Ornithologist at Risten Development Company Nigeria Limited

Risten Development Company Nigeria Limited is a wholly Nigerian owned Oil and Gas service company that provides quality technical services in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Ornithologist

Location: Lagos

Job Description
The key responsibilities of the role will be to:

  • Scope, design and plan ornithology survey programmes to industry best practice.
  • Coordinate, manage and mentor a team of field-based ornithologists.
  • Plan and allocate staff resources to projects to complete ongoing and forecasted workload.
  • Input on and assist with the compilation of successful tenders to win work in a competitive market.
  • Research and implement best-practice ornithology survey techniques and guidance for use in all work undertaken.
  • Review ongoing field survey results and interpret for interim presentation to clients and with final project outputs in mind.
  • Build strong relationships with clients, authorities and stakeholders, and proactively manage the client relationships to deliver the level of customer service expected.,
  • Drive the adoption of the most efficient survey and data management techniques, including by using technology for capturing and recording field survey data.
  • Guide and review reports prepared by other Ornithology team members and write report inputs commensurate with your level of expertise as Principal Ornithologist.
  • Undertake specialist ornithology fieldwork commensurate with your level of expertise, as required in the fulfilment of the Principal Ornithologist’s role.

The key requirements of the post will be:

  • A third-level qualification in ecology, environmental or natural sciences, or other related fields that give the candidate the necessary skills to fulfil the role.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ post-graduate experience in fulfilling similar functions or in a similar consultancy or professional role.
  • Experience of undertaking research projects in the field of ornithology, and utilising or developing best-practice survey guidelines.
  • Experience of technical/scientific report writing.
  • A proven track record at building long-term professional relationships with clients and key ornithology stakeholders.
  • To already be or to be working towards becoming a person of recognised standing in the ornithology community.
  • Commercially-savvy and business-minded.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage the busy and varied workload of a busy team of ornithologists.

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2018.

Method of Application 
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to: jobs@ristend.com

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