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Program Manager

Views 1403 Volunteer Opportunities Application Deadline: Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Established on the islands of the River Gambia National Park (RGNP) in 1979, the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project (CRP) is one of the longest running chimpanzee rehabilitation sanctuaries in Africa. The three main islands in the park are home to 100 chimpanzees and a diverse ecosystem of plants and wildlife species.

Operating in unique partnership with the Government of The Gambia, CRP is funded by external donors with additional revenue generated through eco-tourism. The management of the project consists of five primary components:

1)Chimpanzee Care and Protection
3)Environmental Education
5)Community Development and Outreach

The CRP is currently recruiting a new Program Manager. The Program Manager is based at the RGNP and responsible for the general management of the camp and sanctuary. He/she plays a pivotal role in overseeing, directing and coordinating activities under each project component listed above, along with the daily management of all field staff. The manager is additionally responsible for procuring project materials and administrative work in the capital every month. The position reports to the director.

A full job description is available upon request.

- Minimum of undergraduate degree in natural sciences, veterinary care, primatology or a related field with relevant work experience (master's degree preferred)
- At least one year experience in wildlife conservation / rehabilitation, sanctuary management or related field
- Ability to act independently to identify and analyze problems and recommend cost-effective solutions
- Excellent networking and negotiation skills; credibility and confidence in dealing with field staff and external stakeholders

This is an unaccompanied, semi-volunteer position. A living and housing allowance is provided.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The position is based at the project camp where on-site housing is provided. In-country transportation is provided by the project. Lodging and food costs are included in the allowance.

Term of Appointment:
1 Year (renewable) with 3-month trial period


Contact Information:
Janis Carter

Telephone Number:
+220 787 8827

E-mail Address:

Foundation for the Protection of West African Chimpanzees



Application Deadline

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

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