Junior Bird-Monitoring Program

Background

Egypt is one of the main crossroads for soaring birds migrating from breeding grounds in Europe and Asia to wintering areas in Africa, of particular concern, the Gulf of Suez lays on the heart of the migration flyway for soaring birds, where majority of flyway populations cross the area during spring and autumn migrations. High wind energy potentials in the Gulf of Suez stimulated rapid development of wind energy facilities, which poses additional risk to migratory soaring birds using the area as main migration route.

In this regards, RCREEE launched the first of its kind strategic and operational program evaluating environmental impacts and monitoring soaring birds’ migration in Egypt entitled “Active Turbine Management Program”.

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, which focuses on protection, restoration and promotion of sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss, RCREEE is launching the first of its kind “Junior Bird-Monitoring Program”

Selected candidates will receive an intensive training course on foundational and practical expertise needed to leverage skills and knowledge of ecosystem and biodiversity of wind farm/PV developments in Egypt.
In addition, selected candidates will be assigned and reallocated to bird monitoring locations in the gulf of Suez for a duration up to 2 month.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in conducting bird monitoring and assessments activities assigned in project site under the direct supervision of bird monitoring team leader;
  • Contribute in birds monitoring data recording and documentation using the standard data collection format used by bird observation team;
  • Carryout tasks and/or assignments assigned by the team leader or senior during field work and provide the necessary data or information required for reporting or assessment in adequate and timely manner;
  • Ensure his/her commitment and flexibility to carry out any task as appropriate to support bird monitoring team during his period of stay in the project site.

General Qualifications

  • Graduate of Engineering, Environmental Studies or Science Universities
    Or
    University graduates with background/ experience in Zoology, Ecology, Biology, environmental science
  • Enthusiastic about the Ecosystems, biodiversity and renewable energy and energy efficiency fields, and ready to learn
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • language proficiency  is a plus
  • Advantage to the Gulf of Suez citizen

General Terms and Conditions

  • The internship program operates on a remunerative basis.  Selected candidates will receive a daily compensation while on-site.
  • Onsite accommodation and living expenses will be covered.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should send a filled application form & updated CV to our email address [email protected]

Subject Line: Junior Bird Monitoring Training Program

Deadline: January 10, 2020

NOTES:

  • All applications must be electronically filled ( not hand written).
  • All applications must be submitted by email as attachements to "[email protected]". Applications sumbitted through links and online drives are not accepted.