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Camp and Research Manager

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

Date Posted:

Position Description:
This is a call for a Camp and Research Manager (CRM) for the LuiKotale Bonobo Research Project at LuiKotale, Salonga NP, 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, payments to local workers, organizing food and other supplies, maintenance of camp infrastructure, communication with the base in Kinshasa, with local village communities and with representatives of local and regional administration. The CRM represents the project towards local authorities and village leaders. Information about the field site and research activities at LuiKotale is available at

Candidates will be trained by the current CRM before taking over their duties.

Essential requirements are:

- the commitment of taking on responsibility
- language skills in French and English
- above average physical fitness
- resistance to social/psychological stress
- practical/technical skills to maintain the camps technical infrastructure
- the ability to achieve tasks by improvisation
- the capacity to work with an international team of students/volunteers

The work requires social skills, a sense of leadership, and a strong motivation to serve the needs of different participants.

700 Euro/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 international return flight
- airfare for one domestic flight from Kinshasa to the field site and back
- expenses for visa (reimbursement AFTER COMPLETION OF THE 12-MONTH APPOINTMENT)

Term of Appointment:
12 months from November 2018 onwards

Application Deadline:
2018, Ocober 1st

Applicants should send their CV, a letter of motivation, and contacts of three people who can serve as a reference to Dr. Barbara Fruth ( and Gottfried Hohmann (

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

Telephone Number:
++49 341 3550 208


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