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Sanctuary Operations Manager

Hiring Organization:
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Date Posted:
2018-11-10

Position Description:
The Operations Manager is responsible for managing daily sanctuary operations and will report directly to the Program Director.

Operations Manager Responsibilities:

Logistical Procedures ? Oversee and plan for daily priorities and activities within all departments ? chimpanzee care, outreach and education, funding and development, and ecotourism/hospitality

Staff Management - Serve as the line manager of the organizations team of managers, permanent staff, contractors and casual staff, in an advisory and operational support capacity by providing them with the necessary information, tools and advice for efficient operation

Office Administration ? Oversee and execute day-to-day activities related to communication, financial planning, invoicing, record keeping, marketing, personnel and logistics.

Human Resources - Manage employee relations, payroll, development and training, and recruitment

Sanctuary Maintenance - Coordinate maintenance requirements of buildings, vehicles, and grounds; identify areas for improvement; oversee tasks are assigned to appropriate personnel and completed accordingly.

Finance Management & Accounting ? Plan, organize, direct and control the daily financial activities, such as procurement and utilization of funds, for all departments, and maintain appropriate financial records

Ecotourism & Volunteer Program Management ? Coordinate all aspects of the sanctuary's ecotourism projects; marketing and social media promotion; ecotourism partnership development; fundraising events; and volunteer program promotion and coordination.

Work closely with the Conservation Manager on the effective implementation of community outreach projects including logistics, personnel and finances, as well as Strategic Planning & Project Delivery

Work closely with the Development Manager to help identify funding opportunities for ongoing conservation, community outreach and education projects, and will oversee Proposal Development, Donor Reporting and stakeholder management

Work closely with Resident Veterinarian to manage chimpanzee husbandry and welfare, logistical and financial requirements, personnel issues and maintenance requirements.

Qualifications/Experience:
Requirements (Essential)
Minimum of two years experience in a management role
Strong management skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent administration and record keeping skills
Good problem solving skills and ability to be adaptive
Excellent communication skills
Fluent in English (verbal & written)
Computer literacy, including Excel
Willingness to work long and flexible hours
A good sense of humour
Ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team, comprising both western and local staff
Patience and a willingness to work to different cultural values

Requirements (Desirable)
University degree in management, finance, business or conservation related subjects
Experience working in a conservation or wildlife related organisation

Salary/funding:
$1000 per month

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
This is a full-time, six (6) day a week position with a $1000 salary per month. The contract includes: on-site accommodation; one African style meal per day; annual return airfare (subject to contract completion) and 4 weeks paid holiday per year.
The chosen candidate must provide evidence of personal health insurance, negative TB test and yellow fever vaccination.

Term of Appointment:
1 year

Application Deadline:
15th January 2019

Comments:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to info@tacugama.com. Tacugama is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Contact Information:
Bala Amarasekaran
PO Box 469
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Telephone Number:
+232 76 611211

Website:
http://www.tacugama.com

E-mail Address:
info@tacugama.com

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