Project Officer – Eastern Ghats

from 2 to 4 year(s) of Experience
Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from candidates to join the Project Officer – Eastern Ghats to be a part of our Wildlife and Habitats team.

The Project Officer will be attached to the WWF-India Hyderabad office in Hyderabad, Telangana, and be based in Hyderabad Office and various field camps, as required, both within Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The primary role will be to anchor and advance WWF-India's program activities in the Eastern Ghats of AP & Telangana, which will entail the following:

Location: Hyderabad

  • Key responsibilities include:
  • 1. Monitoring tiger, co-predators and prey populations
  • 2. Human-wildlife interactions
  • 3. WWF's Tx2 recovery program
  • 4. Habitats assessment and recovery
  • 5. Protection efficacy
  • 6. Assessing corridors and strengthening connectivity and
  • 7. Conservation in private lands.

Programme Implementation and Technical Support

Collaboratively design and implement biological surveys in key sites in the landscape with a focus on

Analyze data from the aforementioned surveys to produce timely conservation or management - relevant documents.

Networking, Coordination and Communication

  • Coordinate with supervisors (State Director, WWF-India Hyderabad Office), as well as Species and Communication team at WWF-India Secretariat for communicating progress and documenting progress with project activities.
  • Interact regularly with various Govt. department(s), and community groups and other stakeholders for planning out and implementation of project activities and updating them with the progress as and when required.
  • Analyze data and prepare technical reports as required. Also develop and publish scientific papers relevant to the various aspects of this study. Developing collaborations to bring-out high quality papers will be encouraged.

Programme Development

  • The PO will be responsible for assisting in preparing strategy/projects for addressing tiger and other wildlife conservation related issues in Eastern Ghats.
  • The candidate will be responsible for effective liaison with stakeholders including Govt. department(s), Institution(s), and NGOs for any issues pertaining to planning and implementation of project activities in the landscape.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Wildlife Science or related disciplines, with 2 years or more of experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and local language
  • Ability to undertake fieldwork in remote areas
  • Familiarity with population estimation and modeling animal-habitat relationships
  • Strong interdisciplinary interests and ability to collaborate with diverse groups

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:NGO, Social Services, Regulators, Industry Associations

Functional Area:Other

Role Category:Other

Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent


UG:B.Sc in Any Specialization, Biology, Zoology

PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) in Any Specialization, Zoology, Environmental science, Biology

Doctorate:Doctorate Not Required

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World Wide Fund For Nature India

WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country.        
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