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Project manager

Hiring Organization:
Greater Mahale Ecosystem Research and Conservation Project (formerly Ugalla Primate Project)

Date Posted:
2018-07-18

Position Description:
GMERC is seeking a project manager, to be based in a remote field site in western Tanzania for 12 months. Responsibilities include overall Project coordination, management of data collection for multiple ongoing studies (see website) at the research
station, finance administration, and schedule organization, among others. The Project coordinator also makes regular
trips to the local village/town for supplies and frequently reports to GMERC administration concerning ongoing
Project developments. Finally, s/he assists the logistics of incoming collaborators/students, and often negotiates
complex relationships with government institutions and local government officials, e.g. Immigration, District, etc.

Qualifications/Experience:
A successful candidate should have a bachelor?s degree in a related field (evolutionary biology, zoology, biological
anthropology), with a good command of evolutionary theory and behaviour, prior living or work experience in a developing country (preferably in Africa), be extremely fit, able to drive a manual 4x4 vehicle, familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word, and willing to learn KiSwahili. Additionally, the candidate must be responsible, organized, independent, resourceful, and get along well and easily with others, as the position requires long periods in the forest with a team of Tanzanian field assistants. Knowledge of basic first aid is very useful. The landscape is demanding, and so extreme physical fitness is also critical. Previous experience with apes is sought, but not necessary.

Salary/funding:
USD500/month

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
All expenses included, reimbursable upon partial completion of Contract

Term of Appointment:
September 2018

Application Deadline:
Considering applications until position filled

Comments:
Interested applicants should create a SINGLE .PDF file that includes a cover letter, updated CV, and the
names of two references, emailed to sokwemtu@gmerc.org. Accepting applications until the position is
filled.

Contact Information:
Alex Piel, none L33AF
United Kingdom

Website:
http://gmerc.org

E-mail Address:
sokwemtu@gmerc.org

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