[Coral-List] Reef Restoration Field Officer position, Seychelles

david derand david.derand at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 00:31:47 EST 2011

Dear Coral-List subscribers,

The following is an announcement for a Reef Restoration Field Officer
position to support coral reef restoration in Cousin and Praslin island,

Position Title: Reef Restoration Field Officer, USAID-funded Reef Rescuers
Project, Nature Seychelles
Nature Seychelles, a leading environmental NGO in the Western Indian Ocean,
has a potential opening for one Reef Restoration Field Officer to help to
implement a 3-years USAID-funded project on coral reef restoration around
Cousin and Praslin island, Seychelles.

Specific requirements notably include:
- At least 5 years working experience in coral reef management and
research, including at least 2 years in coral reef restoration (setting up
and maintaining underwater coral nurseries and transplanting nursery-grown
- Proven knowledge and practical experience of experimental design, data
analysis using statistical packages, standard methodologies for coral reef
survey and monitoring
- Excellent scientific and report writing skills, scientific publication
- Academic credentials in coral reef ecology with relevant Ph.D. or similar
- Certified scientific diver with superior technical skills
- High physical fitnesss
- A good mix of office and field based skills
- Be highly diplomatic, possess a culturally sensitive disposition and
willing to work within the parameters of a small island developing state
- Willingness to work within a small team including volunteers, students
and local staff
- Possess the ability to adapt to change and learn new skills when these
are required
- Adept at program planning and ability to use participatory planning
processes and have a target-driven approach.

For more information, go to: :

This position is a 2-years contract based in Praslin island,
Seychelles, expecting
starting date is *beginning of February 2012*.

Please apply by sending cover letter, CV with passport size photo, scanned
copies of highest academic degree and diving certificate, letters of
recommendation (if available) or at least contact details of three
professional or academic referees,* by email only* to: The Chief Executive,
Nature Seychelles, nature at seychelles.net, copy to the Project Operations
Coordinator, david at natureseychelles.org <Pdavid at natureseychelles.org>.
*Deadline:** Friday 9th December 2011.*
Note that shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview by Skype
on Tuesday 13th or Wednesday 14th December 2011.

Thank you,
Gilles-David Derand, MSc
Project Operations Coordinator, Nature Seychelles
Island Conservation Centre, L'Amitie, Praslin, Seychelles
Mobile: + (248) 2729347, Phone: + (248) 4233996
Email: david at natureseychelles.org
Web: www.natureseychelles.org
Blogs: http://theenvironmentinseychelles.blogspot.com/   and
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