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Title

Principal Investigator

Posted
Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location Tanzania
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 01/04/2019
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

PRIMARY FUNCTION
To co-ordinate the research programme, involving overall supervision of the biological surveys and implementation of community-based conservation projects.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE ROLE
- To take overall responsibility for the leadership of the project;
- Development and implementation of the research programme;
- To liaise, develop and maintain relationships with collaborators;
- Supervision and training of junior staff;
- Management, support, training and motivation of volunteers / research assistants;
- Preparation of project reports and publication of results in scientific journals;
- Preparation of project and funding proposals with the Project Coordinator or Country Coordinator and Research and Development and Operations Managers (London HQ);
- Representing the technical side of the project when liaising with relevant authorities, research institutes and international agencies;
- Assist with project logistics and administration.


MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
-To manage all members of the project field staff, supervise all aspects of their survey work and provide accredited and non-accredited training where necessary to achieve the project objectives;
- To develop and implement a standard work programme to cover each survey component namely socio-economic survey work and biological work including vegetation surveys; bats; reptiles; and amphibians, and selected invertebrate groups;
- To manage, support and develop volunteers / research assistants in all aspects of their participation on the project;
- To supervise the collection and processing of accurate field data and specimen collections for all survey components;
- To ensure that the specimens collected are appropriately preserved and delivered to the relevant taxonomist for identification;
- To liaise with taxonomists to ensure the timely identification of specimens and the incorporation of an accurate species list in each technical report;
- To produce technical reports, scientific papers and project planning documents to a schedule agreed with the Research and Development and Operations Managers;
- To assist the Operations and Research and Development Managers with technical information required for the production of project planning documents and specific funding proposals;
- To manage and supervise the maintenance of project resources;
- To liaise with other relevant organisations, including the project funding organisation, the local University, and individuals to develop the project and its scientific resources, particularly relevant scientific references;
- To provide the Operations and Research and Development Managers with regular progress
updates;
- Assist with the logistical operations relating to the project including administration and
management of finances; production of accounts and reports; allocation, use and maintenance of
project resources; management of local staff; and supervision of the activities of and ensuring the
health and safety of project staff, volunteers and host country participants.


TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Contract Duration: 6 months, possibility of an extension
- Accommodation: Basic accommodation provided at field project
- Travel: Capped contribution to international airfare plus internal travel as necessary to the fulfilment of duties.

- Insurance & Admin: Employer’s liability insurance provided.
- Subsistence: Food provided on project site. Subsistence allowance provided off project site.
- Salary: £600- £800 (per annum) on successful completion of contract depending on a candidate’s experience, qualifications, & availability plus £500-£1000 end of contract bonus and £50 per peer reviewed publication at the manager’s discretion.
- Training: BTEC assessor training & pre-departure training provided.

 

To apply please email a cover letter outlingin your motivations for the role along with your CV to staffing@frontier.ac.uk

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