12 June, 2018

Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project Project Scientist

The Vanuatu Environmental Science Society
Port Vila with travel to provinces.

Due Date
22 Jun 2018

Full Time

Organisation Description
VESS is a small conservation NGO based in Port Vila. We aim to use science and local scientists to conserve threatened species in Vanuatu and address other environmental issues.

Job Description
VESS, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation and the Vanuatu Fisheries Department, is implementing projects in Vanuatu for the global GEF-funded Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project. Additional funding has been sourced to extend this project until July 2019. The project activities in Vanuatu include: a campaign to increase awareness of dugong and seagrass conservation within Vanuatu; Conducting aerial surveys in dugong hotspots to determine the density of dugongs in these areas; seagrass monitoring and research. Training will be given for conducting the aerial surveys and seagrass monitoring. The Project Scientist will be closely involved in delivering the activities of the projects under supervision of the project lead, Dr. Christina Shaw in addition they will provide administration, coordination, and logistical support to implement the Dugong & Seagrass Conservation Project
Selection Criteria
Minimum qualification of a Bachelor Degree in a natural science subject.
A passion and enthusiasm for the environment and conservation.
Previous experience in project implementation desirable but not essential.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Computer literacy including email and Microsoft suite.
Willingness to work with a team and develop new skills.
Positive attitude
400-500Vt per hour

How to Apply
Apply by:

Contact Person
Christina Shaw

Contact Phone Number
Not Stated

E-mail to send applications to

Postal Address or location to apply in person
Not Stated

Website to Obtain Further Information

How to apply - more information
How To Apply: Please address your cover letter (max 1 page) to Dr. Christina Shaw. Please include half a page on why you think seagrass conservation is important. Send your letter together with your CV (max 2 pages) by email to  vess@vanuatuconservation.org. There is no need to send academic record or references at this stage.

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