Fauna & Flora International is hiring in Africa, Cambodia, Myanmar and UK

Established over a century ago, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) was the world’s first international conservation organisation. The pioneering work of its founders in Africa led to the creation of numerous protected areas, including Kruger and Serengeti National Parks.

FFI has always been a groundbreaker; it is renowned for its innovative, landmark programmes, many of which have come to be regarded as classic examples of conservation practice.

FFI has 4 open positions:

Programme Manager (Marine), Africa
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum
Start Date: April 2017
Duration of Contract: One year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK with regular international travel.

Country Director, FFI Cambodia Country Programme, Asia Pacific
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: USD 40,000 – USD 60,000
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: FFI Cambodia Programme Office, Phnom Penh, with regular travel across Cambodia


Field Coordinator (Marine Biologist), Myanmar Programme
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: USD 28,800 per annum
Start Date: 23 April 2017
Duration of Contract: 31 December 2018
Location: Pathein, Myanmar


Programme Assistant, Conservation Science and Design
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £20,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: One year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

For more information, please visit: http://www.fauna-flora.org/about/jobs/


Two postdoctoral positions at the Macrosystems Ecology Lab at Arizona State

The application deadline is April 15th, 2017.
The Macrosystems Ecology Lab at Arizona State University in Tempe,
Arizona (PI Benjamin Blonder) is recruiting two postdoctoral

The lab’s focus is on predictive community ecology and biogeography,
paleoecological and anthropogenic effects on biodiversity dynamics,
and global change plant ecophysiology. We use a combination of field,
eco-informatics, and modeling approaches. Field sites are focused in
forests and alpine environments in Latin America, southeast Asia,
Scandinavia, and the United States. Learn more at

Projects could focus on any topic of mutual interest, and use a
combination of field, modeling, or informatics approaches. Joining the
lab at this early stage is an opportunity to gain independence, close
collaboration, and active mentoring. Candidates with an interest in
building on our science education and community outreach initiatives
are very welcome.

Funding is available for 2 years at competitive salaries, with
additional support available for conference travel and fieldwork.
Start dates are around January 1st 2018 but can be flexible.
Information on benefits and leave policies is available at
https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits. The lab is strongly supportive of
positive work-life balance for people in all stages of their careers.

Arizona State University is easily reached by light rail service from
the Phoenix international airport. The Phoenix area hosts a vibrant
multicultural community, and the region provides excellent recreation
and research opportunities, with the Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau,
and Madrean Sky Islands all close by. Learn more about other faculty
at the ASU School of Life Sciences at http://sols.asu.edu/.

To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV, recent publication,
and names of 2 professional references to Benjamin Blonder at
bblonder@gmail.com. The application deadline is April 15th, 2017.
Please feel free to get in touch informally beforehand to discuss
projects or ask questions.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ecology: Tropical Plant-Insect Food Webs


Review of applications will begin on 28th February 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Novotny Lab, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic,  is seeking a highly motivated and productive postdoctoral researcher to join our the team of Vojtech Novotny studying plant-insect food webs in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere in the tropics, funded by an ERC Advanced grant. We are looking for applicants (i) with advanced skills in ecological, biostatistical, molecular or phylogenetic analyses of ecological data, (ii) with advanced field research skills (including managing research teams), interested in food web experiments in tropical rainforest, or with a combination of both skill sets. We are looking for a creative person who will be also an asset socially in our highly international team. Fluency in English is required, other languages may be an advantage. The position is open to candidates of any nationality holding a PhD degree. It is based in Ceske Budejovice and available immediately (the starting date is negotiable). Tenure 3 years (performance review after the first year).


Information on our Department: www.plantanimalinteractions.com/ and research: www.entu.cas.cz/png/research/.


Application: Send your CV, a cover letter stating your previous work, qualification and motivation, and names of three referees by email to Prof. Vojtech Novotny [novotny@entu.cas.cz]. Review of applications will begin on 28th February 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Pdf of this ad: http://baloun.entu.cas.cz/png/Novotny_Postdoc_PhD_Ad2017.pdf

Great Fellowship for Latin-Americans: VIDANTA-WILSON CENTER FELLOWSHIP

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

Fundación Vidanta and the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite scholars, practitioners, journalists, and public intellectuals to apply for a short-term residential fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Fostering Innovation in the Americas

As a driver of economic productivity and social progress, innovation is impacting every region and functional dimension of the global economy. While both developed and emerging economies are capable of producing market-disrupting innovation, each tends to produce innovation with distinct characteristics and aspects.

