The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. WWF is an international NGO committed to environmental protection. The global conservation organization, active in almost 100 countries, has been working in the Congo Basin in Central Africa for more than 20 years. Our mission is to stop the environmental degradation in the world and build a future where humans live in harmony with nature.
In an effort to build upon the Network’s global strategy to strengthen its core conservation efforts aimed at ensuring sustainable wildlife populations, particularly those focusing on fragile WWF priority species including great apes and elephants, WWF CARPO is looking for a Law Enforcement Coordinator for its Cameroon Country Programme Office in order to:
- Provide strategic leadership to its national law enforcement support efforts
- Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of a concise national WWF law enforcement strategy in alignment with the WWF conservation program in Cameroon.
- Advise the Conservation Director on support of enforcing existing national wildlife law and adhering to international conventions/treaties in Cameroon.
Reporting to the Conservation Director, the Law Enforcement Coordinator’s major duties and responsibilities will be:
- In collaboration with WWF Cameroon conservation national and conservation directors, field programme managers and other key partners, develop WWF’s national law enforcement support strategy and action plan.
- Establish relationship and work closely with other law enforcement agencies in the creation and functioning of a National Coordination Unit for the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking;
- Supervise and monitor law enforcement activities carried out in various field sites in order to uphold standards and insure that objectives are reached and provide support where necessary;
- Collect relevant law enforcement data in various field sites and set up a national central law enforcement database;
- Provide project oversight of WWF CARPO interventions related to Law enforcement support in the region;
- Support and approve the elaboration of proposals related to wildlife protection support, as a member of the proposal approval team.
- Approve law enforcement components of project management plans and WWF Cameroon’s contribution to national office law enforcement strategies;
- Provide support to Cameroon and CARPO senior management teams on ensuring effective law enforcement strategy and judiciary assurance at the national & regional level;
- Support Cameroon government with the implementation of its obligations under Central African Wildlife and Trade Law Enforcement Action Plan.
What you need:
- Minimum MSc level
- At least 5 years of experience working in the field of law enforcement (anti-corruption, anti-poaching, wildlife law or/and protected area management)
- Good budgeting and financial management capacity
- Proven capacity building skills, lesson planning and training of trainers
- Experience in project implementation
- Experience in Congo Basin beneficial
- Ability to manage enforcement databases
- Proven capacity in institutional relationship building
Skills and competencies
- Strong communication skills - both written and verbal (English and French) as appropriate for the needs of the audience
- Culturally aware and able to work effectively in various cultural environments
- A team player but also very capable of working with minimal supervision
- Ability to develop high quality and locally appropriate protected area management plans
- Strategic planning and capacity assessment skills for effective law enforcement approaches
- Thorough understanding of both legal and intelligence management systems especially concerning sensitive intelligence
- Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.
How to apply?
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send a cover letter and a detailed CV to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject should read WWF-LEC.
The deadline for applications is 31st January 2013