Thursday 16 January 2014

Opportunity - Volunteer office manager and admin assistant needed

We are currently seeking an independent, outgoing and trustworthy volunteer to manage the Namibian Dolphin Project office while the team undertakes fieldwork in L├╝deritz . We are seeking someone from March to May, which will include one month working with us in Walvis Bay and 2 months working independently as the responsible office manager. Core working hours are 7:30-1pm.

The role will include: 
* Engaging with the public
* Administration
* Desk top research work on dolphins, for example photo-identification, data organisation
* Production of education and outreach materials relating to marine life
* Fundraising

During April-May you will be expected to represent the Namibian Dolphin Project in Walvis Bay and attend to strandings and public concerns, as and when they arise.

This volunteer position is well suited to someone with an interest in the environment who can work independently. It would suit a post graduate seeking extra work experience or (as the hours are mainly in the morning) a scientist looking for a quite place to gain inspiration while writing papers/grant applications etc. If interested, please contact Dr Tess Gridley on: For more information about the project please refer to the or blog. 

Additional bonuses:
- Sea view from your desk
- A Ramsar protected wetland on your doorstep means flamingos, pelicans, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, curlews, chestnut banded plovers etc etc pass the office everyday
- Bottlenose dolphins swim past the office regularly
- A very nice restaurant next door!

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