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2 months, 1 week ago Comments Off on Job opening: Wildlife Conservation Society Development Officer – South Asia Regional Program
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Terms of Reference for the Position of Development Officer

Post title: Wildlife Conservation Society Development Officer – South Asia Regional Program

Duration of appointment: 2 Years

Location: Bangalore or Mumbai

 

Overall Goal of the Position

Assess the private, foundation, corporate and government philanthropic environment in South Asia to source new funds and other resources for WCS’s mission in South Asia and particularly in India. Depending on the assessment, begin implementing necessary actions to bring in new funds or other resources for WCS’s conservation mission in India and South Asia.

Reports

Primary reports are to the South Asia & Bay of Bengal Regional Director and the WCS-India Country Program Director. Secondary reports to the Global Resources Department in WCS-NY.

Period of Hire and Location

Period of hire is two years, following which the position will be assessed for its overall contributions to conservation in India and South Asia. There will be periodic assessments throughout the period of hire, including a formal analysis at the end of year 1. The South Asia & Bay of Bengal Regional Director will perform the assessment of the overall contributions to conservation in South Asia by the Development Officer. A key variable in the assessment will be the amount of funds or other resources the Development Officer is able to bring in over time. Position will be based in Bangalore or Mumbai.

Principal Responsibilities

First Responsibility – Assessments and Evaluations

Assess the private individual philanthropic environment in India with respect to WCS’s mission. Assessment should include potential funds available from large to small donors, and an assessment of the level and kinds of investment needed to access such funds. Analyze and produce report on this within 4 months of hire.

Assess the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) environment in India with respect to WCS’s mission. Assessment should include potential funds available from CSR, and an assessment of the level and kinds of investment needed to access such funds. Assessment should also include other ways WCS’s mission can be better achieved in collaborations with corporations in South Asia, such as pro bono technical support. Produce report on this within 4 months of hire.

Assess the Government of India funding environment in India with respect to WCS’s mission. Assessment should include potential funds available from federal and state governments and an assessment of the level and kinds of investment needed to access such funds. Produce report on this within 4 months of hire.

Second Responsibility – Fundraising

Based upon the results of the assessments (and if the assessments do indicate it is feasible), begin efforts with the most promising leads to raise funds or other resources that will contribute to WCS’s mission in India. It is expected that the Development Officer will often not lead the interactions with the prospective donors. Instead it is the responsibility of the Development Officer to identify potential donors, determine what is the best way to approach them, including what fundraising materials are needed and when, and which WCS staff person is best suited to be the front person for the interactions with the prospective donors.

As a part of this fundraising effort it is anticipated that the Development Officer will develop a database of potential donors, will reach out to past donors and re-establish links.

Expected Qualifications

  • Proven track record in fund raising.
  • Dynamic personality and excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact and engage with a wide variety of people.
  • Meticulous, organized, excellent database management and writing skills.
  • Interest in and familiarity with wildlife conservation issues in India and globally.

Salary range: USD $1,000-$2,500 per month depending on  experience and qualifications.

Please send CV and statement of expertise including details of fundraising experience to Dr. Krithi Karanth [ krithi.karanth@gmail.com ] and #1669, 31st Cross, 16th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore, Karnataka – 560070. Phone: +91-80-26715364.

Applicants will be notified if they are shortlisted for interview. Please do not send repeated enquiries.


Wildlife Conservation Society India Program. 

WCS India Program, based in Bengaluru, has combined cutting-edge research on tigers and other wildlife, with national capacity building and, effective site-based conservation through constructive collaborations with governmental and non-governmental partners. WCS India Program is committed to saving wildlife and wild lands, nurturing and inspiring positive attitudes towards nature in people through it’s scientific and conservation endeavors.

Visit: wcsindia.org Follow: Twitter: @WCSIndia, Facebook : @wcs.ind

 

4 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on WCS India Program: Openings for Research Assistant
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*This position has been filled and applications are no longer considered*

Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has openings for candidates interested in wildlife research and conservation. These positions will be closed as soon as suitable candidates are found.

Position: Research Assistant

Location: Bengaluru and field work in multiple sites.

Requirements:

  1. Ability to speak in Kannada is a must.
  2. Graduate degree in any discipline.
  3. Basic working knowledge of computers.
  4. Candidates must be physically fit, with good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  5. Meticulous and organized.
  6. Willing to stay in forests, with basic facilities, for extended time frame.
  7. Passionate about wildlife

Selected applicants will be required to complete an unpaid internship period of one month. An evaluation will be carried out following the probation; depending on performance and mutual interest, the candidates may be offered a permanent position in the organization.

