The Secretariat is seeking suitably experienced and qualified candidates for two posts at its Nairobi-based multi-country project on Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) to be implemented in Africa. MIKE is a monitoring system put in place across the entire range of the African and Asian elephants to provide information needed for range States to make appropriate management and enforcement decisions, and to build institutional capacity for the long-term management of their elephant populations.
The Project Coordinator directs, coordinates and supervises all actions required for the effective implementation of MIKE programme by:
• monitoring project implementation at all stages;
• communicating with national governments and monitoring performance of MIKE activities at the national level;
• providing national/site-based training in survey methodology, data management and data analysis;
• providing scientific and technical assistance.
The candidate should possess extensive leadership and managerial skills; an advanced university degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area. Fluency in oral and written English is essential and extensive experience in research, evaluation and policy development in relation to species conservation and sustainable management will be an asset. Click here to see more details.
The Data Analyst develops and facilitates the implementation of the data management system and oversees the data analyses at the site, national and sub-regional levels. The candidate should have a university degree in computer or information systems, mathematics, statistics or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, certification and experience in relevant areas. He/she should also have at least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in relevant areas including experience in the collection, compilation and analysis of statistical data. Fluency in English is essential. Click here to see more details.
Closing Date for both posts is 30 June 2006.
We regret that it will not be possible to acknowledge all applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.