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Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program
Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program (GPOCP) was established by orangutan researcher Dr. Cheryl Knott and colleagues in response to the growing threat that human activities pose to orangutans and other endangered wildlife living in and around Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Since 1994 Dr. Knott has been leading scientific research on the orangutan population in the national park under the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project, one of the longest running studies of wild orangutans in existence. Out of this research grew GPOCP, whose mission is to conserve orangutan populations and forest habitat in and around Gunung Palung National Park.
Since its inception, GPOCP has evolved into a landscape level conservation organization, working towards protection of Gunung Palung National Park and surrounding ecological areas as a whole, using the orangutan as a flagship species for conservation. To achieve this, we employ a multi-faceted conservation approach consisting of forest protection, wildlife and habitat monitoring, establishment of sustainable, alternative livelihoods and environmental education and conservation awareness.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to assist our Development Director and other senior managers with administrative and other general tasks in our Ketapang Office, West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). This position would suit a recent graduate looking to gain experience within a field-based conservation organization. A confident level of Bahasa Indonesia is necessary. This position is likely to be available on an on-going basis in the future.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties will include, but are not be limited to:
• Drafting text for website and other communications tools
• Assisting with organizational management tasks i.e. reporting systems, data entry, filing
• Assisting with marketing and communications
• Desk-based research
• Standard administrative tasks
The duties of the intern will vary widely on current events and situations. It is highly likely the intern will get to spend some time in the field at our Environmental Education Center, located next to the national park, and other project locations.
• Educated to degree level in a relevant subject: Biology, Conservation, Biological Anthropology or similar (an MSc/ MA will be looked upon favorably although is NOT essential).
• Experience working in a Developing country, preferably Indonesia
• Bahasa Indonesia skills (essential)
• Office and/or administrative experience
The position is voluntary, and a minimum two-month commitment is expected.
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
In return for standard working hours (9am – 5pm) GPOCP will provide accommodation. The intern will cover all other costs including international and national transport, travel insurance, food and other living costs (estimated at around $150/ month, although you can live for much less).
Term of Appointment:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled. Please note that we may not respond to non-shortlisted candidates.
For further information about GPOCP please see our website: http://www.savegporangutans.org
Yayasan Palung, Jl. Kol. Soegiono Gg. H. Tarmizi
Ketapang, Kalimantan Barat, none 78812
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