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Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities October 2017

by Christin VanZant last modified Oct 10, 2017 03:57 PM
Contributors: ABCG
African Wildlife Foundation-Project Assistant, African Wildlife Foundation-Community Officer, IUCB-Programme Officer - Protected Areas Management, WWF-Conservation Manager, Wildlife Crime Prevention-Detection Dog Unit Technical Advisor, UD Forest Service-Micro-zoning and Land Use Planning Intern, US Forest Service-Central Africa Communications Intern


Career Opportunities
Marxan workshop in Kigoma Photo JGI
Project Assistant
Location: Faro, Cameroon
The African Wildlife Foundation is looking to fill a Project Assistant position for its ECOFAC 6 Project activities in the Faro Technical Unit in the Northern region of Cameroon. She/He will assist with the preparation and submission of annual work plans guided by baseline and field information and in collaboration with stakeholders for approval. The Project Assistant will provide project monitoring and management support to the Technical Advisor in the implementation of work plans/business plans. She/He will also work with local authorities (councils, administrative, traditional, militaries), transboundary authorities to organize and conduct meetings to mobilize and promote understanding of the project activities and outputs at different levels of implementation in the Faro Technical Unit. The program will work with government, communities, private sector and civil society partners to reinforce local institutions in and around the Faro National Park to sustainably manage wildlife and ameliorate community resilience.
Community Officer

Location: Faro, Cameroon

The African Wildlife Foundation is looking to fill a Community Officer position. The Community Officer will work with the local communities and the pastoralists in promoting sustainable land use options that enhance conservation and build resilience of communities to the effects of climate change. She/He will provide technical assistance to establish mutually beneficial agreements between local communities and the Service de Conservation of Faro National Park. The Community Officer will lead communities to apply agro-sylvo-pastoral best practices as planned in the management plan of Faro National Park. She/He will also work with the local government, pastoralists, and land owners to organize and conduct community sensitization meetings to mobilize and promote understanding of the program activities and outputs at different levels of implementation in target villages.

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Programme Officer - Protected Areas Management
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is looking to fill a Programme Officer position. She/He will contribute to the management of the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas. The Programme Officer will contribute actively to the implementation and development of the Regional Programme for Protected Areas, develop knowledge of the Union, and provide support to IUCN members and partners. She/He will also support the Technical Coordinator to regularly review, analyze and monitor the project financial reports and communicate any over/under expenditure observations to the Technical Coordinator on a timely basis.

Conservation Manager
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is looking to fill a Conservation Manager position. She/He will ensure that a Conservation Strategy relevant to national policies, constituencies, and civil society, and aligned with the relevant Global Program frameworks, is developed and implemented. The Conservation Manager will
develop and maintain a monitoring and reporting system for WWF Zimbabwe
that ensures the very best practice in project management and that provides timely
reports according to the formats and schedules of partners and the WWF Network. She/He will also participate in strategic partnership-building/fundraising approaches with government, donor, civil society, corporate, and WWF stakeholders.
Detection Dog Unit Technical Advisor
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Wildlife Crime Prevention is looking to fill a Detection Dog Unit Technical Advisor (DDU TA) position. The primary purpose of this position is to maintain operational standards and training for the Department of National Parks and Wildlife K9 Unit based in Chilanga, Lusaka consisting of 4 trained detection dogs and 4 trained dog handlers. The DDU TA will be responsible for strengthening and supporting the Detection Dog Unit (DDU). She/He will oversee and support all training for the DDU with support from Invictus K9. She/He will also report on all operational activities - through Whats App, Email, regular meetings, monthly reporting and database management.
Micro-zoning and Land Use Planning Intern
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The U.S. Forest Service International Programs is looking for a Micro-zoning and Land Use Planning Intern. She/He will work closely with the Department of Forest Inventory and Zoning (DIAF) to establish an inventory framework and database design. In partnership with an agent from DIAF the intern will contract various partners and actors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to collect information about macro, micro and land use planning initiatives and tools that exist and input this information into the database. The intern will be required to present the results of this inventory at the end of the internship period and submit a report outlining their achievements during their internship.

USFS Central Africa Communications Intern

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The U.S. Forest Service International Programs (USFS/IP) is looking for a USFS Central Africa Communications Intern. She/He will work in collaboration with the USFS Central Africa Communications Specialist to establish a webpage that showcases current and past scholarship recipients as well as Carbon Institute partnerships and other related capacity development workshops and activities. This may involve organizing regional and/or country-specific events to bring together scholarship recipients to network and share their stories. The intern may also support the Communications Specialist with other related communications activities such as crafting social media posts, design, blog posts, and online event promotion.

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ABCG is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development to advance understanding of critical biodiversity conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.



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