Conservation Project Dive Officer Wanted

Location:
Marine Field Project (Fiji, Madagascar, Tanzania)
PRIMARY FUNCTION
To manage all diving operations associated with the marine research programme, including the supervision of daily scuba and in-water activities and to ensure the proper maintenance of all dive equipment and boats.

 

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE ROLE
- Maintenance and control of all diving and related equipment;
- Organisation and supervision of daily diving and snorkelling activities;
- Supervision and dive training of volunteers and all project participants;
- Assisting the staff team with all aspects of the research programme.

 

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- To plan, organise, supervise and execute all diving activities, taking into account all physical, logistical, safety and financial considerations;
- To supervise, train and motivate all project staff, volunteers and host-country participants to do the work contained in the diving schedule;
- To ensure that all volunteer dive trainees are trained up to a minimum level of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in accordance with PADI regulations;
- The Officer is expected to take an active interest in the scientific programme and to provide, as required, a diving team for the Principal Investigator to complete the work programme.
- The Officer is responsible for the administration, maintenance and control of all the diving and related equipment including compressors, boats, outboard motors and all diving accessories on the project.
- To ensure that all volunteers, staff and host-country participants adhere to safe diving practices;
- To ensure that all project participants are deployed usefully and enjoyably
Contract Duration:
12 months with the possibility of extension.
Accommodation:
Basic accommodation provided at field project
Travel:
Contribution towards an international airfare (capped) plus internal travel as necessary to the fulfilment of duties.
Insurance:
Employer’s liability insurance provided.
Subsistence:
Food provided on project site. Subsistence allowance provided for time spent off project site.
Salary:
£150-200 (per quarter) plus £150-200 end of contract bonus, dependent on experience, qualifications & availability.
Training:
Pre-departure training provided.
JOB SPECIFICATION Qualifications Education/Knowledge:
- Minimum PADI Instructor
- First aid qualifications
- Minimum of Level 2 RYA Powerboat license (or equivalent)
- PADI Advanced Instructor (or equivalent)
- Degree in marine biology / zoology / ecology Experience:
- Proven experience of servicing all dive equipment (regulators, BCDs, compressors)
- Proven experience of small boat handling, maintenance & servicing (inflatables, RIBs, outboard engines (15-60 hp).
- Proven experience of open water dive training & management
- Attendance of recognised service training course e.g. regulators, compressors, & outboard engines.

 

- Experience of scientific work diving (e.g. HSE Part IV, surveys, photography, NDT)
- Experience of GIS applications
- Experience of working with NGOs
- Familiarity with field operational logistics Skills:
- Technically orientated
- Ability to manage & train junior research assistants
- Administrative & time management skills
- Ability to drive boats
- Knowledge of local language
- Excellent written/oral communication & presentation skills
- Tropical marine life identification skills Personal Attributes:
- Demonstrable commitment to conservation
- Resilient & mature, with the ability to work as a team in basic living conditions
- Flexible approach
- Conscientious
- Ability to motivate others

If you are interested in the above role, please email your C.V. and cover letter to

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