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Terrestrial Principal Investigator- Madagascar

Reference (Environment Jobs/StopDodo.com)  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Town/City Nosy Be
Salary Additional Information Quarterly wage - capped contribution to return flight - food and accommodation - publication bonus - end of contract bonus
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 30/11/2019
Company Name Frontier
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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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 for marginalised communities in the world's poorest countries. Our first projects were in Tanzania, one of the world's poorest countries. Carrying out groundbreaking surveys in remote forest, savannah, and marine environments, our dedicated teams of volunteers set about building a comprehensive picture of areas that were heretofore ignored, despite being, as we discovered, among the most biodiverse areas in the world.


We are seeking an experienced researcher with a proven ability to direct field research and write up results for our Madagascar Terrestrial Research Programme.

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

- To take overall responsibility for the leadership of the project science;

- 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.

- 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


Contract Duration: 12 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.

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.

BTEC assessor training & pre-departure training provided.

For further infromation and to apply, please send a CV and cover letter to staffing@frontier.ac.uk. Please read the job description and terms of the position in full before applying. 

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