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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 primary aim is to rescue and rehabilitate chimpanzees, integrate them into a large family and then release them back into the wild. However, with the alarming rate of deforestation and increase in population in the western peninsula, releasing the chimps into the wild is getting increasingly difficult. With this in mind, our focus is increasing to a number of social and environmental initiatives working with and supporting local and national communities so that we do not receive orphaned chimps.

Volunteer

Location:
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Posted:
18 Dec 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Employer tags:
Industry:
Green
Conservation
Esc Factor:
Exotic
Social Impact
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

We are looking for a community outreach programme coordinator with a passion for conservation to work alongside our field outreach team.

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Full-time
Escape Factors:
Exotic
Social Impact
Function:
Project Management
Project management
project management
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Position Description:
Working with local and rural communities is a key part of Tacugama's work to protect chimpanzees and conserve their habitat to ensure the long-term survival of wild chimpanzees in Sierra Leone.

The Tacugama community outreach programme is currently being implemented in almost 20 rural communities and we are looking to expand its reach and effectiveness. More information is available on our website project page: www.tacugama.com/communityoutreach.html

The coordinator will help to develop and deliver participatory projects that will address root cause issues threatening chimpanzees and their survival. These projects will include environmental and conservation education, agricultural skills training and sustainable livelihood development. Liaison and coordination with other organisations and stakeholders will be an important part of the role.

The coordinator will also build the skills of the existing field outreach team in areas such as project planning, report writing and communication.


Qualifications/Experience:

  • Proven community development experience gained in developing countries
  • 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 / agroforestry
  • Enjoy working with and training people
  • Previous experience living in an isolated setting with limited amenities
  • Enthusiasm and tenacity


Salary/funding:
A stipend to cover living costs will be available. Accommodation is provided at the sanctuary together with one local meal daily


Term of Appointment:
You should ideally be available for a period of twelve months starting as soon as possible


Application Deadline:
Open until post is filled

This opportunity has expired
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