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Friday, August 13, 2010

MNS-BCC Waterbirds Group - Vacancy

Malaysian Nature Society
Bird Conservation Council Waterbirds Group

The Malaysian Nature Society – Bird Conservation Council Waterbirds Group will conduct a survey of the entire coastline of the state of Sarawak to identify key waterbird sites and to identify and count waterbird populations during the northern winter period of October 2010 to March 2011.

Position: Field Coordinator
The Field Coordinator position (Part/Full Time) will run from Aug 2010 – July 2011 and can be based either in Kuching or Miri.
Primary duties:

·        Coordinate all aspects of the project, including specific responsibility for:
o       Plan  aerial, boat and land-based surveys
o       Set-up and deploy field survey teams
o       Maintain a database of volunteers, survey details, community outreach and training programs
o       Coordinate training and public awareness events
o       Document project
o       Coordinate, store and analyse data
o       Create and maintain good relationship with community representatives within survey sectors
o       Liaise with media and produce press releases, etc
o       Write reports (weekly reports to BCC-WG, coordinate and input to interim reports, final reports)
o       Keep accounts for the spending of project funds
·        Answerable and report directly to BCC-WG Chairperson (and/or his representative) on all aspects of the project work
·        Liaise with volunteer bird group coordinators in Kuching, Miri, Sibu, Mukah, Bintulu, Lawas, Seria and Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)
·        Liaise with agencies, institutions and corporations and potential co-funders within and outside Sarawak (attend relevant meetings workshops, etc)

·        Previous experience in environmental field survey work, engaging agencies, institutions and corporations at the highest levels, preferably in Malaysia or Southeast Asia.
·        Very good strategic and planning/organizational abilities, with an aptitude to work on own initiative with minimum supervision and to stay on task.
·        Malaysian national  resident in Sarawak
·        University degree in a related field or equivalent practical experience. Good written and oral communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Additional languages will be an advantage.
·        Good interpersonal and leadership skills, innovative thinking, versatile ability to work in a team and independently.
·        Willingness to travel and work outside office environments, as required.
·        Ability to work effectively at all levels, with above-mentioned institutions, governments and non-government agencies and build excellent working relationships.
·        Familiarity with and interest in waterbirds and wetland habitats an advantage
·        Experience in scientific report-writing an advantage
·        Computer literate
·        Use of GPS in field and storage of GPS data an advantage
Please  send CV to:
Anthony Wong
BQ204, 1st Floor, Batu Kawah New Township (MJC)
Jalan Batu Kawa,
93250 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel: 082-463803 Fax:082-462803
Hp: 013-8333163

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