Sea Turtle Biologist and Guest Educator, Kenya

Sea Turtle Biologist and Guest Educator, Kenya Job Reference KN001 Position: Sea Turtle Biologist & Guest Educator Start date: 26t...


Sea Turtle Biologist and Guest Educator, Kenya

Job Reference KN001
Position: Sea Turtle Biologist & Guest Educator
Start date: 26th November 2018

Duration: 1 year with possibility to extend

This is a paid position

There will be an 8-week probationary period, followed by a performance review. Performance reviews will take place every 6 months afterwards.

The Organization

The Olive Ridley Project (ORP) is dedicated to removing and reducing the number of derelict fishing nets in the Indian Ocean and to protecting vulnerable marine turtles that fall victim to this ghost gear and habitat destruction. We achieve this by training volunteers to remove derelict fishing gear, safely rescue trapped animals, and record important information about the gear and animals entangled in it.
Furthermore we conduct research using Photo-ID methods to look at population stability, nesting activity and spatial distribution in the Indian Ocean. We have one of the largest turtle-ID databases in the world with just over 15,000 observations and work with an international team of experts to better develop the method.

ORP and The Sands at Nomad based on Diani Beach in Kenya have established a new partnership. Together with the Diani Turtle Watch team an identification database is being built to monitor green sea turtle populations and nesting activity in the region. This position is predominantly a research-based position with a lot of time spent diving. You will also work alongside an education team including both tourist and community programs at our on-site Marine Education Center.

Job Description
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Sea turtle nesting patrols
  • Photo-ID research (training provided)
  • Writing social media posts
  • Database management
  • Data analyses
  • Community outreach and awareness building
  • Establishing new and strengthening existing partnerships with local NGOs

Minimum Requirements
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, experience, and skills:

  • Minimum bachelors degree in Marine biology, zoology
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Qualified SCUBA diver (rescue diver or higher)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic knowledge of mapping spatial or geographical data
  • Knowledge in R or similar programming language for population data analyses
  • Nest excavations and turtle monitoring
  • Own dive gear

Assets

  • Experience working with sea turtles
  • Knowledge of, and a passion for, the marine environment and conservation
  • Experience working in a remote location with limited resources
  • Experience with handling large database, Excel, PowerPoint and R stats
  • Prior knowledge of R statistical language and analyses
  • Written and spoken Swahili
  • Own underwater camera

Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to Martin Stelfox at martin@oliveridleyproject.org before 15th October 2018. Only those who meet the requirements for the position will be considered. Please make sure to include job reference KN001 in the subject of your email when applying.

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