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Belum Adventure Camp Assistant – 2018

As the Belum Adventure Camp Assistant, you will be responsible for helping to re-establish an Adventure Camp in Belum with lots of potential. The camp has A-frame chalets and dormitories and aims to be the main ecotourism and conservation player in the Belum-Temenggor Park. You will be responsible for doing every day tasks such as house keeping and helping to cook. You will be trained to instruct at high ropes and ziplines. You will also be expected to help develop rainforest research including light boxes, camera trapping and searching for signs of animal presence such as pugmarks, scratch marks and calls. You will be expected to help with corporate team building and school education groups.

Key Duties

House Keeping
ν The resort manager will tell you each day which rooms need cleaning, this will involve sweeping the rooms, changing the bed linen etc
ν Each day on rota, you will help to sweep the resort and clean the shower/toilet block.
ν With the team on rota, you will be responsible for washing the linen.

Groups & activities
ν The Team will train you in high ropes course and zipline management.
ν You will be part of a team that ensures the safety of all participants whilst on the high ropes etc
ν You will be expected to help facilitate school education groups and corporate team building.

ν You will lead groups with a guide to survey certain trails/area for poaching signs.
ν You are responsible for guiding new volunteers and guests through the forest safety briefing; you will manage volunteers and guests who most will have never been in a tropical rainforest before.
ν You and the guide are responsible for the safety of the participants at all times when in the forest, though you will be given training by the project leader and always have a local guide with you but you MUST ensure all suitable safety precautions are taken.
ν You will facilitate volunteers to learn and then collect data from visual, scat, pugmark and scratching observations and help them to understand what we can learn from these observations.

ν You will be expected to lead presentations for guests and play educational games with them.
ν Help with the collection of GPS locations for all treks and point of interests.
ν Data recording and analysis as the project leader sees fit.
ν Help with identifying the location of snares and traps as well as poaching camps.
ν Provide details of snares and traps to the Wildlife Crime Hotline.
ν Identify and implement opportunities for sharing data.
ν Promote sustainable practices through projects and by sharing information.
ν Help to develop awareness information for the guests to read and look through – sign boards and booklet form

General Requirements
ν Be a team player
ν High level of Rainforest safety awareness.
ν High knowledge of Rainforest species.
ν Ensure a good level of communication between yourself, Project Leader and colleagues at all times.
ν Undertake and demonstrate consistent planning of your workload and adhere to set deadlines.
ν Meet regularly with the Project Leader as the timetable of the project allows.
ν Assist the Project Leader in completing Risk Assessments, Operating Procedures and programme content as required.
ν Complete reports as required.
ν Provide cover for colleague’s leave and illness as required.
ν Travel for the purposes of work following agreed timetabling and budgets.
ν Provide adequate notice of any travel needed whether work related or personal.
ν Must display a professional example to volunteers and colleagues at all times.
ν Must adhere to all safety measures, protocols and procedures as directed by Ecoteer.
ν Must notify Project Leader of issues that affect the completion of set tasks.
ν You are expected to carry out daily house chores with the other staff on a rota basis.
ν Take on tasks in addition to the descriptions above as delegated by the Project Leader that are deemed fair, achievable within the present task load.

Personal Specification
ν Medium – high physical fitness.
ν Able to work under hot and humid conditions.
ν Excellent communication skills and confident public speaker.
ν Good forest ability and camping safety awareness.
ν High level of organization and ability to meet deadlines.
ν Knowledge of the work of our work and terrestrial conservation in Malaysia.
ν Competent in using Microsoft Office.
ν A flexible and adaptive approach.
ν Must be comfortable in accessing assistance for a demanding role.
ν Happy and cheerful person.
ν Adventurous. Experience in outdoor activities preferred.
ν Independent and resourceful.

What you get out of it
ν Share of communal food
ν IF YOU STAY LONGER than 6 months we will provide a basic allowance of Rm250 per month for the 7th month.
ν Free mixed dorm accommodation at Belum Adventure Camp
ν 8 days off per month – provided as 1 day off per week and a block of 4 days off per month or 2 days off per week depending on work management at Project Leader’s discretion.
ν All work related expenses (NOT TRAVEL TO OR FROM MALAYSIA).
ν Written reference letter at request.

Start and End Dates
No end date..

We prefer longer durations and if you stay for the whole season we can offer an allowance after probation.

How to apply
Please submit your cv and cover letter to


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