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Post-release Monitoring Coordinator

Hiring Organization:
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation requires a Monitoring Coordinator to work on its post-release monitoring activities for reintroduced ex-captive orangutans from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Centre. The Monitoring Coordinator will work alongside the Camp Coordinator and with a team of Indonesian researchers based at our field station in the Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest, Kabupaten Murung Raya, Kalimantan Tengah. Daily tasks will include searching for orangutans, collecting data on their behaviour, health condition, diet and ranging, carrying out fruiting surveys and nest surveys, training field assistants and ensuring data integrity, managing data-entry and data storage, organising samples, reporting, writing blog posts and planning schedules.

More information on this project can be found at and

This position is available immediately. Applicants with experience working in a tropical forest environment, with animal behaviour research experience and with Indonesian language skills will be strongly favoured.

This is initially a voluntary position for a term of no less than six months. All expenses are covered. You must provide certificates of negative tests for TB, Hepatitis A, B and C and HIV in advance of your arrival.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The field station is extremely remote with basic facilities. It is four hours from the nearest village and two and a half days overland travel from our main office in Palangkaraya. You will be stationed here for periods of up to two months at a time with no communication with the outside world except via satellite phone to our main office. Food is simple, living quarters are dormitory style and washing and bathroom facilities are rudimentary. The rainforest is rugged, with steep hills and dense undergrowth, high annual rainfall and many species of biting and stinging invertebrates including leeches, mosquitoes, wasps and ants that you will encounter on a daily basis. In addition, applicants must have certain qualities: you must be energetic, patient, open, responsible, flexible, healthy, able to work independently but also as part of a team, be highly motivated and must be hardworking and able to keep going, and do so cheerfully! Our schedule is demanding (6 days work, 1 day off), up to 12 hrs field time per day. The position is not ideal for someone who needs a lot of personal time, or for someone who easily feels lonely.

Application Deadline:
Applications will be reviewed from February 21st and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled

Please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae, together with cover letter to Simon Husson at Interviews will be conducted by Skype and the successful applicant is expected to arrange their medical tests and transport as soon as possible.

Contact Information:
Simon Husson, none


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