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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Camp Coordinator (Full time – minimum commitment four months)

The camp coordinator manages the field camp in Serra Negra and will stay in the camp for a minimum of five days and maximum of six out of every seven.  The camp coordinator must have experience of running remote field camps and preferably have at least three months of experience with nesting turtles.  Serra Negra is a protected area and is the most important nesting beach on Sal with the highest density of nests.

The camp coordinator will spend varying periods in the camp and be responsible for all aspects of the camp including:
Training & motivation of volunteers and ranger
 Implementation of project protocol relating to data collection, working with the turtles, nest relocation, monitoring of nests, operation of hatchery
Camp logistics (transportation, food, water)
Management of groups arriving for turtle watching (NOT guiding)
Health, safety and well being of volunteers and rangers including hygiene of the camp
Collation of data
Coordination with other aspects of the project

Requirements for Camp Coordinator
  • Experience of management of remote field camps
  • Experience in similar turtle conservation project
  • Experience of managing volunteers
  • Desire to work in conservation
  • High level of energy & flexibility
  • At least 20 years old
  • Understand written and spoken English plus either Portuguese, Kriolu or Spanish
  • Good attention to detail
  • Driving License
  • Good level of physical fitness
  • Used to physically challenging conditions (long walks, late nights, hot weather, insects)
  • Ability to work and live with people of different backgrounds and nationalities
  • Able to work independently and show initiative

Benefits: During rest days and days in Santa Maria shared accommodation is provided as well as a monthly food allowance of €100 per month (on successful completion of two week training period and written test), rising to €150 per month if you meet objectives or show initiative that results in improvements in and development of the project.  See FAQs for camp conditions.

Timing : 4 June - 20 October.  

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