mardi 11 janvier 2011

Camp manager

Hiring Organization:
Max-Planck-Institute for Evol. Anthropology
Date Posted:
Position Description:
Camp manager for an ongoing long-term project in LuiKotale, Salonga NP, Democratic Republic of Congo. The person will be in charge of camp management, logistics, and communication. This includes organizing working schedules of local field assistants, payments to local workers, organizing food and other supplies, maintenance of camp infrastructure, communication with our base in Kinshasa and with local villages. The camp manager is also in charge of processing and maintaining the plant sample collection at camp. Fresh plant samples are brought from the forest on a daily basis and have to be photographed and herborized before they are dried and stored for transport to the herbarium in Kinshasa. The camp manager is also in charge of representing the project in communications with local authorities and village leaders. Information about the field site and research activities at LuiKotale is available at
Essential requirements are: (1) field experience, (2) language skills (English and French), (3) above average physical fitness, (4) high resistance to social/psychological stress, (5) practical and technical skills to supervise and maintain the camps technical infrastructure such as solar electricity, generator, satphone, sw-radio, (6) the ability to achieve tasks by improvisation, using the limited sources that are available, (7) the capacity to live and work with an international team of students, volunteers and local staff. Candidates should have social skills, a sense of leadership, a strong motivation to take on responsibility, and tolerance. Candidates with mediac and rescue training, and candidates with experience in botany will be preferred.
300 Euro/month
Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
- food (mainly local food and some western food items)
- lodging (in tents) at the field site
- airfare for one flight from Kinshasa to the field site and back
- contribution of up to 1000 US$ to an international return flight (reimbursement ONLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETITION OF A 9 MONTS TERM OF APPOINTMENT)
- please note that expenses during the stay in Kinshasa on the way in/out of Congo as well as the costs for a health insurance can not be covered by the project
Term of Appointment:
9 months starting in May 2011
Application Deadline:
March 30th, 2011
Contact Information:
Dr. Gottfried Hohmann
Deutscher Platz 6
Leipzig 04103
Telephone Number:
++49 341 3550 208
E-mail Address: