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). Deadline for applications: 05th July 2022
Junior Conservation Biologist
Mambele; Boumba et Ngoko Division, South East Cameroon
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.
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.
- 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.
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
- 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.
Collaborate with other key WWF technical staff of the Jengi TNS program.
Work in collaboration with Service de la Conservation tea, local community assistants (ASMO and COVILAB).
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