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Camp and Research Manager

Hiring Organization:
Max-Planck-Institute for Evol. Anthropology

Date Posted:

Position Description:
We offer the position for a camp and research manager for the ongoing long-term project on bonobos in LuiKotale, Democratic Republic of Congo. The person will be in charge of camp management, logistics, and communication. This includes organizing working schedules of local field assistants, accounting, book keeping, payments to local workers, organizing food and other supplies, maintenance of camp infrastructure, communication with our base in Kinshasa, with local village communities and with representatives of local and regional administration. The camp and research manager is also in charge of supervising data transfer from the field to the home institutes and organizing sample shipments from the field to Kinshasa. Information about the field site and research activities at LuiKotale is available at;; and

Essential requirements are: (1) field experience, (2) language skills (French and English), (3) above average physical fitness, (4) high resistance to social/psychological stress, (5) practical and technical skills to supervise and maintain the camps technical infrastructure such as solar electricity, generator, satphone, sw-radio, (6) the ability to achieve tasks by improvisation, using the limited sources that are available, (7) the capacity to live and work with an international team of students, volunteers and local staff. The work requires social skills, leadership, a strong motivation to take on responsibility, and tolerance. Candidates with medical training will be preferred.

700 Euro per month

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
- food (mainly local food and some western food items)
- lodging (in tents) at the field site
- airfare for one flight from Kinshasa to the field site and back
- international return flight*
- expenses for visa*


Please note that expenses during the stay in Kinshasa on the way in/out of Congo as well as the costs for a health insurance can not be covered by the project

Term of Appointment:
12 Months starting in November 2017

Application Deadline:
October 1st 2017

Applications include a CV, a letter of motivation that specifies how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined above, and contacts of three people who would serve as a source of reference.

Applications are send to:

Contact Information:
Dr. Gottfried Hohmann
Deutscher Platz 6
Leipzig 04103

Telephone Number:
++49 341 3550 208


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