The two-year-long initiative has shown encouraging progress by bringing together local people, Bangladesh Forest Department, veterinary drug sector and other stakeholders to conserve vultures through reduction of harmful drug use and habitat improvement. It is crucial to facilitate this forward momentum of motivated collaboration to strengthen vulture conservation initiative that has already started. To build on the milestones achieved, further support is required and the proposed project will play a facilitation role strengthening people's participation in conservation measures, putting legal instruments in place and engaging the Government for the ultimate survival of vulture populations in Bangladesh. Furthermore, and most importantly, the reduction of the remaining harmful drugs and the use of safe drugs will be ensured.The goal of the project is the “effective participatory management of the Vulture Safe Zones with local people and stakeholders to significantly improve the populations of vulture in Bangladesh and consequently improve environmental health by restoring ecological balance.”
Under the guidance of the Country Representative, IUCN Bangladesh and the Principal Investigator, this position is responsible for providing necessary support in the field for smooth implementation of the project. The Wildlife Biologist will undertake the following tasks;
• Assist the Principal Investigator in the implementation of activities according to the project’s annual, quarterly and monthly workplans
• Assist in conducting population survey of vulture, vulture nest monitoring, and pharmacy survey
• Coordinate community work including bimonthly meetings to strengthen Vulture Conservation Team (VCT) in different tires in the Vulture Safe Zones
• Assist Principal Investigator to strengthen government liaisons and advocacy
• Assist in coordinating to organize regional and national meetings and workshops
• Provide technical support to local community and project stakeholders in the field and national level
• Assist Principal Investigator in preparing monthly, quarterly and special reports on ongoing activities
• Assist the Programme Unit in developing project concepts and proposals on biodiversity conservation and natural resource management in the light of IUCN’s Intersessional programme
• Provide technical support to other projects and programmes of IUCN Bangladesh
• Undertake any other tasks that may be assigned as and when deemed necessary.
• Masters in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or other relevant disciplines.
• 4 years' professional experience in the relevant to the terms of reference.
• Good presentation, writing and spoken communication skills in English are essential.
Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.
Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.
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