[MARMAM] JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCH RESEARCHER

Dylan Walker dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org
Wed Dec 21 03:12:07 PST 2016


Dear Marmamers,


The following opportunity is now available:


RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCH RESEARCHER



EMPLOYER: World Cetacean Alliance



PROJECT TITLE: Best Practice Guidance for Responsible Whale Watching and
Swimming with Dolphins



LOCATION: Based at World Cetacean Alliance Secretariat, Brighton, UK



CONTRACT: Initial three month contract. Potential for extension if funds
allow. Full time position, 37.5 hours per week.



PAY: Equivalent to £19,000 pro rata





DUTIES:



1.  Conduct a literature review, interview key stakeholders, and review all
identifiable research to compile ‘Global Best Practice Guidance for
swim-with-dolphin tours’ in the wild. Additionally, provide summary
information on best practice guidance for responsible whale watching.



2.  Work with WCA Whale Watching Partners and prospective partners to
deliver an online resource of responsible whale watching case studies.



3.  Encourage whale watching companies that share the WCA’s vision to join
the network and contribute through collaboration and expertise sharing.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Masters Degree in Biology or related science with

emphasis in oceanography, natural science, or tourism, and a sound
knowledge of statistics essential. A Bachelors Degree and at least five
years of experience related directly to whale watching may substitute for

the Masters Degree requirement. Strong interpersonal and communication
skills are also essential for the role.



The successful candidate will serve as the lead for compiling databases,

reviewing literature and report writing and will work with partners and
collaborators across the world, sometimes requiring communication during
unsociable working hours. Specific deliverables are required to be
accomplished by due dates specified in work assignments and submitted to
the WCA Project Leader for approval and acceptance.



The successful candidate will work as a member of a small team, but will
have the lead for undertaking the data processing, analyses, and report
writing as agreed in consultation with the team.  This work will involve
evaluating scientific literature and compiling data from a wide variety of
sources.

*ABOUT THE WCA: *The World Cetacean Alliance is a registered charity in the
UK and the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins
and porpoises (cetaceans). Through cooperation, the Partners of the World
Cetacean Alliance aim to conserve and protect cetaceans and their habitats
in the world’s oceans, seas and rivers, to ensure their continued health
and survival. We believe that local communities hold the key to protecting
cetaceans and their habitats, supported by grass-roots organisations,
knowledgeable individuals, and ecotourism experts (our Partners).





TO APPLY: Please email your CV and a one page covering letter to Dylan
Walker at:

dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org by 28 December.


Interviews will likely take place on the 5th and 6th January.

Dylan Walker


Chief Executive Officer


*World Cetacean Alliance *


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*The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is a Partnership of over 70 non-profit
organisations, whale and dolphin watching tour operators and individuals in
35 countries worldwide working collaboratively to protect cetaceans and
their habitats. World Cetacean Alliance, the Secretariat to the
Partnership, is a UK registered Charity no. 1160484. *


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