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Co-Manager, Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center (in Cameroon)

Hiring Organization:
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue

Date Posted:
2018-05-01

Position Description:
On-site Co-Manager in charge of chimpanzee welfare and camp administration.

STAFF STRUCTURE AND RELATIONS

- Reports regularly to Director/Founder Dr. Sheri Speede via phone, email and in person, frequency determined by the Director
- Works in respectful and diplomatic collaboration with the other Co-Manager and with other management staff
- In collaboration with Co-Manager, exercises respectful, forthright authority over staff in a culturally sensitive manner
- Collaborates with Co-Manager and Director on hiring, firing and discipline of staff.

Position Duties

IN CHARGE OF THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF ALL CHIMPANZEE RESIDENTS

- Monitors the daily health, well-being and behavior of all chimpanzees
- Informs the Director and other Co-Manager, in a timely manner, of any concerns or changes regarding chimpanzee welfare
- Communicates throughout the day with the veterinary team, assistant manager/s and caregivers regarding chimpanzee health, behavior and needs
- Works with construction/maintenance manager, co-manager, assistant manager and caregivers to ensure that all enclosures are secure at all times
- Oversees food preparation and ensures that diverse food sources are provided to all chimpanzees according to established protocols.

IN CHARGE OF MAINTAINING THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF CAMP AND ALL EQUIPMENT

- Maintains an adequate level of camp supplies and food; organizes bi-weekly purchases for Belabo shopping trips based on inventories done by volunteers
- Ensures all equipment, including pick-up trucks and generators, is maintained on a fixed schedule; authorizes equipment repairs; documents completion of all maintenance and repairs.
- Works with co-manager to get equipment repaired and serviced as needed
- Notifies Director concerning problems with equipment.

SUPERVISES AND DIRECTS VOLUNTEERS

- Orients volunteers upon arrival and provides training on daily responsibilities, safety protocols, and camp policies
- Oversees volunteer work performance and ensures that volunteers follow safety protocols and the terms & conditions in the Volunteer Handbook
- If there are no volunteers on-site, communicates with other management staff to effectively assign all camp duties

ADMINISTERS AND ACCOUNTS FOR ALL CAMP FUNDS

- Makes deposits and withdrawals from the bank in Yaoundé and/or receives cash sent by Express Union; records all transactions in an excel spreadsheet
- Dispenses money to management staff for a variety of camp expenses; ensures that all transactions are documented in a timely manner, with receipts whenever possible
- Dispenses money to co-manager for salaries and taxes
- Sends balanced spreadsheets to the Director each month, during the first week of the following month
- Gets approval from the Director for expenses out of the ordinary before dispensing funds.


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

- With Co-Manager, identifies and addresses staff performance concerns; informs, and obtains input from, the Director prior to hiring or firing staff
- Follows Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue?s philosophy of care in all interactions with chimpanzees
- Establishes and promotes a friendly, caring relationship with all the chimpanzees to ensure their wellbeing
- Abides by established safety protocols at all times

POSITION SCHEDULE

- The co-manager will be onsite in Cameroon 10 months per year, with two months off per year.
- While on-site, position is full time (exempt)
One day off per week (if sanctuary is sufficiently staffed by team members)

Qualifications/Experience:
POSITION REQUIREMENTS

- Proficiency in spoken French and English; ability to communicate in written English
- Prior experience working with chimpanzees and knowledge of their behavior
- Managerial experience, preferably in Africa
- Work experience in Africa
- The ability to maintain a positive attitude in a physically and mentally challenging job in a remote location with limited amenities
- The ability to cope with limited access to telephone and internet
- Excellent social and communication skills and the ability to live and work collaboratively alongside team members from different cultures

Salary/funding:
TBD

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Flights provided
Housing and food provided

Term of Appointment:
long-term

Application Deadline:
Position to be filled as soon as possible

Contact Information:
Sheri Speede
700 SW 126th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
USA

Telephone Number:
+1 971-544-7772

Website:
http://www.sychimprescue.org

E-mail Address:
ss@ida-africa.org

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