Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER
Job Title: Assistant Research Officer (Self-Funded Post)
Reporting to: Principal Investigator, In-Country Staff
Responsible to: The Directors of the Society & the Operations and Research and Development
Managers, London HQ
Location: Tenerife

This post is an opportunity for less experienced individuals to gain overseas field experience of
research, project and volunteer management and training. Self-funding staff are also considered for
paid posts at the end of their contracts.
PRIMARY FUNCTION

To assist with all aspects of the research programme involving daily supervision of research team,
data analysis and report writing.
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE ROLE

- Assist the Principal Investigator with the development and implementation of the research
programme
- Daily organisation and supervision of the survey programme
- Supervision, management and training of volunteers/assistants
- Preparation of project reports and publication of results in scientific journals
- Assist with project logistics and administration
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

- Assist the Principal Investigator in implementing the standard programme of research to
cover each survey component depending on location, e.g. cetacean identification surveys;
beach cleans; eco-tourism research; stakeholder engagement surveys; population mapping
and behavioural observations
- Assist the Principal Investigator in managing the collection and processing of accurate field
data
- Produce sections of the technical reports and scientific papers to the schedule agreed with
the Principal Investigator and the Research and Development and Operations Managers
(London HQ)

- Assist the Principal Investigator in managing and supervising the maintenance of the
project's scientific resources
- Assist the Principal Investigator or Project Coordinator in the management, support,
motivation and development of volunteers / research assistants
- Assist the Principal Investigator in the accredited and non-accredited training of the volunteer
Research Assistants and other project participants where necessary and supervise their
implementation in the field survey
- Assist the Principal Investigator and Project Manager in strategizing for project development
and the development of new scientific studies
- Help to engage with the tourists and local community to raise awareness about cetaceans,
cetacean behaviour and the importance of conservation
- Provide the Principal Investigator with regular (minimum quarterly) progress updates and
ensure that these updates are passed on to the London HQ
- Assist with the logistical operations relating to the project including administration and
management of finances; production of accounts and reports; allocation, use and
maintenance of project resources; management of local staff; and supervision of the
activities of and ensuring the health and safety of project staff, volunteers and host country
participants.
TERMS & CONDITIONS

Contract Duration: An initial 6 month period with the possibility of extension.
Accommodation: Basic accommodation and food provided whilst at the field project site.
Travel: In-country ground travel costs to be provided. International flights to be self-funded.
Subsistence: Project fee: £1600 for 6 months. To be paid quarterly (£800 first quarter and £800
second quarter). Fees to be paid by staff member to cover project participation, use of equipment
and training
Training: Training for the role will be provided before your deployment
JOB SPECIFICATION

Qualifications Education/Knowledge:
- Graduate in an environmental or biological science discipline
- First aid qualification

- Relevant postgraduate qualification
- Knowledge of natural resource management & rural development
Experience:
- Experience of data analysis & report-writing
- Minimum 3 month field research experience, preferably in a tropical environment
- Experience of GIS applications
- Experience of working with NGOs
Skills:
- Excellent written/oral communication & presentation skills
- Administrative & time management skills
- Ability to train research assistants
- Knowledge of ecological monitoring
- Technically orientated
- Knowledge of local language
Personal Attributes:
- Demonstrable commitment to conservation
- Resilient & mature, with the ability to work as a team in basic living conditions
- Flexible approach
- Conscientious
- Ability to motivate others
- Physical fitness

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Refreshed on: 07 August 2020
Closing date: 21 September 2020
Tags: Policy/Research, Volunteer Management
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