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Monkey Coordinator

Hiring Organization:
Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi

Date Posted:
2018-03-15

Position Description:
The capuchin monkey area in Machia is home to up to 100 capuchin monkeys. The work here includes feeding the monkeys, cleaning the cages, providing enrichment for them and the general maintenance of the area. Some of the monkeys are able to spend their days outside their cages, and you will need to watch over them to make sure that they are safe. You will also be in charge of the volunteers in your area.
The role requires autonomy and organization in carrying out the daily routine, which involves cleaning, preparing food, checking the animals and overseeing the volunteers? work. The coordinator must have a strong level of teamwork, responsibility and initiative. The main goal is that the animals receive the best possible care and attention in the most efficient way possible.


Responsibilities:
The monkey area coordinator will be in charge of the monkey area and of the caretaking of the monkeys.
Training new volunteers and teaching them the management techniques that have been put in place there as well as introducing them to the animals.
Take measures to ensure the safety of yourself, the volunteers, staff and visitors to the park.
Working with the biologist to update the animal files and liaise with the administrator to make sure that all information is up to date on the computers.
Record observations, deaths, births, and illnesses and learn the behaviours of our monkeys.
Manage the daily routines and change them according to the conditions of that day.
Assure the safety of the volunteers and help them with any problems they might have.
Organise the calendar of activities, such as bleach days and treatment days and provision and cover for days off.
Understand the foods that they can and cannot eat and change the daily diet and meal times depending on what is available here in the park.
Listen to the volunteers, as they might be able to see things that you do not see.
Oversee the cleanliness of the area and the health of the monkeys.
Administer medicine and treatments if necessary and communicate regularly with park vets to ensure that health issues are communicated clearly and are being managed appropriately.
Carry out, when required, general repairs to your area.
Ensure that volunteers comply with park rules and report any breaches to the Administrator immediately.
Ensure the proper usage, safekeeping and return of all park equipment by all area volunteers.
Ensure that only volunteers assigned to your area are allowed to enter and report to the volunteer coordinator if any individual attempts to enter a prohibited area.
Attend park meetings as directed by the Administrator or the Park President and maintain a good level of communication with them.
Monitor the conduct and performance of all volunteers in the area and report to the Administrator or Volunteer Coordinator for any cause for concern or performance related issues.
Have a full understanding of the emergency procedures in the case of animal attacks, escapes or accidents.
Maintain a proactive involvement in the management of the group?s diet, including volume of food given and variety.

CIWY?s three refuges are located in remote locations in Bolivia and the standard of facilities varies. At Machia, electricity, Internet and water are available most of the time. You will be living alongside a community of Bolivian and international staff and volunteers, all of whom work exceptionally hard on a day-to-day basis. You must be patient, adaptable and prepared to deal with difficult, often physically demanding conditions.

Qualifications/Experience:
The candidate should have a strong interest in monkeys, in their behaviour and their well-being.
The Candidate should also have at least medium English and Spanish speaking, reading and writing abilities.

Salary/funding:
This position is for a minimum of 6 months. CIWY will provide you with breakfast, lunch and accommodation, as well as internet access.

Application Deadline:
as soon as possible

Contact Information:
Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi
Casilla 1600
Cochabamba, none 12345
Bolivia

Telephone Number:
0059144136572

Website:
http://www.ciwy.org

E-mail Address:
info@intiwarayassi.org

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