SEISMIC SAVANNAH PROJECT INTERNSHIP ADVERTISEMENT

Mpala is located on the Laikipia plateau in north central Kenya, just north of the Equator, northwest of Mt. Kenya. It covers 48,000 acres of savannah and dry woodland habitats and is bordered by Ewaso Ngiro and the Ewaso Narok rivers. The land hosts Mpala Ranch and Mpala Research Centre. We seek a dynamic, committed and dedicated individual to work as an intern in the Seismic Savannah Project.

JOB PURPOSE, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern will be responsible for analysing video trap data collected on the Mpala site, with a focus on African elephants. The intern will work with Dr. Beth Mortimer and colleagues from the University of Oxford (UK). They will work with our team to service the camera traps and collect the camera trap data.
The video trap data will be analysed in combination with ground and air vibration recordings collected simultaneously, with the aim to understand the vibrations that African elephants generate. The first task will involve selecting the videos where African elephants are identifiable. Within these videos, the time, location, numbers of elephants and any notes on behaviour are to be recorded within computer software. The intern will be responsible for writing a final report on the video data analysis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, environmental studies or any other related field.
  2. Ability to work independently and or as part of a team.
  3. Proficiency in scientific report writing.
  4. Experience with video analysis.
  5. Enthusiasm for wildlife biology.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  7. Good networking skills.
  8. A strategic thinker, always ready to adapt and learn with high levels of integrity, innovation, accountability and honesty.
  9. Technology savvy with proficiency in the use of MS Office software packages.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Please send pdf attachments with the subject Seismic Savannah Project Intern to jobs@mpala.org, on or before 31st October 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
1. A brief introduction of yourself (up to 300 words),stating why you would be an excellent Seismic Savannah Intern.

2. Curriculum Vitae (C.V).

3. Include your academic/professional certificates.

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