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Field Coordinator

Hiring Organization:
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Date Posted:
2018-09-06

Position Description:
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary has an expanding Community Outreach Programme (TCOP) that seeks to protect the Western chimpanzee and their habitats by taking a natural resource management approach to sensitize, conduct research, contribute to a human-wildlife co-existence, and promote sustainable livelihoods in Sierra Leone, in both rural and urban areas. The Field Coordinator in Pujehun District will be based in Jaibui Island Research Station and will report directly to the Conservation Manager. The Field Coordinator must be conservation driven, self-motivated, and have experience supervising and coordinating a team.

Responsibilities:
1. To oversee outreach officers in Pujehun during field trips.
2. To coordinate a team of 6 bio-monitoring technicians in Jaibui Island.
3. To manage the Jaibui Research Station and coordinate visitors/researchers.
4. To assist research activities undertaken in the Island (camera trap surveys, wildlife census, etc).
5. To assist updating the species list in the island.
6. To supervise the implementation of alternative livelihoods in 19 communities.
7. To supervise the construction of eco-lodges.
8. To report activities, achievements and recommendations in monthly reports to the Conservation Manager.
9. To attend and represent TCOP team in community meetings and other organizations.
10. To create and maintain collaboration with other organizations and institution (GRNP, Njala University etc).

Qualifications/Experience:
Qualifications and Competencies:
1. Ideally a Bachelor in Biology or a background in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Conservation or Wildlife.
2. Previous professional experience in wildlife conservation or Community-based development is a plus.
3. Driving license (car or motorbike) preferred.
4. Ability to live in a remote area with basic amenities.
5. Experience in Africa is a plus.

Salary/funding:
Compensation:
1. $500 monthly stipend paid in local salary or transferred every 3 months to international bank account.
2. Basic onsite accommodation.
3. One local meal per day (African style)

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
All expenses (e.g. return airfares, food, living expenses, medical expenses, insurance, etc) must be covered by the volunteer.

Term of Appointment:
1 year

Application Deadline:
None

Comments:
This is an excellent opportunity to work in the field of conservation, whilst gaining invaluable practical experience working to protect the critically endangered Western chimpanzee. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please send your CV, cover letter and 2 professional references to:
cm@tacugama.sl

Contact Information:
Natalia Casado Bolanos
PO Box 469
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Telephone Number:
+232 76 611211

Website:
http://www.tacugama.com

E-mail Address:
cm@tacugama.sl

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