Construction Coordinator, Jacj Cuisi

Support Animal Welfare in Bolivia, Bolivia


Skills: 
Construction Management
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
12 months to 23¾ months
Must Speak: 
English, Spanish
Helpful if Speaks: 
French
Benefits: 
Accommodations, Living Stipend, Learning Opportunity, Meal Stipend

This is a unique experience for an adventurous and practical person with a passion for wildlife and the environment, while living in a natural park

Opportunity Details


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

The role requires autonomy and organization in carrying out the daily routine, which involves cleaning, preparing food, checking the animals and overseeing the volunteers’ work. The coordinator must have a strong level of teamwork, responsibility and initiative. The main goal is that the animals receive the best possible care and attention in the most efficient way possible.

This position is based in Parque Nacional Jacj Cuisi, about 25 km form  Rurrenabaque, in the de La Paz department of Bolivia

DELIVERABLES

We are an Bolivian NGO, made up of a team of committed Bolivian and international professionals and volunteers. Founded in 1992, we have pioneered the environmental movement in Bolivia and are recognised nationally and internationally for founding Rescue Centres dedicated to the rehabilitation of wildlife. We currently manages three Wildlife Rescue Centres: Parque Machia (Cochabamba), Parque Ambue Ari (Santa Cruz) and Parque Jacj Cuisi (Rurrernabaque, Jungle region north of La Paz). Each Centre offers refuge to wild animals rescued from trafficking, offering them a better quality of life.

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Construction Management

ADDITIONAL USEFUL SKILLS:

  • in their behaviour and their well-being. Candidate must have volunteered or worked with large cats before
  • preferably with us in CIWY. Candidate needs to be physically fit and able to spend a lot of time in the jungle walking with the cats. Candidate should also have at least medium English and Spanish speaking

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English
  • Spanish

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • French

We Provide These Local Benefits


ACCOMMODATION

Parque Jacj Cuisi’s accommodation is basic. There is no electricity and volunteers currently sleep in one large dorm with bunk beds. There are two ecological toilets with attached showers. A nearby creek is used primarily for relaxing and bathing. Please try to bring biodegradable soaps with you as much of this water directly enters the water system.

LIVING STIPEND

The selected candidate will receive 1000 bolivianos a month.

FOOD STIPEND

We are able to provide 3 vegetarian meals a day. 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

Jacj Cuisi is home to 4 pumas (Puma concolor) at the moment. The work here includes feeding the cats, cleaning the cages, providing enrichment for them and the general maintenance of the area. Some of the cats are walked through the jungle on cords. You will also be in charge of the volunteers in your area.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

An amazing experience to live and work in the Bolivian jungle with a multicultural team, international volunteers and Bolivian wildlife.

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity


Hello, I do not have any knowledge of Spanish. I know only English language. Can I still apply?. In addition I would like to know what impact my work will have on the community
Reuben, Jun 23rd, 2016
HI Reuben, thank you for your question. Even if you do not have spanish knowledge, you can apply for the position, we are still looking for a nw construction coordinator. All the best, Marta
Representative of this opportunity, Jun 23rd, 2016

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Industry: Non-Profit

Mission: Animal Welfare

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons

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