Field Research Officer

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife is looking for an experienced field researcher to be principal investigator for wildlife and social survey projects

Position title: Field Research Officer

Main duty station: 30-40% at SVW office, 60-70% of time in the field.

An Introduction to Save Vietnam’s Wildlife

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife is a national Non-Profit Organization in Vietnam that was founded on the critical need for more effective solutions to secure a future for Vietnamese wildlife. At the core of SVW’s program of work in Viet Nam is a collaborative partnership with Cuc Phuong National Park to support the management and operation of the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP).

Our Mission

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife is committed to protecting and increasing populations of endangered wildlife in Vietnam by rescuing threatened animals, protecting entire populations and ensuring secured habitats. We act to identify and select the best solutions which encompass high conservation value, are scientifically based, consider human requirements and empower people to take informed action.

Duration: Permanent position
Expected starting date: As soon as possible
Salary: To be discussed
Work place: 30-40% at SVW office, 60-70% of time in the field.

Responsibilities of Field Researcher

The Field Research Officer will be acting as principal investigator and team leader in specific Research Team projects and supporting the team in other general duties. Responsibilities include:

  • Design, co-ordinate and conduct field and social surveys and monitoring for SVW priority species in target areas throughout Vietnam
  • Write grant proposals and reports to a high standard and on a timely basis
  • Produce International journal-standard papers from survey work
  • Help keep Research Team databases up-to-date
  • Carry out literature and museum-based research projects to compile reviews on the distribution, status and ecology of SVW priority species.
  • Develop and implement training courses’ contents and seminars for rangers and students in Vietnam
  • Develop conservation initiatives, based on the results of field research to improve the conservation of wildlife
  • Use information gained from field research to improve ex-situ conservation techniques

Professional qualifications

  • BSc degree in Biology, Conservation, Zoology or a related subject
  • Considerable practical experience in field (preferably wildlife) surveys
  • Scientific writing including journal papers, grants and reports
  • Good English language skills, both spoken and written

Desirable personal qualities

  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Ability to take the lead on specific projects, overseeing staff, partners and contractors in the field
  • Commitment to team work, coaching and mentoring other people
  • Prepared to work with limited resources within a challenging environment
  • Motivation, energy and enthusiasm
  • Must be Vietnamese
  • Strong networking and advocacy skills
  • Good organizational and reporting skills
  • Ability to cope with pressure/meet deadlines
  • Willingness to undertake frequent travel

How to apply

Interested Vietnamese candidates should send their recent CV and a covering letter (written in English and Vietnamese) to email: [email protected] by 30th September 2016. Acknowledgements will be sent to short-listed applicants only.

Phone contact: 0164 337 0958

Application Deadline

Friday, 2016-09-30

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save Vietnam’s Wildlife
Ninh Binh
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2016-09-30