Biodiversity Monitoring Field Assistant
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 a local from Eastern or Lusaka Province, where our field activities are taking place, demonstrating a real interest in nature conservation. As the position mainly consists of field work, the candidate must be physically fit, have a wide range of field based skills, not be afraid of encountering wild animals and be comfortable with basic living and working conditions.
PRIORITIES THAT WE’LL TRUST YOU WITH
• Provide support in planning field missions
• Ensure that field equipment and materials are well maintained and remain in good working condition
• Work with the rest of the biodiversity team to implement transect surveys
• Deploy camera trap arrays, visit them at fixed intervals, and extract them at the end of the survey
• Collect field data on wildlife, maintaining and submitting clear records of all data collected
• Carry out species specific surveys for our project’s trigger species in line with monitoring plans
• Assist in debriefings after each survey
• Assist in refresher trainings for field assistants and scouts
• Participate in biodiversity related trainings and community engagement activities as needed
• Serve as a driver for biodiversity activities
ALLIANCE BUILDERS WANTED
• A minimum of a School Leaving Certificate, with basic computer skills
• A good command of English, spoken and written ,as well as local languages
• Demonstrated Team leadership
• A valid Driver’s license
• Willingness in working and living in basic field conditions for long periods, including camping in wild places
• Willingness to travel frequently between sites
• Added advantage for applicants who can demonstrate the following:
• First aid training
• Experienced motorbike driver
• Good knowledge of the bush (animal identification and tracking, animal behavior, botany)
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.
Job Experience: No Requirements
Work Hours: 8
Level of Education: High School
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 Biodiversity Monitoring Field Assistant 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.