Thursday, July 3, 2014

Coordinator for West African Primate Conservation Action

Country Coordinator Wanted for Primate Conservation NGO in Ghana, West Africa

A highly motivated and dedicated person required as Country
Coordinator for West African Primate Conservation Action (WAPCA).

Qualifications: Experience in field-based conservation and experience working in tropical developing countries is essential. The applicant should have good knowledge of conservation issues in Africa, community-based approaches to conservation, primates and captive animal care. Previous experience of working with local partners and government agencies in developing countries is highly desirable. The applicant should demonstrate proven experience in project management, strong leadership qualities, excellent communication and diplomatic skills, experience with fundraising and grant writing/management and must be prepared to work with people from diverse backgrounds. The ability to work independently, be well organized and reliable is essential. The applicant must have very good spoken and written English,
basic French is an advantage. Good computer skills are essential and practical skills (e.g. mechanics, carpentry etc.) are an advantage.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Local accommodation, 4 x4 vehicle, cell phone and internet access, evacuation insurance and one annual return flight are provided. 

Term of Appointment: To start in August/September 2014. This is a long-term position. An initial one year renewable contract is provided after which a three year contract will be available to successful incumbent.

Application Deadline: 25th  July 2014

To apply send a covering letter (please state preferred salary), curriculum vitae and references, to the following:

Sandra Reichler, Secretary of WAPCA Europe,

Due to the anticipated large volume of responses, only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. 

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