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English Teacher in Pu Mat National Park – Deadline: 9th March 2018

English teacher in Pu Mat National Park.

We are looking for a motivated person to teach English to the staff of Pu Mat National Park. Furthermore, you will support the Head Keeper and staff of the wildlife rescue center with general animal husbandry duties, such as cleaning, enrichment and feeding. This position would be ideal for someone who wants to gain experience in teaching and working in front-line conservation and animal welfare in Vietnam, with species such as moon bears, turtles, primates and small carnivores.

Professional Volunteer – English Teacher – Pu Mat National Park

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Introduction
Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) is a national conservation Non-Profit Organisation in Vietnam, our mission is to stop the extinction of threatened species and to recover their wild populations in Vietnam. Part of our mission is to build capacity in other rescue centres in Vietnam, to ensure the best animal welfare and husbandry standards of rescued animals.

Animal welfare is often in need of improvement in Vietnam and with no formal education in animal care and management, the staff in rescue centres benefit from extra training to provide the best standard of animal husbandry. Save Vietnam’s Wildlife has entered a partnership with Pu Mat National Park and one of our aims is to build capacity among the staff in both English language skills and animal welfare practices.

The role
The main duty of the volunteer is to teach English to the staff, in both formal and informal ways. Formal teaching will be with staff in classroom settings as well as one-to-one teaching. Informal teaching will involve working alongside the staff and teach whilst working at the rescue center. Furthermore, the volunteer will support the Head Keeper and staff with general animal husbandry duties, such as cleaning, enrichment and feeding. We are looking for an independent and pro-active individual who is willing to commit to this position for a minimum of six months. Our ideal candidate is willing and capable to live in a remote area in a tropical climate and is passionate about making a real impact in the field of education, animal welfare and conservation. The volunteer will report to SVW’s Animal Manager and work under supervision from SVW’s Head Keeper.

What do we offer you?
This position would be ideal for someone who wants to gain experience in teaching and working in front-line conservation and animal welfare in Vietnam, with species such as moon bears, turtles, primates and small carnivores. Due to the high pressures on wildlife in the country, rescuing and rehabilitating animals is of critical importance. This is an unpaid position, but basic accommodation and costs of food will be covered during the time of the placement. After an introduction week at SVW’s headquarters in Cuc Phuong National Park, the volunteer will work under supervision from the Head Keeper in Pu Mat NP and will have support from the SVW team in Cuc Phuong NP at all times.

Duration of volunteer placement: A minimum of six months

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline for application: 9th March 2018

Location
Initially one week at SVW’s headquarters in Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province. The rest of the placement will be at the rescue center of Pu Mat National Park, Nghệ An Province.

Accommodation and Food
Will be provided for the duration of the placement

Hours of work
8 hours each day and 5 days/week. Teaching English to the staff will be the priority, the rest of the time will be spent at the rescue center. A large amount of flexibility is required for the role.

Essential criteria
– Native English speaker or English teaching qualifications
– Demonstrable teaching experience
– Educated to degree level, or demonstrable relevant work or volunteer experience
– Self-motivating and independent
– Willingness to adapt to working and living in Vietnamese culture
– Ability to lift 50lbs

Desirable criteria
– Demonstrable animal husbandry experience would be a high advantage
– Sound knowledge of principles and techniques of modern animal management and welfare
– Sound knowledge of wildlife and habitat conservation
– Familiar with working in a tropical climate
– Good sense of humour

We are a small organisation and unfortunately, we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Please send a CV and cover letter to Ms. Ut Duong: jobs@svw.vn

For more information about Save Vietnam’s Wildlife:
www.savevietnamswildlife.org
www.facebook.com/save.vietnams.wildlife

Veterinary Support – Deadline: 20th February 2018

Veterinarian or Veterinary technician Volunteer.

We are looking for an independent and pro-active Veterinarian or Veterinary technician, who is willing to commit to this position for one year. Our ideal candidate is willing and capable to live in a remote area in a tropical climate and is passionate about making a real impact in the field of wildlife health and conservation.

The role
The volunteer will report to SVW’s Animal Manager and will work alongside our veterinarians and keepers, as well as independently. The main aims of the role are: to train our staff in the latest veterinary techniques; to help develop and improve protocols for practise management and bio security; to identify gaps in knowledge and provide solutions to resolve these; to expand our network; to help fundraising efforts; to initiate and collaborate on specific research projects.

What do we offer you?
This position would be ideal for someone who wants to make a difference in front-line conservation and animal welfare in Vietnam, with species such as pangolins, binturong, Owston’s civet and leopard cat. Occasionally work will also involve moon bears, turtles and primates.

Due to the high pressures on wildlife in the country, rescuing and rehabilitating animals is of critical importance and this position offers a unique chance to help us fight the illegal wildlife trade and increase our understanding of some critically endangered species. Basic accommodation in walking distance of our center is provided, as well as a stipend of 6 million Vietnamese Dong per month.

Deadline for application: 20 February 2018

Start date: Earliest start date is April 2018

Duration of volunteer placement: One year.

Location: The majority of time will be spent in Cuc Phuong National Park, with possible short-term projects in Pu Mat National Park.

Nearby our rescue center in Cuc Phuong NP are the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and the Turtle Conservation Center. In the nearby village are some small shops and restaurants as well as a morning market. Hanoi is about 3 hours away by car.

Included:
Basic accommodation.
Monthly stipend of 6 million VND/month.
Use of cooking facilities.
Use of washing machine.
Costs of work related travel within Vietnam (excluding flights).

Not included:
Flights to Vietnam, Visa costs (although we will help you apply for a visa), personal expenses, food, personal travel, vaccinations, travel and health insurance.

Hours of work: 8 hours each day and 5 days/week. A large amount of flexibility is required for the role as rescues and release trips might require long hours and working during evenings.

Reporting to: SVW Animal Manager

Working with: Veterinary team, keeper team and Animal Manager

Essential criteria:
-Demonstrable work experience as wildlife veterinarian or veterinary technician
-Fluent in spoken as well as written English
-Sound knowledge of principles and techniques of modern animal management and welfare
-Self-motivating and independent
-Willingness to adapt to working and living in Vietnamese culture
-Ability to lift 50lbs
-Demonstrable experience in capacity building

Desirable criteria:
-Experience in developing and following protocols
-Familiar with working in a tropical climate
-Experience in designing and conducting research projects
-Willingness to learn basic Vietnamese
-Good sense of humour

We are a small organisation and unfortunately we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please send a CV and cover letter to Ms. Ut Duong, HR officer: jobs@svw.vn