Vet. Surgeon – Sundarbans Tiger Project
Leading Wildlife NGO Seeks Veterinary Surgeons for Sundarbans – W.B
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) invites applications from undergraduate or postgraduate degree holders in the veterinary sciences, with 1-5 years of field experience, to join its Sundarbans Tiger Project, West Bengal in Conflict Mitigation Division.
Who we’re looking for
The Veterinary Surgeon will be responsible for field or on-site implementation of the project in association with the reporting manager and other project team members, on all aspects that include technical, administrative and financial requirements of the Project Head/DH.
Veterinary Surgeon – Sundarbans Tiger Project, works under the supervision of the (PH) and shall be focusing on veterinary aspects of Human-Carnivore Conflict Mitigation and large carnivore conservation in Sundarbans.
Qualifications & Skills
- Postgraduate or Undergraduate degree in Veterinary Sciences
- Must have an understanding of veterinary aspect of large carnivore, wildlife
conservation and related issues
- Proficiency in English, both written and verbal, and good interpersonal skills are a must
Broad responsibilities include:
- Ensure all human-wildlife conflict cases reported in Sundarbans-W.B. are attended on time
- Provide veterinary support for rescue operations, wildlife emergencies, disease Investigation operations and creation of immune belt around PA.
- Use appropriate veterinary and animal husbandry skills for stabilization and treatment of injured or distressed wildlife, and transfer animals that require special and protracted care to a temporary rescue station established in the field
- Address Human-carnivore and human-tiger conflict in and around Sundarbans Tiger Reserve and look for appropriate placement options for the displaced animals.
- Provide wildlife health support to the PAs in West Bengal by attending to wildlife mortalities, recording wildlife deaths and epidemics, and following appropriate disease diagnostic, control and preventive measures
- Maintains records of all rescue operations. This would also include maintaining records/registers of treatment, husbandry, anaesthesia, surgery and laboratory investigations
- Additionally responsible for all field level governmental and partner liaisons at appropriate levels for the project and local public relation needs, with the PI
- Responsible for maintenance of all assets of the organization at Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Landscape, both moveable and immoveable
- Attend monthly meetings, send cash flows, report, photographs, accounts, backups,
HR and other documents on time
- Responsible for all field reports, photographic documentation, submission of data sheets etc as per the requirements of the PH/DH
- Responsible for acting as the on-site representative of WTI (at particular level) and to ensure that the image of WTI as a conservation action organization operating in the field is maintained at all times