Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mammal Curator Assistant

Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohd. Bin Ali Al-Thani

Application Information for the Position of
Mammal Curator Assistant

Application Deadline: As soon as possible

General Information:

Located in the state of Qatar, the Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP) is a private wildlife breeding centre. AWWP maintains around 2000animals (800 birds, 1,100 mammals and 100 herps) of approximately 90 species. The mammal collection focuses mainly on ungulates and some cats. Many of those species are threatened (Addax, Arabian Oryx, Dama -, Spekes -, Red fronted- Soemmering’s gazelles etc., Cheethas, Somali Wild Ass) or unique in captivity (Beira Antelope, Phillips Dikdik). An international team of veterinarians, curators, biologists and keepers (43 staff) runs the wildlife preservation. AWWP is associate member of EAZA , non-commercial and not open to the public.

Job description for the position as a Mammal Curator’s Assistant

•Assistance in all fields of curators work
•Mammal data administration and encoding
•Instructing and supervising staff
•Organising all daily routine within respective sections
•Administration of food stock and deliveries
•Administration of tool stock
•Animal breeding management
•Animal monitoring
•Keeper replacement
•Nursery work
•Enclosure maintenance, planting and design

Applicants for the position must fulfill the following requirements:

•High level capability in oral and written English
•Computer skills (Word, Excel and internet as a minimum)
•Flexibility and good organization skills
•Ability to work independently as well as within a team
•Experience in animal husbandry, nutrition, disease, ecology and behavior
•Driving license

The following experiences/skills would be beneficial for the application:

•Experience in resource management and organization
•Experience with staff management, training and communication
•Experience with record-keeping
•A conservation philosophy, flexibility in working hours and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
•Experience in craftmans work

To acertain the suitability of your qualification and background, please answer the following questions (it’s not necessary to provide a positive answer always):.

1.) Describe your previous work experience. What benefits or skills have you gained or problems you have had?

2.) Describe your experiences with mammals, including how long and which species you’ve worked with.

3.)Do you have any experience in managing antelope species?

4.) How do you describe your relation to nature and wildlife? Is it OK to keep animals in captivity? Why?

5.) Are you experienced in handling sick mammals? How do you determine if an animal is sick?

6.) What characteristics do you have which should convince us to hire you?

7.) Do you have abilities as craftsman? Are you able to handle a chain-saw for example?

8.) Do you have experience in office works, especially record keeping?

9.) Are you experienced in computer programs? If yes, in which programs?

10.)What are your professional targets and what do you expect working in Qatar?

11.)Why do you want to leave your current job?

12.)How much salary would you expect? How much salary have you got at your previous job?

Working conditions:

Accommodation is free at the preservation, as well as television, electricity and water. 4 weeks holiday per year, with no additional options for regular leave abroad. One paid flight-ticket to “home-airport” each year. 6-day working week with flexible working hours depending on the season. We will offer a two year contract with an initial probationary period of three months. Salary and contract will be discussed after more application details are known.Please note that only complete applications will be considered. Submit your CV and the answers to all the above questions to:

Dr. Abdi Arif Acting Director
Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation,
P.O. Box 44069,
State of Qatar

E-mail: awwp.act.director@alwabra.com

Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohd. Bin Ali Al-Thani


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