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Technical Advisor, Campo Ma'an National Park

  • Cameroon
  • Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) supports the conservation and sustainable management of priority biodiversity landscapes through the support of protected area authorities and local communities living in the periphery. AWF is seeking a high-performing Technical Advisor (TA) to provide technical support to the Conservator for Campo Ma'an National Park (CMNP), build the 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 & Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of AWF’s work in CMNP. The TA is expected to work in partnership with the Conservator to improve overall protected area management and conservation.
  • Develop a general management and operational plan; support law enforcement and anti-poaching; build the capacity of the rangers.
  • Ensure effective relationships with the landowners and communities adjacent to CMNP.
  • Establish an effective partnership with the private sector, especially with HEVECAM and other private stakeholders surrounding the park, ensuring effective communication and reporting.
  • Develop an anti-poaching plan, including a training schedule, standard of procedures, informant network, and early threat warning strategies and ensure that the systems put in place are consistent with MINFOF and AWF standards.
  • Work with the Conservator to develop and oversee the implementation of an infrastructure plan as part of the general management plan. This includes the development of radio rooms, signage, and other facilities.
  • Oversee a rigorous training schedule designed to adequately build the capacity of the Service de Conservation staff and leadership.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may be assigned by supervisor.


  • At least 10 years’ experience in wildlife management and anti-poaching implementation in Central Africa.
  • Have a minimum of a Master degree in forestry or environmental domain.
  • Substantial experience in anti-poaching training and implementation in different environments (forest, savanna, etc.).
  • Experience in collaborating with governmental conservation institutions, military structures and the private sector, such as hunting concessionaires and tourism operators, and conservation/protected area management NGOs.
  • French and English speaking.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and good French writing skills.
  • Experience with SMART, CyberTracker, anti-poaching technology, and weaponry.
  • Ability to work under strenuous physical conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively in remote and challenging areas, in cross-cultural situations and multicultural environment.

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