TERMS OF REFERENCE: IT 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: IT 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 elements and design a tool to improve the communication and information sharing system within the forest sector, giving the opportunity to the country to improve his credibility nationally and internationally by posting this tool in the MINFOF website.
The position will emphasize on bringing in elements for the development of an information system for the monitoring of timber trade in Cameroon, by:
- Capitalizing preliminary results of the timber trade study on the subject;
- Reviewing technical tools available for the capture of forest statistics in accordance with Cameroon’s partners working on traceability projects;
- Capitalizing on the traceability information system so far developed;
- Having consultative meetings with the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife to draw a framework of relevant information to post online;
- Developing a simple IT tools to capture data and statistics from the forest sector regarding legal and illegal logging and associated trade (exploring the design of an on-line information register) in collaboration with MINFOF;
- Preparing a technical report in French or English (with a brief summary in the other language) as well as a related PowerPoint document.
The study should preferably be carried out by an Individual Consultant with:
- a minimum of Bac.+ 5 (Engineer or Master, PhD) in Computer Science, new technologies of
information and communication or related fields ;
- a proven work experience of at least 3 years in similar projects in Cameroon and/or elsewhere, with a good knowledge of the major issues of conservation in the Congo Basin forests; A particular attention will be given to applicants having :
- a working expertise in the areas of forest logging and associated trade, forest resources management, governance, traceability and legality of timber;
- a good knowledge of the laws and regulations of logging and associated trade in Cameroon;
- a knowledge of certification systems, as well as strong working experience with International NGOs.
- Good written and oral communication;
- Good interpersonal skills;
- Fluency in French and English (bilingualism is highly necessary);
- Good knowledge of computer software (Word, Excel ...) and ICT;
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