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PROJECT OFFICER – ELEPHANT BIOLOGIST (BHL)
Experience – From 1 to 3 year(s) of experience
Role – Other
Salary – Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Location – Tezpur, Assam
Industry – NGO / Social Services / Industry Associations
Functional Area – Other
Role Category – Other
Employment Type – Full Time, Permanent
Roles and Responsibilities
Human-elephant conflict (HEC) threatens the lives and livelihoods of both humans and Asia’s elephants, constituting one of the most serious threats to elephant conservation. It is crucial that conservation organizations work together to systematically address the drivers of HEC. Yet conservation organizations lack access to even the most basic data related to HEC and elephant ecology across India. In addition, train-elephant collisions are a major cause of mortality for elephants across India. For these reason, WWF-India is ramping up our scientific and conservation endeavors with respect to elephants in our Brahmaputra, Western Ghats and Terai Arc Landscapes.
WWF-India seeks a Project Officer—Elephant Biologist (PO-EB) to drive elephant and HEC research in the Brahmaputra Landscape. This PO-EB will work on the following:
- Research on elephant habitat quality and usage through elephant collaring, behavioral observations of collared elephants, and vegetation research;
- Efforts to research train-elephant collisions and produce and advocate for implementation of evidence-based recommendations to reduce collisions
- Development and implementation of effective interventions to minimize human-elephant conflict.
- On-demand support for communities and FD officials to minimize HEC
- Support the implementation of the Project Elephant/WWF India Field Manual for Managing Human-Elephant Conflict and other key tools;
- Support HEC data collection efforts across BHL;
- Data collection, analysis, and writing to support the conservation advocacy efforts to protect movement connectivity for elephants in the Brahmaputra Landscape.
Qualifications and competencies required:
- Masters in biology, ecology, behaviour sciences, botany, wildlife conservation, or other discipline related to elephant biology and/or human-wildlife conflict;
- Demonstrated abilities in scientific and general writing;
- Experience of working with research and conservation institutions
- Experience of collecting and managing data
- Write scientific papers
- Should have worked in teams and experience of managing teams of at least two other people
- Experience of working in elephant landscapes.
- Engaging respectfully with communities suffering from human-elephant conflict