[MARMAM] Volunteer education assistant - Cetacean conservation of Nicaragua

Joëlle De Weerdt joelle.de.weerdt at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 09:27:27 PDT 2017

*About ELI-Scientific*

ELI-S is a nonprofit organization based in France that has been created in
2013. Our organization aims at promoting, protecting and conserving
cetaceans. We have set up the research project “Cetacean Conservation in
Nicaragua” in 2015. This pioneer project aims to generate knowledge on
cetacean presence, distribution and habitat use patterns. The expected
output is to generate: 1) scientific data on cetaceans in Nicaragua, 2)
environmental awareness to the local communities in order to create a
socio-economic relevance in conserving and protecting their natural
environment and 3) responsible eco-tourism.

ELI-Scientific is recruiting a volunteer education assistant to give
environmental science classes during one semester in a local school in San
Juan del Sur. The education assistant will be present during the field work
on planned from January 22nd to April 22nd 2018 in San Juan del Sur. The
offer includes the opportunity for the assistant to develop both
professionally but also personally thanks to the unique experience to live
within local communities in basic living conditions. A commitment for 6
months is expected.

*Locations: *San Juan del Sur South-West of Nicaragua

*Period: *January to June 2018 (6 months commitment, Dates to confirm)

*Type of agreement: *Full time. 2 Days off per week.


-          Develop environmental science classes for kids aging from 10 to
16 years old

-          Give twice a week one-hour science classes in two local schools
in San Juan del Sur

-          Network with local actors and integrate their initiatives in the
science classes

-          Participate to public outreach and events

-          Organize field trips with children in order to discover local
(marine) biodiversity and conservation initiatives

-          Update social media and website

*Skills and qualifications:*

-          *Fluency in Spanish (!)*

-          *Enthusiastic, conscientious and hard working*

-          Experience of working in developing countries

-          *Experience in delivering educational activities*

-          Proactive with ability to work unsupervised

-          Interest in wildlife and conservation

-          Being able to work and live in a small team

-          Being able to live in basic living conditions

*Desirable skills :*

-          An interest and knowledge of marine life

-          A background in biology, particularly marine
biology/environmental science

-          Speaking English and/or French would be a plus

This position is a volunteer and unpaid position, please contact the
project director for more details.

*To apply:*

Please email a CV, 2 references and cover letter outlining your experience
and motivations. Send this to joelle.deweerdt at eli-s.com with “Education
assistant 2018” in the subject line. Interviews via Skype. Deadline: 15th
of September 2017.

For further information and any queries, please contact *Joëlle De Weerdt,
Project Director*

Email: joelle.deweerdt at eli-s.com
More information?

Website of Non profit: www.eli-s.com

Website of Project: www.nicacetacea.org
Facebook: ELI-Scientific
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