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Turtle Captive Officer (full time)
Position: Turtle Captive Officer (full time)
Affiliation: The Asian Turtle Program of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC)
Duty station: Base in Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh, Viet Nam
Application deadline: 20th June 2016
Report to:Training & Rescue Coordinator
The Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC) was established in 1998 where it developed from the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) in Cuc Phuong National Park. Initially the ATP was established to allow fieldwork, surveys, training and awareness activities to be undertaken for tortoise and freshwater turtles in the Asia region, with a focus on Vietnam. Since 2003 the program has had strong links with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/Cleveland Zoological Society's Asia regional program. In 2015 ATP was incorporated into IMC, a UK based NGO.
The aim of ATP is to establish a safe and sustainable future for Asian turtles, and to ensure that no further turtle species become extinct in the region. In Vietnam, we are working closely with the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) of Cuc Phuong National Park to rescue and rehabilitate animals from the trade and to establish and maintain viable population of prioritised and threatened tortoises and fresh-water turtle species.
Scope of works:
The Turtle Captive Officer will support the rescue of new arrivals turtles in the Quarantine area, improvement for animals at TCC under the guidance of the ATP/IMC. This position will assist in preparing activity plans and reports at TCC. This position also promotes connection between ATP/IMC with the Cuc Phuong National Park Management Board.
Contract Duration: the contract will be for one-year with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding availability.
Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, and supporting documents to:
Hoang Van Ha – Vietnam Turtle Program Coordinator
We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.