Aldabra Science Coordinator (ASC)

Closing date: 
31 Aug 2022



Aldabra Atoll, southern Seychelles

Working with:

Local/international team of SIF staff on Aldabra

Reporting to:

CEO, Director of Research and Conservation

Contract type:

Fixed term of 2 years, renewable on good performance

Working hours:

Expect up to 60 hrs/wk working non-standard hours incl. evenings/weekends

Start date:

November 2022 (pending transport)

Salary range:

Negotiable depending on qualifications/experience (Salary Grade 11)


The ASC provides overall scientific supervision and management of the mixed Seychellois/international research team on Aldabra for SIF.  The role encompasses wide-ranging tasks, including ensuring that all monitoring/research projects run efficiently and produce high quality data stored in well-managed databases, coordinating/supervising research staff, supervising volunteers, advising on and developing research projects, assisting/advising international researchers and enforcing SIF/Aldabra regulations.

Selection criteria in brief

  • MSc (essential) in environmental/conservation subject
  • Additional experience working in the environmental sector in Seychelles (preferred)
  • Min 2 yr experience coordinating monitoring, research and conservation programmes (essential), preferably in the tropics and on small islands with basic facilities (preferred)
  • Min 1 yr experience managing a team in environmental monitoring/conservation work (essential)
  • Experience with database management, report-writing, GIS, statistics and presentations (essential)
  • Experience working with and interest in invasive alien species (animals and/or plants) (preferred)
  • Positive, problem-solving and resourceful attitude and ability to take initiative (essential)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (essential)
  • Proven determination and commitment to conservation (essential)
  • Proven professionalism and integrity (essential)
  • High level of fitness, strong swimmer and diving skills (essential). First aid skills/certificate preferred

Application and enquiries: Applications are open to local and international candidates. Please contact SIF ( for the job description or collect this from the SIF Head Office at La Ciotat, Mt Fleuri, Mahé. Applications should include a CV and cover letter explaining why you want the position and why you are suitable. Enquiries can be made to the same address. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st August 2022. Late submissions may be considered if a suitable candidate is not found.