frontier has grown to operate over 330 capacity-building conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries, spanning 5 continents. Over the past 26 years Frontier has had volunteers of more than 30 nationalities take part in projects all around the world, making Frontier a truly international organisation with a global impact.

‘No shoes, no shirt, no worries’ is the infamous motto for the Cayes off the east coast of Belize, and you will have the opportunity to discover infamous barrier reefs, dive the Blue Hole in your free time, marvel at an extraordinary array of colourful reef fish and rays, sea urchins, anemones, octopus and even sea turtles feed at luxuriant sea grass beds. You can explore this exquisite, untarnished underwater world as you learn to dive off the Cayes of Belize.

You will explore, chart and monitor extensive areas of pristine coral and vast seagrass beds, record populations of reef fish and commercially important invertebrate species, and assist in annual reef health check. On shore you will explore the lushforests of red, white and black mangroves; the unique ecosystem which bridges the land and the ocean.

Your days will be eventful; the work will be challenging, rewarding and fun. Your discoveries will be of huge benefit to the conservation of these fabulous coral reefs and you will gain immense satisfaction from knowing that you have helped protect these precious natural resources for future generations.

The results from your investigations will supply vital baseline information on the Belizean coastline to enable the sustainable management of natural resources in the region and the protection of the marine wildlife in partnership with the Belize Fisheries Department.

To learn more about our Belize project, please visit our website.

Job Description

The primary function of an Assistant Research Officer is to assist with all aspects of the research programme involving daily supervision of research team, data analysis and report writing.

More specifically, the role involves:

  • Assisting the Principal Investigator with the development and implementation of the research programme
  • Daily supervision of volunteer Research Assistants
  • Supervision, management and training of volunteers/assistants
  • Preparation of project reports and publication of results in scientific journals
  • Assist with project logistics and administration

Requirements

  • Graduate in an environmental or biological science discipline
  • First aid qualification
  • Minimum of PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
  • Experience of data analysis & report-writing
  • Excellent written/oral communication & presentation skills
  • Administrative & time management skills and ability to train research assistants
  • Demonstrable commitment to conservation
  • Resilient & mature, with the ability to work as a team in basic living conditions

Terms and conditions:

Contract Duration:

A minimum 6 month period with the possibility of extending.

Accommodation:

Basic accommodation provided whilst at the field project site.

Travel:

In-country ground travel costs to be provided.

International flights to be self-funded.

Subsistence:

Terrestrial project participation fee: £1000 for 6 months (excluding Costa Rica).

To be paid quarterly (£600 first quarter, £400 second quarter).

Marine project and Costa Rica participation fee: £1100 for 6 months.

To be paid quarterly (£650 first quarter, £450 second quarter).

Fees to be paid by staff member to cover project participation.

Training:

Tropical habitat conservation training & pre-departure training provided.

Although these attributes are ideal, every application is carefully considered and this post is an opportunity for less experienced individuals to gain overseas field experience of research, project and volunteer management and training.

For further details and to apply please visit our website or send a CV and Cover Letter to staffing@frontier.ac.uk

 

 

Add to My Account
<< Back