About us:
Dakshin Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based at Bangalore, India, with field offices and intervention across the coastline of India and in its oceanic islands. Our mission is to inform and advocate conservation and natural resource management, while promoting and supporting sustainable livelihoods, social development and environmental justice. To learn more about our interventions and research projects please take a look at our website, http://www.dakshin.org.
Our work, in the Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring (BRM) Programme, aims to improve the understanding of marine systems by decentralizing knowledge to empower stakeholder communities and ensure it can directly inform decision-making. Our work involves information generation by bothresearchers and local communities, networking and outreach.
The BRM programme consists of 3 thematic sub programmes:

 Flagship species: Using sea turtles, sea snakes and other charismatic megafauna as central themes for addressing issues pertaining to fisheries, coastal development and global change.
 Fisheries: Focusing on exploited marine resources to develop transparent, collaborative and participatory strategies for the sustainable and equitable extraction of marine resources.
 Ecosystems and climate change: Addressing concerns of local and global change and its impact on local marine systems and dependent communities.
This position in particular concerns the latter two sub-programmes and currently includes overseeing fisheries and coral reef ecology projects in India’s oceanic islands but may involve geographical and conceptual expansions in the near future.

Programme Officer
Number of vacancies: One
Position: Programme Officer

Chief responsibilities: Oversee existing research projects, develop new projects, project management including supervising junior researchers, fund raising and network building activities.

Last date to apply: 15th May 2017

Project details:
Position and responsibilities: We invite applications from suitable candidates for the position of Programme Officer for our Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring (BRM) Programme that focuses on fisheries, ecosystem dynamics and climate change projects. While this position is a longer term position, we will offer an initial one-year contract to the successful applicant. The contract will be renewed depending on the performance of the candidate. This position demands that the candidate be a highly self-motivated, independent and enterprising individual who will fulfil the following responsibilities of this position:
1. To engage with fishers, managers, leaders, scientists and other stakeholders engaged in fisheries to develop participatory fisheries management programmes
2. To oversee the execution of existing projects under the BRM programme including supervising personnel, progress, management of grants and administration
3. To execute specific project related outputs of the programme by undertaking researcher-lead and community-based projects on specific issues pertaining to fisheries monitoring, management, development and changing ecosystem dynamics;
4. To undertake travel to remote project areas to conduct research, oversee project activities, participate in meetings, workshops and network building activities;
5. To develop funding proposals for furthering research and interventions in line with the BRM programme’s goals and objectives.
6. To contribute to institution building activities, fund raising and administration at Dakshin in coordination with Dakshin’s administrative staff.

Location: The position will be based at Bangalore, but will involve considerable time spent in specific field sites in the union territories of Lakshadweep Islands and occasional travel to the Andaman Islands, and coastal states of mainland India.

Candidates must possess the following basic qualifications/skills:
 A minimum of three years of post-graduate work experience demonstrating independent thinking and capable execution of science projects relating to fisheries research and or marine ecosystems.
 A Master’s degree, preferably in the marine sciences, fisheries, or environmental studies.
 A demonstrable understanding of issues related to coastal and marine development, marine conservation and environmental monitoring and governance in India.

 Ability to work with a range of social groups and local institutions in rural settings such as grassroots conservation organisations, fishworker associations, research organisations and urban and rural groups in India.
 Ability to independently facilitate community meetings and demonstrate attention to detail and planning.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
 Working knowledge of at least one south Indian regional language (preferably Malayalam) and spoken proficiency in Hindi.

Candidates with the following additional qualifications/skills will be preferred:
 Work experience and knowledge of coastal and fisheries related issues.
 Domain knowledge in the area of coastal and marine resource management, fisheries ecology and participatory resource governance.
 Data analysis and quatitative skills.
Remuneration: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and work experience in line with our internal standards

How to apply:
* Submit a complete CV along with a cover letter (not exceeding one page) clearly conveying why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position.
* Provide the names of two referees along with their contact details in the CV.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Last date to apply is May 20th 2017. This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified; interested individuals are therefore requested to apply immediately. Short listed candidates will be invited for a personal interview in the first week of June.
Please email your application to Marianne Manuel at apply.dakshinfoundation@gmail.com

About us:
ANET was founded in 1990 by the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. The team’s mission is to develop effective conservation strategies based on a sound understanding of the islands’ diverse social-ecological systems. ANET also facilitates the research and activities of multiple partner institutions such as NCBS, NCF, Dakshin Foundation and the Indian Institute of Science. Currently ANET is managed through a partnership between the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) and Dakshin Foundation, Bangalore

Position: Research Assistant

Number of vacancies: Two

Chief responsibilities: Develop and coordinate education programmes in the Andaman and Nicobar Island including working closely with local government schools in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to identify challenges and short-comings facing education, designing and conducting teacher training programmes, and developing innovative teaching and learning aids to improve foundational learning.

Last date to apply: 15th July 2017

Project details:

Position: We invite applications from suitable candidates for the position of Research Assistant in the Environmental Education Programme at ANET. While this is a long-term position, we will initially offer a one-year contract to the successful candidat which will be renewed depending on the performance of the candidates. This position demands that the candidate be a highly self-motivated, independent, creative and enterprising individual who will fulfil the following responsibilities of this position:

1. Carry out a profiling and needs assessment of schools in the South Andamans
2. Work with a team to develop effective strategies and support systems to address the above challenges
3. Design and conduct teacher training workshops in relation
4. Develop and implement teaching and learning aids which strengthen foundational learning of students
5. Work closely with teachers to implement the ‘Treasured Islands’ textbook for environmental education

Location: The position will be based out of ANET in the Andamans. The initial three months will be spent travelling to various locations in India to explore innovative education interventions.

Candidates must possess the following basic qualifications/skills:
 A Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of relevant experience in any discipline, preferably education, arts, social sciences or other sciences.
 A broad understanding of issues related to education and learning in Indian schools.
 Ability to work with a range of social groups and local institutions in rural settings.
 Ability to independently facilitate meetings and attention to detail and planning.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
 Written and spoken proficiency in English and Hindi

Candidates with the following additional qualifications/skills will be preferred:
 Candidates with a B.Ed./M.Ed
 Work experience in the education sector
 Working knowledge of environmental and conservation related issues
 Written and spoken proficiency in Bengali

Remuneration: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and work, in line with our internal policy. Accommodation at ANET will be provided free of cost; however, the candidates will have to cover other living expenses.

How to apply:
* Submit a complete CV along with a cover letter (not exceeding one page) clearly conveying why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position.
* Provide the names of two referees along with their contact details in the CV.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Last date to apply is 15th July 2017. This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified; interested individuals are therefore requested to apply immediately. Short listed candidates will be invited for a personal interview in the first week of June.
Please email your application to Marianne Manuel/Mahira Kakajiwala at apply.dakshinfoundation@gmail.com

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