Community Conservation Project Coordinator

The Western Ghats Programme at Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) is looking for a coordinator for their community-based conservation activities in Karnataka.

We are looking for a motivated candidate with an interest in community-based conservation and conservation outreach, to join the long-term large mammal conservation project near MM Hills and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka.

Roles and responsibilities

The selected candidate will be required to manage the community-based conservation activities in the MM Hills and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary landscape. Responsibilities include:

  • Community interaction: Supervise and undertake regular meetings with communities we work with. This may also include regular interactions with government officials.
  • Co-ordinate and implement alternate energy usage, human-wildlife conflict mitigation activities, etc.
  • Data gathering: Monitor data collection and curate data meant for use in ongoing research, andto design community outreach efforts.
  • Support the ongoing outreach efforts connected with the project (including overseeing the existing nature information center)
  • Supervision of existing field staff.

Educational qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferably in related fields such as Social Work, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Life Sciences, or Wildlife Science.
  • If holding a different degree or an undergraduate degree, then a keen, demonstrable interest in working with communities and conservation, and a strong motivation for working in rural areas is mandatory.

Other mandatory skills

  • Proficiency in basic word processing and other computer applications such as spreadsheets, and presentation software
  • Good communication skills in Kannada
  • Ability to work in a team

Desirable skills

  • Experience working with communities
  • Basic knowledge of ecology
  • Experience interacting with government officials
  • Managing petty cash payments
  • Knowledge of English

We welcome applications from women candidates and candidates from disadvantaged social or economic backgrounds. Candidates from Karnataka are especially encouraged to apply.

Location and Pay

  • This position is based primarily out of the NCF office in Hanur, near MM Hills and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka. Candidates will be expected to stay in Hanur for at least 5-6 days a week. The candidate will be expected to visit NCF’s Bangalore office regularly.
  • This is a contract position, and pay will be commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience. Initially, the contract will be for a period of one yea and the position may be extended subject to review and availability of funding at the end of one year.

To apply

  • Please send a detailed CV along with a one-page statement of purpose in a single word or pdf document to Annapoorna Daithota annapoorna@ncf-india.org by March 05, 2019.
  • The subject of your email should be: "Application: Community-based Conservation Project co-coordinator”. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The last date for submitting applications is March 05, 2019, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
  • Please wait for at least two weeks to hear back from us about your application before contacting us again.
  • The selected candidate will be expected to start work within one month of being informed of their selection for the position.

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