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The Chimpanzee Conservation Center in Guinea - Vet Needed

The CCC is a sanctuary established by the Government of Guinea in 1997 that collects, rehabilitates and releases orphaned chimpanzees that are victims of illegal bushmeat trafficking and trafficking in babies. The CCC is located in the heart of the Haut Niger National Park, home to a large population of wild chimpanzees and a rich fauna, currently dealing with 57 chimpanzees (approximately 2 to 37 years old) and are following 7 released chimpanzees. The Center is also actively involved in environmental awareness and community development programs, collaborating with the authorities in the protection of the National Park..

The main responsibilities are to take care of the health of all the chimps, monitor the 3 babies in quarantine, and collaborate with the CCC team to ensure protocols (quarantine, hygiene, etc.) are followed. If possible, the vet will also train staff in skills such as basic vet care and darting technics. Responsible for any surgeries and autopsies which luckily are not required very often..

The vet doesn’t need wildlife experience, as long as they have good general veterinary experience. 

Check out the CCC website: https://www.pasaprimates.org

Meals and accommodation will be provided.

The candidate must:

Speak French.

Have a clinical experience of at least one year to manage basic care and emergencies - having experience in wildlife or with primates is a big plus!

Master basic laboratory techniques in hematology, parasitology, etc. The Center has a microscope and basic equipment, and as we are very isolated, we want to develop the diagnostic possibilities on the spot.  Be enthusiastic to train the local team. Having an experience in Africa is a big plus.

Be able to live in a small community in an isolated place.

Be in excellent physical and mental condition

The country this project is based in is listed as a high risk of Zika virus on the Centre for Disease Control (CDC)  website. Please follow the advice on their website when considering participating in this project. 

Send your CV, a copy of the diploma, a letter of motivation and 2 letters of reference from employers to cccfaranah@gmail.com

Please note, WVS are advertising this position on behalf of one of our supported charities, this is not a WVS position.  Please liaise with the charity directly for any further information.

  • Location
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Country Guinea

Requirements

Have clinical experience of at least one year to manage basic care and emergencies - having experience in wildlife or with primates is a big plus!

Master basic laboratory techniques in hematology, parasitology, etc. The Center has a microscope and basic equipment, and as we are very isolated, we want to develop the diagnostic possibilities on the spot.  Be enthusiastic to train the local team. Having an experience in Africa is a big plus.

Be able to live in a small community in an isolated place.

Be in excellent physical and mental condition 

Be able to speak French

 

Important Notes

Included

  • Food and accommodation

Not Included

  • Return flights or transport

What to pack

Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.

  • Practical / comfortable clothes to work in (eg. scrubs)
  • Wet weather gear and warm clothing for the evenings
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions & over-the-counter medication (eg. Imodium, Paracetemol etc)

The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.

Travel Insurance

It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.

Health & Vaccinations

This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.

Visas

​UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: www.fco.gov.uk. All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

There are trip dates available throughout the year. Please speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)1725 557225.

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Benefits of volunteering with WVS

By volunteering with WVS you are making a huge difference to the lives of animals and communities around the world. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Full logistics support from our UK office
  • 24/7 emergency support in partnership with Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • 10% discount on travel insurance from Go Walkabout
  • Vet
Details 2/3 months
Spaces available
Cost Return flights
+ Transport
Requirements
1 years post graduation experience
Country Guinea
Animals

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225