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In addition to our Volunteer Programme,

GRI occasionally has vacancies for longer term paid and unpaid positions. See available vacancies below.


Location: Kafue National Park, Zambia

Start Date: April/May 2017

Contract Period: to end of 2017, renewable annually thereafter

Reporting To: KCP Senior Support Manager

The GRI – Kafue Conservation Project (KCP) aims to support the security and integrity of the wildlife in the Greater Kafue National Park, Zambia, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of viable eco-systems for the benefit of local people. KCP adopts a holistic approach to conservation, embracing Law Enforcement activities, Training support and Park Maintenance & Developments. GRI KCP currently supports over 100 Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) anti-poaching scouts in Kafue National Park.

Support Manager 2ic Role

When the Senior Support Manager is away, The KCP Support Manager 2ic has overall responsibility for the logistics, finances and personnel at SAPU Camp, and at all other times will assist the Senior Support Manager. In addition, they have responsibility for issuing budgets to the APUs, and ensuring the proper financial records are returned in a timely manner.

Support Manager 2ic Responsibilities

SAPU Camp Responsibilities

Responsible for the QMS

Responsible for the day to day running of the SAPU camp

Work with Maintenance Manager to ensure camp is well maintained

Ensure camp is clean and tidy

Ensure Patrol Rations are ordered

Ensure Camp and Patrol rations deliveries are checked for completeness and quality, and then are

stored correctly

Arrange extra ration resupplies as required

Ensure there is always enough vehicle fuel on camp for ops, and for the water pump

Ensure there is always enough gas in camp for the kitchen

Inform the cook of how many people will need feeding daily, including visitors

Help with logistics for Mukambi Field HQ

Staff Management

Supervise KCP staff

Responsible for the welfare of SAPU and KCP staff

To pay patrol bonuses to SAPU officers when they finish their patrol

To pay KCP staff top-ups

Facilitate training for scouts

Update the day to day running data board (daily)

Ensure all staff leave and rest is signed off and in compliance with GRI regulations

Ensure staff adhere to GRI regulations

Financial Management

Prepare monthly budgets for SAPU

Keep receipts of all expenditure

To return imprest and/or receipts to KCP book keeper in timely manner every month, and ensure


Ensure all Units return imprest and receipts in a timely manner, and ensure reconciliation

Asset Management

Ensure all vehicles are fully serviced and clean, and log books are kept up to date

Ensure vehicles are utilised and rotated to best support KCP Operational and logistical needs

Ensure satellite phones are charged

Ensure QMS stores are managed as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


Monitor operations at Busanga APU, Nkala APU, Marine APU, and Nanzhila APU

Ensure Patrol Data and Expenses are retuned each month from APUs, ensuring all data is complete

Monitor projects within catchment area

Requirements and Attributes

Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

Successful track record of managing large teams.

Proven experience within conservation would be advantageous.

Strong organisational skills.

Excellent communication skills.

Can demonstrate strong leadership and teamwork.

Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word and Excel


Competitive Salary

Accommodation and rations at Hook Bridge during working days

Please send a resume and covering letter to:

Marieke Kolder – GRI KCP Project Manager and Rebecca Dannock – GRI KCP Assistant Project Manager  or deliver in person to Hook Bridge Base in Kafue National Park



Project/Department:Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP)

Location:Lilayi Elephant Nursery – LUSAKA

Subject:Elephant Nursery Assistant

Engagement:12 months VOLUNTARY

Start date:TBC

Author:Rachael Murton, Elephant Orphanage Project Manager

The Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) was established in Southern Kafue National Park (KNP) in 2007, with the mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned elephants back into the wild. The EOP is part of a conservation initiative developed and operated by Game Rangers International (GRI), a Zambian NGO. The EOP currently cares for 15 orphaned elephants across the Lilayi Elephant Nursery and the Kafue Release Facility aged between 1.5 and 11 years old.

The EOP is currently looking for an energetic and motivated individual who is willing to support the work of the EOP in a voluntary capacity in return for gaining the experience of working within such a unique field of elephant orphan rehabilitation.

We are currently seeking an Elephant Nursery Assistant.

The main role of the Elephant Nursery Assistant (ENA) is to provide onsite supervision for the Behavioural Observations Study at the Nursery and the associated short-term volunteers conducting this research. In addition the role is to support the Nursery Manager with the day-to-day operations of the Lilayi Elephant Nursery. The ENA will report to the Elephant Behaviour Programme Manager for all behaviour research and directly support the Nursery Manager with all operations, elephant activities and administration within the Lilayi Elephant Nursery domain. Work at the Nursery will be more focused on the ‘Rescue’ and primary ‘Rehabilitation’ element of the EOP, with the ENA being based at and living on-site at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery (LEN).

Main Roles & Responsibilities:

1. Coordination and management of Behavioural Observation Study with short term volunteer support 2. Assist with full-time supervision and provide support for short-term EOP volunteers 3. Assist with visitor management: informative talks for large audience and private behind the scenes tours 4. Assist with staff support and capacity building (keepers, ground staff, cleaning staff, security) 5. Support with camp management (solar power use, water management, charging radios, etc) 6. Support with camp activities (e.g. workshops, training programmes, guests, high profile visitors, etc) 7. Support with administration: technical reports, donation management, stories and elephant updates 8. Hands on support to Keepers re elephant care, welfare and health (vet. support, rescue support, feed

management, hygiene management, record keeping) 9. Photograph management, social media updates and promotions

Essential Skills:

1. Veterinary / Animal husbandry / Wildlife experience 2. Experience in Zoology/Biology/Conservation management/similar field 3. ICT literate 4. Good communication and presentation skills (including to large public audience) and guest relations

Desired Experience:

1. Mentoring and training experience 2. Supervision of others 3. Behavioural research 4. Proficient with social media

5. Photography 6. Experience of working in a remote location (e.g. lodge/bush camp, field research) 7. Basic First Aid

Essential Qualities:

1. Professional, outgoing and personable 2. Supportive, caring and sensitive to those in your charge 3. Shows initiative, resourceful and proactive 4. Common sense, logical thinking and problem solving abilities 5. Ability to work as part of a team 6. Good time management, reliable and responsible 7. Affinity for the outdoors and conservation 8. Flexible approach to work 9. Affinity to living in basic (tented) conditions

Contact Information:

Please send all applications to Please include a cover letter and CV with at least three references.

Application deadline: open until post is suitably filled

This position is open to Zambian and international applicants and although the role is on a ‘voluntary’ basis where required is subject to the issuance of a valid work permit for the Republic of Zambia.

The GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) operates in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW).