lunes, 30 de septiembre de 2013

Vulture and Large Water Bird Coordinator - Cambodia

Volunteer position
The Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) at Kbal Spean in Cambodia has a diverse field of bird conservation activities both ex situ and in situ. As partner of the Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project, we are responsible for a so-called vulture restaurant located on the Seasan river in North East Cambodia. Furthermore, we are planning monitored release projects for large water birds in some areas in the north of Cambodia while at the ACCB care and rehabilitation of rescued birds as well as breeding of endangered species take place.

We are looking for a coordinator for the two field programmes (who also may assist our ex situ conservation work when at the ACCB). Duties will include the operation of 13 vulture restaurants a year and an associated nest protection scheme at this site, evaluation of the logistics, options for (financial) sustainability and future adaption for a Khmer person to run with that position as well as monitoring of released birds.

- University degree (e.g. conservation, zoology, biology and environment or similar related field).

Requirements and skills:
The candidate must have practical experience in bird conservation, preferably with experience of release projects using telemetry/ satellite tracking. Added experience of large water birds (especially storks) and vultures would be welcome. Furthermore, the candidate should:
- Be comfortable with basic forms of travel and basic accommodation in the field.
- Be comfortable with working with local staff (often resulting in language barriers).
- Able to build programs up from the ground following the criteria given by the superiors.
- Have good organisational skills, reliability and ability to multi-task.
- Be physically fit and able to live in a hot and humid climate.
Positive attitude, flexible, patient, and a sense of humour do not hurt either!

Starting date/ duration:
As soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The duration of this contract would be until the end of 2014.
The contract will be offered on a compensatory volunteer basis, social insurance contributions will not be covered.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your interest, detailing your suitability for this opportunity and stating your salary expectations as well as the earliest start date along with a CV and the names and contact details of at least two referees via email to
Please also mention in your cover letter where you saw the job advertised.

Contact Information:
David Ware, Project Manager ACCB,