Chavoux Luyt's Resume
Last Updated 2012/05/18

Phone +264 81 312-4789
Email Chavoux@gmail.com

» Personal Details

Full Name
Chavoux Luyt

Date Of Birth
23/07/1970

Phone Number
+264 81 312 4789

Email Address
Chavoux@gmail.com

Location
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Web Address
www.chavoux.com

» Languages

Current

Read, Write, Speak
Afrikaans
English

Previous Read, Write, Speak
Hebrew (last used 08/2008)


» Education

03/2013
Ongoing

PhD (Conservation Ecology)
Doctoral at University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa (Western Cape). (Farming with Predators project)

Subjects
Thesis Human-predator conflict on Namibian farmlands: an ecosystem approach

Completed
12/2005

MSc (Conservation Ecology)
Masters at University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa (Western Cape).

Subjects
Thesis (Models of Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus, Pallas 1766) habitat preferences in the Bontebok National Park and sustainable stocking rates),Nature Conservation, Biodiversity and Ecology

Completed
12/2000

BSc
Degree at UNISA in 2000, South Africa (Gauteng).

Subjects
Computer Science (See Diploma in Datametrics), Zoology

Completed
12/1999

Diploma in Datametrics
Diploma at UNISA in Pretoria, South Africa (Gauteng).

Subjects
Computer Science (Programming, Database design, Networking, Operating Systems)

Completed
06/1993

Emergency Medical Care
Certificate at SAMS (SANDF) in Pretoria, South Africa (Gauteng).

Subjects
Emergency Medical Care

Completed
12/1988

Matric
High School/Grade 12 (Matric) at Hoërskool Keimoes in Keimoes, South Africa (Northern Cape).

Subjects
Afrikaans 1st Language HG,
English 2nd Language HG,
Mathemetics HG,
Natural Science HG,
Agricultural Science HG,
Biology HG

» Student Life Employment

01/2003
11/2004

Lab Assistant / Demi
Casual entry level position at University of Stellenbosch in the Education sector in Stellenbosch, South Africa (Western Cape).

Duties & Responsibilities
Setting up equipment & computers for Ecology practicals, helping students with problems,
helping with lectures, setting & marking class tests for practicals.

» Working Life Employment

12/2012
07/2013

Ecologist
Permanent position at Cheetah Conservation Fund in the Environmental/Agricultural sector in Otjiwarongo, Namibia.

Duties & Responsibilities
Placing and visiting of Livestock Guarding Dogs on farms.
Assist with ecological research on CCF Land.
Training farmers on predators and methods to avoid predation losses.
Helped in writing research reports and papers.

Reason For Leaving
Starting full-time doctoral studies

02/2012
12/2012

PhD Student/Researcher (Farming with predators)
Temporary position at University of Stellenbosch in the Environmental/Agricultural sector in Kamieskroon, South Africa (Northern Cape).

Duties & Responsibilities
Namaqualand Predator Research (Continuation of previous research by CLT).
Liaise with participating farmers' associations and other predator research entities.
Setting and collecting data from camera traps.
Collect data from participating farmers.
Help to establish Eco-Ranger project using specially trained livestock herders (Eco-Rangers) and collecting data from their Cybertracker devices.
Compare different farming methods in terms of costs and effectiveness for protecting livestock from predators.
Contribute to the scientific knowledge of the spatial and ecological behaviour of the three main predator species in Namaqualand.
Publish results both in scientific format for thesis & scientific journals and in popular format for application by farmers.

Reason For Leaving
Insufficient funding

05/2011
01/2012

Project Coordinator
Contract position at Cape Leopard Trust in the Environmental/Agricultural sector in Garies, South Africa (Northern Cape).

Duties & Responsibilities
Starting Namaqualand Carnivore Research Project.
Farming with flock of sheep to investigate cost-effective predator protection methods.
Concurrent ecological research on predators on the same farm.
Setting and collecting data from camera traps.
Collar and track predators in the area.
Compare different farming methods in terms of costs and effectiveness for protecting livestock from predators.

Reason For Leaving
Contract finished

04/2010
04/2011

Programmer / Software Engineer
Contract position at Media 24 in the Information Technology sector in Cape Town, South Africa (Western Cape).

Duties & Responsibilities
Programming & Analysis of Mobility Project.
Programming of Windows Mobile program using embedded C# .NET.
Back-end Web application for Mobililty Project
Database Design and implementation for Mobility Project
Programming languages used: C# (Mobile & ASP.NET), SQL (MS SQL Server).

Reason For Leaving
Contract finished - Started Job at Cape Leopard Trust

10/2009
03/2010

Programmer / Software Engineer
Contract position at LMS in the Information Technology sector in Cape Town, South Africa (Western Cape).

