Jun 24, 2013

Vacancy for Animal Welfare Officer

Animal Welfare Officer (Monkey Breeding Centre)

Job description

The Animal Welfare Officer will report to the Operations Manager and work in close collaboration with the Head Veterinarian. His main responsibilities are:

  • 1. Participate in the implementation of and execute the company’s Animal Welfare Program which comprises:
    • a) the socialisation of monkeys within the course of daily husbandry activities and following given techniques
    • b) animal welfare activities such as the implementation of environmental enrichment and occupational devices.
  • 2. The collection and recording of data through regular observation of monkeys’ behaviours in the primate housing installations.
  • 3. Participate in biometric studies and analysis of behaviour associated with feeding practices.
  • 4. The analysis of data with management and the implementation of corrective actions when necessary.
  • 5. The compilation of records for use by management and presentation to specialised clientele.
  • 6. Work in close collaboration with animal technicians to ensure that the Animal Welfare Program is followed and complied with.
  • 7. Attend to all animal welfare activities and actions in line with management instructions

The candidate must possess at least an H.Sc. qualification in Biology and related subjects. A first level university qualification in Biology or Animal Science or Biotechnology is preferred. He or she must also be knowledgeable in the use of a computer for the compilation of data and presentation of reports and programs. He or she must possess an aptitude to work with animals and carry out field work.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, but will not be higher than Rs25,000 per month at the start of employment. The employee will have additional benefits such as transport allowance, insurance and access to a pension scheme.

On Behalf of 

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
Prof., Managing Director
Centre for Phytotherapy and Research
Tel:          (230) 466 4900
Fax:          (230) 454 83 40
Address:   7th Floor, Cyber Tower II, Ebene, Mauritius
Email:       afakim@cephyr-recherche.com
Web:        http://www.cephyr-recherche.com

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