Published: June 9, 2022

Location: Seychelles

Type: VOLUNTEER STAFF ROLES


Closing Date: Ongoing

Science Program Officer - Seychelles

The Role

In addition to its abundant marine life, Curieuse is also recognized for its unique flora such as the endemic Coco de Mer palm, famous for its large palm nuts. Also notable are some of the last remaining healthy mangrove systems within the inner islands, making this island a botanical gem

As a GVI Program Officer on Curieuse Island in the Seychelles you will be working on the Island Conservation Expedition science program. Some of the wildlife you will work with include Hawksbill sea turtles and lemon sharks and your responsibilities will range from collecting scientific data to training international volunteers in species identification and more. This role requires someone to live on the research base and will be well suited to someone who is passionate about science and capable of adapting to changing situations

Key Responsibilities:

– Take a leadership role in specific research projects and assist the Program Coordinator with reporting on research projects
– Assist with creating and organising data sheets for surveys as required
– Lead, organise and participate in fieldwork activities
– Play an active role within the daily schedule to ensure all activities are carried out as planned
– Training of new staff members in all aspects of the expedition
– Training of volunteers for all activities on base and in the field
– Assist with creating and maintaining training resources such as presentations, flashcards, posters, etc
– Assist in the maintenance and organisation of fieldwork equipment

Requirements:

– MSc/BSc in biological sciences or conservation
– Boat handling licence
– Proficient in Microsoft Office& statistical analysis

These further qualifications would make you an ideal fit for the Program Officer position on Curieuse Island:
– Emergency First Response Instructor
– Experience of turtle and/or shark tagging

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and complete the short application form here

Please note:

We will do our utmost to respond to all applicants, however, given the large volume of applications we receive, this isn’t always possible. If you do not hear back from us within three-four weeks, please take it that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.