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Dive Officer - Madagascar

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location
Town/City London
Salary (Minimum)
0
Salary (Maximum)
0
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 02/12/2019
Company Name Frontier - The Society for Environmental Exploration
Contact Name Alex Gardner
Telephone 0207 613 2520
Fax 0207 613 2992
Email staffing@frontier.ac.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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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.
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Description

Job Title:

Dive Officer - Madagascar

Reporting to:

Principle Investigator and Project Coordinator or Country Co-ordinator, In-Country

Responsible to:

The Directors of the Society & the Operations Managers, London HQ

Location:

Nosy Be - Madagascar

 

Primary Function

To manage all diving operations associated with the marine research programme, including the supervision of daily scuba and in-water activities and to ensure the proper maintenance of all dive equipment and boats.

 

General Outline of the Role

  • Maintenance and control of all diving and related equipment;
  • Organisation and supervision of daily diving and snorkelling activities;
  • Supervision and dive training of volunteers and all project participants;
  • Assisting the staff team with all aspects of the research programme.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To plan, organise, supervise and execute all diving activities, taking into account all physical, logistical, safety and financial considerations;
  • To supervise, train and motivate all project staff, volunteers and host-country participants to do the work contained in the diving schedule;
  • To ensure that all volunteer dive trainees are trained up to a minimum level of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in accordance with PADI regulations;
  • The Officer is expected to take an active interest in the scientific programme and to provide, as required, a diving team for the Principal Investigator to complete the work programme.
  • The Officer is responsible for the administration, maintenance and control of all the diving and related equipment including compressors, boats, outboard motors and all diving accessories on the project.
  • To ensure that all volunteers, staff and host-country participants adhere to safe diving practices;
  • To ensure that all project participants are deployed usefully and enjoyable

Terms & Conditions

 

Contract Duration:

6-12 months with the possibility of extension.

Accommodation:

Basic accommodation provided at field project

Travel:

Contribution towards an international airfare (capped) plus internal travel as necessary to the fulfilment of duties.

Insurance:

Employer’s liability insurance provided.

Subsistence:

Food provided on project site. Subsistence allowance provided for time spent off project site.

Salary:

£150-200 (per quarter) plus £150-200 end of contract bonus, dependent on experience, qualifications & availability.

Training:

Pre-departure training provided.

 

Job Specification

 

Education/Knowledge:

ESSENTIAL

-  Minimum PADI Instructor

-  First aid qualifications

-  Minimum of Level 2 RYA Powerboat license (or equivalent)

DESIRABLE

-  PADI Advanced Instructor (or equivalent)

-  Degree in marine biology / zoology / ecology

 

Experience:

ESSENTIAL

-  Proven experience of servicing all dive equipment (regulators, BCDs, compressors)

-  Proven experience of small boat handling, maintenance & servicing (inflatables, RIBs, outboard engines (15-60 hp).

-  Proven experience of open water dive training & management

DESIRABLE

-  Attendance of recognised service training course e.g. regulators, compressors, & outboard engines.

-  Experience of scientific work diving (e.g. HSE Part IV, surveys, photography, NDT)

-  Experience of GIS applications

-  Experience of working with NGOs

-  Familiarity with field operational logistics

 

Skills:

 ESSENTIAL

-  Technically orientated

-  Ability to manage & train junior research assistants

-  Administrative & time management skills

DESIRABLE

-  Knowledge of local language

-  Excellent written/oral communication & presentation skills

-  Tropical marine life identification skills

 

Personal Attributes:

ESSENTIAL

-  Demonstrable commitment to conservation

-  Resilient & mature, with the ability to work in a team in basic living conditions

-  Flexible approach

-  Conscientious

-  Ability to motivate others

DESIRABLE

-  Physical fitness

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