Database Specialist The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to preserving the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Based in Bali

The Conservation Database Specialist will be part of a team at The Nature Conservancy Indonesia Marine Program supporting the development of a Marine Protected Area Management Effectiveness System (MPAMES) for all marine program project sites. The system consists of two main components: (1) a protocol for collecting information for measuring conservation effectiveness, and (2) a database to strategically collate and store information collected from sites.
Both are developed to support decision making processes to support to increase management performance of MPAS    and/or networks of MPAs. In respect to the database, its development will consist of three phases, namely: (1) collection and consolidation of all necessary data from project sites; (2) standardizing and documenting data; and (3) development of a user friendly application for representing and querying the dataset.

The candidate should possess a good knowledge of and/or experience in database development and management, strong academic training and Sl/bachelor degree in management information systems or related field/s. At least two pears experience in using and developing databases and strong fluency in computer packages, e.g., NIS Excel, MS Access. However, fresh graduates with practical experience and/or thesis specifically on database development, programming and management will be considered. Experience with database development and programming using software such as MS Access, and/or preferably SQL, Server 2005, PostGre SQL, or oracle Database product, is a plus.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A cover letter explaining experience with database project, development, programming and management, and an update Curriculum vitae, should be sent, by email only, to Hunan Resources Department:

Closing date for applications is 11 August 2009. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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