ENV tuyển Trợ lý nghiên cứu ngắn hạn

ENV cần tuyển Trợ lý nghiên cứu ngắn hạn làm việc trong 2 tháng, từ 14/4-14/6/2008. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:

Position: Short-term Research Assistant

Affiliation: Education for Nature – Vietnam

Background: Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) was established in 2000 as Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on conservation of nature and the environment through education. Our mission is to foster greater understanding amongst the Vietnamese public about environmental issues of local, national and global significance, ranging from protection of wildlife and natural ecosystems to climate change. We employ creative and innovative strategies to influence attitudes and behavior, not only highlighting the need to protect Vietnam’s rich natural heritage and the living world around us, but also encouraging greater public participation in achieving this important and challenging task. For more details about what we do, visit our website: www.thiennhien.org

The number of Southeast Asian porcupine farms in Son La province, Northern Vietnam has grown rapidly over the period 2000-2007. Very little monitoring and management has taken place in these wildlife farms and there are concerns that significant declines in local population of porcupines have occurred in the immediate area.

We are seeking an enthusiastic graduate student to work alongside ENV’s partner organization, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and a postgraduate student from the University of East Anglia to take part in a research project to further understand the farming network, trade dynamic and other activities that may be responsible for the decline of wild porcupines in northern Vietnam.

This position is ideal for a research-minded candidate recently graduated or in their final year of university seeking further practical experience. Candidates will be assessed based on experience, academic progress and their potential to learn new skills and become a valuable part of the ENV team.

Specific activities:
• Research into the dynamics of commercial porcupine farming in Vietnam utilising semi-structured socio-economic household interviews
• Verbal and written interpretation and translation
• Logistical support for the field surveys

• University degree (preferably in science, ecology/environment or other related field) (final year students will also be considered)
• English language: Good verbal and written English language skills required.
• Excellent communications skills, confident and outgoing, ability to work closely with others

Benefits and Terms
• The candidate will be trained and work closely with an international counterpart from WCS and the University of East Anglia
• Term duration: April 14th – June 14th 2008 (Two months)
• Data collection will be carried out in Son La province with initial orientation, training and analysis in Hanoi
• Mixed English-speaking work environment

Submit application letter and CV to:
Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV)
PO Box 222, No. 5 Lane 192, Thai Thinh st. Hanoi

Contact name: Mrs. Van Anh and Dr. Scott Roberton
Email: sroberton@wcs.org; vananh.env@gmail.com
Tel: (04) 514-8850