Fresher Field Research Assistant Job Opportunities – International Crane Foundation


Job Title:    Field Research Assistant

Organisation: International
Crane Foundation

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Field
Officer, Southcentral Uganda 


About US:

The International
Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems,
watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. We provide knowledge, leadership,
and inspiration to engage people in resolving threats to cranes and their
diverse landscapes.


About ACCP Programme:

The African Crane
Conservation Programme (ACCP), a partnership between the International Crane
Foundation and the Endangered Wildlife Trust, aims to maintain stable wild
populations of the four threatened crane species resident to sub-Saharan
Africa: Wattled, Blue, Grey Crowned, and Black Crowned Cranes. Moving towards
the ICF/EWT strategic vision for 2025, conservation efforts will be intensified
in southwestern and southcentral Uganda for the conservation of Grey Crowned
Cranes. The Uganda project works to fulfill the requirements for securing and
improving the ecological integrity of key sites for cranes in south western and
southcentral Uganda in collaboration with local communities and key
stakeholders and monitoring and threat mitigation for Grey Crowned Cranes in
the areas.


Job Summary:  The Field Research Assistant will be
responsible for searching for cranes and recording all sightings, including
breeding, flocking, foraging, and roosting sites in Southwestern and
Southcentral Uganda. The person will also assist in the implementation of
ICF/EWT Partnership projects initially focusing in the Rukiga District.


Field based; the
position will report into our Field Officer in Southcentral Uganda. Although
focused on Southwestern Uganda, the person will be expected to identify and map
crane sites in other regions of Uganda. We are an equal opportunity employer
and hence consider gender equality.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Using a
motorbike, cover key parts of southwestern and Southcentral Uganda in search of
cranes, record all sightings, including breeding, flocking, foraging, and
roosting sites.

At each
site, sensitize communities on cranes and their threats, raising awareness
across the region.

Gain an
understanding of community perceptions towards cranes and the environment.

baseline data on cranes, wetlands, and communities, and follow data collection
protocols to monitor impact over time.

where relevant, the mitigation of the threat of crane trade and powerline
collisions, or any other threats that are identified.

field staff as required to implement elements of our projects that take an
integrated approach to conservation through appropriate and relevant
partnerships, incorporating a rights-based approach to family planning,
improving human health and livelihood development both at a landscape level and
through Conservation Agreements.

good relationships with both the local government authorities and local
communities to promote mutual trust and strong program-stakeholder

with monitoring and liaison with Crane Custodians to gather field data for
monitoring and reporting of project activities.

in the drafting of project work plans, budgets, and technical reports.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management,
Environmental Management, Wildlife Management, Biological Sciences, Science
Education or related fields.

communication skills

to facilitate community-based workshops and training.

skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.).

ability to work in a team and facilitate work of other experts in the field.

command of oral and written English.

time management and interpersonal skills.

to respond positively to feedback and differing points of view.

to work in remote areas.

to maintain good team discipline and motivation.

Desired: Applicants for this position should have
experience in:

data collection, collation, and cleaning.

and coordinating community awareness campaigns

based natural resource management.

to ride a motorbike.

to travel extensively across Southwestern and Southcentral Uganda.


ICF is an equal
opportunities employer and this position is open to nationals of Uganda.


How to Apply:

Qualified candidates
should submit a two-page CV, a daytime telephone contact, email address, names
and addresses of three referees and a cover letter explaining how their
experience will contribute to the requirements of the position. All
applications should be sent to:


Deadline: 14th March 2021


NB: Any
applicants who will not have heard from the International Crane Foundation by
31 March 2021 should consider their application unsuccessful.


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