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Project Assistant

Project Assistant

Job Reference: LM001 
Expected starting date: September 2019
Duration: 4 years 


The Herpetofauna Albanian Society (HAS) seeks a Project Assistant with sea turtle survey experience to join the LIFE MEDTURTLES project. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the activities organized by the LIFE MEDTURTLES project by its different actions as the reduction of mortality of turtles caught in fishing gears; marine hot-spot areas for sea turtles: dynamic fishery management; Public awareness – Promoting the EU sea turtle population as a common EU heritage: fishermen, local communities and general public and help on the project management. He/she will assist on fishermen training, awareness raise, meetings for project promotion, and compilation of the reports. He/she will be working at the project office, HAS headquarter, Patok Sea Turtle Center, and fishing ports along the Albanian coastline. 


A bachelor’s degree from a college or university with major course of study in one of the natural sciences and have worked at least in 1 project related to sea turtles; or a master’s degree from a college or university with major course of study in one of the natural sciences or environment and have worked at least in 1 project as described above; or a doctorate from a college or university with major course of study in one of the natural sciences. 


Candidates pursuing a PhD or a Master degree in marine science, ecology, conservation biology, environmental management or a closely related field, with experience conducting research on sea turtles, and/or with previous experience/collaborations with HAS are encouraged to apply and may be given preference.   


Knowledge of: sea turtle biology, ecology, conservation, nesting ecology, population ecology and habitat use; scientific terminology, principles and techniques including sampling, and statistics associated with biological research. Skills: quantitative skills, use of field equipment. Ability to: conduct field research, collect and organize data; work both independently and on collaborative projects; utilize problem-solving techniques; make taxonomic identifications; take tissue samples; use computer software for database, statistical, graphical, and word-processing applications; review technical literature and prepare written scientific reports, and popular articles; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; collaborate with volunteers; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, colleagues, and volunteers; communicate clearly results and findings of research to both scientific and non-scientific audiences; understand and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures implemented by the employer; perform field work (sometimes in extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain, etc.), occasionally work extended hours (sometimes on weekends) and travel for multiple days; and maintain a valid driver’s license. 


All applicants must send to info@has-org.al before 31st August 2019, 16.00 (GMT+2) the following documents:  

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter
  3. ID
  4. Copy of the degrees (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  5. Copy of the certificate of English (if any)
  6. Copy of other certificates and/or qualifications
  7. Copy of the employment certificate
  8. Criminal record certificate, or self-declaration form 

Only those who meet the requirements for the positions will be considered. Please make sure to include job reference LM001 in the subject of your email when applying. 

The HAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.