Field Assistant/Leader Naucrates Tropical Island Conservation (N-TIC)

Duration: 3 months minimum with the possibility of returning the following season 

Start date: 29th December 2022

End date: 31st March 2023

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, 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
  • Write a comprehensive report at the end of the season 
  • With the assistance of Naucrates staff, plan and develop a work plan before the season starts

Requirements: 

  • 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 
  • 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. 

Notes: 

  • 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 first three weeks of work as an assistant of Naucrates. 

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 bookings@naucrates.org (bookings (at) naucrates.org), by 5th of September 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by the 20th of October 2022. 

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