Closing date: 
16 Aug 2021

Job description

Summary: The ASC provides overall scientific supervision and management on Aldabra for SIF. The role encompasses wide-ranging tasks, including ensuring that all monitoring/research projects run efficiently and produce high-quality data, coordinating/supervising research staff, supervising volunteers, advising on and developing projects, assisting/advising international researchers and enforcing SIF/Aldabra regulations.

Location: Aldabra Atoll, southern Seychelles (with some time on Mahé)

Working with: Local/international team of SIF staff on Aldabra

Reporting to: CEO, Director of Research and Conservation

Contract type: Fixed-term of 2 years, renewable on good performance

Working hours: Expect up to 60 hrs/wk working non-standard hours incl. evenings/weekends

Start date: November 2021 (pending transport)

Salary range: Negotiable depending on qualifications/experience (Salary Grade 11)

Selection criteria in brief:

• MSc (essential) in environmental/conservation subject

• Additional experience working in the environmental sector in Seychelles (preferred)

• Min 2 yr experience coordinating monitoring, research and conservation programmes (essential), preferably in the tropics and on small islands with basic facilities (preferred)

• Min 1 yr experience managing team in environmental monitoring/conservation work (essential)

• Experience with database management, report-writing, GIS, statistics and presentations (essential)

• Experience working with and interest in invasive species (animals and/or plants) (preferred)

• Positive, problem-solving and resourceful attitude and ability to take initiative (essential)

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (essential)

• Proven determination and commitment to conservation (essential)

• Proven professionalism and integrity (essential)

• High level of fitness, strong swimmer and diving skills (essential). First aid skills/certificate preferred

Application and enquiries: Applications are open to local and international candidates. Please contact SIF ( for more information. Applications should include a CV and cover letter explaining why you want the position and why you are suitable. Enquiries can be made to the same address. The deadline for applications is Friday 16th August 2021. Late submissions may be considered if a suitable candidate is not found.