This is a unique opportunity to work on an exceptional conservation site, Round Island, and contribute to protecting and restoring its ecosystem.
The successful applicant will work in a team totaling three Conservation Biologists who lead the work on Round Island.
This core team of three are supported by other Conservation Biologists with different skills.
Staff work on a rotation of one month on the island, living in the field station and two weeks on the mainland, with one week off and one week working.
The post requires a high level of physical fitness, self-motivation, organisation and people skills, in addition to having a scientific background.
Staff must be comfortable travelling by small boat in rough seas.
Being able to swim and a clean driving license is preferred.
Certification in first aid is a requirement and training in wilderness first aid would be an advantage.
Experience of working in remote conditions alongside others from different backgrounds and cultures is desirable.
The work is multidisciplinary with the main conservation themes of flora, seabirds and reptiles.
Plant work involves plant propagation, the control/removal of invasive plants and restoration of the island’s plant community.
Animal work covers monitoring and handling of reptiles and seabirds.
Accurate data collection/entry and reporting are a necessity and the work also entails maintaining infrastructure, organising changeovers, ensuring biosecurity measures are maintained and leading other staff, interns and students that are working on the island.
Head to our website, https://www.mauritian-wildlife.org/, for more information on how to apply for the position.
DEADLINE : 31 January 2021