Field Scientist
Fixed Term Timor-Leste
Nov 20, 2016

Blue Ventures

Position Vacancy for a Field Scientist in Timor-Leste

Location: Dili and Atauro, Timor-Leste

Closing date for applications: 20th November 2016

Contract duration: 12 months, with opportunity for renewal

Start date: January 2017

Remuneration and benefits: Competitive salary depending on experience. All food and accommodation provided on site, subsistence allowance provided off site. All internal travel and necessary insurance paid. Generous contribution made to international airfare.

Organisation overview

Blue Ventures works with coastal communities to develop transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental unmet need to support human development.

Through our marine conservation expeditions, volunteers from around the world join us on career breaks, student gap years and internships, working closely with our field research teams, in partnership with local communities.

Summary Job Description

Blue Ventures, an award-winning UK-based marine conservation organisation currently has an exciting vacancy for a Field Scientist at our newest expedition site in Timor-Leste. The position is paid, and for a minimum period of 12 months.

This role involves planning, coordinating and participating in all expedition research and community outreach activities carried out on site, under the management and guidance of the Expedition Manager, and contributing to the conservation goals of Blue Ventures and our partners. The role involves working closely with the Conservation Manager and the conservation team in the UK to identify and develop research areas, as well as responsibility for collection and collation of data and the analysis and reporting of research results.

The Field Scientist is also responsible for the development and implementation of the expedition volunteer training programme, teaching and providing assistance to our volunteers. Additional duties are shared by all site staff and include supporting the day to day running of the project, maintaining site rules and regulations, and regular communication with research staff in Timor-Leste and London.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and an up to date copy of their CV using the application form. The closing date for applications is 20th November 2016.

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