Conservation and Research Officer


We are recruiting a Conservation and Research Officer to be part of Casela Nature Parks

Business unit: Casela Nature Parks

Closing Date: 8th December 2023

In this role, you will:

  • Study and analyse characteristics of animal.
  • Oversee the care and distribution of zoo animals and working with curator and keepers to determine the best way to contain animals, maintain their habitats and manage facilities.
  • Educate all visitors, including local schools and colleges, and raise awareness of environmental issues and conservation officers’ work.
  • Promote and implement local and national biodiversity action plans in partnership with local/national/international statutory and voluntary organisations;
  • Organise, supervise and train supporting staff and volunteers on conservation aspect.
  • Maintain effective records using IT database systems.
  • Prepare applications to get funding and grants.
  • Liaise with the media to publicise organisation or conservation sites;
  • Deal with enquiries from the public
  • Make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consult with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options.
  • Disseminate information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles, and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and park interpretive programs.
  • Perform any other cognate duties as may be assigned related to the nature of your work.

What we’re looking for in a candidate:

  • Holder of a diploma in animal science, biology or zoology, or a related field, such as management, health or behaviour.
  • At least 1-year experience concerning care of animals.
  • A good understanding of how a park function.
  • Sound Knowledge of animal behaviour, husbandry, and welfare.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Apply for the vacancy now