Job Opportunity for Officer-in-charge (Conflict Management) at WTI in Central India

Website Wildlife Trust of India (WTI)

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Wildlife Sciences / Social Science / Conservation / Environmental Policy is essential. A Ph. D. in a related subject in the field of Wildlife Sciences/Conservation / Social Science is desirable

Work experience and essential qualities: Minimum work experience of 7-8 years required in human-wildlife conflict study, mitigation and management, and training and capacity building of stakeholders in conflict management. Candidate must have deeper understanding of the socio-political and ecological dimensions of human-wildlife conflict in India, and should have experience working with various stakeholders of human-wildlife conflict management. Candidate should be abreast of latest technical and scientific developments and publications in the field. Working knowledge of Hindi is essential. Ability to work in a team is highly required.

Responsibilities include:

· Ensure project objectives related to human wildlife conflict management are delivered to essential quality standards

· Outline activity plans to achieve anticipated project outcomes within a timeframe

· Plan, design and conduct training and capacity building activities

· Plan project activities in conjunction with protected area authorities

· Develop local level conflict mitigation plans in line with national and state policy and relevant national level statutes

· Coordinate with technology partners, line departments and other expert agencies to conceptualize and design measures to reduce crop and property loss to human-wildlife conflict.

· Lead the field testing of technological and social interventions to reduce human-wildlife conflict.

· Design studies, data collection and data analysis to monitor effectiveness of human-wildlife conflict mitigation interventions in the landscape.

·  Writing project reports, scientific papers, white papers etc. on the subject area.

· Provide technical assistance with development of project plans and activities and provide guidance to field staff on biological and sociological aspects of conflict management

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