Above photo: Wandering Albatrosses, Marion Island. Photo: Otto Whitehead
The Mouse-Free Marion (MFM) Project, a partnership between the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) and BirdLife South Africa, plans to eradicate invasive mice from Marion Island. The project is gaining increasing momentum as we work towards an eradication operation, currently envisaged for the austral winter of 2025. There remains a lot to do between now and then, and the project is seeking to recruit some key positions for the project. These provide an exciting opportunity to be part of the project team working towards restoring Marion Island and reclaiming it for its globally important seabirds.
We are currently seeking applications for an Assistant Project Manager, an Administration and Finance Officer and a Prospect Researcher.
The MFM Assistant Project Manager will support the MFM Project Manager, MFM Project Team and Management Committee in developing and delivering a range of activities associated with the planning work for the MFM Project. The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills and experience, especially in the ecological and nature conservation fields, and a sound understanding of South African environmental legislation and regulatory processes associated with environmental projects. For more information on this opportunity, please download the document here.
The MFM Administration and Finance Officer will support the MFM Project Team and work closely with the Finance Team at BirdLife South Africa across a range of administrative and bookkeeping tasks. This new role is intended to provide highly flexible and efficient administrative support across all areas of the MFM Project. The ideal candidate will have strong administrative, bookkeeping and customer relations skills and experience, ideally with knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database software, such as Salesforce, as well as experience in using bookkeeping software, preferably Pastel/Sage. For more information on this opportunity, please download the document here.
The MFM Prospect Researcher will support the MFM Project Team and work closely with the MFM Project’s Chief Philanthropy Officer to build the fundraising pipeline through prospect research and associated activities. The ideal candidate will have strong prospect research, customer relations, writing and organisational experience. For more information on this opportunity, please download the document here.
If you are interested, and meet the specifications for any of these roles, we look forward to hearing from you. Should you have any enquiries, please direct them to the contact person listed in the relevant document for the specific position.
Anton Wolfaardt, Mouse-Free Marion Project Manager, 20 January 2023
The Mouse-Free Marion Project is a registered non-profit company (No. 2020/922433/08) in South Africa, established to eradicate the invasive albatross-killing mice on Marion Island in the Southern Ocean. The project was initiated by BirdLife South Africa and the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. Upon successful completion, the project will restore the critical breeding habitat of over two million seabirds, many globally threatened, and improve the island’s resilience to a warming climate. For more information or to support the project please visit mousefreemarion.org.