Nature Conservation Foundation is looking for a motivated colleague to join a new bat conservation project in collaboration with Bat Conservation International, USA. The candidate must be passionate about bat research and conservation, have strong communication and networking skills, and have demonstrable experience/knowledge of wildlife conservation, scientific outreach, policy, and governance in the Indian context.
The selected candidate will work with the team lead towards developing a conservation plan for bats in India. The specific tasks will range from reviewing scientific literature, organising meetings, liaising with subject experts, and conducting fieldwork. The candidate will be expected to lead and/or assist in the above tasks. It must be noted that organising an in-person, country-wide meeting of experts to review the threats faced by bats is an indispensable task in this project. The candidate will be expected to take charge of managerial responsibilities during that time, including bookings of venue, accommodation, travel and so on. Additionally, the candidate will be encouraged to think of short projects that they can lead independently to broaden the scope of the current project. The position is ideal for a freshly-minted master’s graduate who is looking for a broad overview on the bat conservation landscape of the country to plan future studies (example, a PhD project) or conservation projects.
The position will be based at NCF’s Bangalore office with periodic short field visits to different parts of the country.