Duration: 3 months minimum with the possibility of returning the following season
Start date: 15th of February 2024 (flexible date)
End date: 31st of March 2024
Field Assistant/Leader responsibilities and tasks:
For the first three weeks of fieldwork, you would work as an assistant, alongside a Naucrates researcher, then you would work as the leader until the end of the season (end of March 2024), carrying out the following tasks.
- Manage the field team; staff, volunteers and interns
- Ensure all project tasks and activities are successfully carried out
- Data collection and checking accuracy
- Coordination of tasks, transport, accommodation, food, finances etc.
- Regular communication and reports to the project manager on site (first period) and later by email on a weekly basis
- Write a comprehensive report at the end of the season
- Field project experience (it would be an asset if he/she has experience in a sea turtle conservation project)
- Being able to work alone without supervision
- Ability to work independently in a rural environment with little western comforts, for long hours
- Research and data collection experience
- To be a responsible and mature person that can handle the pressure of changing circumstances
- Physically fit, able and willing to undertake any project activity, including long walks on the beach (5-10km)
- Good organizational and coordination skills
- Good English communication skills
- Can mix well with different types of people from many different backgrounds
Successful candidates must commit to the period above and follow Naucrates’ rules and code of conduct. The candidate must understand and fulfil the needs of the organization, by running the project with due care and respect of the organization’s values.
- Any dietary restrictions or allergies should be communicated at the point of application, as some needs may not be possible to cater for
- Applicants should also note that work days are usually 7 days a week, with no regular days off.
- The remoteness of the island means little access to western comforts and limited social life, lack of technically advanced tools and equipment, as well as the possibility of changing circumstances (i.e. you plan to use the boat for monitoring beaches, and the boat is not available at the time you need it)
- Please read the project description before applying
Salary/Stipend or Expenses:
The Field Leader should cover their own travel expenses to and from the island (including international travel), plus their own visa expenses and travel insurance. Accommodation and food are provided for the overall period, and a small monthly salary (8000 Thai baht) is provided after the training.
Deadline for application:
Please enclose a cover letter explaining your experience and skills, with a CV and a recent photo, to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (bookings (at) naucrates.org), by 5th of September 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by the 20th of October 2023.