Voluntariado en el Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project ~ Bioblogia.net

5 de marzo de 2008

Voluntariado en el Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project

Conservation Program Coordinator Allwetterzoo Münster and the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP), Germany, are working closely with the Government Agencies in Vietnam and partners in the implementation of a primate conservation Project on Cat Ba Island (Northern Vietnam). We are now seeking qualified candidates as project manager and conservation consultant for the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project. JOB DESCRIPTION
1. IDENTIFICATION OF JOB JOB TITLE: Project Manager RESPONSIBLE TO: Allwetterzoo Münster, ZGAP and Vietnamese Counterparts Please note that the contract will be offered on a compensatory volunteer basis, not as permanent staff of Münster Zoo or ZGAP. Therefore, no social insurance contributions will be paid.
To manage the 'Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project' that seeks to prevent the extinction of the world's last remaining Cat Ba Langurs (Trachypithecus poliocephalus poliocephalus)
, during its extension period 2008-2010 and to contribute to the conservation of the overall biodiversity on Cat Ba Island, in particular by providing support to governmental conservation agencies and for community-based conservation initiatives. For further information upon the project please visit www.catbalangur.org
a) Project Management and Consulting:
Effectively manage the implementation of the project activities in the framework of ZGAP and Münster Zoo's conservation strategy for the Cat Ba Langur, which include the core features maintenance and optimization of protection measures, population management, habitat management, and strengthening of local conservation management capacity.

Develop directions within the framework of the overall conservation strategy

Ensure the provision of quality advice and training to the local government and protected area managers, and community counterparts

Provide consultancy in all conservation management relevant aspects, including survey and monitoring techniques, data management, and law enforcement

Staff and financial management


Support with fundraising activities

b) Other:
Raise the profile of the work of the 'Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project' and partners through press coverage, articles, talks and other events

Supervise relevant work by project staff, students and volunteers

The post holder has responsibility for the delivery of the areas listed as main responsibilities. This will require the post holder to meet the following job specifications:
Onsite presence at the field office at Cat Ba National Park on Cat Ba Island

Independent working, using own initiative and judgement, within the guidelines set by Münster Zoo and ZGAP and the conservation strategy for the Cat Ba Langur. Effective planning and implementation of work is essential. The post holder will contribute to discussion of plans, policies and projects for conservation.

Represent the Project as well as the lead organisations at formal and informal meetings including community groups. Communicate effectively internally and externally with a wide range of individuals and organizations.

Undertake a wide range of activities, assimilating a wide range of mainly complex information, and keeping up to date on conservation matters, particularly those relating to areas of special responsibility. Effective evaluation of courses of action and informed decision making are required, including evaluation of biodiversity quality of sites

Undertake biological field work

Take responsibility for volunteers and students

Evening and weekend working is required.
Particularly field work requests the capability to deal with very basic living and working conditions. In order to work effectively the post holder will be required to work alongside the current project manager for a given period to obtain a comprehensive introduction into his/ her work. PERSONAL SPECIFICATION
The post holder will be expected to hold an advanced degree in biology or conservation. At least 4 years of relevant experience in conservation work and project management are required.
The following areas are especially useful:
Experience in supervising staff and leading a team

Experience of working with governmental agencies and counterparts in a developing country

Working with community groups

Experience in biological field work

The post holder is expected to have an understanding of:
The wildlife conservation framework of IUCN

Biological survey and monitoring techniques

Data recording and data management

Knowledge in primatology and at least some knowledge in ecology and behavioral science

Development of annual budgets and work plans

Educated to honours degree standard

Good written and spoken communication skills

Good gift for organizing and ability to keep to timescales and to meet deadlines

Good computer literacy (MS Office), if possible also in MapInfo and Photoshop

Fluent in English

Enthusiasm and self motivation


Tact, diplomacy and integrity



Capable to cope with isolated living conditions

Sense of humour

Presentable appearance

Interested candidates should send their applications and CV along with the names of two referees to:
Dr. Martina Raffel, Allwetterzoo Münster, Sentruper Straße 315, D-48161 Münster, Germany, Email: raffel@allwetterzoo.de Applications by emails are encouraged.
Detailed TORs are available upon request.

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