Advt. No. (No. WII/KR/PROJECT/STRP/2016-17/023)
WALK-IN-INTERVIEW On 15th November 2016
For the Project ‘Tiger Recovery Strategy and Long-term Monitoring in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra’
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, in the field of wildlife research, training and management. The WII wishes to engage 03 Project Fellows, 01 Project Assistant (Office) and 02 Project Interns for the project ‘Tiger Recovery Strategy and Long-term Monitoring in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra’ for a period of 01 year (extendable) through application screening followed by an Interview (in person or Skype) on 15th November 2016 at WII.
The EQ, DQ and other details of the positions are provided below:
Positions, Duration & Emoluments
03 – Project Fellow (One Year) (Fellowship: Rs. 25,000 + HRA/Month)
01 – Project Assistant (Office) (One Year) (Consolidated Fellowship: Rs. 15,000/Month)
02 – Project Interns (One Year) (Consolidated Fellowship: Rs. 8,000/Month) *
2. Location of Project site Sahyadri Tiger Reserve and adjoining areas of Maharashtra
3 Essential Qualification (EQ)
Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences/ Biological Sciences/ Veterinary Science/ Geography/ Geo-informatics/ Social Sciences, Statistics, Commerce and Arts from a recognized university.
4 Desirable Qualification (DQ)
Experience/interest in (a) Occupancy sampling, (b) Camera trapping, (c) Spatial analysis using Remote Sensing and GIS tools; (d) Vegetation quantification and nutrient analyses; (e) Radio-telemetry; (f) Socio-economic survey for participatory management and ecosystem services; (g) Data management and statistical analyses; (f) Biotechnology and endocrinology.
5 Description of Work
Project Fellow 1: Occupancy sampling of large carnivores and other relevant species; Capture-recapture based population estimation and monitoring, involving deployment of camera traps; Food habit analyses; Assessment of carrying capacity and population viability analyses; Study human-wildlife interface issues including livestock grazing and resource use by people, towards social acceptance/non-acceptance for tiger recovery efforts.
Project Fellow 2: Assessment of prey base and habitat quality looking into macro-micro scale habitat features; Line transect sampling in multiple spatial and temporal scales and study ungulate-vegetation relationship; Quantification of forage availability and quality; Evaluation of vegetation responses in the relocated village sites over spatial and temporal scales;
Project Fellow 3: Spatial data management involving Remote Sensing and GIS analyses for land use characterization, change detection, mapping of various resource availability; Undertake analyses of landscape permeability/connectivity and spatial prioritization analyses; Socio-economic analyses; Assessment of ecosystem service; Conduct of stakeholder analyses and develop landscape conservation action plan.
Project Assistant (Office): Support in day-to-day project management at WII and liaise with field team for information flow, data entry, feedback and report submission.
Project Intern 1: Support field data collection for social survey looking into local people perception and interface issues.
Project Intern 2: Support field data collection in camera trapping, line transect sampling and ground-truthing for RS and GIS analyses.
Shall not be more than 28 years. The upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as per Government of India rules.