Support to field ecological data collection in Moldova: fully covered & fine accommodation and board & further paid cooperation opportunity ahead

Development Policy Foundation or Fundacja Polityki Rozwojowej, based in Warsaw, Poland (fpr.org.pl & soeasty.eu & bikeandwine.md & purcari-communities.org), and its consortium of the EU, Moldavian and Ukrainian NGOs, are currently implementing two projects in Stefan Voda, South East Moldova. Both are focused on water management and ecosystem services mapping and assessment.

Foundation is looking for volunteers for 1 week, between March 31 and April 7, to support its activities of field data collection in Southern Moldova.

What you will do?

  • Assist in primary and secondary research & data collection on Nihalcea pond: conduct water tests, explore and map the terrain creating your maps via Google, identify plants & animals using knowledge & fast web searches & simple software/ apps & make short descriptions of all you see!  
  • Support integration and visualization  of collected data into one web open-source!
  • Report on it on social media!

Who we are looking for? You don’t need to be an expert!

Outdoor & nature enthusiast;

Science, ecology, environmental, regional studies, geography, biology current student/early graduate or just anybody with an interest in nature, ecology & sustainable rural development ;

Tech-savvy:  practical knowledge of basic data visualisation tools, Google maps and possibly other simple free apps for geospatial, ecological, biological and environmental data collection and aggregation;  

With pretty good English;

Able to explain complex ideas in simple terms (written and verbal);

Genuine good communicator & proficient social media user: content & photo & movie;

With ability & eagerness to work independently, under senior staff guidance;

The full-time availability between March 31 and April 7, 2019 is required.

What we offer?

  • Local transport, good quality accommodation and full savoury board while in Moldova;   
  • All the necessary tools to carry out the research / data collection, except your smartphone & PC!
  • Genuine hands-on field experience under international donor funded development project!
  • Further paid cooperation or full employment for selected!  

To apply please send a CV and short cover letter in ENG to: jhumka.fpr@gmail.com by March 25, 2019, 22:00 CET


The project is financed by Central European Initiative and International Visegrad Fund

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