Application Deadline: Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) is seeking an experienced conservation biologist (with a good degree relevant to wildlife conservation, at least 5 years experience in Africa and a proven field record) to be seconded as Field Coordinator of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP). The Field Coordinator (FC) will be based in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, for up to 9 months a year, spending up to 2 months in Oxford.
The FC will be responsible for implementing all aspects of the EWCP in Ethiopia, promoting the conservation of the wolves and their habitat and liaising between different GO and NGO institutions and EWCP personnel. The FC will oversee wolf population monitoring, disease management, community education and other programme activities in Bale, Arsi and North Ethiopia. The FC will provide leadership, establish annual objectives, develop and administer programme budgets, chair the Conservation Committee, present progress and annual reports, publish technical and popular accounts and serve as a spokesperson for the programme. All work will be carried out in close collaboration with federal and regional counterparts. While in Oxford the FC will be an integral part of the WildCRU community at Tubney House, assisting graduate students with their research plans, writing up his/her own research and contributing to fund raising efforts.
This is a fixed-term post for 2 years; however potential candidates should ideally be considering a longer-term commitment.
Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 20 March 2013 will be considered for this post. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.