Wildlife and Conservation Expert

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to strengthen our capacity in addressing the critical challenges and opportunities in wildlife conservation and environmental management. We seek a Wildlife and Conservation Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on biodiversity conservation, wildlife management, habitat restoration, and sustainable natural resource management.

Objectives:
The Wildlife and Conservation Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that wildlife and conservation considerations are integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on wildlife conservation principles, methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Conducting wildlife surveys, ecological assessments, and conservation planning to inform decision-making and promote biodiversity conservation.
  • Developing wildlife management plans, habitat restoration strategies, and anti-poaching initiatives to protect endangered species and their habitats.
  • Providing technical advice and support to governments, conservation organizations, and communities on wildlife conservation and natural resource management.
  • Conducting research and analysis on wildlife populations, ecosystems, and conservation interventions.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate wildlife conservation findings and recommendations.

Scope of Work:
The Wildlife and Conservation Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting wildlife surveys and population assessments to monitor species abundance, distribution, and health.
  • Assessing the ecological integrity of habitats and identifying threats to biodiversity.
  • Developing wildlife management plans that address conservation priorities and mitigate threats to wildlife populations.
  • Designing and implementing habitat restoration projects to improve the quality and connectivity of wildlife habitats.
  • Developing and implementing anti-poaching strategies to combat illegal wildlife trade and protect endangered species.
  • Providing technical advice and training to park rangers, wildlife managers, and community members on wildlife conservation and management practices.
  • Preparing project proposals, concept notes, and funding applications for wildlife conservation initiatives.
  • Representing Scofield Associates at wildlife conservation conferences, workshops, and other relevant events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Wildlife Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in wildlife conservation principles, methodologies, and tools.
  • Strong understanding of wildlife ecology, behavior, and population dynamics.
  • Experience in conducting wildlife surveys, ecological assessments, and conservation planning.
  • Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other relevant software.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous wildlife surveys, ecological assessments, conservation plans, or publications that demonstrate your expertise.
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Wildlife and Conservation Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.