Thursday, October 25, 2012


-Position station manager
-Position technician

In the framework of the research unit ”Kilimanjaro ecosystems under global

change: Linking biodiversity, biotic interactions and biogeochemical
ecosystem processes” (funded by the German Research Foundation – DFG)we
are seeking (a) a station manager for supervising the scientific station
in Nkweseko, Machame area, Kilimanjaro and (b) a technician for
maintenance and repair of technical equipment.

(a) Station manager

-       Qualifications in staff management
-       fluent in English and Kiswahili
-       preferably over 30 years of age


We expect that the station manager
- to manage the staff of the scientific station (4 drivers, 2 housemaids,
2 watchmen, 1 technician, various field assistants)
- to care for weekly driving plans of the vehicles for the research team
-to supervise the maintenance and organize repairs for our vehicles and
the extension of licences and insurances
-       to supervise the regular maintenance of technical equipment (generator,
solar system etc), the camping equipment, beddings and other property of
the station
-       acquaints himself with the 60 research plots of the KiLi project,
inquiring about conditions and problems that may arise. He seeks contact
to the landowners of plots outside the national park and negotiates
contracts (paying yearly plot rent) and cares for safety of installed
equipment together with landowners.
-       - to stay at the scientific station Nkweseko during the week,
Monday-Friday (furnished 3 rooms flat available, shared kitchen and

(b) Technician


-       qualification as electrician
-       working experience of at least 3 years
-       physical fitness


-       to maintain and repair the technical equipment and the electrical system
on the scientific stations Nkweseko and Kidia, Kilimanjaro
-       to maintaine and repair the technical equipment on the 60 research
plots. Therefore the technician has to visit the plots from the savanna to
the alpine zone. This requires physical fitness climbing the mountain and
staying overnight camping.

After a trial period of two months employment will be for three years from

April 2013 onwards. More information including salary conditions will be
given during the job interview.

Job application to Dr. C. Hemp,

Further information about the project can be found at

Deadlines for applicants: 31 March 2013

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