Post Title: Volunteer Scientific Diver
Context: Nature Seychelles, a leading environmental NGO in the Western Indian Ocean, has an opportunity for 2 volunteer scientific divers to assist with the implementation of a coral reef restoration project in the Seychelles (for more information about the project, please refer to http://natureseychelles.org/what-we-do/coral-reef-restoration
Over a period of 2 months, voulnteer Scientific Divers will assist the Reef Restoration Specialist with the daily running of a reef restoration project, at an island resort on Felicite, Seychelles. Alongside learning about innovative techniques in reef restoration, primary tasks will include; transplantation of nursery-grown colonies, nursery maintenance and ecological monitoring.
Working hours will be 08:30-16:30 during weekdays, typically conducting up to two dives a day (weather permitting). The post holders may also be required to assist with data analysis, scientific report writing and the preparation and maintenance of dive equipment.
Skills and requirements:
o An experienced, certified diver (ideally PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent) capable of diving in challenging conditions.
o Demonstrable experience of carrying out physical work underwater.
o High physical fitness and ability to work in harsh conditions.
o Practically oriented with initiative to solve problems underwater, effectively.
o Flexible to a variable work schedule and capable of living on an isolated island.
o Effective communicator and English speaking.
o Suitable diving and travel insurance.
o BSc / MSc in marine science or a related subject.
o Previous experience working in tropical marine conservation and/or research (ideally coral reef restoration).
o Previous experience writing scientific reports and analysing data.
o Own personal dive gear.
o Boat license (RYA powerboat level 2 or equivalent).
o 2 months temporary placement (October – November, 2018).
Base location: Split between Felicite and Praslin, Republic of Seychelles.
Felicite: Six Senses, Zil Pasyon resort – 2 people sharing a room, all meals provided, with the possibility of spending weekends off the island.
Praslin: Nature Seychelles, Island Conservation Centre - Shared dormitory, including kitchen and bathroom. No meals provided.
Closing date for applications: 07th September 2018
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If shortlisted, you will also be required to provide copies of diving certificates and insurance documents.