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The Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking to hire a marine scientist to support ecological evaluations of reefs and social evaluations of coastal communities to support WCS’s project- Miamba Yetu: Sustainable Reef Investments. This position will be based in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
WCS is receiving funding from the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) to implement a blended finance facility to support community-based and private sector initiatives aimed at achieving protection of coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean of Kenya and Tanzania. The programme will support the incubation and development of businesses that will contribute to the conservation of coral reefs in the region and support coastal community development. This position will lead national surveys of coral reef systems to develop a coral reefs threats assessment and will assess ecological and social progress of business ventures that are funded through the program. This is primarily a field-based position and will require ~50% time in the field conducting surveys.
The position will be responsible for:
The successful candidate will lead and undertake the national ecological and social surveys for the Miamba Yetu programme, and will coordinate activities with the WCS marine team operating across Tanzania and Kenya. The position reports to the Tanzania Marine Director and will require close and frequent collaboration and communication with the regional Marine Director and the Miamba Yetu Programme Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for data collection and analysis, as well as report writing on both field missions and results, and will contribute to reports to the donor.
The Miamba Yetu Marine Scientist will be based in the Stone Town, Zanzibar.
No relocation allowance will be provided.
Position will be hired on a contract from May 2023 through December 2023, with renewal possible contingent on performance and funding.
How to apply
Applications should be submitted by May 21st, 2023.