Ecotourism Manager, Cambodia
A unique conservation enterprise in Cambodia is looking for a qualified and enthusiastic Ecotourism Manager with a proven track record in leading teams and developing wildlife tourism operations and standards.
At Jahoo, we provide unparalleled gibbon watching experiences that motivate conservation action and promote indigenous culture. Visitors can join gibbon researchers to track a habituated group of southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbons, gaining unparalleled access to this endangered species. Led by indigenous local guides, guests can witness traditional forest skills, explore remote waterfalls, and spot other rare primates and unique wildlife. Overnight accommodation and meals are provided at the exclusive Bamboo Camp where guests are based throughout their wildlife experience.
Jahoo is located within the core conservation zone of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS), Mondulkiri, Cambodia, the last stronghold for this gibbon species protecting a critical population of approximately 1,200 gibbons. 3 groups of gibbons, living within a community protected forest, are being habituated to human presence for wildlife-based tourism and conservation research. The project is supported by World Hope International (WHI) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
Jahoo is a small community-owned initiative providing wildlife-friendly livelihoods, motivating conservation action, and supporting social development with the unique southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon as its flagship species. Our small and exclusive operation hosts around 300 guests per year on approximately 100 customized wildlife-watching tours. Our Bamboo Camp hosts a maximum of 6 guests, and our average group size is 3 guests. The high season is between November and May.
Tourism in Cambodia is recovering quickly after the global pandemic and Jahoo is receiving growing interest and positive feedback from visitors. A new Bamboo Camp has been constructed, exciting progress has begun in developing a Research Centre, and Jahoo continues to receive strong support from partner organizations and donors for its social and conservation impact.
The role of Ecotourism Manager is a unique opportunity to work in a senior role in a small startup ecotourism enterprise with an exciting future that is quickly growing and delivering results in wildlife conservation and community development.
Jahoo is looking for an Ecotourism Manager from the wildlife tourism industry to continue delivering and growing the ecotourism operations. This position requires expertise and experience in wildlife guiding, hospitality, site management and local staff coordination and training.
About the role
A successful Ecotourism Manager will be a savvy and organized individual who can proactively manage and enhance the Bamboo Camp, tour operations and the ecotourism team. Past managers have been those that have a passion for wildlife, a mission to contribute to an indigenous-owned ecotourism enterprise and can thrive in relatively remote eastern Cambodia. The Ecotourism Manager should have an eye for detail, be a creative problem solver, and a good communicator, whilst always remaining customer focused.
The role of the Ecotourism Manager is to:
The responsibilities of the Ecotourism Manager are to:
Jahoo, Mondulkiri province, Cambodia
Note: Tented accommodation at the Bamboo Camp is provided whilst at work. Most staff rent housing in the nearby town of Sen Monorom a 30-minute commute from Jahoo.
Timeline and Start Date
To start as soon as possible, November 2023 is desirable.
A candidate with at least a 2–3-year timeline intension is preferred.
One year with the possibility of extension.
Note: Contract extension is dependent on funding available and good performance.
Jahoo Program Manager.
Ranging from $1000 - 2000 USD per month, final offer based on experience and proven track- record.
Opportunities for salary growth as the enterprise develops and grows.
Note: Additional benefits include medical insurance, visa and work permit, seniority payments each
6 months, flexible leave cycle (to be negotiated), reimbursement of 1 x return flight after completing 1st year, fuel, and communication contribution.
The cost of living in Cambodia is relatively low, good health services are available in Phnom Penh, and the airport provides convenient access to the region.
How to Apply
Send an up-to-date CV, letter of interest and references from previous relevant work experience, using the subject header “Jahoo Ecotourism Manager” to email@example.com
Deadline for applications is 5 th November 2023.
Interested, but have questions?
Don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an initial expression of interest and queries about the role and your suitability before you apply.
$12,000-$24,000 per year
Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia