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Captive Wild Animal Management Advisor (Voluntary)

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Period: 3 – 6 months

This is a voluntary appointment. If currently employed it is to be made in agreement with your current employer entering into a partnership with the stakeholders listed below to deliver the aims of the programme. Your employer’s contribution to this programme will be your time.

Stakeholders: Hanoi Zoo, Animals Asia, Wild Welfare. Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Proposed start date: As available


Hanoi Zoo is a government-run zoo located in central Hanoi. Since 2014, Wild Welfare, Animals Asia and Yorkshire Wildlife Park have developed a working relationship with Hanoi Zoo and have an agreement to provide technical support to improve animal welfare.


To work as an animal management advisor at Hanoi Zoo to develop and ensure the implementation of practical and sustainable improvements in animal care through the provision of on-site training.


To work in collaboration with the staff at Hanoi Zoo, with support from Animals Asia, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Wild Welfare to:

  • Develop improved animal management and husbandry protocols using a participatory approach
  • Provide staff training to improve captive animal welfare
  • Ensure agreed changes are understood and can be implemented
  • Advise on how modifications to existing buildings/enclosures can be made
  • Support zoo management and stakeholders in developing a suitable master plan for the facility

Animal Asia has an office in Hanoi and will provide logistical and translation support. This programme is also overseen by Animals Asia’s ‘Animal Welfare Manager’ based in Central Vietnam and support will be provided by the Animal Welfare Manager throughout the programme.


  • Employed within a captive wild animal facility
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Experience in working in a captive wild animal facility
  • Proven experience and expertise in enrichment and animal management (you will be working with a wide range of species)
  • Experience of working in or with charity/NGO/voluntary sector
  • Experience of working internationally or on projects with international application
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of hosting/ facilitating workshops
  • Ability to work in partnership with key stakeholders and sustain strategic partnerships
  • Ability to effectively manage staff and physical resources


  • Travel costs to and from Hanoi and accommodation costs must be met by you/your employer.
  • Monthly allowance of US$500 will be provided

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For further details and/or to send an application letter/CV please write to David Neale at dneale@animalsasia.org and Georgina Allen at georgina@wildwelfare.org