We thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the STE team.
Save the Elephants (STE) and WWF-US are looking for an elephant tracking coordinator for a two-year contract.
Interested candidates should submit the following by 14th April 2023 to Lesley Nalwa email@example.com
- Application letter.
- Curriculum vitae, including publications.
- Names and contacts of three referees
Role Title: Elephant Tracking Coordinator.
Reporting to: Chris Thouless, Director of Research, STE, and Robin Naidoo, Lead Wildlife Scientist WWF-US.
Duration of Position: 3-month probation followed by a 21-month contract.
Location: Any, but Africa preferred.
Skills Required: Ph.D. in the biological sciences with experience in GPS tracking, preferably of elephants.
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 per year.
Medical cover: None provided.
Working Week: 5 days a week Monday to Friday.
Time Off: 24 days per year plus all public holidays in the country of residence.
The position is responsible for developing a community of elephant satellite tracking practitioners and establishing and disseminating best practices in the management, presentation, and analysis of elephant tracking data. Work focuses on but is not restricted to Elephant Crisis Fund-supported sites and other known and to-be-identified landscapes with high current or historical elephant tracking efforts. Communicates the work and results to interested institutions including STE, WWF, donors, partner organizations, and the general public. Identifies opportunities for collaboration and fundraising to support the role of elephant tracking in conservation.
- Compile and maintain a database on elephant tracking projects across Africa.
- Establish communication and coordination framework for elephant tracking practitioners.
- Develop standards for curating elephant tracking data and assist partners with data management.
- Develop manuals for data management, presentation, and analysis.
- Assist partners with visualisation and analysis of tracking data.
- Develop tools for automated generation of maps and analyses (this may be outsourced).
- Undertake collaborative multi-site analysis of tracking data, leading to scientific, technical, and popular publications.
Preferred qualities and experience
- Ph.D. in a field related to wildlife ecology and/or animal behaviour.
- Practical experience with wildlife satellite tracking in Africa, preferably involving elephants.
- Deep understanding and familiarity with statistical and other modeling tools from movement ecology
- Advanced skills in GIS and data management and analysis, including ARC/GIS and R.
- Good networking skills.
- Self-reliant and motivated.
- Excellent communicator and writer, willing to engage with a wide variety of people.
- High standard of written and spoken English. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an advantage
- Interest in natural history and elephant biology.
Why Save Elephants?
The fate of elephants is in the balance. The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime, rebel militias and even terrorist groups, fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent. Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors, STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants. We urgently need your support, while there is still time. You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects.
Elephants are Africa’s gardeners and landscape engineers, planting seeds and creating habitat wherever they roam.
Without urgent action to save their species, elephants could be gone from the wild within a single generation.
100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory in just three years between the years 2010 & 2012.