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WILDLIFE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG GRADUATES/STUDENTS/RESEARCHERS IN NEPAL (PLEASE SHARE IN YOUR NETWORK)

Friends of Nature (FON) Nepal is pleased to announce the call for application for the 8th Wildlife Research Techniques Training for young Nepali graduates/students/researchers who want to pursue their career in wildlife research and conservation. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and proactive graduates/students/researchers for the training. The training will help you learn about the contemporary techniques and methods of wildlife research and management through theoretical classes and ‘in situ’ field work. This program is financially supported by Bernd Thies Foundation and ZSL Nepal.

TRAINING LOCATION:
• Kathmandu: 6 days theory classes; and
• 13 days ‘in situ’ field work (venue will be finalized later)

DURATION:
31 October – 18 November 2019 (14 Kartik-2 Mangsir 2076)

TOPICS:
• Policies, acts, regulations, research needs and research priorities of wildlife management and conservation sector
• Research and identification techniques of mammals, insects (butterflies), birds, and herpetofauna
• Camera trapping, transect survey
• Ethno-zoological survey, wildlife photography
• Overview on special researches (Case studies on snow leopard, clouded leopard, tiger, wolf, owl, wildlife hunting and poaching, hyaena, people-Elephant conflict)
• Introduction to GIS and R
• Designing and implementation of Conservation outreach activities

REQUIREMENTS:
Must be a member of FON Nepal Facebook page. Please open and join the page if you have not done already (https://www.facebook.com/fonnepal2005).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor/Master degree completed or students at any stage from Forestry, Zoology, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Botany, Biodiversity, Mass Communication, and Veterinary Science.

EXPERIENCE:
No experience needed

LANGUAGE:
Fluent in speaking and writing English

EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES:
Must bring a pair of trekking/hiking shoes, a laptop and a binocular (having at least 7x magnification and at least 35o field of view).

COMMITMENT:
• Trainees must be able to work in group, and in harsh environment.
• The trainee should not have problem staying in remote locations during the field work.
• Trainees must work as an intern for six months at FON and design wildlife related project/proposal in collaboration with FON after the training. They will independently run the project they develop. The internship is online and you are not expected to be at FON Nepal office regularly during your internship.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
15 (fifteen)

REGISTRATION FEE (Applicable only for selected trainees):
Registration fee: NPR 4,000/participant (Four thousand) (thirteen participants)

Capitation seat: NPR 25,000/participant (two seats reserved for organization/individual who want to pay the fee and reserve the seat. The competition for these two seats is limited to within this group only)

ACCOMMODATION:
An application has to be submitted if the selected trainees require lodging and fooding (dinner) support during theoretical classes in Kathmandu. Lodging and fooding for the trainees during field work will be managed by FON Nepal. The basic resource i.e. field guides and equipment (camera traps, spotting scope etc) will be provided in sharing basis by FON Nepal for the duration of the training only.

HOW TO APPLY:
• Application (cover letter, one-page maximum)
• Letter of motivation (500 words maximum with your interest and future plan).
• Resume/Curriculum vitae (two pages maximum). Include your recent passport size photograph. Better to mention your mobile and landline number both.
• Recommendation letter from a referee from the field of wildlife research and conservation (one-page maximum) or from previous trainees (See their name at http: http://fonnepal.org/internvolunteer) and including their contact number.

Please send the entire document (as a single file in PDF format) to naturesfren@yahoo.com and mention the subject as “Wildlife Training Application 2019”.

DEADLINE:
13 September 2019 (27 Bhadra 2076)
(5 pm NST)

EXAM (only for shortlisted candidates):
Online written exam and phone interview (in between Dashain and Tihar - Date will be informed later)

DISQUALIFICATION:
• Incomplete applications will not be processed.
• No phone calls, email and personal visits will be entertained regarding the selection of the applicants
• FON Nepal reserves the authority to reject your application if any false information has been provided in the application.
• FON Nepal is not responsible to justify for your disqualification.


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