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Frontier; The Society for Environmental Exploration


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Job Title: Principal Investigator

Reporting to: Research and Development and Operations Managers, London HQ

Responsible to: The Directors of the Society & the Research and Development and Operations

Managers, London HQ

Location: Tenerife


PRIMARY FUNCTION

To co-ordinate the research programme, involving overall supervision of the biological surveys and

implementation of community-based conservation projects.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE ROLE

- To take overall responsibility for the leadership of the project;

- Development and implementation of the research programme;

- To liaise, develop and maintain relationships with collaborators;

- Supervision and training of junior staff;

- Management, support, training and motivation of volunteers / research assistants;

- Preparation of project reports and publication of results in scientific journals;

- Preparation of project and funding proposals with the Project Coordinator or Country Coordinator

and Research and Development and Operations Managers (London HQ);

- Representing the technical side of the project when liaising with relevant authorities, research

institutes and international agencies;

- Assist with project logistics and administration.


MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

-To manage all members of the project field staff, supervise all aspects of their survey work and

provide accredited and non-accredited training where necessary to achieve the project objectives;

- To develop and implement a standard work programme to cover each survey component namely

socio-economic survey work and biological work including vegetation surveys; bats; reptiles; and

amphibians, and selected invertebrate groups;

- To manage, support and develop volunteers / research assistants in all aspects of their

participation on the project;

- To supervise the collection and processing of accurate field data and specimen collections for all

survey components;

- To ensure that the specimens collected are appropriately preserved and delivered to the relevant

taxonomist for identification;


- To liaise with taxonomists to ensure the timely identification of specimens and the incorporation of

an accurate species list in each technical report;

- To produce technical reports, scientific papers and project planning documents to a schedule

agreed with the Research and Development and Operations Managers;

- To assist the Operations and Research and Development Managers with technical information

required for the production of project planning documents and specific funding proposals;

- To manage and supervise the maintenance of project resources;

- To liaise with other relevant organisations, including the project funding organisation, the local

University, and individuals to develop the project and its scientific resources, particularly relevant

scientific references;


- To provide the Operations and Research and Development Managers with regular progress

updates;

- Assist with the logistical operations relating to the project including administration and

management of finances; production of accounts and reports; allocation, use and maintenance of

project resources; management of local staff; and supervision of the activities of and ensuring the

health and safety of project staff, volunteers and host country participants.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Contract Duration: 12 months, possibility of an extension

Accommodation: Basic accommodation provided at field project

Travel: Capped contribution to international airfare plus internal travel as necessary to the

fulfilment of duties.

Insurance & Admin: Employer’s liability insurance provided.

Subsistence: Food provided on project site. Subsistence allowance provided off project site.

Salary:


Training: £600- £800 (per annum) on successful completion of contract depending on a

candidate’s experience, qualifications, & availability plus £300-£500 end of contract bonus and £50

per peer reviewed publication at the manager’s discretion.

BTEC assessor training & pre-departure training provided.


JOB SPECIFICATION


ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE

Qualifications

Education/Knowledge:

- Postgraduate in environmental / biological science

- First aid qualification

- Minimum PADI rescue diver or equivalent (Marine projects only)

- Knowledge of natural resource management and rural development


Experience:

- Minimum 1 year field research experience, preferably in the tropical environment

- Experience of field project management

- Experience of data analysis & report-writing

- Experience supporting / managing volunteers

- Experience of GIS applications

- Experience of budget and financial management

- Experience working with local communities

- Experience of donor liaison and writing of funding proposals


Skills:

- Excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills

- Administrative and time management skills

- Ability to manage and train junior research staff

- Strong leadership skills

- Knowledge of local language

- Technically orientated

Personal Attributes:

- Demonstrable commitment to conservation

- Resilient and mature, with the ability to work as a team in basic living conditions

- Flexible approach

- High attention to detail


- Ability to motivate others

- Physical fitness

Job Title: Principal Investigator

Reporting to: Research and Development and Operations Managers, London HQ

Responsible to: The Directors of the Society & the Research and Development and Operations

Managers, London HQ

Location…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Other Education Requirement

How to Apply

Please send your cv and cover letter to staffing@frontier.ac.uk. Please include the role you are applying for.

Please send your cv and cover letter to staffing@frontier.ac.uk. Please include the role you are applying for.

Location

50-52 Rivington Street, London, ENG EC2A 3QP, GB

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