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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

The sanctuary was established in 1995 with initial seed funding from European Union to enforce the wildlife laws and re-home and rehabilitate captured, abandoned and orphaned chimpanzees. Our prima...


Freetown, Sierra Leone

18 Dec 2013

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We are looking for a Programme Manager to replace the current post-holder who will be leaving the sanctuary after 5½ years in the role.

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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Project Management
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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 operational costs of the sanctuary. The Programme Manager will coordinate grant applications, proposal development, donor reporting, volunteer recruitment and liaise with the formal Friends of Tacugama bodies in the UK and Spain. They will deputise for the Programme Director when necessary and work as part of a small management team that also includes the resident veterinarian/administrator.

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 based at the sanctuary which is located 30 minutes from Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Detailed information on the sanctuary and our work can be found at


  • Minimum five years at a managerial level
  • Excellent planning and communication skills
  • 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

Salary / funding

A stipend will be available, together with accommodation at the sanctuary

Term of Appointment:
This is a permanent role to be filled as soon as possible

Application Deadline:
Open until post is filled

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