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05 July 2017

WII Contractual Recruitment of Project Personnel for Species Conservation Programs

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(An Autonomous Institution of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India)
Chandrabani, 
Dehra Dun - 248 001

Contractual Engagement of Project Personnel for Species Conservation Programs 

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has developed recovery plans for endangered species with technical assistance from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun (WII). To implement these recovery actions, the MoEFCC has provided financial support to the WII. The recovery programs that have been prioritized for funding are: 
(1) Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of the Great Indian Bustard: an Integrated Approach, 
(2) Conservation of Manipur’s Brow Antlered Deer or Sangai: an Integrated Approach, 
(3) Development of Conservation Action Plan for River Dolphins, 
(4) Recovery of Dugongs and their Habitats: an Integrated Participatory Approach. 

These projects will be implemented for duration of five years, extendable upon the needs of the programs. The brief aims of these projects are as follows. 

The Conservation Program on Great Indian Bustard aims at: (a) developing conservation breeding center to secure a captive population as insurance against extinction; (b) undertaking applied research to prioritize conservation areas, characterize and mitigate threats, monitor population and habitat status and recovery, assess livelihood issues, and understand population genetics; (c) demonstrating best-practices for habitat improvement through pilot surgical interventions; (d) improving protection enforcement by smart patrolling and sensitizing stakeholders; (e) raising public awareness on bustard conservation, and incentivizing local land-users to adopt bustard-friendly land uses. These actions will be implemented in collaboration with Forest Departments, partner NGOs and local communities in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. 

The Conservation Program on Dugongs and their Habitats in India aims at: a) assessing Dugong population status, identify critical habitats, classifying threats and developing site-specific monitoring plan to reduce population decline; b) characterizing Dugong habitats, and improving habitat quality through management interventions and incentive-based approaches; c) raising awareness on the species with increased participation from local communities and other stakeholders; d) enhancing the capacity of the State Forest Department staff, improving protection measures, training forest staff and local communities in long-term monitoring. These actions will be implemented in collaboration with Forest Departments, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Fisheries Departments, partner NGOs and local communities in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

Development of Conservation Action Plan for River Dolphins Ganges river dolphin is an indicator of river quality, not only for the river ecosystem integrity but also for the sustenance of humans. To keep our river system healthy, we need to conserve dolphins and monitor it as indicator of river health. Therefore, this program aims to develop recovery plan for the Gangetic dolphin populations and their habitats in India. This program also aims to develop Ganga and Brahmaputra river monitoring system with river dolphin as the flagship species. The program will also engage people dependent on river specifically fisher folk, and other water dependent profession and industries. The main objectives of this project are, a) to develop a monitoring protocol for Ganges river dolphins, b) status assessment of associated river fauna like the Gharial, Otters, Turtles and Fish species, c) quality assessment of river habitat in terms of water quality, anthropogenic pressure and landscape surrounding river scape, d) evaluate the current status of invasive species in the river scape, e) involve stake holders to develop a network which will assist in Ganges river dolphin conservation. 

The project envisages filling in the gaps of current knowledge about ecology of dolphin and the wider river scape. We need motivated people to do good science and advocacy for dolphin conservation. Engagement of Technical and Administrative Staff for Species Conservation Programs 

The Institute plans to engage personnel for various positions on contractual basis, initially for one year period from the date of appointment that can be extended depending on the candidates performance and the project requirement. The work description, essential and desirable qualifications, age and the consolidated monthly emoluments including all allowances for the required position is given in Annexure 1. The upper age limits as mentioned may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Women/Physically Challenged and 3 years for OBC candidates. The SC, ST and Physically Challenged candidates will only pay communication charges, they are exempt from exam fees. The contractual engagement will be made on the following positions and qualified candidates interested in contributing to effective conservation of endangered species, are requested to send applications for the posts: 

Project Scientist
Project Veterinarian 
Project Associate
Project Fellow
Project Assistant
Project Coordinator

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