Jobs

Current Openings

Senior Manager of Animal Health & Welfare
Associate Veterinarian
Conservation Manager

 

See below for details on the aforementioned positions.

Senior Manager of Animal Health & Welfare (April 2022)

Senior Manager of Animal Health & Welfare

TCS is currently seeking for a full-time SENIOR MANAGER OF ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE to manage the animal health & welfare of 111 resident chimpanzees, in accordance with the highest institutional standards of care.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Senior Manager of Animal Health & Welfare will lead and coordinate the veterinary and the animal welfare departments, will supervise and manage the animal care team and will coordinate and supervise interns, volunteers and researchers working in the veterinary and the animal welfare departments. The Senior Manager of Animal Health & Welfare is also expected to supervise and maintain the optimal health, nutrition, husbandry and welfare of the 111 resident chimpanzees, and assist with the overall operational management of the sanctuary including staff management, general camp infrastructure monitoring and light accounting and administration. This position reports to the Operations Manager and Programme Director, and liaises with the chief of maintenance and the camp supervisor.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine from a recognized university.
  • 1-3 years of demonstrated experience as clinician
    • Knowledge of medical equipment (radiographs, ultrasound, blood analysis, etc.), anaesthesia procedures, basic lab and pathology, sampling and post mortem examination.
    • Experience conducting various types of surgeries, vaccinations and health checks on animals.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with wildlife.
    • Knowledge of remote drug delivery systems
  • Previous experience working with primates or great apes and knowledge of primate medicine
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; must be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in team leadership and institutional management
  • Willingness to live in relatively basic conditions
For more information and how to apply, please see the attached PDF.

Associate Veterinarian (April 2022)

Job Posting – Associate Veterinarian

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary requires an ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN to support the Senior Manager of Animal Health and Welfare.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine from a recognized university.
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum one year experience working with wildlife in captive settings (sanctuaries, zoos, rescue centres) – internships and externships can be considered as experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with medical equipment (radiographs, ultrasound, blood analysis, etc.), anaesthesia procedures and monitoring, basic laboratory techniques and pathology, sampling and post-mortem examination (through lectures, diploma courses, internships/externships, clinical experience)
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated experience in team management and ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Be willing to live in relatively basic conditions
For more information and how to apply, please see the attached PDF.

Conservation Manager (Jan 2022)

Job Posting – Tacugama Conservation Manager

 

THE VACANCY

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary 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, implement and report the different programmes and projects led by the TCOP department. The Conservation Manager will report directly to the Program Director.

Professional background – Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree or matching experience in Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation or similar.
  • Experience in conservation project management.
  • A minimum of (3) years of experience working in developing countries. Experience working in Africa is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and managing research-oriented projects
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team.
  • Field work experience in remote areas.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Experience in Protected Areas Management is appreciated, including surveillance and anti-poaching.
  • Experience working with communities is appreciated.
  • Experience managing large team (10 plus) and diverse group of stakeholders.

Technical skills:

  • Background in community conservation / socio-economic research and tools
  • GIS Software
  • Wildlife survey design and implementation, including transects, recce-walks and camera traps
  • GPS
  • Cybertracker Software
  • SMART Software
  • Good data analysis skills
  • Good financial tracking and reporting skills
  • Should be familiarized with:
  • Sighting Database
  • DISTANCE Software
  • R statistics software

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and monitor the TCOP team.
  • Coordinate and monitor the Ecoguards and patrol activities.
  • Coordinate and design wildlife research.
  • Coordinate and monitor the Education Programme (TKEEP).
  • Design/ implement and/or monitor the alternative livelihoods projects.
  • Proposal writing for Outreach/Research activities.
  • Coordinate/ monitor and deliver the ongoing projects.
  • Monthly report of the activities and projects.
  • Report writing to donors.
  • Attend and represent Outreach Team in official meetings with stakeholders.
  • Creating and maintaining the partnerships internationally and nationally.
  • Coordinate and monitor budgets and financial information of the ongoing projects.

Contract:

One year contract with possibility of extension. This is a full-time, six (6) day a week position with a $1000 USD salary per month. The contract includes: on-site accommodation; one African style meal per day; annual return airfare (subject to contract completion) and 4 weeks paid holiday per year.

The chosen candidate must provide evidence of personal health insurance, negative TB test, COVID and yellow fever vaccination.

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To apply, please send CV and cover letter to: info@tacugama.com and conservation@tacugama.com