To perform an environmental watchdog role in collaboration with other local NGOs and monitor land use planning, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and other environmental issues in Hong Kong. To provide an ecological advisory service to local NGOs and authorities, and, to engage in biodiversity issues related to HKSAR Government policies and developments.
- To conduct various types of field work/site visits, including rapid biodiversity surveys and assessments, night-time field work, working in aquatic environments, etc;
- To make submissions and comments on planning/land use applications to various Government departments;
- To attend hearings and make representations to HKSAR Government statutory advisory bodies, as required;
- To review, make submissions and provide feedback on HKSAR Government policies;
- To review reports related to environmental issues and be very familiar with the planning department's processes and procedures for town planning and the land zoning system in Hong Kong;
- To develop and maintain communication, liaison, and networks with other Environmental NGOs;
- To attend liaison, consultation and focus group meetings with relevant Government departments and Environmental NGOs;
- To make submissions and comments on relevant EIAs;
- To contribute to publications related to the work of Ecological Advisory Programme (EAP) and that advocate habitat protection and ecological awareness;
- To follow issues related to ceremonial animal release practices in Hong Kong and the region. Maintain and enhance links with local Buddhist associations. Monitor issues related to introduction of invasive species and effects on local species and habitats;
- To assist with the administrative work related to the operation of the EAP.
- Commitment to the mission, vision and values of KFBGC;
- Bachelor/Masters degree related to conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, biology, or a relevant field;
- 5 years of experience in a relevant field is preferred; but candidates with lower qualifications and experience may be considered as an Assistant Conservation Officer;
- Proficiency in written and spoken English;
- Experience in biodiversity field surveys and assessments is preferred;
- Good understanding of conservation issues in Hong Kong;
- Mature personality, good interactive and people skills with a high level of initiative, and, capability to work independently and under pressure;
- Good computer literacy;
- Knowledge in computer graphics production would be an advantage;
- Valid Type I or II driving license is preferred;
- Physically fit and capable for outdoor work and willing to work in tough environments;
- Open minded and able to recognize the validity of all spiritual paths.
Please send C.V. (with interested position and expected salary) and a short essay (on relevant experience and reasons for interest in the post) to the Human Resources Manager, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corporation, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong or by clicking "Apply Now".