ZSL International Job Vacancy: Consultant For Bird Survey, Palembang – South Sumatera

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September 24, 2019

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September 30, 2019

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The Zoological Society of London is an international wildlife conservation organization with a focus on science-based and pragmatic solutions. ZSL has been active in Indonesia for about 10 years, with a particular focus on the overlap between industrial development and biodiversity conservation. ZSL Indonesia is based in Bogor, West Java, with existing field projects in Jambi and South Sumatera. We are now looking for:

ZSL Indonesia is a highly diverse programme with projects involving climate change, public-private-people partnerships, sustainable landscape management, in addition to species conservation (namely the Sumatran tiger), protected area management, and combatting wildlife crime.

The UKCCU/NICFI Project works with the Government of South Sumatra, national and district level governments, communities and the private sector to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. The proposed impact of this project is to achieve “Inclusive economic growth and community prosperity, biodiversity conservation, forest protection and restoration, and the ending of deforestation, peatland drainage and wildfires that contribute to land-based Greenhouse Gas emissions”.

We are now looking for: CONSULTANT FOR BIRD SURVEY

Terms and Condition

Start Date: October 2019

Duration of Contract: 5 Months

Work Area: Palembang, South Sumatera

Reporting to: Conservation Manager

Key Purpose of the Job

The UKCCU/NICFI through KELOLA Sendang Project works with the Government of South Sumatra, national and district level governments, communities and the private sector to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. The proposed impact of this project is to achieve “Inclusive economic growth and community prosperity, biodiversity conservation, forest protection and restoration, and the ending of deforestation, peatland drainage and wildfires that reduces land-based Greenhouse Gas emissions”.

In support of South Sumatra’s green growth vision, the South Sumatra provincial government has developed a Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) for South Sumatra Province 2017-2021, in which one action plan for biodiversity conservation is through identification and inventory of species and their distribution. Research and publications on biodiversity in South Sumatra are still very limited in certain regions, so a list of species and their distribution is needed to provide an overview of the biodiversity in the South Sumatra region and subsequent management planning.

One form of support for the KELOLA Sendang project in conservation of biodiversity is through inventory and identification of biodiversity and its distribution, specifically in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape. In 2017, the KELOLA Sendang project initiated an inventory of animals, especially large mammals, through occupancy survey and camera trap installation in the Dangku landscape. In the end of 2018, the installation of camera traps to inventory large mammals in the Sembilang landscape has also begun to be implemented. In addition to inventorying large mammals, the KELOLA Sendang project also aims to support the study of inventory of other flora and fauna, especially endemic species and priority species contained in South Sumatra BSAP, along with their distribution in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape. All biodiversity data collected during the project will be integrated into one biodiversity information portal system that will be developed.

Participation of younger generations of South Sumatra in efforts to implement sustainable landscape management and biodiversity conservation is one of the priorities of KELOLA Sendang project because the future of sustainable landscape in South Sumatra lies on its young generation. Therefore, one of the strategies of the project is to involve university students in project’s activities and expose them to sustainable landscape concept to biodiversity conservation.

Scope of Work

  • Train, involve, and supervise the next generation of South Sumatra conservationists in bird surveys and sustainable landscape management
  • Conduct bird survey in pre-determined locations in Sembilang-Dangku landscape (at least 3 locations that represent low-land tropical ecosystem, peatland, mangroves, and productive landscape – such as timber plantation and/or oil palm plantation and/or community’s gardens).
  • Conduct data analysis and verification of survey results
  • Compose and layout Birds of Sembilang-Dangku book

Deliverables

  • Bird survey method training report
  • Bird survey proposals/terms of reference
  • Survey report for each surveyed location
  • Collated data (coordinates, photographs, list of species)
  • Final draft – Birds of Sembilang Dangku book

Recruitment Qualifications:

The consultant should have master’s degree of Biology and proven experience with bird survey and identification.

Application procedures:

The interested consultant shall submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Technical proposal including the timeline, consultant profile with CV of team members, references of min. 2 relevant experiences
  • Financial Proposal
  • Examples of directly relevant work with other organizations

The proposal shall submitted in English  to indonesia@zsl.org,  cc’d lydia.chandra@zsl.org,  by latest                 September 30, 2019 with placing the job title in the subject line . Only short-listed proposals will be notified. As received after the deadline will not be considered.

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