Closing date: 
17 Jul 2024

JOB TITLE:                                    Aldabra Rat and Cat Eradication Project Officer

SALARY BAND:                            Subject to qualifications and experience

RESPONSIBLE TO:                      RaCE Field Team Leader, ASC, RaCE/CEPF Manager

LOCATION:                                     Aldabra (field-based, including long camping trips with basic facilities)

HOURS OF WORK:                       40 hours per week (expected to work overtime)                 


The project officer positions will provide essential support in the Aldabra rat and cat eradication (RaCE) preparation and feasibility phase. The RaCE project officers will assist the RaCE field team leader and senior project officer in conducting all fieldwork for feasibility trials, including trapping, marking, culling, measuring and dissections of target species (rats and cats), baiting trials, setting camera traps, and establishing and maintaining transects. The project officers will also assist with ecological monitoring and field work on non-target species. Office work will include data entry, image uploading, checking and summarising, and contributions to reports. The candidates will need to ensure strict adherence to project protocols, meticulous data entry, and reporting of field data/observations and challenges or problems in a timely way to the team leader. The project officers will also be responsible for creating media content and project updates (e.g. pictures and footage from the field, social media posts). Project officers will receive advanced on-the-job training in all aspects of the work but previous experience is also required.



These positions require:

  • Two committed and competent young conservation professionals with an excellent work ethic and a strong interest in and passion for island restoration and IAS management (essential)
  • Graduate-level education in environmental science/conservation (essential), or equivalent
  • 2+ years of remote fieldwork experience of ecological monitoring and/or IAS control and research (ideally in Seychelles/Indian Ocean) (essential)
  • Experience entering and checking data (essential)  
  • Experience handling/marking animals (desirable)
  • Experience writing reports and/or media content and/or other formats (desirable)


  • Strong interest in and awareness of conservation and especially IAS practice (essential)
  • Excellent work ethic (essential)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and can-do attitude and a passion to learn and develop their skills in conservation and IAS management (essential)
  • Understanding of the importance of meticulous adherence to protocols (essential) 
  • Thorough and careful approach to data entry and cleaning (essential)
  • Excellent physical fitness (essential)
  • Good communication skills (essential)
  • First aid qualification (desirable)
  • Small tiller boat license (desirable)
  • Fluency in English (essential), understanding of Seychelles Creole and/or French (advantage) 

Apply now with an application form (which can be downloaded from our website, or collected at Mont Fleuri or Vallée de Mai Visitor Centre), and your CV sent to info@sif.sc and hr@sif.scThe deadline for applications is Tuesday 17th July 2024.