[MARMAM] Team Leader Cetacean research Nicaragua 2020

Joëlle De Weerdt joelle.de.weerdt at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 01:14:30 PDT 2019

*About Association ELI-S*

Association ELI-S is a small French nonprofit organization created in 2013.
Our organization aims at promoting, protecting and conserving cetaceans in
Central America, and launched since 2016 the pioneer project “ Cetacean
Conservation of Nicaragua “. The aim is to generate knowledge on cetacean
presence, population size, 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. Eight species were
identified and the most abundant species are: humpback whales, bottlenose
dolphins and pantropical spotted dolphins.

ELI-Scientific is recruiting a team leader for field work,
photo-identification and data entry from between January and April 2020 in
San Juan del Sur. This position is a great opportunity for a scientist that
wish to gain additional experience on the field and learn how a small
non-profit organization works.

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

*Period: *01 January to 30 April - 4 month commitment

*Type of agreement: *Full time.


-         Assist in Boat based and land based surveys in collecting data on

-          Photo-identification of whale and dolphin species

-          Coordinate a group of research assistants with the project

-          Verify Data entry of collected data

-          Verify Data entry of collected data

-          Participate to public outreach and events

*Desirable Skills and qualifications:*

-          *Mc in biology / environmental sciences*

-          *Fluency in Spanish and English (!)*

-          *Enthusiastic, conscientious and hard working (!)*

-          Experience of working in developing countries

-          Proactive

-          Interest in marine mammal research

-          Experience with photo-identification : matching and grading

-          Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-          Being able to manage a small team

-          Being able to live in basic living conditions

This position is an *unpaid position* but food and accomodation will be

*To apply:*

Please email a CV, 2 references and cover letter outlining your experience
and motivations. Send this to v.pouey at hotmail.fr and eliscientific at gmail.com
in copy with "Team Leader 2020" in the subject line. Deadline of
Application: 31th of October 2019. Interviews via Skype on 01 November 2019.


For further information or any queries, please contact *Joelle De Weerdt,
Project Director* via  eliscientific at gmail.com

Website: www.nicacetacea.org / www.eli-s.com

Find us on : Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/ELIScientific/>, Instagram
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