Overview of role
In line with Wilderness Safaris’ core beliefs in environmental stewardship, the Conservation Ecologist will carry out the development, maintenance and implementation of a long-term Wildlife Monitoring Programme throughout all OWS Botswana’s concession areas including preparation and dissemination of regular reports both internally and externally. Reporting to the Conservation Manager, the Conservation Ecologist will coordinate and oversee recording of all sightings and wildlife monitoring data with and by guides as well as entering data onto an online system for use in report writing for internal use as well as submission of annual reports to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
The Conservation Ecologist position is based in the Okavango Delta
- Wildlife Monitoring Data, Ecological Data and Compile Reports
- Ecology, Conservation and Research
- Conduct research as might be necessary by the company from time to time.
- Bi-Annual Assessments of Environmental Performance of each camp
- Representation at Meetings
- Presentations to Guests and Staff
- Road Map update and Road Management Plan
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Environmental Training and Awareness
Requirements, Education and Experience
- A minimum of master’s degree in an Environmental related subject.
- Minimum of 3 years’ full time working experience within the research/environmental monitoring field.
- Alternatively, BSc Honours in Environmental subject with more than 5 years’ full time working experience in an environmental monitoring field and Scientific report writing.
- Experience in the development and management of large-scale, environmental monitoring programmes.
- Excellent computer skills, including extensive knowledge in GIS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, email and internet.
- The ability to manage, communicate and train people in a cross-cultural setting.
- Be proactive and have a positive outlook.
- Excellent English writing and speaking skills (Setswana speaking shall be advantageous).
- Able to travel as is required to and within remote areas.
Closing date for applications is 17th June 2022
Okavango Wilderness Safaris (OWS) is part of a multi-national safari operator (Wilderness Safaris), which operates safari camps throughout Northern Botswana. OWS is dedicated to driving conservation tourism in Africa, while making a positive impact on upliftment and community empowerment. Today, the company helps protect over 2.3 million hectares of pristine wilderness areas for future generations to enjoy. It’s a remarkable company creating positive change in Africa.