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Senior Project Officer/ Project Officer – Species Conservation, SML (Nagpur)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 29/11/2015
Company Name WWF
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Environmental and Wildlife Jobs with WWF. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
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WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from candidates with an inherent sensitivity and passion towards promoting the conservation of nature, to join our Species & Landscapes Conservation team as Senior Project Officer/ Project Officer – Species Conservation, for implementing project related work in WWF India’s Satpura-Maikal Landscape, especially in Maharashtra and adjoining parts of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh encompassing several tiger reserves and other PAs, tiger habitat outside of PAs and critical wildlife corridors.
Location: Nagpur, Maharashtra. Extensive travel within the landscape involved.
The Job Profile:
A. Programme Development 
- Provide field information and assist the team in preparation of quality funding proposal and get buy in from stakeholders for implementing those projects
- Assist Team Leader, SML in selecting of associates and partners as well as team members for implementing species conservation initiatives, with special reference to tigers, co-predators and prey, in the landscape 

B. Programme Implementation
- Undertake tiger and prey monitoring across critical areas in the landscape, specifically focusing on the Pench Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra), Satpura Tiger Reserve (MP), the Kanha Pench, Satpura-Pench and Satpura-Melghat Corridors and adjacent areas
- Work closely with the Team Leader and other colleagues in the landscape to identify key areas (geographic i.e. sites including habitations within corridors, wildlife habitat areas both existing and potential) and threats, if any to these for intervention in order to ensure optimal outcomes for conservation
- Undertake regular mapping/ assessment exercises of both the human and material resources available with the forest department/s in protected areas, territorial and social forestry divisions in the periphery of PAs and corridor areas and - (a) provide training from the forest department on species monitoring including use of equipment, data management and analysis; (b) train the above on management of Human-Wildlife Conflict and (c) where required, work towards provision of equipment and other resources to strengthen monitoring and patrolling 

C. Networking & Advocacy 
- Liaise with other partner organizations to coordinate activities, with special reference to species conservation and with senior forest department officials and other stakeholders (state and non-state actors) sharing information (including data, analytical inputs, & maps) to influence policies and decisions favouring conservation.
- Facilitating information flow from partners/landscape about species conservation issues to Landscape team and the secretariat 

D. Reporting
- Assist in preparation of quarterly technical reports, scientific publications and other communication material

Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:

  • Masters Degree preferably in Bio Sciences/Wildlife Biology/Conservation or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of field experience in animal behaviour, species monitoring, data gathering and analysis is desired for the Sr. Project Officer role. Freshers with relevant educational qualifications are also welcome to apply for Project Officer role.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in studying/ researching of carnivores.
  • Knowledge of Marathi (written and oral) is mandatory.

Submission Details:
Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references.
Last Date for sending applications: 29th November 2015
In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mentionSenior Project Officer/ Project Officer – Species Conservation SML’’ as relevant, in the subject line. The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only. Applications of only the short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.

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