Biodiversity Research Assistant

Posted on 11 October 2021

Based in Mondulkiri province, Cambodia
Background
WWF’s mission in Cambodia is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF’s core values are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. The WWF-Cambodia programme is part of WWF's regional Greater Mekong Programme operating in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia.
 
Job description summary
 
The Biodiversity Research Assistant will assist the Research Officers and Manager in implementing the Biodiversity Research and Monitoring (BRM) program in the Eastern Plains Landscape (EPL), Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. The post holder will assist in the coordination of the research field teams and assist in training and oversight on each of the main program activities. This is predominately a field-based position with considerable time (15-20 days per month) spent in the forests of Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary (PPWS) to conduct biodiversity surveys and other research. However, office time for data works and administrative tasks is also critical to this role. The surveys will primarily focus on key priority fauna such as ungulates, primates, birds, crocodiles and carnivores, but research may also involve topics other than wildlife. The post holder will ensure that the data protocols are followed at the ground-level. He/she will assist in the organisation of logistics, field finances, and logistics/operations within the BRM programme in coordination with relevant departments. Another key role will involve the compilation of datasets, and meticulous data cleaning and verification. In addition, the post holder may assist in the development of technical reports and work plans that fit within the WWF annual and 5-years strategic plans. The position also involves effective communications of key findings/data to the relevant departments/thematic within the organisation in order to support evidence-based conservation decision making and strategic planning.
 
WWF-Cambodia is looking for one qualified candidate to fulfil the position of Biodiversity Research Assistant, Based in Mondulkiri Province (Eastern Plains Landscape).
 
Remuneration Packages: Competitive Salary plus attractive benefits including 13th Month salary, Hardship allowance, Medical Allowance, Provident Fund, Severance pay, Group health insurance, Accident insurance, Life insurance and other benefits.
 
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How to Apply
Email your WWF’s Application Form, Cover Letter and CV to:  jobwwfcam@wwf.org.kh Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants need to name the position title when submitting their application under the subject.
Deadline for application: 31 October 2021.
 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and submitted documents will not be returned.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, Ethnic Minorities and people with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be considered regardless of the requirements of the position.
We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external and imbed child protection in all we do.  Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff.