Conduct field surveys to identify areas of conservation concern with respect to marine megafauna, assess bycatch and facilitate collaborative on-ground actions for WCS-India
Assist in the implementation of tools and methodologies to support marine megafauna conservation, including bycatch reduction, community awareness programmes, and capacity development workshops.
Ensure appropriate compilation, analysis, dissemination, and publication of field data
Assist with collection of primary and secondary materials relevant to the project through desk-based research and visits to government offices, as required?
Implement tasks assigned within broader WCS conservation and fisheries initiatives (e.g., marine megafauna bycatch reduction strategies, providing inputs to partner agencies and stakeholders).
Communicate and facilitate uptake of bycatch reduction strategies by fishing communities and government agencies. This will include building the capacity of these groups to improve compliance with bycatch regulations.
To undertake such work may be required to ensure the delivery of a high-quality bycatch reduction programme for WCS-India and be responsive to donor requests and requirements.
Assist in the preparation of annual work plans, budgets, and reports as required by WCS-India and donor partners.
Work with the WCS-India communications team to create content for educational material, website, blogs, and other outreach activities related to marine conservation.
Any other responsibilities assigned by the Program Head - Marine Megafauna.?
Qualification and Requirements:
Experience and Knowledge:
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with stakeholders such as local communities and government agencies
A broader understanding of the issues concerning tropical nearshore and migratory marine megafauna species, including cetaceans, dugong, and sea turtles, particularly in South Asia.
Prior experience in working with fisher communities, conducting awareness programmes, and community meetings are desirable.
Desired Language Proficiency: Konkani / Marathi and English
Master’s degree in Environmental Science / Fisheries/ Marine Biology / Zoology / Wildlife Science / Conservation Biology?or related discipline
Knowledge of the field of marine biology – preferably on marine mammals, marine turtles, bycatch, fisheries, or an allied field of work.
Compensation: Offered as per the qualification and experience.
It’s time to apply:
To apply, please send together in one file a cover letter and an updated resume. Submit your application using the position title “Project Assistant – Megafauna” in the subject line and send us at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 07, 2022.
Candidates to share three professional references mandatorily.
All applications will be reviewed however only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further process.