miércoles, 18 de agosto de 2010

Protected area Manager- NIGERIA

CERCOPAN (Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature: www.cercopan.org) is recruiting for a Rhoko Manager to start asap. This position is based at Rhoko, our bush site, where we help the Iko Esai community to protect 2400ha of tropical rainforest. The site is home to 60 semi-free ranging forest monkeys, and an array of wildlife including pangolins, wild putty nosed guenons, Mona monkeys, bushbabies, duikers, golden cats and drills.

We are looking for someone with strong practical skills and a conservation background, ideally with prior experience of working in Africa. The ideal candidate will be patient, dedicated, hard working, flexible, amicable, and a team player. They must also have the ability to cope well under stress and live happily in basic but comfortable forest living conditions. The forest site is approximately 40 minutes from the nearest village and 2-3 hours from Calabar.

This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to make a contribution to primate conservation.

The Rhoko Manager’s role is to ensure the smooth running of Rhoko Research and Education Centre, with specific responsibility for logistics/maintenance (including buildings, trails, earth roads), overall staff management and administration, environmental education at the site, ecotourism, animal care/husbandry, forest proection and coordinating project infrastructure development. The Rhoko Manager works closely with the Director and ensures effective communication between Rhoko and HQ, and between Rhoko and the community.

- Previous experience working/volunteering in the tropics (preferably Africa)
- Excellent practical skills
- Applicants must have a degree in ecology, conservation, zoology, biology or other appropriate subject
- Interest in Conservation/Primates
- Physically fit
- Diving licence
- Culturally sensitive
- Good communication and organisational skills
- Ability to commit for 2 years

- 4 wheel drive experience
- First aid certificate
- Budget planning/management experience
- Staff/volunteer management experience

Provisions: Room, board, national and international flights and local salary. Initial visa arrangements, insurance, vaccinations etc. are the responsibility of the volunteer.

For more info, contact:

Please send covering letter, references (preferably email contact) and CV to claire.coulson@cercopan.org

For further information, please see the CERCOPAN website www.cercopan.org , blog http://cercopan.wildlifedirect.org/ or fan page www.facebook.com/cercopan