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Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
Job Type
Job Status
Full Time
20 April, 2021
Job Title

Conservation Officer

Job Presentation
Economic Sector
District in MauritiusPLAINE WILHEMS
State / ProvinceMauritius
Job Summary

This is a unique opportunity to work on an exceptional conservation site, Round Island, and contribute to protecting and restoring its ecosystem. The successful applicant will work in a team totaling three Conservation Biologists who lead the work on Round Island. This core team of three are supported by other Conservation Biologists with different skills. Staff work on a rotation of one month on the island, living in the field station and two weeks on the mainland, with one week off and one week working.

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Duties of Job

The work is multidisciplinary with the main conservation themes of flora, seabirds and reptiles.
Plant work involves plant propagation, the control/removal of invasive plants and restoration of the island’s plant community.
Animal work covers monitoring and handling of reptiles and seabirds.
Accurate data collection/entry and reporting are a necessity and the work also entails maintaining infrastructure, organising changeovers, ensuring biosecurity measures are maintained and leading other staff, interns and students that are working on the island.

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The post requires a high level of physical fitness, self-motivation, organisation and people skills, in addition to having a scientific background.

Staff must be comfortable travelling by small boat in rough seas. Being able to swim and a clean driving license is preferred.

Experience of working in remote conditions alongside others from different backgrounds and cultures is desirable.

• A degree in Biology or related subjects
• Experience in horticulture, flora conservation and restoration preferred and additional fauna conservation, restoration and research will be an advantage
• Be physically fit for working in tough remote conditions and able to stay focused on repetitive work
• Be ready to adapt to unforeseen circumstances with initiative and due care
• Have good written and spoken English
• Have a sound knowledge of spreadsheet applications and data management
• Preferably have a driving license for car and/or motorbike

Qualifications RequiredDegree Holder
Age Range25 - 35
Salary Proposed15001 - 20000 (Mauritian Rupees)
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15001 - 20000 (MUR)
Valid Till
31 May, 2021 (14 days left)

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