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Job opportunity: Chief Technical Advisor, Faro National Park

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Job opportunity: Chief Technical Advisor, Faro National Park


Position Title: Chief Technical Advisor, Faro National Park, Cameroon

Supervisor: Senior Director, Project Management and Partnerships

Department: Program

Supervises: Project Officer, Technical Advisor, Community Officer, Driver

Overview:

We are looking, on behalf of our client, a leader in African conservation and sustainable development, for a skilled Chief Technical Advisor (TA) who will be based full time in Faro National Park and will support the conservator, build capacity of the Service de Conservation, develop management and operational plans, facilitate coordination with the surrounding landscape and improve the overall management and conservation of the Park.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide oversight to organization’s work in Faro National Park and surrounding landscape with responsibility over the implementation of the EU funded grant
  • Work in partnership with the Conservator to improve overall natural resource governance of the TOU Faro and its periphery, protected area management and conservation.
  • Develop a general management plan and operational plan; build a stronger presence in FNP; support law enforcement and anti-poaching; build the capacity of the rangers;
  • Ensure effective relationships with the landowners and communities adjacent to FNP; establish an effective partnership with ZIC 13 and other hunting concessions surrounding the Park; and ensure effective communication and reporting.
  • Develop an anti-poaching plan, including a training schedule, standard of procedures, informant network, and early threat warning strategies.
  • Ensure that the systems put in place are consistent with MINFOF standards.
  • Develop a strategic stakeholder engagement plan that places a particular focus on the engagement of the local communities in a way that respects principles of good governance, reduces conflicts between people and wildlife and people and the park management authority and with a vision to improve human well-being and the overall resilience of the landscape
  • Work with the conservator to develop and oversee the implementation of a general management plan.
  • Oversee the development of key infrastructure development including roads, radio rooms, ranger outposts, staff office, tourism facilities, signage and other facilities.
  • Oversee a rigorous training schedule designed to adequately build the capacity of the Service de Conservation staff and leadership.
Qualifications:
  • At least 10 years’ experience in protected area management and anti-poaching implementation in Africa
  • Knowledgeable of international standards and practices related to integrated land use planning, wildlife management, community engagement and good governance
  • Substantive experience in natural resource governance and management including the development of management and business plans
  • Substantial experience in training, anti-poaching training and implementation in different environments (forest, savanna, etc.)
  • Experience with monitoring systems such as SMART, Cyber Tracker, anti-poaching technology, weaponry
  • Capacity to facilitate complex multi-stakeholder processes
  • Experience of collaborating with governmental conservation institutions, military structures and private sector, such as hunting concessionaires and tourism operators, and conservation/PA-management NGOs
  • Fluent in French and English in word and speech
  • Experience working effectively with local communities
  • Ability to work under strenuous physical conditions
How to apply:
Applications and updated CV should be submitted to t.bostan@developmentaid.org, under the title: DRS ref number 10652.

Due to the high number of applications received, we can reply to shortlisted candidates only.

Closing date: Febuary 1, 2020

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