What does the Senior Project Officer - Species and Protected Areas do?
The Senior Project Officer - Species and Protected Areas is responsible for the planning and implementation of systematic biodiversity assessments with camera-traps across large parts of Xesap NBCA and assisting with the proposed Protected Area expansion. In addition, the SePO Species and Protected Area is responsible for direct management of the Patrol Officer and management of the SMART patrolling data and for supporting all data analyses related to biodiversity and patrolling. All analysis will be conducted in close collaboration and with the supervision of the scientists of the Leibniz-IZW. She/ He is responsible for:
- Provide technical support to the Landscape Manager in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of CarBi II project species and PA activities;
- Directly manage the Forest Patrol Officer, and through him, the patrol teams;
- Plan, coordinate and lead all biodiversity and patrol field work in Xesap NBCA;
- Confer with the Project Team, Technical Advisors and counterparts to prepare monthly project work plans;
- Together with government counterparts and local authorities, implement activities as per the agreed plans, using the allocated budget;
- Provide information, data and analysis to the Landscape Manager to prepare Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR), quarterly, 6-monthly and annual project implementation plans with project partners;
- Sort and collate all biodiversity and SMART patrol data;
- Build and maintain networks and partnerships for biodiversity conservation with civil society, international partners, Government local authorities and technical agencies as well as local communities;
Desired profile of applicants:
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, forestry, and wildlife conservation or related fields,
- GIS qualifications an advantage; Intermediate GIS skills-ARC GIS proficiency sought
- At least 3 years of practical experience in conducting wildlife surveys and camera-trapping; data management and knowledge of SMART software;
- Experience in conducting studies and coordinate research activities
- Ability to spend extended periods of time in the forest under physically challenging conditions;
- Experience of working with Government officials, local communities
- Good command of written and spoken Lao and English language;
- Basic skills in occupancy modeling and with R software;
- Adherence to WWF’s core values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaged;
- Possession of the essential WWF behaviors for the position - strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly, and innovate fearlessly.
Closing date: 31st August 2020
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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