Junior Project Fellows (5 Positions)


Organisation:  Wildlife Institute of India

Apply By:  13 Aug . 2018

Location:  (Himachal Pradesh) (Uttarakhand) (Jammu and Kashmir)

Junior Project Fellows (5 Positions)
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Recruitment of Junior Project Fellows (5 Positions)

The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun invite applications for engaging Project Fellows for the following projects. The process of selection of Project Fellows will include 1.5 hrs of written test followed by Interview on 13 August, 2018.

Project 1: Ecological responses of flora and fauna to climate change in the Trans-Himalayan landscape with special reference to vulnerability and adaptations - GoI-GEF-UNDP Third NATCOM Project

Funding agency: UNDP and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate

Requirement: Three (3) JPFs purely on contractual basis for a period of ONE YEAR

Location of Project site Ladakh, J&K and Himachal Pradesh

Essential Qualification (EQ) 

Post Graduate Degree in Botany/Forestry/Environmental Science/Wildlife Science/Life sciences with 60% marks

Desirable Qualification(DQ)

Research experience on Floristic/Ecological surveys/Climate change/RS &GIS related studies in western Himalaya

Work description

Understand the effect of climatic variability on grazing grounds for wild and domestic ungulates – Resource dispersion and availability, interrelationship between the productivity and forage dependence by ungulates (wild and domestic) – Resource Utilization and Specificity and the nature of vulnerability to climate change adaptation by the local pastoral communities – Livelihood and Natural resource dependence vis a vis vulnerability

 

Project 2: Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Soil Health through Microbial and Plant Communities in Alpine Ecosystems of Indian Himalayan Region- GoI-GEF-UNDP Third NATCOM Project

Funding agency: UNDP and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change

Requirement: One (1) JPF purely on contractual basis for a period of ONE YEAR

Location of Project site WII Dehradun, with extensive traveling to alpine areas in the Indian Himalayan Region (Uttarakhand and Sikkim)

Essential Qualification (EQ)

Post Graduate Degree in Botany/ Environmental Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Forestry with minimum 60% marks

Desirable Qualification (DQ)

Experience of field work on sampling Himalayan vegetation microflora / soil and nutrient analysis Phenocam based study of plant phenology and analysis of responses of plants to climatic variation; Science writing and good communication skills

Work description

Required to assist in field research in the alpine ecosystems especially to conduct assessment of soil microbial health in the Indian Himalayan Region and other project related activities

 

Project 3: Mainstreaming landscape approach for biodiversity conservation, improved livelihoods and ecosystem health in Kailash Sacred Landscape part of India

Funding Agency: Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, through Uttarakhand State Biodiversity Board

Requirement: One (1) JPF purely on contractual basis for a period of ONE YEAR extendable for one more year depending upon the requirement

Location of Project site

WII Dehradun, with extensive traveling to remote parts of Kailash Sacred Landscape in India (Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand.

Essential Qualification(EQ)

Post Graduate Degree in Botany/ Environmental Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Forestry with minimum 60% marks

Desirable Qualification (DQ)

  • Experience of field work on sampling Himalayan vegetation, Socioeconomic surveys
  • Experience of working on in-situ and ex-situ conservation of medicinal plants / orchids

Work description Required to prepare participatory natural resource management plans for the pilot villages in Kailash Sacred Landscape in India

 

 

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