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Head of Habituation

Hiring Organization:
Protector of Great Apes of Moukalaba NGO

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The main role of the Head of Habituation is to continue and finalize the habituation of the Mussiru group, to increase the number and duration of contacts with this one, to prepare the tourism of this group, to identify other groups in the Douguetsi area to initiate the habituation of this group and to evaluatethe possibilities of habituation of the chimpanzees of the Mbani site.


As part of the management of the habituation process for tourism:
- Manage and complete the Mussiru Group monitoring database;
- Conduct, on a daily basis, the gorilla tracking process;
- Plan and coordinate the work of trackers;
- Participate in the recruitment of international volunteers;
- Plan and supervise the work of the volunteers;
- Finalize the identification of members of the Mussiru group;
- Increase daily contacts, duration of contacts and number of days of contact with
the Mussiru group;
- Strengthen the scientific protocol for monitoring/evaluation of the habituation
- Apply the habituation process management procedures and ensure compliance with
health standards and the risks of disease transmission; and with the relevant IUCN
guidelines as part of the habituation process;

As part of the management of Douguetsi camp:
- Supervise camp maintenance and reinforcement work;
- Put in place the norms and conditions of camp management;
- Provide supplies and inventory management at Camp Douguetsi;
- Ensure the management of logistics and resources (equipment, materials, vehicles,
etc.) assigned to Camp Douguetsi;
- Ensure the management and the respect of the standards of quality and hygiene of
the camp.

As part of the development of a great apes vision tourism.
- Identify new groups that meet the criteria for habituation in the Douguetsi
- Evaluate the possibilities of habituation of chimpanzees to Mbani;
- To promote at national and sub-regional level the great apes conservation
activities of the Moukalaba-Doudou National Park.

The position of Technician Habituation requires:
- A person with great motivation and determination;
- A minimum level of Bac +5 in the field of the environment, biology, conservation or
similar fields;
- Acute knowledge on the field of primatology;
- Confirmed experience (3-5 years) in gorilla tracking and habituation processes;
- Very good knowledge of conservation, ecology, ecotourism and protected area
- A mastery of basic computer tools and geographic information (Word, Excel,
Internet, GIS, etc.);
- Mastery in the life cycle / project setup would be an asset;
- Proficiency in French (spoken, read and written) is essential and that of English
would be an asset.

A monthly salary is fixed for this work. But it will be discussed during exchanges and interviews, according to experience and competence.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The PROGRAM NGO will transport to the work site. On the work site, PROGRAM has a camp with accommodation structures acceptable for a site of habituation. The food site is supported for all staff.

Term of Appointment:
one-year contract, renewable.

Application Deadline:
August 30, 2018

The practice of the French language is a major asset for this post, because the national language of Gabon is French.

Contact Information:
Montée de Louis Libreville
Gabon, none 861

Telephone Number:

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