Overview

RISE PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Description

DEPARTMENT: RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR THE SERENGETI ECOSYSTEM (RISE)

DUTY STATION: GRUMETI, MARA REGION, TANZANIA

REPORTING: LINE HEAD SCIENTIST – RISE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Support on-going research programs via field data collection, updating records, and data maintenance.
Summarize and analyze data regularly, providing project oversight and contributing to routine reports.
Develop personal research and data analysis interests that align with existing permitted research projects and in support of key project objectives.
Communicate results across departments and with key stakeholders via written reports and oral presentations.
Organize and coordinate logistics for ongoing training programs and visiting researchers
Assist the Head Scientist in planning, preparing, and hosting new training programs
Oversee day to day activities of a small team of junior RISE staff
Oversee day to day logistics essential for RISE operations to function smoothly
Do other work related duties as directed by the supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

 

Minimum BSc in field directly related to conservation or ecology. MSc preferred.
Prior research experience, independent field work in remote conditions required
Prior experience managing program logistics and junior staff required
Proficient in Microsoft suite, and able to type at least 40 wpm.
Able to confidently use and navigate with GPS
Highly proficient with data entry and quality control
Clean Class C license
Fluent in Kiswahili and English
Proficiency in R, ArcGIS, or similar would be advantageous
Previous experience with elephant monitoring would be advantageous (i.e. behaviour, individual ID, demography, etc.)
Previous telemetry would be advantageous
Previous experience working with camera traps would be advantageous
OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

 

Strong work ethic, trustworthy and reliable
Keen attention to detail and highly organized
Able to prioritize tasks and complete work efficiently
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Demonstrable interest in learning new skills and developing as a research / conservation professional
Desire to work in a diverse, fast-pace, growth-oriented environment
Must enjoy working in both the field and office
Tech savvy and high degree of computer literacy
Interest in research and conservation management at the human-wildlife interface a plus
MODE OF APPLICATION:

Click “APPLY FOR JOB” button above to apply for this job.

Interested applicants with qualifications for this position should submit their applications letter and CV with details of their abilities and qualifications and at least three (3) contact persons

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

GRUMETI RESERVES

P.O.BOX 65, MUGUMU, SERENGETI, TANZANIA.

Deadline for receiving Applications is 31****st December 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted