Animal Shelter Worker

Lusaka, Palabana road, Full Time K 2,400 - K 3,500 based on experience ZMW / Month

The Cactus Foundation is looking for a new animal shelter worker.
The foundation works in Lusaka and its surroundings and focuses on animal welfare, children’s education and peaceful animal and human co-habitation. The Cactus Foundation rescues stray, abandoned, injured, ill, or abused dogs and cats and provides them with high-quality medical care and shelter until we can place the animals in their new caring families.
For its large developing shelter for dogs and cats, the foundation is looking for a responsible worker to manage everyday responsibilities at the shelter as well as possible emergencies.

experience with taking care of animals, especially dogs and cats
grade 12 certificate
hardworking and loyal to the organization’s goals
being able to put the needs of the animals before his/her own needs
able to become a strong team member
able to work in a shift system covering different days as the shelter operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
willing to learn and being educated about animals, their behaviour, communication, training and relationship with people
able to do unpleasant parts of the job such as removing feces and cleaning after animals
able to connect with the animals, create a relationship with the resident animals and treat them equally with people
understanding and promoting animal welfare and right

Job description

to provide full and high-standard care for dogs and cats
to feed and give water to the resident animals in the shelter and administer medications based on the schedule
to clean all shelter’s facilities including removing animal feces, washing and disinfecting kennels and other animal’s areas
to wash blankets and other beddings
to attend to the animals to make sure they have all their needs taken care of, to supervise them to prevent fights and unwanted behavior
to be responsible for the well-being of each of every animal and report any important information to the management
to be able to handle problematic animals such as dogs and cats showing aggressive or stressed behavior
to provide home-based medical care to sick and vulnerable animals such as providing special feed, administering medication, force-feeding, bottle-feeding, and providing enough heat solutions so the well-being of vulnerable animals is secured
providing physical and mental stimulation for the animals in form of walks runs, playing with toys, and providing basic obedience training

The working hours of the job are 5 and half days a week from 7:00 to 17:00 (13:00 for the half-day). The working days in a week change according to the monthly shift system.
To apply for the job, please send your CV and application letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this job to Vendy Tembo by email to [email protected]a.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.