Husbandry Advisor

Save Vietnam's Wildlife

Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

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Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 20th May 2022   3 days left


Position needed: Husbandry Advisor
Place of work: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW), Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam
Line managed by: Executive Diretor

Introduction of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife:

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife is a national Non-Profit organisation in Vietnam that was established in 2014.

Mission: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife works to stop the extinction and champion the recovery of threatened species in Vietnam.

Aims:

  • Delivering effective education programs to empower people to take informed action.
  • Working with Government to effect positive, long-lasting change for wildlife.
  • Rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing confiscated threatened wildlife in support of wild populations, as well as demonstrating and promoting good animal welfare.
  • Increasing understanding of conservation requirements of threatened wildlife through rigorous scientific research.
  • Ensuring the wildlife habitats is fully protected and local communities are engaged to protect wildlife.

Introduction of Husbandry Advisor Position:

Expected starting date: As soon as possible.
Duration: 01 year, with the possibility of renewal.
Probation period: 3 months
Salary: To be discussed
Holidays: 12 days annual leave following Vietnamese Labour law, plus 10 national holiday days.

Hours of work: The employee is expected to work eight (8) hours each day and 5 days/week. All of the animals within the centre are nocturnal and it is expected that, should monitoring or other similar activities need to be carried out, that the employee would work during the evening. Any overtime will be accrued and time given off in lieu.

Others: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will provide an airfare to Hanoi, and airfare to home country after completion of contract or, if extending, at end of position.

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will cover cost of the position visa while in Vietnam.

Travel for work and food in the field will be paid.

Scope of work:

  • To manage and improve captive husbandry ensuring that animals are kept in a safe and humane manner.
  • To assist the Save Vietnam’s Wildlife Management board on developing a funding strategy.
  • To provide SVW staff training on animal management and husbandry to improve captive animal welfare.

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day involvement in the management of husbandry within the SVW rescue centres.
  • Developing and maintaining the internationally important Conservation Breeding Program.
  • Assisting the captive management team to monitor animals’ health and welfare
  • Training for Captive Management Team in handling animals, cage inspections, assessing health/body condition.
  • Assisting the management of an on-going Environmental Enrichment program within the centre.
  • Developing live food production to enhance the diet of animals within the centre.
  • Assisting in developing the new updated visions of husbandry guidelines and quarantine protocols.
  • Providing technical support to the zoos and rescue centres in Vietnam (who cooperate with Save Vietnam’s Wildlife) to ensure high animal welfare standards by assisting with husbandry management.
  • Assisting in developing a long-term funding strategy for Save Vietnam’s Wildlife and fundraising for Save Vietnam’s Wildlife activities and subsequent donor reporting.
  • Finding the donors/donation resources to fund for captive team;
  • Assisting on the development of the Education Centre for unrealisable carnivore and pangolin individuals maintained in captivity in Cuc Phuong National Park.
  • Developing the improved animal management and husbandry protocols.
  • Planning and giving check list for works monthly/weekly/daily for team and each staff; Supervise, remind the staff’s work performance and evaluate the staff;
  • Preparing the yearly/monthly budget for captive team to submit to Director;
  • Developing relationship with partner/other conservation network.

Essential criteria:

Qualification/ Education/ Knowledge:

  • At least a bachelors in biology, ecology, wildlife conservation or a related topic
  • Employed within a captive wild animal facility

Experience/ Abilities/ Skills:

  • Experience in working in a captive wild animal facility
  • Proven experience and expertise in enrichment and animal management (you will be working with a wide range of species)
  • Experience of working in or with charity/NGO/voluntary sector
  • Experience of working internationally or on projects with international application
  • Broad understanding of conservation issues in South-east Asia
  • Experience working overseas, ideally in developing countries
  • Experience working with or in rural communities
  • Experience working in a young, multinational team
  • Experience in project planning, including budget management and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience writing technical scientific/grant/proposal or donor reports in English
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in partnership with key stakeholders and sustain strategic partnerships
  • Ability to effectively manage staff and physical resources

Personal qualities:

  • Patient, good humoured, and positive
  • Dynamic and able to adapt quickly
  • Pro-active and independent learner

Application:

Candidates please send your application including Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in an email with title “Apply for Husbandry Advisor” to address: [email protected] before 20 May 2022

Deadline: 20 May 2022

Phone number for contact: +84 (0) 2293 848 053