Project Officer – Snow Leopard Ecology (WAL)

From 2 to 4 year(s) of experience
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Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

WWF-India has a long term snow leopard and rangelands conservation program across the Indian Himalaya.WWF-India is a technical and knowledge partner to the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim for the National Snow Leopard Population Assessment of India (SPAI). Developing ecological baselines to plan long term conservation of snow leopard is a major focus of the program. This position is open for a dynamic conservation biologist with demonstrated expertise in planning and implementing snow leopard and wild ungulate assessments, training field teams and citizen scientists in the use of field techniques and managing the entire process from field work to data curation/analysis and report writing.

The candidate will be supervised by the Lead, Snow Leopard Programme, and will be required to work closely with the landscape team leaders. He/ She will also be required to engage closely with partner organisations to build synergy and work towards collective science based snow leopard conservation planning in the Eastern Himalaya.

Location: West Kameng (Western Arunachal Landscape), Arunachal Pradesh

Job Profile:

  • a) Coordination and Implementation of the Project Snow Leopard, Government of India: The Project Officer will work closely with the Lead to
  • a. Implement snow leopard and wild ungulate population assessments in the Eastern Himalaya
  • b. Conduct multiple capacity building trainings of the forest department staff, local youth/citizen scientists in assessing snow leopard and wild ungulate populations and human-wildlife conflict.
  • c. Develop conservation plans (when mandated) in the snow leopard range states.
  • b) Planning the assessments– Develop a yearly (quarter-wise) plan of action, identify actions required to successfully implement the project, implement the identified actions in coordination with program team and other stakeholders.
  • c) Capacity building: Work closely with the snow leopard lead to identify needs and opportunities for training and capacity building of the teams.
  • d) Field work: Lead the implementation of the field work in the Eastern Himalaya in partnership with local communities, forest departments and other stakeholders
  • Report writing: Lead the timely completion of analysis and reports and peer reviewed publications.

Qualifications and competencies required:

  • M.Sc. in Wildlife Science, Zoology, Environmental science or other related disciplines
  • 2-4 years of prior experience of working in high altitudes is desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of field techniques for carnivore and ungulate population assessments. Knowledge of vegetation of the high altitude Himalayas is desirable.
  • Should be proficient in managing camera trapping data, such as tagging of images, individuals identification of snow leopards.
  • Good working knowledge of statistical analysis such as mark-recapture, SECR, Distance sampling.
  • Overall good knowledge of basic statistics and statistical software such as R
Last Date for sending applications: 15th June, 2022

Please note, that the applications of only the short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.

Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references.


Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:NGO / Social Services / Industry Associations

Functional Area:Other

Role Category:Other

Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent


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

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World Wide Fund For Nature India

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