RAPTOR MIGRATION COUNTERS AND ASISTANTS NEEDED FOR VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS PROJECT at Pronatura Veracruz
Location: Chichicaxtle and Cardel, Veracruz Mexico
Duration: August 18-November 22, 2015
Job Type: Seasonal
Seasonal (Ornithologist) – Short Term Position- Payed. Experience the greatest raptor migrations in the world in the well known project Veracruz River of Raptors. Travel to this spectacular site and enjoy the wonder of birds and insects migration. You will also be able to learn about other resident and local birds. Interact with local people and local biologist´s and naturalist´s. You will also have the opportunity to approach the culture and the Mexican food. We need raptor migration counters (5 positions) and assistants (3 positions) to work during 95 days at the most important migratory bird corridor lead by PRONATURA VERACRUZ in the central coast of Veracruz Mexico. We are hiring enthusiastic and hard-working people with skills to identify and estimate huge groups of raptors, song birds and water birds at the two PRONATURA´s count sites (on average we count UP to 4 million raptors each fall plus passerines and water birds). The work of both (counters and assistants) consists of 2 days work and 1 day off and so on during the 95 day´s period, starting 8am to 6pm (10 hours per day) from August 18 to November 22. Main responsibilities: ** Identify and estimate birds in the 2 sites (Cardel and Chichicaxtle) ** Record daily observations ** Support in data entry in databases ** Assist with reports and data analysis ** Interact professionally with visitors, conservation agency staff, and the general public. What is included: ** Accommodation ** Small support for food ** Insurance during working period ** Pick up in the airport ** Project orientation ** In country emergency support ** Free T – Shirt ** Diploma of Participation All selected applicants will also help setting the count sites, and will help to clean and maintain working and living facilities, capture data and write reports. They need to be comfortable working and sharing a room with other people, be flexible, very pro active, be comfortable working in small towns and rural conditions. Need to work in teams and be collaborative. Willing to help in other activities (like attending visitors or/in environmental education activities). Very hot temperatures and mosquitoes are expected. The positions will be based in Chichicaxtle and Cardel, small towns of Veracruz.. Accommodation in rural conditions will be provided, and a small economic food support. Salary for counter position: $8,000 pesos (around 540 USD) to $9,000 (600 USD) Mexican pesos, and for assistant’s $6,000 Mexican pesos or equivalent 400 USD to $8,000 Mexican Pesos or USD equivalent 540 USD (all according to experience and skills). Selected people will cover their own transportation to Veracruz.
Send letter of interest and your CV outlining relevant experience and three references (including email addresses and phone number if possible). Send to: (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org) and in subject : counter 2015 or assistant 2015. Once we review your papers and consider that you fulfill the requirements, we will set an interview. If you do not receive communication from us, it is because you were not selected. Pronatura México - Veracruz Ignacio Zaragoza 73, Col. Centro, Coatepec, Veracruz: CP 91500. +52. (228) 1865548. http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org
FIVE COUNTER POSITIONS. Applicants should have a high background in identifying and estimating raptors and other groups in both long distance and close flights and have the responsibility of daily data entry in Pronatura data bases. Skills in raptor ID and other migrants will be used for the hiring process. FOR ASSISTANT POSITION (3 needed) they should be good at taking notes (especially numbers) and be very motivated to learn how to ID migratory birds and willing to explain to visitors about migration ecology and raptor migration. Spanish medium knowledge is required for both positions but not needed with a large amount of experience.