Thursday, April 4, 2019

Job Opportunities at Frontier - The Society for Environmental Exploration, Assistant Research Officer

Job at Frontier - The Society for Environmental Exploration, Assistant Research Officer | Deadline: 27th April, 2019

Title Assistant Research Officer (Marine and Wildlife Conservation)
Reference (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location Tanzania
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Deadline 27/04/2019

Directory Entry : Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods.

Description Deadline: Rolling, we recruit AROs throughout the year based on project availability.
Frontier are seeking Assistant Research Officers for our Tanzania terrestrial and marine projects.

Job Description
The primary function of an Assistant Research Officer is to assist with all aspects of the research programme involving daily supervision of research team, data analysis and report writing.
More specifically, the role involves:
• Assisting the Principal Investigator with the development and implementation of the research programme
• Daily supervision of volunteer Research Assistants
• Supervision, management and training of volunteers/assistants
• Preparation of project reports and publication of results in scientific journals
• Assist with project logistics and administration

• Graduate in an environmental or biological science discipline
• First aid qualification
• Experience of data analysis & report-writing
• Excellent written/oral communication & presentation skills
• Administrative & time management skills and ability to train research assistants
• Demonstrable commitment to conservation
• Resilient & mature, with the ability to work as a team in basic living conditions

Terms and conditions:
Contract Duration: A minimum 6 month period with the possibility of extending.
Accommodation: Basic accommodation provided whilst at the field project site.
Travel: In-country ground travel costs to be provided.
International flights to be self-funded.
Subsistence: Terrestrial project participation fee: £1000 for 6 months (excluding Costa Rica).
To be paid quarterly (£600 first quarter, £400 second quarter).
Marine project and Costa Rica participation fee: £1100 for 6 months.
To be paid quarterly (£650 first quarter, £450 second quarter).
Fees to be paid by staff member to cover project participation.
Training: Tropical habitat conservation training & pre-departure training provided.
Although these attributes are ideal, every application is carefully considered and this post is an opportunity for less experienced individuals to gain overseas field experience of research, project and volunteer management and training.

For further details and to apply please visit our website or send a CV and Cover Letter to

Don’t forget to mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application.

Position: Project Coordinator – Tanzania 

We are now seeking an enthusiastic, committed and experienced Project Coordinator with a passion for conservation and community development to drive forward our programmes in country. We are currently based on the island of Beqa, where we have volunteer led marine conservation projects as well as community development projects in town.
The project Coorduinator will be responsible for the successful running of the Tanzania projects including management of volunteers, logistics and administration of the project

More specifically, the Project Coordinator will oversee:
To ensure the health and safety of all volunteers and field staff involved in the project, dealing with any medical incidents should they arise.
Management, support and development of volunteers / research assistants in all aspects of their participation on the project.
Organisation and supervision of camp activities and the schedule of Research Assistants camp duties. Preparation of a camp work schedule taking into account all relevant safety, physical, logistic and financial considerations.
To manage local Frontier employees, camp assistant, driver, guards, as appropriate including payment of wages as and when necessary.
Administration and control of project budget, ensuring that expenditure does not exceed allocated funds. Over spending will be recovered from future budgets.
To develop proposals for work with other potential sites/organizations (including site visits and meetings as and when required).

For more information and to apply, follow the link below or submit a CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role to: 

country : Tanzania
job category : Overseas Positions
job type (s): Project Manager
job area (s) : Administration
deadline for applications : No deadline