[Coral-List] Job opportunity at the Mpingo Conservation Project

Michelle Taylor reefnurse at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 16 06:30:48 EDT 2006

Please respond to email within text. Many thanks, Michelle


    Research & Communications Officer

          Grade: Executive Officer

    Location: Kilwa Masoko, Tanzania (but you may spend significant periods elsewhere in southern Tanzania) 

    Responsible to: Project Coordinator

      Salary: a £370 pcm living allowance is payable

    Start Date: flexible, sometime between Aug-Oct 2006


    Main Duties:-

    1. Coordinate the research activities of the Project including data collection, analysis and report writing.
2. Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of the Project’s activities.
3. Provide training in rapid forest survey techniques and other technical skills to district staff and local villagers.
4. Coordinate the Project’s Coastal Forests and Biodiversity Conservation efforts.
5. Manage the relationships between the Project and partner research institutions.
6. Provide technical input and suggestions on all Project activities.
7. Promote the Project, its actions and objectives in Tanzania and abroad.
8. Assist the Project Coordinator and Senior Technical Adviser manage relations with UK partner organizations.


    Qualifications / Experience:-


    1. A good first degree in a relevant discipline (does not have to be biological).

    2. Basic computer literacy including expertise in MS Word and Excel.

    3. Proven ability to adapt to living conditions such as exist in rural East Africa. 

    4. High level of fluency in written English (to publishable standards).

    Plus Either:

      5. A master's level degree in a relevant discipline.


    6. At least 1 year's previous experience in Africa or other developing countries.

    Additional skills of relevance include:

    7. Proficiency in GPS / GIS.

    8. Expertise in one or more of the following computer programs: ArcView, MapMaker, SPSS, MS Access, Photoshop, and web-design software.

    9. Ability to speak and understand Swahili.



    This is a cross disciplinary role. Candidates with a varied skill-set and experiences will be preferred to those from a straight biological background. Note that we can be flexible over the start date, in particular we can wait until after someone has completed a master's degree. 

    Interested candidates should send a CV and covering email to mcp at mpingoconservation.org, stating how they heard about the opportunity. Deadline for applications is 30th June 2006. Interviews for UK-based applicants will take place between 27th June and 20th July. Interviews for Africa-based applicants will take place in late July and early August. Only those invited for interview will be contacted. If you do not hear from us then you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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