Understanding the trends and frontiers of innovation is no longer an abstract or novel branch of knowledge. There is an imperative to harness innovation in
the face of global competition, and governments, research institutions, corporations, and individuals are pursuing this goal in every corner of the globe.

For Latin America and the Caribbean, the challenge to create, implement, and sustain innovation in the public, private, and non-pro t domains is a daunting one. The organizers will accept policy-relevant proposals that address key challenges to successful innovation ecosystems in the Americas.

Examples may include: national, state, or local public policies to improve innovation ecosystems; fostering social enterprise; developing greater synergies between universities and the private sector; expanding public-private partnerships; generating the human capital and talent necessary for innovation to thrive.

Priority will be given to projects that can result in work that reaches a broad audience. While in residence, Fellows will be af liated with the Latin American Program. They are encouraged to produce policy reports and other short written products during their Fellowship and to design, in collaboration with the Latin American Program, a seminar, conference, or meeting related to their research.

Who is Eligible?

Applicants who are citizens of any Latin American
or Caribbean country and who reside in the region. Applicants must hold a valid passport and be able
to obtain a J-1 visa. We welcome applications from outstanding women and men from a wide variety of backgrounds, including academia, business, government, journalism, and other professions.

A command of spoken English is necessary since the Center encourages the exchange of ideas among its Fellows and with the broader Washington policy community.

Applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree and a minimum of ve years of relevant work experience. The Fellowship is not open to current students or to those working on a Master’s-level or doctoral dissertation.

Bene ts and Access

The residential Fellowship will take place at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Each fellow is assigned
a furnished of ce available to him or her every day around the clock. The Center is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., and includes conference rooms, a reference library, and a dining room. The building is a smoke-free environment. The Wilson Center Library provides loan privileges with the Library of Congress and access to digital resources, its book and journal collections, and to university and special libraries in the area, and other research facilities. Windows- based personal computers are provided, and each fellow is offered a part-time research assistant. Although fellows are responsible for locating their own housing in the Washington, D.C. area, the Center provides written materials to help facilitate the search process, if desired.

Fellows are provided with a monthly stipend and are required to purchase health insurance unless they have a medical plan that covers them while in the United States. The Fellowship includes round-trip airfare in economy class to and from Washington, D.C.

Length of Appointment

The Fellowship is for a minimum of four months and a maximum of six months.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by the Latin American Program and Vidanta Foundation staff as well as outside experts. Speci c application criteria are outlined below. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2017. Appointment decisions will be made by May 1, 2017, for fellowships beginning as early as September 2017.

Selection Criteria

  • Signi cance of the proposed research, including the importance and originality of the project;
  • The quality of the proposal in organization, clarity, and scope; and
  • The capabilities and achievements of the applicant and the likelihood that he or she will accomplish the proposed project.

    Projects should involve fresh research, in terms of both the overall eld and the applicant’s previous work. It is essential that projects have relevance to public policy, and fellows should want, and be prepared, to interact with policymakers throughout the Washington policy community and with others at the Wilson Center working on similar issues.

    How to Apply?

    Applications should be submitted via email and should contain the following elements:

  • A current CV indicating educational and professional background, nationality, date of birth, and contact information (address, email, and telephone number). Only the rst three pages will be accepted.
  • A project proposal not to exceed ve double-spaced, typed pages, using a 12-point font.
  • A short bibliography (optional and not to exceed one page) for the project that includes relevant print or on-line


  • An indication of why residency at the Center will be bene cial to the project.
  • The names and contact information for two references.
  • All application materials must be submitted in English.
  • Please make your project clear to individuals outside your own eld and explain its practical signi cance.

    Completed applications, as well as any questions, should be submitted via email to: lap@wilsoncenter.org. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

    More Info: http://www.wilsoncenter.org

Conservation Strategy Fund is hiring an Executive Director of CSF Brazil

 Location: CSF Brazil’s Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Deadline: January 20, 2017.

