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Camp & Research Administrator
Max-Planck-Institute for Evol. Anthropology
We are searching for a Camp & Research Administrator (CRA) for an ongoing long-term project on bonobo socio-ecology at LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. The CRA has the following duties: (1) Camp management including administration and maintenance of logistics, infrastructure and communication. (2) Supervision of field research including coordination of working schedules of research teams, management of long-term data, and organization of collecting, storing and transporting biological samples. The CRA is in charge of financial accounting, organizing supplies, maintenance of camp infrastructure, and communication with the research team and local assistants. The CRA represents the project to regional administrators, wildlife authorities, and village leaders. Information about the field site and research activities at LuiKotale is available at www.eva.mpg.de/primat
Candidates must have field experience and an academic background in one or several of the following areas: biology, zoology, botany, ecology, anthropology. Given the importance of communication for the work of the CRA, language skills in French (oral and in writing) and English are essential. Other critical requirements are: (1) a strong sense of responsibility and a well developed capacity for team work, (2) above average physical fitness, (3) resistance to social/psychological stress, and (4) practical and technical skills to maintain the technical infrastructure (e.g. solar power generator, sat-phone, sw-radio) and to organize/supervise construction work (e.g. make-shift buildings in camp). Candidates will need to have tolerance, social skills and a strong motivation to take on responsibility. They should be able to achieve tasks by improvisation, using the limited sources that are available and must have the capacity to live and work with an international team of students, volunteers and local staff. Candidates with medical training will be preferred.
The holder of this position will have a TVoD contract (German Labour Contract) that includes a number of benefits and gratifications such as payments for taxes, pensions etc. In case of foreign employees, not all benefits may be applicable to their full extend. The monthly payment will be 700 Euro. NOTE that the TVoD position DOES NOT include a health insurance for DRC
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
- food (mostly local food and some western food items)
- lodging (in tents) at the field site
- one domestic flight from Kinshasa to the field and back
- contribution of up to 1000 US$ to an international return flight (reimbursement ONLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A 10 MONTHS TERM OF APPOINTMENT)
- expenses for visa (reimbursement ONLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A 10 MONTHS TERM OF APPOINTMENT)
- NOTE THAT EXPENSES DURING THE STAY IN KINSHASA ON THE WAY IN AND OUT OF DRC, AS WELL AS THE COSTS FOR SUPPLEMENTARY HEALTH INSURANCE AND OTHER INSURANCES ARE NOT COVERED BY THE PROJECT.
Term of Appointment:
10 months starting in December 2012
November 01, 2012
Applicants should send a letter of interest that provides information that is useful for evaluating the qualifications outlined above, a CV, and two letters of recommendation
Dr. Gottfried Hohmann
Deutscher Platz 6
++49 341 3550 208
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