The Born Free Foundation employs a wide variety of staff with a range of expertise. Our dynamic campaigns and conservation staff are hard at work taking action for animals in need, but they are supported by colleagues with extensive experience in administration, finance, marketing and PR.
Our administration and finance departments provide membership support and process donations. Our marketing team provide supporters with donor development support, and works with business friends and sponsors. Our PR team ensures our work to help animals receives extensive coverage in local, national and international press.
The Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
Reporting to: Country Representative
Location: Ethiopia: Holeta and Addis Ababa.
The Born Free Foundation, the internationally renowned animal welfare and wildlife conservation organisation, is seeking to recruit an experienced animal carer to manage its animal rescue, care, rehab and release operations at its Wildlife Rescue, Conservation and Education Centre in Ethiopia.
Having supported projects in the country since 1995, the work of Born Free expanded in 2006 when it was granted permission to establish the country’s first Wildlife Rescue, Conservation and Education Centre in response to a recognised need. The Centre remains the only one of its kind in country and has taken in rescued lion, cheetah, primates, small cats, birds of prey and many other species. The aim is to return wild animals to the wild where feasible under carefully managed programmes or if not possible then to provide care for life.
Born Free Ethiopia’s overarching objective is to support the conservation and welfare of wild animals in Ethiopia especially by tackling illegal trade and ownership.
With an expanding range of species requiring expert care – from lions to baboons to birds of prey, Born Free is now looking to recruit an Animal Care Officer to manage the Sanctuary aspect of our work in Ethiopia in partnership with the Centre Manager. Reporting to the Country Representative based in Addis Ababa, the Animal Care Officer will manage and train a team of seven permanent local staff and, occasionally, additional staff hired on a temporary basis, to ensure expert day to day care; organise and oversee the rescue of wild animals (in cooperation with the Country Representative) and liaise with relevant parties including our project partner, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA). This role requires knowledge of the care of, and meeting the welfare needs of, a range of wild animal species, including dangerous animals; the development and adherence to various protocols including health and safety, team training and capacity building and rehabilitation and release (including Post Release Monitoring) of appropriate species with full adherence to The Born Free Foundation’s philosophy and mission.
Initially, this will be a 12 month contract, starting in June 2017 with an opportunity to review by mutual consent; dependant on the successful application for an Ethiopian Work and Residents Permit.
Accommodation is provided; this will be predominantly on site during the week (house based within the rescue centre) with a room in Addis Ababa at the weekend for access to city amenities. Access to a shared vehicle will be provided.
Salary (c. £22,000) and benefits (including accommodation and one flight home each year) are negotiable according to relevant skills and experience. Medivac health insurance will also be included.
To apply for this role please email to firstname.lastname@example.org your CV with a covering letter summarising your relevant skills addressed to:
The Operations Manager
The Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus
West Sussex RH12 4QP
References will be requested
The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) Monday 10th April 2017