Conservation Field Coordinator - Nepal
Vacancy for: Conservation Field Coordinator
Based: Ghandruk, Nepal
At Projects Abroad, we’re passionate about travelling with a purpose. We love travel, and we love making a positive difference in communities around the world.
We have projects running in dozens of countries, where we send volunteers to help with anything from medicine and healthcare to education and conservation.
We don’t just dream about making a difference in the world. We do it every day.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference in the conservation field, to coordinate our programmes in Nepal.
The Conservation Field Coordinator assists the volunteers integrate into the conservation project. The role entails the design, implementation and analysis of various research projects.
Our conservation work is closely linked with the Nepalese parks service and we must be sensitive to their requirements whilst making our work worthwhile and in keeping with modern conservation practices.
Their main responsibility is to be a frontline liaison with volunteers, helping the volunteers to learn correct procedures for observing and participating in the conservation projects, and to write research reports based on the data collected.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that volunteer issues and concerns are dealt with efficiently so that they are comfortable in Nepal
- Make sure that the volunteers know the places and how to travel without assistance during the following days
- Maintain effective communication with the volunteers, placements and staff
- Keep senior staff members informed of all volunteer issues and development
- Ensure that accurate and up-to-date information on projects, placements and volunteers are uploaded in our systems
- Writing conservation updates when needed
- Office work in the form of checking and answering emails on a daily basis. Respond to all emails within 2 working days
- Developing new conservation projects and methods, under the guidance of the Conservation Manager
- Scheduling day to day work and setting up work plans
- Ensure data is managed appropriately and reported on in professional reports
- Devising or helping to draw up new research proposals
- Develop strategies to ensure that placement activities are worthwhile for volunteers
- Frequent monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure program quality and satisfaction (volunteer and placement)
- Have a degree in a Conservation related field or at least one year's relevant experience
- Be an advanced English speaker
- Be flexible, adaptable and self-reliant
- Have experience working with culturally diverse populations and be culturally sensitive
- Have experience in project development and management
- Have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
- Be IT skilled
You will work under a one-year contract, subject to passing a three-month probationary period. An offer of employment depends on a personal interview and satisfactory references.
Salary and Benefits:
Projects Abroad pays a good local salary, international flights, comprehensive travel and health insurance, a single room in shared accommodation and food allowance, as well as agreed day-to-day work-related expenses.
Please complete the online application form and upload a cover letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
Start Date: early March, 2018