The World Wide Fund for Nature Seeks one (1) Junior Conservation Biologist
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 harmonywith nature.
WWF Cameroon is looking for a Junior Conservation Biologist in order to ensure the development and implementation of agreed ecological monitoring activities in the Lobekenational Park.
Major Functions and responsibilities:
I. Major Functions
The Junior Conservation Biologist is responsible for the overall day-to-day implementation of agreed ecological monitoring activities in National Park. In this regard, he/she works under the direct technical supervision of the Park Assistant and to some extent, the Programme Manager for related activities. He/she is also expected to be responsible for all project equipment at his disposal for execution of field activities.
II. Major Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical assistance to the development and implementation of management plan of Lobeke National Park and its surrounding zones ;
Ensure implementation of ongoing ecological monitoring system in Lobeke National Park and its peripheries, with data collection and management following relevant scientific protocols;
Provide technical support in the development and management of Eco-tourism in Lobeke National Park;
Assist in raising local community awareness and participation in conservation issues and project related activities through : (a) Provide technical support to village surveillance committee group (COVILAB) in ecological monitoring within Community Hunting zone; (b) Providing support in managing community hunting zones, especially in the development of sustainable subsistence hunting system; (c) Organisation of local populations for surveillance of National Park;
Assist Conservator and other MINFOF staff in planning and implementation of anti-poaching activities in National Parks and surrounding zones;
Provide technical assistance to logging and hunting concessionaries in sustainable management of forest and wildlife resources;
Under the supervision of the Park Assistant, ensure the project’s compliance with technical and financial reporting and monitoring/evaluation requirements.
What you need:
- Minimum of Bachelors or Engineer Degree in one or more of following domains: Forestry and wildlife, Rural Geography, Ecotourism, or any related specialization;
- Minimum of 3 years professional experience in one or more of the following domains: (1) management of forest and wildlife resources, (2) rural, community and organizational development;
- Required Skills and Competencies
Good overview of legal and institutional framework in the area of forest and wildlife resources management in Cameroon;
General knowledge of human environment in East Cameroon is an asset;
Computer literate, knowledge of data analysis and GIS software;
Fluency in French and English;
Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
Location: Lobéké, Cameroon
How to apply?
Email a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject should read 039JCB
Only those who meet the requirements will be contacted. If you have not been contacted one month after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
Deadline for applications: March 11, 2014
Female applicants are encouraged.