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Head of Social Sciences

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Galapagos Islands - America South
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 27/10/2010
Company Name Charles Darwin Foundation
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Job Title: Head of Social Sciences
Type of Employment: Full-time position
Job Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Reports to: The Executive Director
Closing Date: October 27, 2010
To develop and lead a comprehensive social science research and monitoring program
for overall understanding of the attitudes and activities of the stakeholders in Galapagos.
? Guide the course of social science research at the Charles Darwin Foundation
(CDF) to improve understanding of relations between social actors and the natural
environment in Galapagos as a basis for specific and reliable advice to the
Ecuadorian Government.
? Focus research on analysis of civil society and the economy in the archipelago
through studies on human geography, tourism, the lifestyle of island inhabitants,
and governance in Galapagos.
? Conduct the CDF’s two major social science projects: the Geographical Footprint
Project and the Ecotourism Pilot Project.
? Develop the CDF social science team and prepare new proposals for research on
social, cultural and environmental impact issues.
? Actively participate in the CDF science and research group as the “human
dimension” thematic area representative.
? Coordinate activities with other local institutions.
? Produce technical publications and scientific reports to support conservation efforts
in Galapagos.

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