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Community Officer

  • Location in Faro, Cameroon
  • Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017
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The Community Officer, Faro National Park 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. This position will report to Cameroon Country Coordinator

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to establish mutually beneficial agreements between local communities and the Service de Conservation of the Faro National Park (FNP)
  • Lead communities to apply agro-sylvo-pastoral best practices as planned in the management plan of the Faro National Park.
  • Provide support to selected farmers and pastoralists in improving their production and income generation.
  • Identify and assist in the prevention of conflict between local communities, pastoralist and gold miners in and around the FNP.
  • Support the preparation and submission of annual work plans guided by baseline and field information in collaboration with stakeholders for approval.
  • Work with the local government, pastoralists, 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.
  • Act as liaison between the Lamido (Traditional rulers), the FNP conservation, the ZIC 13 concessioner, AWF and all stakeholders in the UTO area.
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in social science, agriculture or enterprise development or a diploma in Wildlife Management.
    • 5+ years’ experience working in the rural economy in agricultural/livestock production, enterprise development or eco-tourism development.
    • Experience in engaging partners and other stakeholders in natural resource management planning.
    • Experience in implementing participatory techniques for mobilizing rural communities.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Fluency in oral and written French and English. Knowledge of local languages is an advantage.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and to network strategically with a wide group of partners.
    • Knowledge in GIS applications and use is an added advantage.
    • Willingness to work in remote locations

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