First listed on: 16 October 2020

 

Wildlife Insights Project Coordinator

 

We are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Newly created part time 2 year position
  • WWF offices/loc’ negot. Eastern seaboard

About the organisation

WWF’s global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bhmdj2tTtQ&feature=youtu.be

About the role

This position is funded under the Eyes on Recovery Project that will establish a sensor camera monitoring network across landscapes impacted by the summer fires to track changes in key mammal and bird populations across project sites on Kangaroo Island, in Southeast QLD, Northern NSW, the Blue Mountains, South Coast NSW, and East Gippsland. The Project Coordinator collaborates with the Wildlife Insights Program to leverage cutting edge technology and advanced analytics to develop a web-based view of the status of wildlife in fire affected areas and help inform future management actions.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Significant experience in the use of sensor cameras and their capacity and limitations to provide insights into wildlife abundance, behaviour, and occupancy of habitats.
  • Well developed knowledge Australian wildlife, national and sub-national species conservation issues, including key threats and relevant policy frameworks.
  • A track record of accurately identifying species from camera images, and familiarity with the Wildlife Insights platform and its ability to catalogue imagery from sensor cameras.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with key partners and other external networks.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills, with an ability to communicate project findings to both scientific and lay audiences, and the mass media.
  • Ability to work independently, is self-motivated and self-directed, with experience working within a flexible, collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated workplace health & safety experience within a field work context.
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment & the cultural context when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or other Indigenous Peoples.

 

The ideal candidate will have an ability to work both autonomously and constructively within a team and be aligned with WWF’s vision, mission and I-KODE Values.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications

Please see the job description for further details. Applicants can apply via www.wwf.org.au/about-us/jobs-at-wwf Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered. Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees. 

Closing Date: 9AM 2/11/2020




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