sábado, 22 de febrero de 2014

Landscape Connectivity Research Internship- Belize

TIDE is a Belizean NGO working to protect some of the most pristine terrestrial and marine ecosystems in Central America, including large parts of the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor (MMMC) and the healthiest coral reef in the whole Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System.

TIDE works by building local capacity for conservation and fostering community participation in sustainable management of natural resources.

Position outline:
The Landscape Connectivity Research Officer will work together with the Terrestrial Biologist, Science Director and Terrestrial Protected Areas Managers to; further develop TIDE’s terrestrial connectivity monitoring activities, conduct ecological research and liaise with national and international academic institutions to initiate biological, socio-economical and archaeological research in TIDE’s protected areas and their buffer communities. Additionally, you will work with these staff to analyse data collected on monitoring activities within the protected areas and buffer communities. You will assist on the development of the 2013 Biodiversity Monitoring Report as well as help to extend data collection efforts for ecological research for the years coming.

• A good quality Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource management, coastal management, fisheries science, conservation biology or related field
• Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Access
• Confident and meticulous with handling and manipulating large datasets
• Competent with designing and creating user-friendly Access databases
• Excellent writing skills applicable to scientific reporting
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Competent working independently and as part of a team with limited direct supervision to complete deliverables to a high standard on time.
• Comfortable and experienced living in basic conditions at remote ranger stations during fieldwork trips for up to a week on occasion

Strongly Preferred:
• Postgraduate degree in relevant field
• Previous involvement in conservation work
• Volunteer experience in projects focusing on a diversity of animals, including large mammals, bats, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
• Comfortable and experienced living in basic conditions at remote ranger stations during fieldwork trips for up to a week on occasion
• Experience working on landscape ecology and connectivity modeling
• Neotropical Migratory Bird monitoring
• Experience as field ecologist
• Competent with using ArcGIS to analyze environmental data

Additional benefits of working for TIDE include:
• A chance to gain valuable experience
• A chance to make a lasting, positive impact
• Being part of a friendly and dynamic team of committed individuals in a leading Belizean conservation NGO
• Opportunities to visit areas managed by TIDE and get involved in other aspects of TIDE’s work

Please see our website for more information about our programs and activities and our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TIDEBZE for the latest news. Please direct any questions to jbaker@tidebelize.org.

To apply, please send your c.v./resume and a cover letter with the subject line “Landscape Connectivity Research Internship” to jbaker@tidebelize.org by Monday 24th February.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with requests for further information.