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: Evaluation of the monitoring of FLE 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 monitoring of FLE in Cameroon.
The position will help the implementation of the ITTO project, with special emphasis on the evaluation of the monitoring approach put in place by MINFOF to address FLE by:
- Conducting an inventory of existing procedures and tools for forest monitoring in Cameroon
(information on established check points) : what is needed or aloud by the Law;
- Coming out with information on processing monitoring (what other ministries are involved);
- Analyzing gaps and weaknesses such as using risk evaluation tools along the entire supply chain;
- Organizing working sessions with MINFOF and other stakeholders involved to raise difficulties for the forest monitoring;
- Working with MINFOF on the development of a code of conduct and professional ethics for forest control officers (Monitoring of forest control officers : double checking);
- Developing recommendations to address to the Government for improvements if any, in the monitoring system of FLE to be deliberated by the Project Steering Committee;
- Preparing a technical report in French or English (with a brief summary in the other language), as well as producing a PowerPoint document on this consultancy.
The study should preferably be carried out by an Individual Consultant with:
- a minimum of Bac.+ 5 (Engineer, Master or PhD) in forestry, environment or related fields ;
- an expertise in the fields of forest logging and associated trade, forest resources management,
governance, traceability, verification of the legality of timber;
- a particular experience in monitoring and observation of forests in Cameroon or elsewhere with a good
knowledge of the major issues of conservation in the Congo Basin forests;
- a good knowledge of the legislative body in forestry in Cameroon;
- Good written and oral communication;
- Good interpersonal skills;
- Fluency in French and English (bilingualism is highly necessary);
- Good knowledge of computer software PowerPoint;
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: email@example.com 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