[MARMAM] Sei Whale Project Officer Falkland Islands

Sonja Heinrich sh52 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Mon Jul 4 03:08:07 PDT 2016


Sei Whale Project Officer - Falklands Conservation

Stanley, Falkland Islands


Term:

1st October 2016 to 31 July 2017 (subject to work permit approval, if applicable).

Working Pattern:

Mainly office hours but weekend and evening work outside normal office hours may be necessary at times in order to deliver organisational/project requirements.

Salary:

Ranging from £22,000 - £27,000 dependant on experience.

Responsible to:

Conservation Manager, Falklands Conservation.









OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The primary role of the Sei Whale Project Officer is to lead on and deliver the EU BEST project 'Developing a site-based conservation approach for Sei whales Balaenoptera borealis at Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands', but will also give the applicant the opportunity to support Falklands Conservation's interesting and varied key activities.

The project aims to gather information on the use of Berkeley Sound by Sei Whales by boat-based and aerial surveys, and the development of a Photo ID database. It will also try to further understand the type and extent of any interactions between Sei Whales and other users of the Sound. This information, along with knowledge of Sei Whale ecology will be used to develop materials to support/enhance sustainable tourism and other activities in the Sound, whilst increasing available information on this species to the local community and further afield.



This post will suit an applicant with a keen interest in marine conservation, good communication skills, experience of project management, and the ability to work independently in remote and sometimes harsh environments.


To obtain a full job description and application details please contact Farrah Peck at the Falklands Conservation office tel. 02031376821, or email adminofficer at conservation.org.fk<mailto:adminofficer at conservation.org.fk> .

Completed applications to be received by Sunday 17 July 2016.

Falklands Conservation
Jubilee Villas Office
41 Ross Road
Stanley
Telephone: 22247
www.falklandsconservation.com<http://www.falklandsconservation.com/>

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