miércoles, 18 de agosto de 2010

Neo-Tropical Avian Clinic Manager- BELIZE

The CASA avian clinic manager will live at the Casa del Caballo Blanco Eco-Lodge in San Ignacio, Belize, Central America. The position will include direct involvement and managing volunteers caring for and conducting medical rehabilitation for Neo-tropical birds from over much of Belize. Daily duties will include intake, feeding, cleaning, food preparation, general care, of avian patients (generally 2 to 20 birds), and working closely with veterinarians who will conduct major medical procedures. Additional duties will often include collecting food (fruits, insects, etc.) from a 20-acre protected reforestation area on site, completion of patient records, logging dietary intake, producing an avian cookbook and care manual. NGO activities will include participating in public outreach and assisting with the identification and solicitation of grants and contributions.

Opportunities: the site includes an 18-acre reforestation area with opportunities for research. The country is exceptionally gifted with wildlife and intact forest on and within 2-miles of the site. Research opportunities are great within various habitats in the Country and a significant role will be played by the Avian Clinic Manager, with recognition of the role and position covering much of the central portion of the country.

Duration: 1 to 2 year commitment minimum

Qualifications Desirable: able to live in an English speaking, Neo-tropical Latin American Country - ability and willingness to manage high humidity, significant rainfall, varied and numerous insects on the urban edge of a moderately sized town. Attention to detail and avian rehabilitation experience, e.g. IWRC certification will be viewed as a major plus.

Amenities Accommodations: room at the eco-lodge with freedom of the grounds, community areas, kitchen (health certificate will be required), clinic, aviaries, etc.

Comments Keywords: Neo-tropical, Central America, birds, avi-fauna, avian wildlife, research opportunities

Payment Compensation: Room, board, and a variable stipend based on number of volunteers on staff, periodic use of vehicle, internet access

Indicate Length or permanent Term of Appointment: Minimum 1 year Prefer a start in first week of January 2011
Duration: 1 year commitment minimum, 2nd year optional

For more info, contact:
Jodi E. Bente’, Executive Director