Job offer: Animal Care Manager - Limbe Wildlife Centre, Cameroon

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Limbe Wildlife Centre

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Jun 16, 2022, 5:19:04 AMJun 16
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LWC is recruiting for an experienced Animal Care Manager / Assistant Manager!

Reporting to: LWC Project Manager

Key collaborative staff: LWC Veterinary Team; Animal Care Team; Construction Manager

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, welfare and nutrition of ~250 animals in close collaboration with the animal care team and veterinarian.
  • Ensure effective performance of the animal care team, including national staff and volunteers with regards to animal care.
  • Support veterinary team to deliver timely treatment and interventions to sick/injured animals, following existing veterinary standards established by Pandrillus & PASA.
  • Ensure proper intake and documentation of animals and adherence to established quarantine procedures.
  • Ensure all animal and staff protocols regarding compliance with safety, health and welfare standards.
  • Assist PM in preparation and implementation of annual work plans, budgets and reporting.
  • Oversee enclosure maintenance, furnishing, enrichment, design, and construction; provide recommendations for improvements reflecting individual species’ needs and ensure necessary implementation and upkeep.
  • Oversee volunteer program, including professional behavior on and off site.
  • Work with Government of Cameroon representatives, as appropriate.
  • Evaluate and review proposed research projects, as needed, and help organize national counterparts for foreign researchers.
  • Work with other PASA members in Cameroon to place animals and/or species groups in the appropriate (geographical) rehabilitation program, according to taxonomic principles, in accordance with LWC’s regional focus.

Desired Experience/Qualifications:

  • Relevant educational background.
  • Extensive captive primate care experience, especially African great apes; experience with primates in the wild and their ecology is valuable.
  • Captive care experience with other animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, with focus on rehabilitation, welfare, care and population management.
  • Veterinary knowledge is a major plus.
  • Experience working in conservation in a habitat country, and practical knowledge of the issues impacting wildlife protection.
  • Experience working in a leadership position with a diverse team in crisis-management situations.
  • Ability to follow established procedures and protocols.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Willingness to conduct oneself in a professional manner in all situations, as fitting a representative of LWC and Pandrillus Cameroon.
  • Physically fit and able to work in a tropical climate.
  • Fluent English required; French is a major asset.

Remuneration & benefits:

• Accommodation in Limbe provided, including cleaning & security staff.

• $650 per month, daily allowance of 5,000 CFA

• Annual leave of 21 working days

• Annual return flight to home country, after the initial probation period of 6 months

Application

Please apply by email by submitting a cover letter and detailed CV to man...@limbewildlife.org, li...@pandrillus.org, felixla...@gmail.com

Deadline: 3rd July 2022

Your cover letter should:

-             Explain why you feel you should be considered for this post: how you, your skills and your experience fit what we are looking for and would benefit the Limbe Wildlife Centre and its animals.

-             Why you are interested in this opportunity.

-             Your availability and for how long.

*Please also state your COVID vaccination status (we strongly recommend being vaccinated for this position) and your willingness, if selected, to provide results of TB test, HIV test, and proof of Hepatitis B and Diphtheria/tetanus/Polio up to date vaccinations and health check.

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