Sanctuary Director

Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary

The Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary is a Liberian registered non-profit sanctuary that was
established in 2017 in Margibi County, Liberia. It is the only sanctuary in Liberia that takes
all animals apart from chimpanzees (they go to LCRP). The aim is to care for, rehabilitate and
release back into protected areas the wildlife of Liberia. Since 2017 over 820 animals have
come through the sanctuary consisting of 70 different species of birds, mammals and reptiles
and we have released over 380 back into their natural habitat.

The organisation is small but has a high impact currently employing 8 full-time team members
and we are mentoring two year interns, please look at our website The director will head up this small, dynamic
team and report to the Board of Directors.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • A degree, preferably in a conservation/wildlife/project management/business management
    related subject and/or a wealth of experience in sanctuary management
  • Practical experience in wild animal husbandry, care and rehabilitation
  • Skills in animal management, preferably with several years’ experience working in Africa
    and running an NGO.
  • Experience in developing and managing projects, people, teams, finance, budgets and
  • A huge passion for wildlife conservation
  • Be able to inspire and lead by example and have the ability to empower the team by
    encouraging them to progress, prosper & lead
  • Ability to communicate and adapt to a wide variety of audiences and circumstances
  • Fluent in verbal and written English
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Capable of working long hours as the position requires
  • Driving licence an advantage

Key responsibilities


  • Provide day-to-day leadership and administrative management in the support of the
    implementation of Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary programmes.
  • Be responsible for and aid the manager in team management, development, discipline, welfare
    and motivation.
  • Be responsible for managing key relationships with the Liberian government, NGO’s, donors
    and other stakeholders on a national and international level.
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and yearly reports dependant on the board and other donor
  • Ensure the social media is current and up-to-date.
  • Write grant and funding proposals to support the sanctuary and ensure continuous funding.
  • Attend meetings both national and international to ensure the sanctuary is represented and
    up-to-date at all times.


  • Maintain the finances of the sanctuary on a monthly basis
  • Authorise the expenditure of the sanctuary and maintain records on a daily basis
  • Authorise and manage the funding
  • Authorise and monitor the finances of major and minor works and renovations at the
  • Ensure all finances of funds and grants are completed to donor requirements


  • Liaise with the government in confiscations to ensure the wellbeing of animals from seizure
    to arrival at the sanctuary
  • Along with the vet and manager ensure the welfare of all animals at the sanctuary is the
    priority at all times.
  • Liaise with the government when animals are ready to be released to get permission and
    their assistance in the process.
  • Facilitate and participate in donor/supporters visits to the sanctuary and project sites in
    conjunction with all participating parties
  • Raise awareness in the many different facets of Liberian wildlife including: The Law,
    zoonotic diseases, conservation, wildlife trafficking, conservation, biodiversity etc.

What the sanctuary will provide:

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Food and accommodation on site
  • Entry and working visa
  • Internet
  • Free access to Libassa Eco Lodge

What you will need to provide:

  • Flight (reimbursed after 12 months)
  • Vaccinations and covid certificate
  • Health Insurance

Earliest possible start date is 1 October 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
for interview.

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