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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Field Coordinator São Nicolau

São Nicolau is a beautiful island northwest of Sal, it has a fantastic combination of beaches, mountains, dramatic rocky coastlines, colonial style buildings and old fashioned charm.  We have been supporting turtle conservation and educational activities there for a number of years.  This year we would like to increase the level of support by sending a team of two people to live there and coordinate our activities, engage more people in the community and help to boost the skills and knowledge of the already established project.

The coordinator needs to be a very special person, with a mixture of solid experience with loggerhead turtles, the ability to work independently and proven leadership skills.  Some of the beaches are isolated and hard to get to you will need to be resourceful and show initiative to develop the best plan for the season.  If you think this is you please review the requirements for Wildlife Ranger and add these.

Must have experience with nesting loggerhead turtles (including track identification, tagging, nest relocations and nest excavations)
Must speak Capeverdean Krioul or Portuguese or Spanish
Must have attention to detail, capable of excellent data collection and ability to follow protocols
Must have experience training and leading other people
Must be dynamic and able to problem solve
Must be able to work independently
Must be friendly and culturally sensitive

This is an ideal stepping stone for someone already working in turtle conservation who wishes to become a project coordinator.

To be interviewed for this position, you will need to demonstrate on your application that you have all the above qualities and experience.

Timing : Training in Sal in June and staying on São Nicolau between July and October.

Benefits : Initially €100/month plus accommodation - rising to €300 depending on performance.

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