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director of CSF Brazil. The CSF Brazil Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership, management and oversight of countrywide trainings, fellowships, programs and analyses. The Brazil Executive Director will be responsible for the management, finance and administration of CSF Brazil’s operations and in-country staff. We are seeking someone with the passion and leadership necessary to envision, develop, and implement CSF’s strategic vision for Brazil while working closely with CSF’s international leadership team, CSF Brazil’s board of directors, and conservation leaders to grow CSF Brazil’s operations and impact. The CSF Brazil Executive Director reports to CSF Brazil’s board of directors but reports on a more regular basis to CSF’s Global Program Director.


Organizational Leadership & Strategic Development

  • In alignment with CSF’s global strategic plan, develop initiatives and pursue opportunities that lead to increased impact of CSF’s work.
  • Monitor alignment of ongoing activities with strategic planning.
  • Make decisions on the implementation of institutional projects and programs in Brazil.
  • Recruit, lead, supervise, mentor and evaluate CSF Brazil’s staff.
  • Oversee and manage CSF Brazil’s finances and administration, ensuring that financial and intellectual resources are allocated appropriately.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the CSF Brazil office.
  • Disseminate project results to ensure maximum conservation impact.
  • Create institutional strategies that align with CSF global and gain approval and buy-in from the CSF Brazil board, staff and partners.
  • Effectively collaborate with CSF staff members in other countries on programs and proposals.
  • Participate in CSF’s Senior Management Team.

Fundraising & Relationship Management

  • Lead CSF Brazil’s fundraising activities to expand and diversify donor base to significantly improve CSF Brazil’s financial sustainability and expand CSF Brazil’s portfolio of work.
  • Manage proposal process from the research and planning phase to submission.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with current and prospective donors.
  • Maintain close working relationships with the CSF Brazil Board, encouraging the best use of their knowledge and networking capabilities while keeping them up-to-date with ongoing projects and upcoming opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with partner organizations.
  • Prepare and submit reports to donors.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with CSF’s Global Program Director on Brazil-based programming.
  • Ensure all work plans and commitments with partners and donors are implemented to a high standard and delivered on time.

Required Skills & Expertise:

  • Demonstrated success in fundraising for a non-profit organization, particularly with funders active in Brazil and with funders actively funding environmental programs.
  • At least 10 years of experience leading and managing a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • An aptitude for organizational management, with a keen eye toward project management and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning.
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining project budgets.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of Brazil’s natural ecosystems, conservation and political history, and the role of economics in achieving conservation goals.
  • Good understanding and appreciation of the role and value of economics in conservation policy and planning.
  • University degree in economics, business administration, natural resource management, natural sciences or related disciplines. Master’s or doctorate in economics or similar discipline and / or practical experience with applied conservation economics and natural resources strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively represent CSF at high-level meetings and presentations.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently within Brazil as well as internationally.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and build productive relationships with diverse individuals and organizations, both at the local and national level.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

To-Apply: Please send cover letter and CV (both in English) to jobs@conservation-strategy.org

More info: http://conservation-strategy.org/en/page/join-csf

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation

The Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are for studies or training lasting one year or less. The application deadline is 6 January 2017 to reach the candidate’s nearest WWF Office.

The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from developing/emerging economies (East and South) who wish to pursue formal studies or mid-career professional training in the field of nature conservation.

More info: http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/volunteer/prince_bernhard_scholarships/

Emerging Challenges in Tropical Science – Workshops Grant Competition

The proposal deadline is February 6th, 2017. Workshops are expected to be held between August 2017 and May 2018.

Synopsis: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) program on “Emerging Challenges in Tropical Science” is designed to catalyze research that addresses the most significant challenges to sustainability in the tropics.  Specifically, the ECTS program seeks to promote research in Costa Rica that addresses three emerging challenges to tropical ecosystems:

The ECTS program has five modalities to catalyze research, one of which is the ECTS-Workshops (ECTS-W) grant competition.  ECTS-W funds workshops for the collaborative development of an innovative and competitive research idea and to prepare at least one grant proposal (or preproposal) to support research on an ECTS related topic. The research proposals generated in the workshops must include field work to be conducted in at least one of OTS research stations.

EFTS-W supports workshops of 8-10 scientists or educators to work collaboratively for 4-5 days at one of OTS research stations. The working groups can be comprised of scientists and educators, along with key nationally and internationally recognized experts. The competition is open to researchers of all nationalities, however, the lead investigator must be affiliated with an OTS member institution, and at least two OTS member institutions must be represented in the group. Post-docs are encouraged to submit as co-PIs.

