Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bear Manager - Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre

Bear Manager - Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre

Join a dedicated team in the rehabilitation and ongoing care of over 160 rescued Asiatic black and Malayan sun bears at Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre.

A highly motivated, experienced, and dedicated animal professional is sought, to join our Bear and Vet Team, located at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre, Tam Dao National Park, approximately 90 minutes from the capital Hanoi.

In this exciting role, the position holder will be responsible for overseeing teams of local bear care staff involved in the daily husbandry and management of rescued bears.

This position involves working closely with Bear Team Supervisors and liaising with the veterinary team to manage various daily operations. The Bear Manager will report directly to the Bear and Vet Team Director.

§        Co-coordinating various daily operations:
o        Animal care and management;
o        Maintenance and adjustment of existing enrichment programs;
o        Ordering stock as required;
o        Maintaining bear behavior records & databases.
§        As needed, overseeing the quarantine of newly rescued bears.
§        As needed, participate in the hand-rearing and care of newly rescued, orphaned cubs.
§        As needed, manage the integration of bears into mixed sex, social groups.
§        Operant conditioning and formal bear training programmes for a variety of medical, behavioural and management requirements.
§        Report writing, including producing material used by the Communications Team for social media and the Animals Asia website.
§        Human resources:
o        Capacity building and training with the local bear care team;
o        Staff evaluations;
o        Ensuring morale is maintained within bear care staff;
o        Identifying and addressing HR issues with the Bear & Vet Team Director as they arise.

§        University degree in zoology, biology, conservation, animal welfare, animal behaviour or related field.
§        Three to five years work experience in a captive wild animal facility or similar working environment.
§        Computer literacy, including Excel.
§        Strong management skills and the ability to work in a team or independently
§        Fluent in English.
§        A good sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff in a rural area of Northern Vietnam.
§        Patience and willingness to work within a different culture are essential.
§        Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years.

Appointment is paid, full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.

 The following items are included in your full-time contract
On-site accommodation                
Relocation assistance                        
Emergency medical insurance
Paid holidays

How to apply
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV and completed Job Application form to: hrhkg@animalsasia.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information please visit our website www.animalsasia.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.

Closing date: May 30, 2017

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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