Coordinador de programas de conservación en Latinoamérica ~

29 de diciembre de 2018

Coordinador de programas de conservación en Latinoamérica

Field Programme Coordinator, Latin America

Permanent – 40 Hours

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Field Programme Coordinator, Latin America, to join our team. Current project activities in this region include an Andean Bear focused Darwin Initiative funded project in Bolivia, salamander and freshwater fish conservation projects in Mexico and a number of projects in Brazil and Ecuador. As well as coordinating existing projects the post holder will also develop new projects to expand Chester Zoo’s activities in this region.

The Role:
Development and co-ordination of various project activities (in-situ, but also linking with related ex-situ activities) to meet regional programme strategic objectives and to achieve maximum conservation impact and benefits to the society
Facilitation of stakeholder involvement (overseas and within the zoo) to ensure strategic objectives are met, including ensuring effective communication methods are in place
Working directly with project partners, ensuring field activities are undertaken to the desired standard and as planned, to meet the zoo's project management standards, and to advise and assist with project logistics and administration as required
Effectively monitor and evaluate conservation activities to inform management decisions
Disseminate information and assist in the production and presentation of internal and external communications, in various media, to increase conservation awareness of projects and general awareness of Chester Zoo's conservation activities
Facilitate and participate in field research to support an evidence based approach to field projects, and present research at relevant scientific/conservation conferences and events
Provide guidance, advice, training, and knowledge where required, to field conservation staff (UK and overseas) and members of other Chester Zoo departments to assist in their conservation related activities

The successful candidate will have:
An MSc or equivalent in a conservation related subject
Knowledge of ex-situ and in-situ conservation role of zoos
In depth and wide ranging knowledge of biodiversity conservation and good understanding of conservation theory
Field research skills and extensive experience in Latin America
Part of an established conservation network in Latin America
Experience travelling in tropical and developing countries
Excellent written and oral communications skills, and public speaking experience with region appropriate language skills
Strong proof reading and editing skills
An excellent level of computer literacy
Experience in publishing and presenting scientific material
Strong organisational skills
Experience of grant applications

Although based in the UK at Chester Zoo, this position will require frequent overseas travel.

The salary is £32,639.05 per annum based on 40 hours per week. In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits.

To apply for this position, please click here to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you should be considered for our Field Programme Coordinator, Latin America role.

Closing date for applications is 12th January 2018.

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