We are currently recruiting a farm surveys leader to work on our Transylvania project, based in the Tarnarve Mare region of Romania. The position will be from four to eight weeks between June and early August.
The position involves visiting local farms and interviewing the farmers alongside a translator and a small group of students. Quite often the interview takes place as part of a longer visit that and involves some sort of tour or other activity. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in biological sciences and knowledge of agricultural practices, but the most important requirement of the role is an outgoing and friendly personality in order to build a rapport with those being interviewed.
In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced candidates, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.
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