LOVE CHIMPANZEES? CO-MANAGER POSITION AT AFRICAN CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY (PAID)
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA)
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue is looking for an On-site Co-Manager in charge of chimpanzee welfare and camp administration. See below for details:
· Reports regularly to Director/Founder Dr. Sheri Speede via phone, email and in person, frequency determined by the Director
· Works in respectful and diplomatic collaboration with the other Co-Manager and with other management staff
· In collaboration with Co-Manager, exercises respectful, forthright authority over staff in a culturally sensitive manner
· Collaborates with Co-Manager and Director on hiring, firing and discipline of staff.
In charge of the care and management of all chimpanzee residents
o Monitors the daily health, well-being and behavior of all chimpanzees
o Informs the Director and other Co-Manager, in a timely manner, of any concerns or changes regarding chimpanzee welfare
o Communicates throughout the day with the veterinary team, assistant manager/s and caregivers regarding chimpanzee health, behavior and needs
o Works with construction/maintenance manager, co-manager, assistant manager and caregivers to ensure that all enclosures are secure at all times
o Oversees food preparation and ensures that diverse food sources are provided to all chimpanzees according to established protocols.
In charge of maintaining the efficient operation of camp and all equipment
o Maintains an adequate level of camp supplies and food; organizes bi-weekly purchases for Belabo shopping trips based on inventories done by volunteers
o Ensures all equipment, including pick-up trucks and generators, is maintained on a fixed schedule; authorizes equipment repairs; documents completion of all maintenance and repairs.
o Works with co-manager to get equipment repaired and serviced as needed
o Notifies Director concerning problems with equipment.
Supervises and directs volunteers
o Orients volunteers upon arrival and provides training on daily responsibilities, safety protocols, and camp policies
o Oversees volunteer work performance and ensures that volunteers follow safety protocols and the terms & conditions in the Volunteer Handbook
o If there are no volunteers on-site, communicates with other management staff to effectively assign all camp duties
Administers and accounts for all camp funds
o Makes deposits and withdrawals from the bank in Yaoundé and/or receives cash sent by Express Union; records all transactions in an excel spreadsheet
o Dispenses money to management staff for a variety of camp expenses; ensures that all transactions are documented in a timely manner, with receipts whenever possible
o Dispenses money to co-manager for salaries and taxes
o Sends balanced spreadsheets to the Director each month, during the first week of the following month
o Get approval from the Director for expenses out of the ordinary before dispensing funds.
o With Co-Manager, identifies and addresses staff performance concerns; informs, and obtains input from, the Director prior to hiring or firing staff
o Follows Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue’s philosophy of care in all interactions with chimpanzees
o Establishes and promotes a friendly, caring relationship with all the chimpanzees to ensure their wellbeing
o Abides by established safety protocols at all times
o The co-manager will be onsite in Cameroon 10 months per year, with two months off per year.
o While on-site, position is full time (exempt):
§ One day off per week (if sanctuary is sufficiently staffed by team members)
o Proficiency in spoken French and English; ability to communicate in written English
o Prior experience working with chimpanzees and knowledge of their behavior
o Managerial experience, preferably in Africa
o Work experience in Africa
o The ability to maintain a positive attitude in a physically and mentally challenging job in a remote location with limited amenities
o The ability to cope with limited access to telephone and internet
o Excellent social and communication skills and the ability to live and work collaboratively alongside team members from different cultures
o Salary TBD
o Housing and food provided
o Paid flights to and from Cameroon
o Work visa fee coverage
- Stipend Provided
- Housing Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Please email your CV and a cover letter to Dr. Sheri Speede at email@example.com and ask for the application questionnaire. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled.