VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT- Field Biologist, Vulture Conservation Program
Job Title: Field Biologist, Vulture Conservation Program
Reports to: Vulture Conservation Program Officer
Duty Station: Butwal with frequent field travel
Contract Period: 1 year with possible extension
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Determining the availability of diclofenac and rate of meloxicam use in areas where vulture populations remain.
- Liaise with related government bodies like Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (protected areas), Department of Forest (District Forest Offices), Department of Drug Administration (DDA), Department of Livestock Services (DLS), local veterinary associations, pharmaceutical associations, VDCs and DDCs to discourage use of the drug diclofenac.
- Visiting community veterinary institutions, and as many practicing vets, veterinary assistant and veterinary pharmacies as can be located close to the in situ conservation sites for finding facts about the use of NSAIDs. You should be filling the forms supplied by BCN on the monitoring of NSAIDs.
- Conduct and/or participate in scientific surveys of vultures. Carry out carcass survey; maintain the records of vulture sightings, support with collection of liver samples for scientific studies.
- Promote use of vulture safe drug meloxicam to replace with other vulture toxic drugs and support to strengthen of Vulture Safe Zones in Nepal.
- Conducting awareness programs in communities/schools and at veterinary institutions and meetings with key persons or provides information on the vulture crisis to vet users. Utilize any forum available to disseminate the harmful effects of diclofenac and safer drug meloxicam. Education and awareness should be focused to potential target group like school teachers, mobile vet technicians, etc.
- Identify, explore and monitor vulture nesting colonies and support community groups in monitoring and documenting vulture colonies.
- Assist in the work of Nepal Vulture Release Program as per need with a prior approval of supervisor.
- Prepare monthly work plan and report work progress to Vulture Conservation Program Officer or in his absence to Senior Program Officer.
- Any other BCN related work as per instructions from relevant authorities at BCN.
Required skills and experience
Bachelor degree in Zoology, Forestry, Environment Science, Natural Resource Management or other relevant subject or equivalent.
Minimum 2 years of working experience in the conservation field.
Gross Remuneration: As per BCN rule.
Interested and qualified Nepali citizens should apply with an updated resume that responds to the position, description and the competencies required and a cover letter stating why you feel you are suitable for this job. Applications should reach the address below by 15 March 2017. Only short listed candidates will be informed.
Please submit your application to
Human Resources Division
Bird Conservation Nepal
PO Box 12465
Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
BCN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as a disqualification for the position.
- Venue:Bird Conservation Nepal, Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal
- Date:2017-03-07 - 2017-03-15
Human Resource Department