TRAFFIC is recuiting a Timber origin tracing system Consultant

Recrutement Offres d'emplois  Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroun

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TERMS OF REFERENCE: Evaluation of the monitoring of FLE consultant

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: Timber origin tracing system Consultant
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 this third output, the project intends to hire a consultant to help coming out with relevant information on the timber tracking systems in place so far and which are under development.

The position will emphasize on timber traceability development in Cameroon, by :

  1. Evaluating transportation route from timber production areas to the areas of marketing / export, systems and procedures for control; (Formal and Informal sector)
  2. Having working sessions with MINFOF and other partners on the development of the traceability systems to analyze how to fill gaps if any (actual status of the development and implementation of the traceability system in Cameroon);
  3. Making a review of existing systems of forest traceability and control worldwide and proposed tools that adapts relevant and appropriate systems to the Cameroon context accordingly (see how this worldwide system can be useful locally);
  4. Preparing a technical report in French or English (with a brief summary in the other language), as well as a PowerPoint on the consultation. 

The study should preferably be carried out by an Individual Consultant with :

  • a minimum Bac. + 5 (Engineer or Master) in forestry, environment or related fields;
  • an expertise in the areas of forest logging and associated trade, forest resources management, governance, timber legality verification;
  • a particular expertise in traceability systems including SIGIF in Cameroon;
  • a good knowledge of the legislative corpus in forestry in Cameroon;


  • 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.

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 @
copy to: 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