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Terrestrial Science Officer

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Madagascar - Africa
Town/City Nosy Komba
Salary Additional Information N/A
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 30/01/2016
Company Name Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute
Contact Name Liz Beauchamp
Telephone +261327546167
Email liz@madagascarvolunteer.com
Website Further Details / Applications
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Looking for an opportunity to work in a unique tropical country? Do you like the sound of living on a tropical island with secluded beaches and forests to explore? Experience life in far out places with likeminded people? 

Madagascar Research and Conservation are currently seeking an intern to join our team. The Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute (MRCI) base on Nosy Komba, (Lemur island) Madagascar. MRCI is a government approved institute undertaking environmental research for and on behalf of the Malagasy Government and our partners. 

The main responsibility of the available position is to collect meaningful research to go towards conservation management strategies and supervise volunteers. Currently our main projects include; lemur habitat mapping, reptile and bird surveys as well as ongoing work within the community to educate and inform about good conservation practises and plans.

You will lead small groups of volunteers so must be confident in finding your way around the forest. This is in Mountainous terrain and can be very strenuous, especially in the heat. Komba is an old volcanic island so you will be hiking up hill on a daily basis.

The succesful applicant will:

  • Have a bachelors degree in a related field
  • Have experience in a developing country
  • Have experience collecting data in forest conditions
  • Be able to work independently
  • Lead small groups confidently 
  • It is advantageous to speak French/Malagasy

This is not a 9 to 5 job and as such you will be required to be available to volunteers as needed so you will need to have excellent inter personal skills and be ready for a challenge.

There is a minimum commitment of 6 months, starting in March 2016, with the possibility of extending. Basic accommodation at Nosy Komba will be provided along with 3 basic Malagasy meals a day and remuneration for expenses.

If you have any further questions regarding the role please e-mail liz@madagascarvolunteer.com.

All those interested in applying please forward a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter stating why you are suitable for the role.


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