[MARMAM] Namibian Dolphin Project Volunteer

Namibian Dolphin Project nam.dolphin.edu at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 08:24:33 PDT 2015

The Namibian Dolphin Project (NDP) is looking for volunteers from
September to November 2015 to help conduct cetacean research in Walvis
Bay, Namibia.

Walvis Bay is home to two resident populations of dolphin; Heaviside’s
and bottlenose, other cetacean species regularly occur in the bay but
the majority of data concerns these two species.

Volunteers are expected to work ~ 30 hours per week and will help
conduct vessel-based cetacean surveys (1 per week), strandings surveys
and land based bird surveys. The majority of time will also be spent
in the office processing/analysing photo-ID and acoustic data, while
manning the public education centre.


Applicants should be enrolled in, or hold, a bachelor’s degree, or
have sufficient work experience in a related field (biology, zoology,
oceanography, marine biology, environmental sciences, animal sciences,
veterinary medicine, etc.). Volunteers must be experienced in MS
Office, be self-motivated and responsible, able to work independently,
have good organizational and communication skills and perform as part
of a team.

The position is a great opportunity for students or recent graduates
to join dedicated scientists who are conducting cetacean research in a
dynamic and poorly studied area. As part of this program, volunteers
are extremely important members of the team and will be immersed in
all aspects of the project. They will gain experience in a range of
field and analytical techniques relevant to marine mammal research.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter outlining why you are
interested in volunteering with the NDP and your relevant experience
and your dates of availability to Barry McGovern on
nam.dolphin.edu at gmail.com. Please include “NDP Volunteer” in the
subject heading. Places are limited so preference will be given to
volunteers who can commit to longer time periods.

To cover accommodation, food and training costs, volunteers are asked
to contribute GBP700 per month.


Barry McGovern

Namibian Dolphin Project,

Walvis Bay,



+264 81 236 0858

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