Programme Assistant

C3 Madagascar

Antsiranana, Madagascar

Volunteer • Full Time • Temporary Patricia

Reference: C3MGPA

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

C3 Madagascar is offering a unique experience for an aspiring conservation biologist to assist in running our project entitled Filling Knowledge Gaps for Local Conservation of Marine Flagship Species in 3 Key Biodiversity Areas. We are working with Conservation International and various other NGOs across the remote northern seascape to gain data urgently required for effective community-based marine management. 

The Programme Assistant will gain skills in sea turtle and dugong rapid assessment techniques, bycatch assessments, coastal habitat monitoring, socio-economic surveys, community consultations and gap analysis of current governance systems for protected area management.

In addition they will be involved in assisting with the continued expansion of our environmental education programme, the 'Junior Ecoguard' network in schools and running associated community outreach events. The Programme Assistant will assist the team with project documentation, monitoring and reporting in English.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a truly local team and immerse yourself in Malagasy culture, visiting some of the most remote coastal areas of the country, collecting the first data of its kind and helping establish the framework for future community-based conservation of critically important habitats and endangered species.

Duration : October 2017 - April 2018, possibility to extend

Location : office in Antsiranana, northern Madagascar with field trips across the northern region

Requirements :

  • Bachelors degree, ideally Masters
  • overseas experience essential, experience in Madagascar or east Africa an advantage, project management experience, excellent reporting writing skills (in English), field survey skills including sea turtle surveys and coastal habitat mapping an advantage, GIS experience an advantage. 
  • Intermediate or advanced French a great advantage
  • Able to cover cost of own flight and food
  • Adaptable, positive and independent in nature

Benefits : free accommodation in private room above our offices, access to kitchen facilities, wifi etc.. Food and accommodation provided on field trips

If you are interested, please email a brief cover letter and CV to Patricia by 26th September highlighting relevant experience Candidates will be considered as soon as we receive their applications and must be available for skype interview in early October. 

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