Project Officer – Snow Leopard Communities (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 Himalayas. 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 leopards 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 fieldwork 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 Himalayas.

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

Job Profile:

1.Monitoring Snow Leopards and Wild Ungulates

  • Implement snow leopard and wild ungulate population assessments in the state of Arunachal Pradesh at priority sites
  • Conduct multiple capacity building training of the forest department staff, and local youth/citizen scientists in assessing snow leopard and wild ungulate populations and human-wildlife conflict.
  • Manage the entire process end to end from field coordination and implementation to data curation and report writing.
  • Develop conservation plans (when mandated) in the snow leopard range states.
2. Implement the key programmatic activities -Plan and implement the conservation interventions, conduct impact evaluation studies and contribute to achieve the larger goals of the snow leopard/rangelands conservation program.

3. Planning the assessments–Develop a yearly (Quarter-wise) plan of action, identify actions required to successfully implement the project, and implement the identified actions in coordination with the program team and other stakeholders.

4. Capacity building:Work closely with the snow leopard lead to identifying needs and opportunities for training and capacity building of the teams.

5. Field work:Lead the implementation of the fieldwork in the Eastern Himalayas in partnership with local communities, forest departments and other stakeholders

6. Report writing:Lead the timely completion of analysis and reports and peer-reviewed publications.

Qualifications and competencies required:

  • M.Sc. in Wildlife Science, Zoology, Botany, Environmental science, or other related disciplines
  • Excellent knowledge of field techniques for carnivore and ungulate population assessments. Knowledge of the vegetation of the high-altitude Himalayas is desirable.
  • Should be proficient in managing camera trapping data, such as tagging of images, individual identification of snow leopards and use of camera trap data management programs.
  • 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
  • Prior experience of working in high altitudes is desirable but not necessary

Last Date for sending applications: 25th November, 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 AreaOther

Role CategoryOther

Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent


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

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