The Assistant Manager will be mainly based at the nesting beach called Tiga Ruang, they will work alongside the Project Manager of Perhentian Turtle Project. As the Perhentian Turtle Project Assistant, you will assist the Project Leader by overseeing and coordinating the daily logistics of the project, ensuring that project activities run smoothly, especially at the nesting beach. This entails liaising between the project manager, interns, the local community and potential volunteers as well as stakeholders. You will be able to contact the conservation teams who are equally passionate about conservation, helping them to raise awareness and promoting their amazing programmes. In addition, you will also be expected to temporarily fill in the positions of other team members – Project Manager, Assistant Data Coordinator or Volunteer Coordinator – when necessary. In order to do so, you will receive training on the nature and activities of the project as well as sea turtles and marine conservation. Consequently, you will develop your field, leadership and communication skills.
Report to the PTP Project Manager but also work closely with the PTP team in Perhentian Island.
Liaise with potential undergraduates and postgraduate researchers for them to conduct research for their dissertations with PTP.
To lead and train the team on night patrol on nesting beach
Work with the Department of Fisheries in data collection – eggs count, photo ID on nesting beaches, hatching success rate, etc.
Assist the local Department of Fisheries (DOF) rangers and co-manage the interns to:
Patrol a 400m nesting beach in every hour in 2 shifts between 08.00 PM and 7.15 AM for nesting turtles and poaching activity
Collect biometrics and facial photographs of nesting sea turtles
Collect and relocate eggs from nesting sea turtles into the hatchery
Collect hatchery data
Introduce, brief and lead volunteers on surveys, patrols, data analysis, and any other project activity
Log all beach surveys and transfer all data collected into the project laptop for data analysis (i.e. photo-ID)
Continual monitoring of data for quality and accuracy. Retraining to be provided if required
Complete projects, as assisting in producing informative displays, and monthly research impact reports to share with stakeholders and tourists on daily basis
Daily engagement with the potential stakeholders and tourists to promote PTP’s conservation effort
Assist with the planning and hosting of public outreach events, if any
Maintain relationship with local DOF rangers through regular interactions
Provide adequate notice of any travel needed whether work-related or personal
Ensure a good level of communication between yourself, project manager and the PTP team at all times.
Identify and implement ideas for additional research, mini project, sharing data and promoting sustainable practices
Ensure Tiga Ruang’s campsite are kept clean & tidy with the help of the team members and our volunteers through daily chores on a rota basis
Conduct daily inventories and budgeting of the onsite project
Train the interns and volunteers, as well as ensuring the success of delivering the project
Follow agreed timetables to deliver work in a timely fashion
Be a professional example of a leader and marine conservationist to local community members, volunteers and team members
Adherence to all safety measures, protocols, procedures and budgets as directed by Fuze Ecoteer
Any other duties that may be required including helping with group events, cover for team member’s leave and illness, shop for project supplies (e.g. food and cleaning supplies), and participate in local/island events
The successful candidate will report to the Project Manager of Perhentian Turtle Project and work together with another team member to reach the project’s objectives.
Degree in Environmental Science/Marine Science or any related field
Must have an interest and passion for sea turtle and marine conservation and the work of Fuze Ecoteer.
Must have a strong interest and experience in outdoor activities, especially water-related activities
Must possess strong observational skills, high acuity and attention to detail in particular regards to research training, data collection, data input and research monitoring
Must have a strong interest in data collection, management, and analysis
Must be proactive and organized in completing tasks
Must be able to work (awake, alert, and active) night shifts in tough conditions and on a small isolated island with limited resources
Experience living in basic and rustic conditions preferred
Must be open-minded, respectful, willing, and determined to try and learn new things, skills, languages, and cultures
Must be flexible and quick to adapt to new surroundings – especially humid tropical climates and changes in sleep schedules – and sudden changes in project schedules
Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa and English is essential.
Must be able to swim and tread water
Experience in public outreach and engagement preferred
High level of water safety awareness preferred
The candidate should be a team player but able to work independently and as part of a team to develop and implement conservation projects with minimal supervision
Strong leadership skills preferred
Must have a strong sense of responsibility, discipline and display a professional example to villagers, volunteers and colleagues at all times.
Must possess efficient time management to meet set deadlines
Must be competent in Windows OS, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Power BI
Skills in R, Python, and/or GIS preferred
Experience writing scientific reports preferred
First aid training is desirable but basic training can be provided upon arrival.
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