Project Officer at Melghat
Position : Project Officer at Melghat
Date: 14th March 2018
Background: Wildlife Research and Conservation Society is implementing a project for conservation of tiger and its habitat in Melghat landscape in Maharashtra in partnership with the community and the Forest Department (https://www.wrcsindia.org/tiger-conservation-1). It is an ongoing project and we are planning to extend the work to larger area in Melghat. We are looking for a dynamic and committed person to join our team as Project Officer for implementing various project initiatives in the field.
Project Area: Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), Maharashtra. The work will be implemented in buffer area of MTR.
Qualification: Post graduate degree in biological sciences, ecology, wildlife biology will be given preference. Apart from academic degree, we are willing to consider a person with minimum 3 years of work experience in this field.
Duration of Work: This is a long term position but the initial contract will be for 1 year which will be extended based on the performance of the candidate. Only individuals who can commit for a period of at least two years should apply.
Nature of Work: Project officer has to interact extensively with the community and the Forest Department to implement initiatives in the following areas:
Wildlife monitoring including camera trapping and line transect sampling
We invite applications from young, dynamic and good natured individuals who are capable of working independently as well as with a team. Must possess good understanding of wildlife conservation issues and should have a passion for wildlife and forests. Candidate should have aptitude for working with community and should be skilled in managing interactions with community and implementing village level initiatives.
Knowledge of ecological monitoring techniques and wildlife monitoring techniques will be an advantage. Excellent command on spoken and written English, Hindi and Marathi is essential.
Candidate will have to travel extensively in the field on two-wheeler or four wheeler for implementing project work. Proficiency in driving 2 and 4 wheeler in rough terrain of Melghat is required. Candidate must possess permanent driving license for both. The work will involve staying in remote villages and forested areas for extended periods. Candidate should be physically fit and capable of walking at least 15 to 20 km in the field.
Please email on with subject line “Application for post of Project Officer in Melghat” including the following information:
A covering email with following attachments:
1 page SOP stating why you are applying for this post
Your recent resume with contact details (name, email and cell phone) of 3 referees from wildlife conservation field.