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Field biologist volunteer

Non specifié Lobeke
Date limite de l'offre: jeudi 30 juin 2022 00:00
de : WWF
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Description du poste

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cameroon Seeks a Field Biologist Volunteer
Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth?
Working with WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime:


All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.


Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.


What we do:


We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030.

Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.


For our country programme office in Cameroon, we are looking for a dynamic and committed Field Biologist Volunteer for the implementation of its Jengi TNS program in Lobeke National Park (LNP).


Reports to
Junior Conservation Biologist
Location
Mambele; Boumba et Ngoko Division, South East Cameroon
Duration
One (1) year


Mission of the Department:


The mission of WWF CCPO is to ensure sustainable management of natural resources in Southeast Cameroon through participatory management practices involving all stakeholders and contributes to improving the living conditions of the local people.


Major functions:


The field Biologist Volunteer is responsible for overall day-to-day supervision of all bio-monitoring field data collection in collaboration with MINFOF team and local assistants (Large mammal survey, monitoring of the use of clearings by wildlife, camera-trap monitoring, collection of data on human-wildlife conflict, etc.).


In this regard, he works under the direct technical supervision of the Jengi-TNS Junior Conservation Biologist and to some extent the Technical Advisor for related activities.


Major duties:


 Produce a periodical Terms of reference and budget for related field activities;
 Provide technical assistance to the implementation of biomonitoring protocol;
 Ensure implementation of ongoing ecological monitoring system in the targeted LNP clearing with data
collection following relevant scientific protocols;
 Participate under the supervision of the Junior Conservation Biologist, at the organization and management
proper usage of the biomonitoring data base and related tools and ensure the adequate storage of field
material;
 Participate in periodical planning sessions to identify information needs and provide technical support;
 Provide technical support to village surveillance committee group (ASMO and COVILAB) in ecological
monitoring and Human wildlife conflict data collection;
 Organization of local populations for surveillance of Human Wildlife Conflict;
 Produce concise and well written field reports on a regular basis.

Profile:


Required Functional Skills


• Minimum of Bachelors or Engineer Degree in one or more of following domains: Forestry and wildlife or any related specialization;
• Minimum of 1 years proven in related biomonitoring field activities;
• Strong vocation interest in nature conservation.


Required Skills and Competencies


 Willingness and ability to work in a remote area with low supervision;
 Field person: enthusiast for long missions in the forest in difficult remote conditions;
 Excellent physical condition;
 Adaptable, flexible;
 Demonstrated knowledge in use of GPS and GIS-related software, Cybertracker/SMART and related tools;
 Good knowledge in camera trapping, wildlife observation and photo analysis;
 Demonstrated knowledge in data collection in phenology and corelating wildlife movement to fruiting
patterns;
 Proven statistics and data analysis capacities (Excel, other relevant software);
 Ability to manage databases; experience with managing files on Google Drive
 Computer literate, knowledge of data analysis software;
 Excellent written skills;
 Adhere to WWF’s values: Respect, Courage, Integrity & Collaboration.
Qualified candidates from residents of Lobeke (Mouloundou, Salapoumbé, Mambelé…) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Working Relationships:
Internal
Collaborate with other key WWF technical staff of the Jengi TNS program.
External


Work in collaboration with Service de la Conservation tea, local community assistants (ASMO and COVILAB). How to apply:
Apply through the Link: https://cameroon.panda.org/apply_to_a_job/apply_to_a_job/ with a computer (Please do not use a mobile phone)
Or submit their applications to the various WWF offices in Ngoyla, Mambele, Yokadouma, Campo and Limbe
Deadline for applications: 05th July 2022.
Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration
will be contacted for follow up.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
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