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11 Sep 2017

Environment Assistant Research Officer Fiji

Frontier – Posted by Frontier Anywhere

Job Description

To assist with all aspects of the research programme involving daily supervision of research team, data analysis and report writing.
– Assist the Principal Investigator with the development and implementation of the research programme
– Daily organisation and supervision of the survey programme
– Supervision, management and training of volunteers/assistants
– Preparation of project reports and publication of results in scientific journals
– Assist with project logistics and administration
– Assist the Principal Investigator in implementing the standard programme of research to cover each survey component depending on location, e.g. vegetation; ungulates; small mammals; bats, reptiles and amphibians, and selected invertebrate groups, including millipedes, molluscs and butterflies;
– Assist the Principal Investigator in the accredited and non-accredited training of the volunteer Research Assistants and other project participants where necessary and supervise their implementation in the field survey;
– Assist the Principal Investigator or Project Coordinator in the management, support, motivation and development of volunteers / research assistants;
– Assist the Principal Investigator in managing the collection and processing of accurate field data, including specimen collection, for all survey components;
– Ensure that the specimens collected on each phase are adequately preserved;
– Produce sections of the technical reports and scientific papers to the schedule agreed with the Principal Investigator and the Research and Development and Operations Managers (London HQ);
– Assist the Principal Investigator in managing and supervising the maintenance of the project’s scientific resources;
– Provide the Principal Investigator with regular (minimum quarterly) progress updates and ensure that these updates are passed on to the London HQ;
– Assist with the logistical operations relating to the project including administration and management of finances; production of accounts and reports; allocation, use and maintenance of project resources; management of local staff; and supervision of the activities of and ensuring the health and safety of project staff, volunteers and host country participants.

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: animals, environment, and marine.

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