For the next period starting February 2015 we are looking for a tarsier conservation assistant
Tarsier conservation project assistant
We seek a voluntary field assistant for a minimum of 6-months, live-in position, (longer preferred) suited to persons who have studied within the field of Primatology, Ethology or closely related Zoology field, who are experienced in zoo husbandry and who are looking for field experience to further their professional career.
Gain valuable experience as a technician in the field of conservation and management of a sensitive species, by assisting with a conservation breeding program of Tarsier syrichta.
Targeting work in the areas of: investigation of habitat, food resource development and behaviour studies will be required so to development guidelines for a captive breeding program.
Duties include but not limited to:
Insect breeding, development, care and maintenance of natural food sources.
Handling of insects and other small wildlife.
Record-keeping, documenting of insects and compiling of regular reports.
Tarier enclosure maintanace and sustainability.
Daily care for tarsiers – food preparation, feeding, observations and monitoring.
Habitat monitoring (all weather/day and night).
Behaviour studies, data collecting all night.
Education program development.
Sustainable eco friendly livelihood development for the local people.
Irregular working hours are required, which includes night monitoring in enclosure and in remote forested areas. You must be energetic, positive, responsible, and have a keen interest in primate behavior/sociobiology and conservation.
You will be working directly with one international volunteer, local English speaking staff and some Filipino speaking staff members. You must be highly self-motivated to work in all conditions, especially nights and in forested areas, physical fitness, independent (as you will be alone much of the time), resourceful, and enjoy the challenge of working with a diverse group of people of different backgrounds. Must feel comfortable living at a very isolated field site location. Ability to live under basic conditions with limited amenities. Flexibility and a sense of humor helps.
Please note that this is a voluntary position located in a remote location with limited cell phone, internet and power access. Accommodation will be provided and we will give a basic allowance of 4,000 pesos per month to cover food. (Flights, visa and insurance expenses will not be covered)
Fieldwork can be tiring, frustrating, and both physically and mentally challenging. Applicants should be prepared to approach these challenges with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
email resume/CV with photo, to Cristy
subject: tarsier project