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Volunteer veterinarian for wildlife rescue centre in Borneo

Hiring Organization:
Orangutan Project

Date Posted:
2017-10-17

Position Description:
The rescue centre is situated inside a national park and houses a variety of species such as orangutan, gibbon, macaque, sun bear, crocodile and hornbill among others. The aim of the centre is to provide sanctuary and if possible rehabilitate and release animals rescued or confiscated from illegal trade, poaching or habitat destruction. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with a plethora of Borneoâ??s wildlife.

The veterinarian will work under the supervision of the park warden and the CEO of Orangutan Project. She/he will function as an advisor in surgical and medical cases, diagnose and provide veterinary care to all the resident animals when needed and assist in domestic animal projects locally. A part of the job will consist of participating and assisting in the day-to-day running of a monitoring project of individuals released with radio collars. The veterinarian will also from time to time be expected facilitate eco-volunteers that visit the centre and help with other tasks as we are a small team of dedicated long term volunteers.

Qualifications/Experience:
The volunteer should be a qualified veterinarian with some experience in general practise (surgical skills of advantage), but newly graduated veterinarians are also encouraged to apply; any experience with wildlife is considered a bonus. Any experience living and/or working in a developing country is of advantage. The successful applicant should be prepared and willing to work occasional long hours, sometimes evening/night as well as be motivated to trek for long hours in a beautiful national park.

Salary/funding:
This is a voluntary position without a salary, a monthly food stipend is paid.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
We will provide accommodation inside the national park as well as a monthly food stipend. Upon completion of 12 months one international flight will be reimbursed.

Term of Appointment:
Starting date is as soon as possible, and the successful applicant must commit to a minimum of 6 months with the possibility to extend.

Application Deadline:
Until position is filled.

Comments:
If you are interested, please send your application and CV to robertsen.silje@gmail.com, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype.

Contact Information:
Silje Robertsen, none
Norway

Telephone Number:
+4793656747

Website:
http://projectorangutan.com

E-mail Address:
robertsen.silje@gmail.com

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