Frontier Assistant Research Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Frontier Assistant Research Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Frontier are seeking an Assistant Research Officer to lead volunteers and conduct conservation research on our Tanzania Marine Conservation Project.

Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods for marginalised communities in the world's poorest countries.

Assistant Research Officers are required to assist with all aspects of the research programme involving daily supervision of research team, data analysis and report writing.

This post is an opportunity for less experienced individuals to gain overseas field experience of research, project and volunteer management and training. Self-funding staff are also considered for paid posts at the end of their contracts.


  • Assist the Principal Investigator in implementing the standard programme of research to cover each survey component depending on location, e.g. vegetation; ungulates; small
    mammals; bats, reptiles and amphibians, and selected invertebrate groups, including
    millipedes, molluscs and butterflies;
    - Assist the Principal Investigator in the accredited and non-accredited training of the volunteer
  • Research Assistants and other project participants where necessary and supervise their implementation in the field survey;
  • Assist the Principal Investigator or Project Coordinator in the management, support,
    motivation and development of volunteers / research assistants;
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in managing the collection and processing of accurate field data, including specimen collection, for all survey components;
  • Ensure that the specimens collected on each phase are adequately preserved;
  • Produce sections of the technical reports and scientific papers to the schedule agreed with the Principal Investigator and the Research and Development and Operations Managers (London HQ);
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in managing and supervising the maintenance of the
    project's scientific resources;
  • Provide the Principal Investigator
    with regular (minimum quarterly) progress updates and ensure that these updates are passed on to the London HQ;
  • Assist with the logistical operations relating to the project including administration and management of finances; production of accounts and reports; allocation, use and maintenance of project resources; management of local staff; and supervision of the activities of and ensuring the health and safety of project staff, volunteers and host country participants.


  • Graduate in an environmental or biological science discipline
  • First aid qualification
  • Minimum of PADI Advanced Open
    Water or equivalent (marine projects only).
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Knowledge of natural resource
    management & rural development
  • Experience of data analysis & report-writing
  • Minimum 3 month field research
    experience, preferably in a tropical environment
  • Experience of GIS applications
  • Experience of working with
  • Excellent written/oral
    communication & presentation skills
  • Administrative & time management
  • Ability to train research assistants
  • Knowledge of ecological
  • Technically orientated
  • Knowledge of local language
  • Demonstrable commitment to
  • Resilient & mature, with the ability
    to work as a team in basic living conditions
  • Flexible approach
  • Conscientious
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Physical fitness

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th September, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Frontier Assistant Research Officer Jobs in Tanzania

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