TERMS OF REFERENCE: Elaboration of the worplan for FLE
PROJECT TITLE: Strengthening the national process for controlling illegal logging and associated
trade in Cameroon
PROJECT NUMBER: TFL-PD 003/09/ Rev.2 (M)
POSITION: FLE Consultants
DURATION: 1 Month (starting 24th February 2014, ending 28th March 2014)
TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature and IUCN-International Union for Conservation of Nature working to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
With funding of ITTO, TRAFFIC is executing a Cameroon government project under the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF). The project concerns strengthening the national process for controlling illegal logging and associated trade in Cameroon in order to contribute to transparency of timber trade in Cameroon with a view to address the problems of unsustainable timber harvesting, weak forest law enforcement and illegal trade of the country’s timber. The outputs that will be achieved are (1) Implementation capacity of Forest Law Enforcement (FLE) of the MINFOF and enforcement agencies strengthened; (2) Coordination of relevant government agencies for forest law enforcement strengthened and (3) Transparency of timber legality systems
in Cameroon improved. Under the second output, the project intends to hire a consultant to help coming out with relevant elements to improve the collaboration among FLE services in the forest sector of Cameroon. According to the fact that this is to be address to high level of decision making, this work will gain ideas from other consultancies, giving the roadmap of the multistakeholders coordination committee of FLE and highlighting priorities to make the change needed for better forest governance in Cameroon.
The position will emphasize on designing a workplan for a better collaboration of FLE services in Cameroon to well monitor forest operations and fight against illegal logging and associated trade as well as corruption, by:
- Conducting a survey on relevant services to be part of a multistakeholder coordination committee of FLE in Cameroon;
- Proposing ways to formalize the coordination committee and make it operational;
- Drawing a roadmap of key issues to be addressed by this committee according to local specificities;
- Preparing a technical report in French or English (with a brief summary in the other language), as well as a PowerPoint document.
The study should preferably be carried out by an individual consultant with :
- a minimum Bac. + 5 (Engineer, Master or PhD) in forestry, environment or related fields;
- a good knowledge of the legislative corpus in forestry in Cameroon;
- an expertise in the areas of forest governance, management of multi-stakeholder groups;
- a particular experience in institutional and organizational development.
- Good written and oral communication;
- Good interpersonal skills;
- Fluency in French and English (bilingualism is highly necessary);
Applicants should mention on the cover letter an expected daily rate of payment.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to submit by e-mail their application by sending their CV, cover letter, names and contact information of at least three references to: denis.mahonghol @ traffic.org
copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 04, 2014 at 18:00 GMT.
TRAFFIC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more information about TRAFFIC visit our website at http://www.traffic.org