To find out more, click here. To download a pdf with the full information click here or scan the QRC

The Field Museum is hiring a Conservation Scientist for the Rapid Inventories

The rapid inventory team conducts surveys of remote wilderness areas and provides social and biological information to decision-makers to help establish effective conservation areas. Based out of The Field Museum—one of the world’s largest natural history museums–a team of biologists and social scientists works in close collaboration with conservation organizations, indigenous and campesino peoples, universities and museums, and national and regional governments. Since launching the program in 1999 they have completed rapid inventories in 28 different locations —20 of them in the Andes-Amazon region of South America—and provided the Peruvian, Bolivian, and Ecuadorian governments with technical support for the creation of 18 new conservation areas.
The Conservation Scientist is an expert in a biological, geological or geographical field. We are looking for scientists with South American expertise and a strong passion for the Andes-Amazon region, who value concrete conservation results above other scientific achievements. We are interested in experts in mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, fishes, flora or geology, hydrology, and soils, and candidates with GIS and/or remote sensing skills are an added plus.

The Conservation Scientist will work within the Andes-Amazon program of the Keller Science Action Center, together with other biologists and social scientists on the inventory team, and will have great opportunities to collaborate with other scientists in the Action, Collections and Research Centers at the Field Museum.


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Participate as one of the lead scientists in the biological/geological inventory
  • Provide insights into ecological and/or cultural connections between their area of expertise and other inventory groups
  • Lead the writing of their chapter and appendices in the technical report
  • Think carefully and creatively about conservation recommendations
  • Conduct research in the Andes-Amazon geography that has a direct impact on conservation action
  • Organize, digitize, and share Field Museum specimens and data collected during rapid inventories, in collaboration with the Museum’s Collections Center
  • Lead creative analysis of rapid inventory data for high-impact publications
  • Help develop other technical documents that support the creation or management of protected areas and creative presentations of scientific information to decision-makers
  • Contribute to the creation of conservation tools and training opportunities for conservation professionals, scientists, and other stakeholders



  • Ph.D. in conservation-related field, tropical scientist (biologist, geologist, ecologist, geographer) with more than 5 years direct work experience in Latin America
  • Superb written and spoken Spanish and English skills
  • Ease and agility in working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Ability to communicate well to diverse audiences
  • Great enthusiasm for working in a natural history museum
  • A deep commitment to wilderness conservation and quality of life of indigenous and rural peoples

This position is based in Chicago. The work involves travel to South America, likely close to 15-20% of the year.

More info: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers?hireology_job_id=86197

Work in Peru: Climate Change on Tropical Forests

Deadline: 01 February 2017. Fixed-term for 2 years. Salary: Grade 7 (£32,004 to £38,183 p.a.). University of Leeds.

Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project evaluating and communicating the impact of climate change on tropical forests? Are you interested in contributing to the management of protected areas in Peru? Do you have a PhD in Tropical Ecology, Conservation and/or Systematics of Neotropical Forests?

Dr Tim Baker, Associate Professor in Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation at University of Leeds has a unique opportunity to further our understanding of the resilience of the forests of the Andes-Amazon region to climate change and to use this knowledge to directly influence the management policies and monitoring strategy of the protected areas of the Peruvian Andes-Amazon region. The project requires close liaison with the Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP) in Peru and will use permanent forest plots that form part of the RAINFOR network to understand how different environmental drivers are affecting forest structure and composition.

You will be based in Peru and have a natural flair for communicating science and facilitating collaboration amongst research organisations, government institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) in both English and Spanish. You will also have a proven interest in the development of effective management strategies for protected areas in the tropics. Experience of fieldwork in a tropical forest environment and the challenges of creating, maintaining and using large, high quality science datasets is an essential requirement of the role.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Tim Baker, Associate Professor in Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6832, email: t.r.baker@leeds.ac.uk

Reference: ENVGE1047

More info: Candidate Brief

Source: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVGE1047

The Field Museum is hiring a Social Scientist

The Keller Science and Action Center at The Field Museum seeks an experienced social scientist with a background in conservation and community-based development to join an interdisciplinary team committed to translating science into action for conservation and improved quality of life for forest dwellers in the Andes-Amazon region. The team combines research with sustained partner engagement to build a programmatic approach to linking conservation and wellbeing.

More info: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers?hireology_job_id=93880