Interested candidates are requested to send an email to [interns.wcsindia@gmail.comwith the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, October 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.

5 months, 4 weeks ago Comments Off on Short Course Announcement
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Ecosystem Services: Integrating natural and social science to sustain biodiversity and human communities

Lead Instructors: Dr. Liba Pejchar and Dr. Drew Bennett (Colorado State University) & Dr. Krithi Karanth (Wildlife Conservation Society).

Workshop Dates: November 3-10, 2016

Location: National Centre for Biological Sciences (Bangalore) and WCS Field Station (Western Ghats)

Ecosystem services are the benefits that people receive from nature. These include climate regulation, water purification, and crop pollination, among many others. Incorporating these values into decision-making is gaining traction globally, and is emerging as a strong research foci in the fields of ecology and conservation science.

In this intensive week-long workshop, offered under the 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (http://www.usief.org.in/Colorado_State_University.html ), participants will receive training in the ecological and human dimensions of ecosystem services. Using case studies from India, the USA, and other regions of the world, discussion topics will include links between biodiversity and ecosystem processes, the effect of land use change on carbon and water, economic valuation, policy applications, and ethics. The workshop will consist of a 4-day classroom component at NCBS in Bangalore followed by a 3-day field trip to the Western Ghats.

The short course is open to graduate students, research scientists, conservation practitioners, and other professionals with a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field or five years of equivalent professional experience. The course is offered at no cost (with participants meeting the travel, boarding and lodging costs), but space is limited to 20 participants.

To apply, please send 1) your resume or CV, and 2) a 300-500 word cover letter describing why you are interested in this course and the experience and perspectives you will bring to the group.

All application materials and questions should be directed to Dr. Drew Bennett <drew.Bennett@Colostate.edu>. The application deadline is 5pm on September 15, 2016 and applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 1, 2016.

8 months ago Comments Off on Opening for Academic Coordinator: MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation
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Centre for Wildlife Studies wishes to recruit an Academic Coordinator to assist in running the Masters program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, jointly offered by National Centre for Biological Sciences, Centre for Wildlife Studies and Wildlife Conservation Society (https://www.ncbs.res.in/mscprogram/). The program is offered every even year to 15 Indian and up to two foreign students. The faculty is drawn from different institutions in India and abroad. Extended study tours to wilderness areas and institutions are also a major part of the program.

Against this background, the specific responsibilities of the Academic Coordinator include:

  1. Assistance in all matters related to admission of the program such as advertisement, screening applications, entrance test and interviews;
  2. Developing and implementing course schedules, holding examinations, maintenance of moodle and web sites, and student records;
  3. Making travel arrangements for faculty and study tours, including liaison with government departments and institutions;
  4. Maintenance of a guest house for the program;
  5. Handling all purchases and accounts related to faculty payments, students projects and other expenses incurred by the program.
  6. Compilation and editing of reports to funding agencies and government departments;
  7. Organizing meetings of the Steering and Academic Committees of the program;
  8. Assistance in holding occasional training workshops by the MSc program;
  9. Any other official tasks assigned by Director and Associate Director of the program.

We seek a person with a Bachelors/Masters degree from an accredited institution in India or abroad.  Critical skills that we are looking for include good organizational abilities, good people skills, good communication skills (there is a lot of written communication with diverse people ranging from faculty, students, administrative staff in NCBS and CWS and forest departments) and the ability to multi-task. A keen interest in forests, wildlife and conservation is also desirable.

Interested applicants are requested to contact the program office at <mscwildlife@ncbs.res.in>  with a cover letter and a CV describing their qualifications and relevant experience. Please use the email subject line “APPLICATION FOR MSC PROGRAM COORDINATOR”.

Applications will be considered with immediate effect, until a suitable candidate is found.

