Job Vacancy

Vacancy 1: Field Manager


Work Location: Cross River State

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021.

Position Description

The WCS Nigeria Program is seeking an ethical and responsible Nigerian for the position of ‘Field Manager’ in the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park. The person’s primary responsibility is to provide support to anti-poaching patrols inside the national park by rangers of the Nigeria National Park Service.  The position will report to the Cross River Landscape Director and will be based in Calabar.  It is expected that the field manager will spend roughly 3 weeks in the field each month.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    Working with counterpart staff of the Nigeria National Park Service, the field manager will:

    1. Support anti-poaching camping patrols by rangers in Cross River National Park.  The field manager will provide support for long-distance foot patrols by rangers to reduce illegal activities such as hunting and logging.  This will include the provision of essential camping equipment, field rations and camping allowances and arrest bonuses
    2. Provide training support for rangers and help build local capacity.  This post will participate in regular refresher training for rangers, including training in human rights and will help build local capacity through on the job training.
    3. Provide support for SMART in the landscape.  This post will require IT skills to support the use of SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) by all ranger patrols.
    4. Provide support for intelligence gathering, and for court proceedings and prosecution.  Will include support for the implementation of a grievance mechanism.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a biological science or related field.
  • Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, conservation and sustainable development.
  • Willing to undertake long-distance camping patrols with rangers on foot, and ability to withstand tough field conditions.
  • Strong levels of physical fitness and resilience with an effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic.
  • Minimum 3 years successful experience, preferably working in similar position with an NGO (local or international).

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • The ability to work well in a team but also on your own initiative.

  • Good IT skills.

  • Ability to analyze, prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision within strict deadlines.

  • Candidate must be a Nigerian national.

Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter.  The CV should list three independent professional referees.  Contact details for previous employers should also be provided.  Please also include details of your salary expectations.

 

Applications should be sent to: wcsnigeria@wcs.org not later than the 1st of July 2021

 

No correspondence please, only short-listed candidates will be notified.



 

Vacancy 2 : Socio-Economic Assistant


Work Location: Cross River State

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The Socio-Economic Assistant will report to the Socio-Economic Coordinator, and will be required to work across the Cross River gorilla landscape including but not limited to Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, the Mbe Mountains and the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park. 

  1. Provide support for all livelihood, community conservation and outreach activities for the Cross River Gorilla program.  This position will help provide support for cocoa farmers to improve yields on existing farms and to reduce rates of forest loss.  Assist the Socio-Economic Coordinator to sign conservation contracts with each farmer to reinforce the link between WCS-supported livelihood activities and conservation outcomes.  Work with women’s groups to improve levels of income from NTFPs, with a focus on bush mango, and help with the development of cooperatives. 
  2. Provide support for BNS surveys across the landscape including Afi, Mbe and Okwangwo.
  3. Provide governance support for the landscape.  The Socio-Economic Assistant will help strengthen community governance institutions, and will work with the Socio-Economic Coordinator to help develop and implement governance strengthening action plans for local forest governance groups.
  4. Support the monitoring of socio-economic performance.  Work with the Socio-Economic Coordinator to develop, coordinate, and maintain a comprehensive monitoring system for all WCS livelihood projects (particularly governance and well-being).  
  5. Establish good working relationship with WCS site managers and work with them to ensure that communities recognize and appreciate the link between WCS’s livelihood work and law enforcement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject.
  • Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, conservation and sustainable development.
  • Strong levels of physical fitness and resilience with an effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability to work well in a team but also on your own initiative.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Ability to analyze, prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision within strict deadlines.
  • Candidate must be a Nigerian national.

Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter.  The CV should list three independent professional referees.  Contact details for previous employers should also be provided.  Please also include details of your salary expectations.

 

Applications should be sent to: wcsnigeria@wcs.org not later than the 1st of July 2021

 

No correspondence please, only short-listed candidates will be notified.