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Opportunity for Project Officer on Project Management of Human-Elephant Conflict in Madhya Pradesh 

WRCS has been working on mitigation of human elephant conflict (HEC) in North Karnataka landscape by capacity building of the farmer community and multi- stakeholder engagement. Further information on the ongoing project is available at Through this call, we are inviting applications for three positions on an HEC management project in Sanjay-Dubri and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh. We request the applicants to read the TOR carefully before applying. Applicants should apply for one position only. All positions are full time engagements and are till May 2025. Only those who have completed their degrees should apply. Those looking for short-term project work, dissertation, internship, or pursuing the degree, or in the final stage of the degree (PhD, M.S) are requested to excuse this opportunity.

Positions: 2 Project Officers

Desired Qualification
Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology/Ecology. Experience of working on human-elephant conflict is preferable.

Job description
• The Project Officers will be based at the project sites in Madhya Pradesh.
• The project activities will involve working closely with local communities in implementing the community-based elephant conflict management model (CBCM). This will involve conducting PRA exercises, demonstration workshops and helping in installing crop mitigation measures in the fields.
• The Project Officers will work closely with the local field staff of Forest Department.
• Procuring the material, guiding and motivating the farmers and the field staff in implementation of the measures.

• Assessing secondary data on HEC intensity elephant movement, and conducting habitat suitability surveys in the project site.
• Assessing the efficiency of CBCM by following up with the farmers on a regular basis and camping with farmers at night if required to monitor elephant movement.
• Monitoring elephant population, collecting information on elephant routes, and other similar activities addressing elephant conservation in the project area.
• The work will include field data collection, data entry, data analysis, preparing reports, presentations, and conducting outreach and awareness programs.

• Should have excellent understanding of ecology and wildlife management.
• The project officers will be working closely with the local communities and field staff.
• The project officers will be required to implement community-based solutions and
should be able to guide the field teams with innovative ideas.
• The project officers should have the skills to hold community consultations, carry out PRA, Demonstration Workshops and field implementation for local field staff and local communities.
• Excellent command over written and spoken English and Hindi.
• Knowledge of GIS is essential.
• The project officers will need to travel extensively within the project area. Permanent 2-wheeler driving license is mandatory.
• Should be physically fit and willing to travel in the field for long duration.
• Between 24 to 29 years of age.
• We are looking forward to working with mature, sincere, honest, and reliable persons to join our team as a project Officer.

Remuneration for the Project Officer will be based on the applicant’s qualification and experience.

How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to apply at the earliest by sending an email on The subject line should mention “Application for Position: Project Officer”. The application should have the following:
• A cover email introducing yourself and your work
• Attach your latest resume and publications if any
• A word file having contact details of three referees (name, phone number and email) from ecology field.
Applications without the above details will not be considered.

Applications are open until suitable candidates are found.

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