8 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on Candidates selected for NCBS-WCS MSc Wildlife Biology & Conservation Program: Batch 2016-2018
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Sl. No. Ref Code Candidate Name
1 85353 Abhirup Khara
2 70341 Abhishek Gopal
3 81177 Aditya Banerjee
4 86903 Aishanya Sarma
5 53493 Akshay Surendra
6 72881 Ashwin Bhat
7 68517 Avishkar Bhagwan Munje
8 61740 Chayant Chandy Gonsalves
9 76119 Ishika Ramakrishna
10 52334 Mayukh Dey
11 56257 Rasikapriyaa Thanalapadi Sriramamurthy
12 76360 Sailee Pradeep Sakhalkar
13 52825 Shriranjani L Iyer
14 89593 Tara Rajendran
15 86164 Tarun Suresh Menon

List of candidates waitlisted in order of merit


Sl. No. Ref Code Candidate Name
1 67525 Ryan Rodrigues
2 81796 Sneha Siddalingappa Kambli
3 71989 Sandeep K Das
4 69397 Jobin Varughese
5 88106 Himmat Singh Chouhan
8 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on WCS India Program: Openings for Research Assistant
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Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has five openings for candidates with keen interest in wildlife research, data processing and data analysis.

 

Position: Research Assistant
Number of positions available: 05

Location: Bengaluru

Requirements:

1. Graduate degree in any discipline.

2. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel).
3. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
4. Meticulous and organized

5. Passionate about wildlife

This position is largely office-based. Selected applicants will be required to complete an unpaid internship period of one month. An evaluation will be carried out following the probation. Depending in performance and mutual interest, the candidates may be offered a  permanent position in the Organization.

 

Interested candidates are requested to send an email to <interns.wcsindia@gmail.com>, with the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, June 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.
10 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on WCS India Program: Vacancy Opportunity
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WCS India is seeking a research assistant who will serve as a project co-ordinator for a landscape ecology project involving wildlife research and conservation policy. The candidate along with a research team will support a group of senior scientists from WCS-India, Columbia University and FERAL, while being based in Bengaluru. The person is expected to liaison and engage with many scientists and policy makers across India, organise consultations, data organisation and publication of reports. This will be a 2 year contract position.

Position: Project Coordinator
Number of positions: 1
Requirements:
1. Demonstrated experience organising scientific workshops and/conferences.

2. Enthusiasm, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
3. Excellent writing skills.
4. Meticulous and organised.
5. Bachelors/Masters degree in wildlife ecology, economics, geography, biology, zoology, environmental sciences, mass communications, journalism or a related field.
6. Knowledge of computing including Microsoft Office and internet applications.
7. Fluency in spoken and written English and Hindi. Knowledge of other Indian languages especially Kannada,Tamil and Marathi, will be an advantage.
Interested candidates are requested to send an email to Anubhav <vanamama@tcd.ie>, with subject line “Application: Project Coordinator, 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information. Experience in organising workshops and conferences should be highlighted in covering email.
11 months ago Comments Off on WCS India Program Vacancy: Senior Accountant
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WCS India Program is looking for an able Senior Accountant based in Bengaluru, to handle its daily accounting responsibilities independently.

Position: Senior Accountant

Available position: 1

Responsibility: Manage daily accounting activities under the guidance of Senior Program Managers.

Location: Bengaluru

Requirements:

1. Core competence in accountancy, with 3-5 years of work experience.

2. Proficiency in TALLY and MS OFFICE.

3. Ability to manage a team of junior accountants.

4. Ability to handle day-to-day accounting activities independently, including liaising with auditors and bankers.

5. Good communication, administration and inter-personal skills, with preferable proficiency in English.

Interested candidates should send an email, with their resume, to mrunmayee.cws@gmail.com with the subject line “Senior Accountant – March 2016”.

NOTE: Remuneration will commensurate with qualification and experience.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on WCS India Program vacancy announcement
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WCS India Program has 1 position open to candidates interested in wildlife research and conservation.

Position: Research Assistant/Research Associate

Number of positions: 1

Requirements:

  1. Bachelors/Masters degree in biology, zoology, environmental sciences or a related field.
  2. Previous experience in handling data and basic statistical analysis.
  3. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel) and R.
  4. Fluency in spoken and written Kannada and English is must.
  5. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  6. Willing to work long hours.
  7. Meticulous and organized.

Interested candidates are requested to send an email to dincy.cws@gmail.com with the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, March 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information, if any.

1 year ago Comments Off on Paid internship with WCS India
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Wildlife Conservation Society India has an opening for internship position for candidates who are interested in wildlife research. Candidates applying to this position should be Indian nationals.

Positions available: 1

Requirements:

  1. Bachelors in any stream of Life Sciences
  2. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  3. Previous experience with handling microscope will be encouraged

This position is largely office-based and will involve prey-hair identification from scat samples. Selected applicants must fulfil internship period of 1 month, (extendable upto 2 months) starting March 2016.

Interested candidates should send an email to imranp901@gmail.com with the subject line “Application: Internship March 2016”.