Barefoot Conservation Vacancy: Science Officer - Raja Ampat

Barefoot Conservation Vacancy: Science Officer - Raja Ampat
**July and December positions available**

Barefoot Conservation is a new and exciting, not-for-profit organisation that takes a fresh look at marine conservation and community awareness. All of the Barefoot staff share the same passion for making a real difference at a grass root level on all our projects.

Our focus is grass roots conservation and community action. Our aim is to engage, educate and empower the local community to make sustainable conservation a way of life, not just a project.

We are currently looking for a Science Officer for our Raja Ampat, West Papua/Indonesia marine conservation project starting middle/end July and a second position starting in Decemeber 2014.

This is a great opportunity to join an enthusiastic, energic team and make a real difference in the worlds most bio-diverse marine region, and one of the truly last diving frontiers.
Under the guidance of the Project Scientist help co-ordinating the Science Training Programme for volunteers and the daily science survey activities. Assist the PS with data analysis, report writing, project logistics and administration when needed. Supervise and help train volunteers during the Science Training Programme including holding some lectures and in water pointy dives.

  • Assist the Project Scientist with the development and implementation of the Science Training Programme. 
  • Organise and supervise the daily science survey programme.
  • Help the Project Scientist with bi-monthly project reports and data analysis. 
  • Supervision and training of volunteers/host country scholars during STP. 
  • Assist with project logisitics and administration when needed. 
  • Help teach the Manta Ray Research Programme, working with the Aquatic Alliance.
  • Assist the Project Scientist in implementing the Science Training Programme (STP) covering each survey component of Fish, Corals, Invertebrate and Algaes (Plant life). 
  • Supervise the volunteers during the daily research/habitat survey program, including undertaking all dive planning for the science dives (Mon-Fri). 
  • Under the guidance of the Project Scientist, train & supervise the new volunteers during the STP, including holding lectures and undertaking in-water pointy dives. 
  • Assist the Project Scientist in data analysis, supervise the volunteers in the collection and inputting of the survey and/or Manta Ray data. Help write bi-monthly reports to be emailed back to head office. 
  • Assist with the Environmental Education community project, hold presentations for the local community, create/organise fun games for the children to educate them about the importance of protecting the environment.
Contract Duration: 6 month contract, with possibility of extension at end of contract term.

Bonus: Up to £1000 per annum end of contract bonus, depending on level of experience and personal/company performance during contract term.

Accommodation/Food: FREE basic shared accommodation provide at Raja Ampat project site.

Travel/Visa: Travel to/from the expedition site must be paid for by the candidate. All visa
extensions will be paid for by Barefoot Conservation.*

Training: FREE PADI EFR, Rescue and Divemaster course's.** Training on Manta Ray research.

** Does NOT include necessary PADI manuals & PIC's (Rescue - £24 & Divemaster - £150)
* Initial Social Visa fee and first renewal must be paid by the candidate
If you want to be a part of a new and exciting Marine Conservation & Community awareness NGO, and make a real differnece, then please send your CV/resume, cover letter and recent photo to:-
Closing Date: 23/12/2014