Tacugama is looking for a Programme Manager to
start in early spring 2017.
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1995 by the Government of
Sierra Leone, through the help of conservationist Bala Amarasekaran to rescue,
care for and rehabilitate confiscated pets and orphaned or abandoned wild
chimpanzees. It plays a vital role in conserving and protecting chimpanzees in
the wild through education, communication and legal enforcement. Tacugama is
located 20 minutes from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, in West Africa.
The main focus of the post is to drive the sustainability of the
sanctuary’s work to protect chimpanzees and their habitat in Sierra Leone. The
Programme Manager will work closely with the Programme Director and will focus
primarily on identifying funding opportunities for ongoing conservation,
community outreach and education projects as well as the day to day operation
of the sanctuary. The Programme Manager will coordinate grant applications,
proposal development, donor reporting, volunteer recruitment and development of
a successful volunteer program. The Programme Manager will deputise for the
Programme Director when necessary and work as part of a small management team
that also includes the Resident Veterinarian and Conservation Manager.
The Programme Manager will also coordinate the eco-tourism activities at
the sanctuary, plan and carry out events and fundraisers, and connect with
local and international partners to promote our eco-tourism activities.
We are looking for an experienced, self-starting person with enthusiasm,
tenacity and a positive and creative approach to their work. Previous
experience within conservation is desirable and having an understanding of the
need for wildlife and habitat protection with a passion for achieving results
would help to successfully deliver this role. The position is not directly
affiliated with animal care or management, but rather with the organization as
The position is based at the sanctuary, which is located 20 minutes from
Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Detailed information on the sanctuary and our work can be found at www.tacugama.com
- Minimum five years at a managerial level
- Excellent planning and communication skills
- Extensive experience in successful proposal
development and grant writing
- Programme and project management
- Budget planning, monitoring and reporting
- Website and social media management
- Stakeholder liaison
- Excellent PC and Microsoft Office skills – especially Word and Excel
A monthly stipend of $1000
is provided.You will also be provided
with an annual return economy plane ticket to Sierra Leone and on-site
accommodation. A daily meal (local food) is prepared for all staff.
Term of Appointment:
This is a permanent role, with a yearly renewable contract.
Ongoing until filled
Please send a letter of
application, your resume/CV, contact information for 3 references, and 2
reference letters to email@example.com and title your message "Programme
Manager Application 2017"