Biodiversity Monitoring Field Coordinator
Jobs at:Biocarbon Partners
Deadline of this Job:
25 October 2021
Within Zambia , Rufunsa , South - Central Africa
Date Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The ideal candidate would be an early career conservationist, passionate about wildlife and determined to protect and restore natural habitats. The candidate would have a good knowledge of the fauna and flora, the interaction between both, and the threats that they face. As the position mainly consists of field work, the candidate must be physically fit, not afraid of encountering wild animals and comfortable with basic living conditions.
PRIORITIES THAT WE’LL TRUST YOU WITH
• Provide support to the Biodiversity Department Head in planning field missions
• Manage field equipment and material, ensure that it is well maintained and remain in good working conditions, verify the settings before each survey, report issues and suggest solutions to challenges encountered
• Implement transect surveys in line with monitoring plans
• Deploy camera trap arrays, visit them at fixed intervals, and extract them at the end of the survey
• Supervise the data collection by field assistants and scouts, manage data download from devices, data entry and raw data sharing internally
• Conduct survey debriefings and produce reports
• Assist in refresher trainings for field assistants and scouts
• Liaise with key stakeholders in the field
• Collaborate with relevant departments and the SMART Coordinator to ensure good quality biodiversity data is being collected during general patrols.
• Contribute to the improvement of SMART configurable models for the surveys
• Coordinate and participate in biodiversity related trainings and community engagement activities as needed
ALLIANCE BUILDERS WANTED
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field relevant to biodiversity monitoring and conservation, with at least a minimum of 2 years’ experience
• Conversant with computer programs such as MS Office
• A good command of English (oral and written) and as well as local languages will be an advantage
• Demonstrated team leadership
• Experience in conducting wildlife and botanical surveys with excellent navigation skills
• Exhibiting a willingness in working and living in basic field conditions for long periods, including camping in wild places, with frequent travel between sites
• Experience in the use of SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool), with First aid training and a good knowledge of the bush (animal identification and tracking, animal behavior, botany) will be an added advantage
• Experience in community outreach and sensitization programs desirable
• Experience in liaising with GRZ officials, community leaders and other partners
WHAT YOU’LL TELL YOUR CONTACTS
Helping to conserve over 500 million trees, and with close to 7 million tons of carbon emissions reduced to date, both BCP implemented REDD+ Projects have been verified against the Verified Carbon Standard, the world’s leading voluntary Greenhouse Gas program. In 2021, the LZRP is the only project in Africa to receive 8 consecutive verifications and only the second in the World to achieve this! While it is also Africa’s first CCBA Triple Gold Project, with ‘Gold’ level verification against all three categories of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard (CCBA) for its exceptional climate change impacts and community and biodiversity benefits. The LCFP has achieved CCBA Triple Gold Validation for exceptional community impact. Awarded Best Individual Offsetting Project and Impact Monitoring Report in the World in the Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Markets Ranking 2021, and ranked in the top 0.5% of B Corps globally 2021, BCP offers carbon offsets with World class benefits. Our moonshot is to help conserve 10 million hectares of wildlife strongholds by 2030 reducing 10 million tons of carbon emissions annually.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 24
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, plus travel opportunities for work, plus health benefits, plus a great work culture, plus career growth, plus working with a diverse and committed team.
Candidates interested in joining an innovative and high-performance team, and working towards doing amazing things in conservation technology and livelihoods, please send a CV, a cover letter, 3 reference contacts and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to [email protected] with CCB Biodiversity Field Coordinator t in the subject line.
Please also send anything else that will help your application stand out.
Applications accepted from 11th October 2021 until the position is filled.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
If an applicant receives no response within a 30-day period, they should consider their application unsuccessful.