Logo: Curlew EIP

BirdWatch Ireland

Ecological Advisor x 2

Location: South Leitrim, and Lower Lough Corrib, Co Galway
Contract Duration (if applicable): Jan. – Dec. 2022 fulltime (with possible extension until September 2023) subject to funding
Salary (if disclosed): €35,000 per annum
Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 2nd December 2021

BirdWatch Ireland, on behalf of the Curlew EIP Operational Group (OG) is looking for two Ecological Advisors to assist with the delivery of The Irish Breeding Curlew EIP funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s, European Innovation Partnership fund. One post will be based in in South Leitrim (around Drumod) and one in Lower Lough Corrib, Co Galway

The project will trial innovative programmes to improve breeding outcomes for Curlew in these areas, including: a results based habitat measure for Curlew; nest protection through electric fencing; capital works to improve habitats; and training farmers in predator control.

The Ecological Advisor will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations, and nest sites for breeding outcomes. They will assist in the implementation and administration of the scheme; provide advice and training to participating farmers, and assist in the trial of each of the scheme options. Candidates ​are expected to have at least three years experience working on ecological / agricultural projects, proven experience of data management and analysis, report writing and GIS, experience in carrying out breeding wader surveys, managing land for biodiversity and dealing with landowners. They should have the ability to work to deadlines and show strong initiative and problem-solving capabilities.

For further information and to download an application please visit our website at

Closing Date: 02/12/2021  Location: South Leitrim, and Lower Lough Corrib, Co Galway

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