Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

UPDATED: Fluent in Mandarin? Employment opportunity in Cape Town to help save seabirds in tuna longline fisheries

*** The application period has been extended to 31 December 2016 ***


As part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) GEF-funded Common Oceans Tuna Project (also known as the ABNJ Tuna Project), BirdLife South Africa is looking for a Fleet-based Training Co-ordinator to implement a series of National Awareness and Observer training workshops for countries with tuna longline fleets operating south of 25°S.

BirdLife South Africa is particularly interested in Mandarin-speakers, as much of its future work in this project element will involve close and regular liaison with the Chinese tuna longline fleet.

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The position is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and preference will be given to applications from South African passport-holders or permanent residents.  However, other nationalities are welcome to apply, and because the post is administered under the FAO, a UN Laissez Passer passport can be arranged.  Family (including spousal) work permits cannot be arranged.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2016.

Read more details and how to apply here.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 10 October 2016, updated 16 December 2016

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