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


 

Friends of Nature (FON) Nepal is pleased to announce the call for application for the 7th Wildlife Research Techniques Training for young Nepali graduates who want to pursue their future career in wildlife research and conservation. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and proactive graduates/students/researcher 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: 14 November 2018 – 2 December 2018 (28 Kartik-16 Mangsir 2075)

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

REQUIREMENTS:
ACADEMIC: Bachelor/Master degree completed or students at any stage from Forestry, Zoology, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, 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 (8*40, 8*50, 10*40 10*50).

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).

COMMITMENT:
• Trainees must be able to work in groups, and in harsh environment.
• Trainees must work as an intern for six months at FON and design a 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 attend FON Nepal office regularly during your internship.
• The trainee should not have problem staying in remote villages during the field work.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
• Total trainees needed: 13 (thirteen)

REGISTRATION FEE:
NPR 4,000 (Four thousand)

ACCOMMODATION:
An application has to be submitted if 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 by FON Nepal for the duration of the training.

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
) 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 2018”.

DEADLINE: 14 October, 2018 (28 Asoj, 2075) (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.

Please be updated at: www.fonnepal.org, https://www.facebook.com/fonnepal2005/