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Marine Fisheries Biologist / Conservation Biologist

offerta di lavoro

Position: Marine Fisheries Biologist / Conservation Biologist
Duty Station: Myanmar
Duration: 7 months (renewable)
Duty Station: Lampi Marine National Park – Kawthaung District, Myanmar
Starting date: October/November 2019
Duties and Accountabilities
Istituto Oikos is seeking to recruit a Marine Fisheries Biologist / Conservation Biologist for its program in
Myanmar and specifically in Lampi Marine National Park. The Marine Fisheries Biologist / Conservation
Biologist will report to the Project Manager. The biologist will work in collaboration with a national expert
and will play an essential role in the implementation of field activities related to environmental monitoring,
fishery planning and management, engagement of local communities in co-management.
- Promote and facilitate community involvement in marine resources and fish stocks conservation
including the establishment of Village Fisheries Societies, the development of community fisheries
management plans and fishers registration;
- Engage and cooperate with park staff, department of fisheries staff, researchers and fishers in data
collection and analysis of patrolling & environmental Data and in the development of fisheries
management plans;
- Organize environmental education, awareness and training sessions for local stakeholders.
- Facilitate and maintain effective communication with the Government counterparts and local
partners, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), civil society, universities as well as specialized
international organizations;
- Support the Project Manager and the scientific supervisors in the definition of possible research
programs/priorities with local and/or international universities.
- Degree in Natural Resources Management, Marine biology or ecology, Conservation or related
- Experience working in developing countries, understanding of the institutional and political context
and exposure to the local challenges;
- Strong English verbal and written communication skills
- A strong sense of team work and ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Ability to thrive in multicultural living and working environment with people of diverse cultures,
value systems, perspectives and levels of education, and to manage staff in these contexts.
- Willingness to live and work in a remote isolated area, with variable weather conditions and
occasionally in physically demanding circumstances.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their CV, a letter of motivation and the details of 3
people for professional references to, indicating Vacancy Notice No 19/MY/FB
in the subject line.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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