Job Opportunity: Junior Field Scientist with Blue Ventures

Location: Beloi, Atauro, Timor-Leste

Application Deadline: 1 March 2020, 17:00 local Timor-Leste time

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: Permanent with 3 months probationary period

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience and scuba dive qualification. Scuba dive training up to PADI Divemaster, Reef Check Eco Diver certification, marine biology theory and practical training.

Rebuilding tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures develops locally-led approaches to marine management that benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to basic needs, they design models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. They work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary Job Description

The Junior Field Scientist is responsible for the development and delivery of the expedition volunteer training programme alongside the other Field Scientists, teaching and providing assistance to volunteers under the management of the Expedition Manager. They are responsible for the collection of data and the analysis and reporting of research results. This is a full time role based in Blue Ventures Beloi expedition site, working closely with local partners and the Dili based team.

For the first three – six months they will receive intensive support and guidance from a senior Field Scientist (based in Atauro) and continued professional development throughout. The successful candidate will undergo intensive PADI scuba dive training to PADI Divemaster if needed and Reef Check Eco Diver training. Alongside this, the candidate will be coached to increase their understanding of Marine Science (where appropriate) to facilitate the delivery of lectures and volunteer learning experience.

The role contributes to the conservation goals of Blue Ventures in Timor-Leste. It involves planning, coordinating and participating in all expedition research and community outreach activities carried out on site.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

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