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Albatross Task Force jobs in South Africa

Christina Hagen, March 14, 2016
 

Albatross Task Force leader and instructor positions

BirdLife South Africa (BLSA) is a partner of BirdLife International, the world’s largest network of conservation organisations. Two exciting opportunities exist to join an international work programme of seabird research and conservation as the part of the Albatross Task Force (ATF) in South Africa.

ATF Leader

A conservation biologist with experience in project management, marine conservation and an interest in seabirds is required. Work is based in Cape Town, leading an established team of seabird bycatch mitigation instructors and overseeing the ATF programme.

Prerequisites:

  • MSc degree in the natural sciences
  • minimum three years management experience (project and personnel, not part of studies)
  • peer reviewed published journal articles
  • fluency in written and spoken English
  • a valid Code B driving licence and a valid passport
  • experience with Regional Fisheries Management Organisations
  • demonstrable experience in invasive species management
  • willingness to travel
  • South African citizen or permanent resident

ATF Instructor

An enthusiastic, responsible person with experience in conservation and an interest in seabirds is required. Work is based in Cape Town and primarily involves frequent trips (up to 2 weeks) onboard fishing vessels collecting data on seabird-fisheries interactions.

Prerequisites:

  • an Honours or MSc degree in the natural sciences
  • proven ability to work at sea
  • sound numeracy and a knowledge of scientific methods
  • fluency in written and spoken English
  • a valid Code B driving licence
  • a valid passport
  • South African citizen or permanent resident

For more information visit BirdLife South Africa