mardi 15 mai 2012

Camp Manager for Tai Chimpanzee Project (Ivory Coast)

Hiring Organization:

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Date Posted:

Position Description:
We are offering a position as camp manager at the Taï Chimpanzee Project in Côte d’Ivoire, starting from October 1, 2012.
The camp manager will be responsible for administration, logistics, coordination and local representation of the Taï Chimpanzee Project (TCP) within Ivory Coast. TCP is a long-term research project based in the Taï National Park, in the South-west of Ivory Coast close to the boarder of Liberia. Founded in 1979, staff and students at TCP have continuously collected data on chimpanzees’ behaviour, culture, ecology, genetics, hormones and more. The active presence of TCP has a strong effect on the conservation in the area. In the moment, TCP has about 20 staff and 10 researchers on site, located in four different camps.
Duties of the camp manager include (amongst others): accounting of project finances and staff salaries, management of project staff, maintenance and construction of camp infrastructure, logistic support of the research, maintenance of project vehicles, and representation of TCP with the local population, partners and authorities.

The successful applicant has experience in managing a field-project in a remote and physically demanding habitat. Good French and English skills in reading and writing are conditional. She / he will need good social skills to work and live amongst a group of international researchers and ivorian staff with different cultural backgrounds. A background in animal behaviour or any related topic is of advantage.

1000 € / month

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
international airfare

Term of Appointment:
October 1, 2012

Application Deadline:
Application line will be open until the position is filled

Applications including a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees should be sent electronically to marking ‘application camp manager’ in the subject line.

Contact Information:
Dr. Roman Wittig
Deutscher Platz 6
Leipzig, none 04103
Telephone Number:
+49 341 3550 204
Fax Number:
+49 341 3550 299
E-mail Address: