Chimpanzee Sanctuary Coordinator

2 September 2019 Jobs

Hiring Organization:
Chimpanzee Conservation Center

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The CCC is a sanctuary created in 1997 that welcomes, rehabilitates and releases orphaned chimpanzees that are victims of illegal bushmeat and pet trade. The CCC is located in the heart of the Upper Niger National Park (PNHN), which is home to a large population of wild chimpanzees and a large variety of fauna. 
The CCC collaborate with the Guinean Ministry of the Environment and is managed by the NGO Project Primates Guinea. 
The CCC is currently rehabilitating 63 chimpanzees (from about 10 months to 38 years old) at the Somoria site and following 7 chimpanzees released in the heart of the Haut Niger National Park. 
The CCC is working closely with the Guinean authorities in the fight against chimpanzee trafficking by hosting confiscated orphans. The CCC rehabilitates these orphans at the sanctuary site in Somoria, in the heart of the Upper Niger National Park, in social groups. The ultimate goal is to prepare individuals deemed fit to return to wild. 
Position: sanctuary coordinator 
He / she supervises the activities of the sanctuary and coordinates the various components. He / she has the role of supporting the Executive Director in the logistical, administrative and financial management of the Somoria site. He / she has force of proposal for the development of the sanctuary. 
He / she is in charge of the administrative management of the local team. He / she is also responsible for the management of the volunteer teams. He / she is responsible for the financial and accounting management of the funds spent at the sanctuary in collaboration with the accountant. 
He / she is responsible for the planning and budgeting of investment needs, construction projects follow-up, as well as activity reports production. 
Roles of the coordinator   : 
- General supervision of the sanctuary, in collaboration with its teams 
- Management of sanctuary logistics 
- Management of expatriate teams under his/her responsibility (chimpanzee manager, veterinarian) as well as the local team 
- Administrative and financial management of the sanctuary 
- Development of sanctuary infrastructure, maintenance, but also construction of new infrastructures 
- Organization of chimpanzee rescue missions when necessary 

Experience / skills: 
- At least 5 years of management experience in multicultural settings
- Prior experience in West Africa 
- Previous experience working with animals in captivity 
- Experience in administrative and financial management, with excellent planning and communication skills, writing narrative and financial reports 
- Very good relationship, know how to work in a team, in complementary
- To be able to live and work in difficult and isolated conditions 
- Capable of producing quality narrative and financial reports 
- Mastery of basic computer tools (Word, Excel) 
- Speak and write french fluently; fluency in written and spoken English 
Additional Skills: Knowledge of African culture and how the Guinean institutions work. 

The pay is $800 / month and cost of insurance.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The coordinator will receive 8 weeks of vacation per year and a return flight from Guinea to his home country. During his / her stay at the CCC, the coordinator will have one day of rest per week. 

Living expenses in Guinea (transport, housing, food), within the framework of its missions, are taken care of according to a scale established in advance according to the costs of the life. He / she will be based mainly in Somoria on the sanctuary site but he / she will have to travel regularly to Faranah where the CCC has an office, but also according to the needs of service.

Term of Appointment:
The position is to be filled as soon as possible for 1 year, with a trial period of 3 months. The contract is signed with Project Primates Guinea, which legally manages the CCC.

Application Deadline:
August 31st 2019

Send your CV, a letter of motivation and 2 letters of reference from previous employers to the Director Ms. Colin by August 31, 2019   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the management team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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