Job opportunity: Community Facilitator (Volunteer)

Job opportunity: Community Facilitator (Volunteer)       
Job opportunity: Community Facilitator (Volunteer)

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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 office in Mambele, we are looking for a Community Facilitator (Volunteer) to support the WWF/Jengi-TNS programme.

Reports to : Community Development Officer
Location : Mambèlè, Boumba and Ngoko Department, Eastern Region, Cameroon
Duration : 6 Months renewable

Mission of the Department:

WWF has maintained an effective presence in the area since 1995, when it created the Jengi South East Forest Programme. The Programme subsequently evolved into the current Jengi Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS) Programme which supports the LNP and its peripheral zone in wildlife conservation, contributing to the well-being of local people and the sustainable management of natural resources through a landscape approach in partnership with the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, the Foundation for the Tri-National de la Sangha (FTNS).

FTNS supports the PNL and its peripheral zone through the following annual work programmes:

Programme 1: Administration and infrastructure development;
Programme 2: Protection;
Programme 3: Participatory management and sustainable development;
Programme 4: Research, ecological and socio-economic monitoring;
Programme 5: Transboundary cooperation.

Major functions:

The Community Facilitator will contribute, under the supervision of the Community Development Officer (CDO), to the implementation of Programme 3, and support the achievement of the overall mission of the Jengi-TNS Programme as required. In line with WWF Cameroon's vision of a future with healthy ecosystems and flourishing biodiversity supporting people and sustainable development in Cameroon, the mission of the Jengi-TNS Programme is to halt the decline of biodiversity, reverse the negative trend and contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of local communities
and indigenous peoples (Baka).

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cameroon Seeks a Community Facilitator (Volunteer) to support the WWF/Jengi-TNS programme

Major duties:
  • Contribute to the delivery of all program results 3;
  • Inform local communities and indigenous Baka populations of WWF activities and initiatives in favor of the Baka;
  • Conduct sensitization, education and popularization of laws in force regarding the sustainable management of forest and wildlife resources;
  • Provide technical assistance for the implementation of the protocol of agreement between MINFOF and ASBABUK, recognizing and protecting the rights of the indigenous Baka peoples in the PNL and its peripheries;
  • Monitor and provide guidance on community development activities (IGAs, community forestry, citizenship, education support, human rights, ecotourism, sustainable management of wildlife and forest royalties, etc.) implemented by civil society organizations on behalf of the LFN under FTNS funding;
  • Provide technical and organizational assistance to local communities and indigenous Baka populations to develop and implement IGA activities;
  • Collect relevant data for socio-economic monitoring;
  • Contribute to ensuring program compliance with technical and financial reporting and monitoring/evaluation requirements;
  • Perform any other tasks, as assigned by the CDO, in relation to the communities and in accordance with WWF policies.
Profile :

Required Qualifications
  • Have at least a degree in forestry, social science, law, governance, natural resource management;
  • Have at least 1 year of professional experience in participatory management of protected areas and particularly in the health-population and environment approaches.
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Have a good knowledge of the WWF intervention zone in the TNS landscapes;
  • Experience of working with communities in forest areas;
  • Strong ability to write notes and activity reports;
  • Communication skills, ability to lead field teams and to work under pressure;
  • Fluency in English and French;
  • Proactive approach to meeting deadlines and achieving results with limited supervision;
  • Willingness and ability to live and work in a remote area;
  • Knowledge of local language/s, culture, customs and traditions;
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.
Qualified candidates from residents of Lobeke (Mouloundou, Salapoumbé, Mambelé…) are strongly encouraged to apply

This job advert covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the;

Email address by Sunday, October 17, 2021;

Or submit their applications to the various WWF offices in Mambele, Yokadouma, Ngoyla.

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted ten (10) days after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

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