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Overseas Operations Internship

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Town/City London
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 19/03/2019
Company Name Frontier - The Society for Environmental Exploration
Contact Name Alex Gardner
Telephone +44 (0) 207 613 2422
Fax +44 (0) 207 613 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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Applications for this internship are on a rolling basis and we recruit throughout the year.


To gain experience in the operation and administration of overseas conservation projects, providing assistance to the Operations Managers and supporting the overseas operations team.


Assist the Overseas Operations Managers with the following:
- Communication with overseas projects, expeditions and country HQs;
- Recruitment, briefing and training of field staff;
- Sourcing, purchasing, and dispatching equipment;
- Collating internal reports and reports requested by donor agencies;
- Monitoring and evaluating project activities;
- Researching new country and project locations.


- Ensure that all communications are recorded effectively;
- Assist with staff recruitment including sending invites to candidates and arranging interview sessions; and organising the information in a relevant way;
- Assist with the set-up and co-ordination of the pre-departure Field Staff Briefing & Training;
- Assist that staff have provided full information and documentation prior to departure overseas; and entering important information into the staff database, and submitting these to the relevant overseas headquarters;
- Assist in collating requests for equipment from staff and provide feedback;
- Assist with the packing and despatch of equipment to field projects, expeditions and country HQs;
- Monitor project activities through reporting system; Updating the recruitment database and staff database;
- Assist in collating, checking, and filing quarterly reports;
- Assist other London HQ staff, as necessary, including presenting at volunteer recruitment sessions and assisting at quarterly Briefing Weekend and Training Weekend;
- Any other tasks as required by the Operations Managers or Managing Director;
- Checking the FCO for up-to-date in-country information, and communicating the information efficiently;
- Taking part in presenting school talks, careers fairs and similar events.


Contract Duration: 3-6 months, minimum of 4 days a week, 10:00 – 17:30
Travel: Travel costs reimbursed monthly to the equivalent of a London Zone 1-6
travel card.
Subsistence: Non – salaried position. Subsidised 10-week overseas placement on a
Frontier research programme (excluding return flights, visas, insurance, and
dive- training) on successful completion.

To have more information about the role visit our website: https://frontier.ac.uk/Recruit/ViewJob.aspx?job=21

In order to apply to the role send your cv and cover letter to staffing@frontier.ac.uk, stating your availability and indicating in the subject the job you are applying for. 

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