Duties & Responsibilities
Programming of Early Warning System to warn of problems with current LMS Logistics Management System
Extending existing LMS Home Delivery program and writing import program for new clients.
Programming languages used: C# (Desktop & ASP.NET), SQL (MS SQL Server).

Reason For Leaving
Contract finished

02/2009
04/2009

Programmer / Software Engineer
Contract position at HAS Software in the Medical Information Technology sector in Melkbosstrand, South Africa (Western Cape).

Duties & Responsibilities
Programming of pharmaceutical program.
Programming languages used: Delphi, C# (Windows), SQL (MS SQL Server).

Reason For Leaving
Financial problems of Employer

08/2008
10/2008

Programmer / Software Engineer
Contract position at Africon in the Information Technology sector in Cape Town, South Africa (Western Cape).

Duties & Responsibilities
Programming of backoffice part of GC3 program.
Help with GIS parts of program and embedded C# .NET.
Programming languages used: Delphi, PHP (Joomla), C# (ASP.NET), SQL (MS SQL Server).

Reason For Leaving
Contract finished

02/2005
07/2008

Programmer / Software Engineer
Permanent skilled level position at Virtual Technical Consultants in the Information Technology sector in Melkbosstrand, South Africa (Western Cape). Benefits: Car Allowance.

Duties & Responsibilities
Programming of firmware for all company developed hardware products (e.g. RS232-to-Weigand converter).
Debugging of existing software in company (e.g.PC Access Control)
Writing software for PC's interacting with company hardware products (including drivers).
Custom software written for clients.
Programming languages used: Delphi/Lazarus, C++, Java, C, Assembler, SQL (PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server).

Reason For Leaving
Wished to have more flexible working hours for part-time studies

02/1997
12/1999

Farm Manager
Permanent junior level position at Rozynebosch Farm in the Agriculture sector in Pofadder, South Africa (Northern Cape). Benefits: Free food & lodging.

Duties & Responsibilities
Management of beef cattle farm. Repaired and improved infrastructure: Fences, Water supplies & Housing. Improved financial situation from running at a loss to making a nett profit.

Reason For Leaving
Post-graduate studies

03/1996
01/1997

Volunteer
Temporary junior level position at Kibbutz Ramat-HaKovesh, Moshav Yad-HaShmonah in the Hospitality & Restaurant sector in Kfar-Saba, Jerusalem, Haifa, Israel. Benefits: Free lodging & food.

Duties & Responsibilities
Helped to build wooden guest houses on Moshav.
Learned to work with people in other cultures and learned to speak some Hebrew. Helped to cook for guests and other volunteers.

Reason For Leaving
Visum expired

01/1993
01/1996

Operational Medical Operator
Contract skilled level position at 7 Medical Bn Gp (SAMS: SANDF) in the Medical sector in Centurion, South Africa (Gauteng). Benefits: Free Medical, Free housing, Working clothes.

Duties & Responsibilities
Medical support for Parachute Brigade, Special Forces and SAPS Task Force. Included 1 year's work in the OPS room: Top Secret security clearance, . Received Surgeon General commendation.

Reason For Leaving
End of short service contract

01/1992
12/1992

Counsellor
Temporary junior level position at ACSV (Christian Student Association) in the Social & Community sector in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa (Eastern Cape). Benefits: Free housing & food.

Duties & Responsibilities
Visiting schools as part of team doing Christian counseling and outreach with the Christian Student Association. Helping with camps and playing guitar to accompany singing.

Reason For Leaving
Military Service

11/1990
01/1991

Supervisor
Temporary junior level position at Compion Broers in the Agriculture sector in Keimoes, South Africa (Northern Cape).

Duties & Responsibilities
Supervised about 60 seasonal labourers during harvesting and packing of export grapes.

Reason For Leaving
Seasonal work only (Holiday Job)

» Skills

Current

Solid
Programming: Delphi & Lazarus (Linux version of Delphi) (5 to 10 years experience)
Farm Management (2 to 5 years experience)
Programming C# (ASP.NET) (1 to 2 years experience)
Research Skills (Methods, statistics etc.) (2 to 5 years experience)
Database design (2 to 5 years experience)
GIS use (GRASS, Arc/View) (up to 1 year experience)
Programming TINI Assembler (up to 1 year experience)
Programming TINI Java (up to 1 year experience)

Limited
Assembler, Programming & Reverse Engineering (5 to 10 years experience)
System Administration: Linux, MS Windows, BeOS (1 to 2 years experience)
Programming: C, C++ (1 to 2 years experience)

Previous


Limited
Network design (LAN & WAN) (1 to 2 years experience last used 12/1999)
Emergency Medical Care (2 to 5 years experience last used 12/1995)
Survival & Veld craft (SANDF Special Forces) (up to 1 year experience last used 03/1995)

» Achievements

12/2005

MSc Cum Laude
University of Stellenbosch

12/1999

Diploma in Datametrics Cum Laude
UNISA