Overview

We are currently recruiting volunteer liaison officers to work at one of our projects in South Africa. The vacancy is available for an eight-week period within the months of June to August.

For around two-three days a week, the volunteer liaison officer will be based in Johannesburg and responsible for ensuring the smooth-running of all transfers arriving and departing from OR Tambo International Airport. For the remainder of each week, the transfer coordinator will be based at one of our bush research sites. Here the officer will be assisting school students in the field to collect data, ensuring schedules are implemented and that the aims and objectives of Operation Wallacea are clear, and provide a degree of pastoral care.

Applicants should have experience of working in the field, good communication and organisational skills and preferably a biological background. Some driving will be required with this position, and so a full driving license and ability to drive a manual car are essential. This role is ideal for a recent graduate looking to build upon their field experience.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced candidates, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.

Should you have any further questions about this post and about our research in South Africa, please contact the country manager for this site, Gus Pitfield – gus.pitfield@opwall.com

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