Conservation Manager

March 2019

Reporting to: Programme Director

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (TCS) has an expanding Community Outreach Programme program that seeks to protect the Western chimpanzee and their habitats by taking a natural resource management approach to sensitize, conduct research, contribute to a human-wildlife co-existence and promote livelihoods in Sierra Leone in both rural and urban areas. The Conservation Manager will develop, coordinate, and implement alternative livelihoods, sensitization, and habitat management programmes within rural communities. The Conservation Manager will also play a role in coordinating research activities as instructed by the Research Advisor.


  1. Manage a team of 5 Outreach Officers and 7 Patrol Rangers.
  2. Design and implement alternative livelihoods projects in 40 or more communities
  3. Report targets, successes, and lessons learnt in monthly reports.
  4. Attend and represent Outreach Team in official meetings with Government ministries and other organizations.
  5. Oversee daily duties of TCS Outreach Officers such as patrolling, tours, and botany checks in and around enclosures.
  6. Design, implement and deliver a national campaign for chimpanzee conservation on the radio, in schools, and through sensitization campaigns.
  7. Create and maintain partnerships internationally and nationally to achieve conservation goals.
  8. Undertake fundraising activities for Outreach activities.
  9. Update sensitization materials such as display material in our Resource Centre.
  10. Coordinate wildlife research plans and initiatives.

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary tries to reduce the contact between staff and animals to a minimum, therefore the Conservation Manager will not be allowed to have direct contact with the chimpanzees at any time.


  • Proven community development experience gained in developing countries
  • Proven field research skills
  • Proven experience in proposal development and grant writing
  • Excellent planning and communication skills
  • An understanding of key issues impacting primate conservation
  • Ability to create and carry out new initiatives independently
  • Good working knowledge of agriculture / agro-forestry
  • Enjoy working with and training people
  • Previous experience living in an isolated setting with limited amenities
  • Extensive experience with GIS programs
  • Fluency in English


  • Monthly stipend ($1000 USD) paid in local salary or transferred every 3 months to an international bank account
  • Basic onsite accommodation
  • One African style meal per day (rice with sauce)
  • Annual return airfare (subject to contract completions) and 4 weeks paid holiday per year.
  • The chosen candidate must provide evidence of personal health insurance, negative TB test and yellow fever vaccination.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to by March 31st 2019.
Tacugama is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Start Date
Mid-April 2019