•  Harare
    • March 10, 2021
    • March 21, 2021
    •  Full Time
  •  Environmental, Forestry Jobs

Job Summary

Savé Valley Conservancy Trust Is Looking For A Head Ecologist: Savé Valley Conservancy Trust
Deadline: 21 March 2021

Duties And Responsibilities

The Head Ecologist will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic ecological monitoring and research program in the Savé Valley Conservancy (SVC), based on needs of conservancy members and guided by international best practice. S/he will be responsible for conducting research, supervising and guiding the research direction of visiting scientists and students, and ensuring all data is collated, analyzed, made available to SVC members and published in peer reviewed scientific journals.

Qualifications And Experience

Qualifications and Experience Required
Please only apply for this position if you meet all of the following criteria: Recent MSc or PhD in a suitable field (ecology / zoology etc); Excellent knowledge of current best survey and monitoring methodology (fauna and flora); Excellent data analysis capabilities; Good GIS skills; Proven publication record; Willingness to live and work in remote field conditions; Experience managing small teams (preferably of other ecologists or students); Fluent in English – other languages considered advantageous; Clean drivers licence.
Zimbabwean citizens will be given preference.
Salary and Conditions
The successful candidate will be expected to base full time in the SVC. A field vehicle, some field equipment, and basic accommodation will be provided. Other costs to be covered personally.
The salary is competitive and will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

How To Apply

To apply
To apply, please send your CV (maximum 4 pages) plus a 2-page cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the job to Please ensure your CV contains current contact details for three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and no feedback will be provided on unsuccessful applications. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the 26th March 2021, and will be invited for an online interview during that week. The successful candidate will need to be available to start work during April 2021.