Wildlife Conservation Society recruits 01 Community Conservation and Livelihoods Coordinator
Reports to: Northeastern CAR Protected Areas Program/Country Director
Location: Bamingui National Park, Central African Republic
Country Program: WCS Central African Republic
Position Type: Fulltime
Application deadline: 19 April 2019
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.
The Sudano-Sahel Region presents unparalleled opportunities for WCS to play a direct role in saving some of the last remaining intact wildernesses on the planet and to contribute significantly to the security of people and wildlife. The savannas, forests, and wetlands of the region support key populations of endangered elephant, northern giraffe, lion, eland, chimpanzee, gorilla, bongo, and the second largest antelope migration on the planet. Hundreds of bird species occur in the area, including shoebill and crowned crane. Communities also depend on the land for their livelihoods through pastoralism, agriculture, fishing, and hunting. WCS has a significant presence in the Sudano-Sahel region, with a strong conservation history and proven success in protected area management. WCS currently has conservation initiatives in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, CAR, South Sudan, with new program activities developing in Ethiopia. We work actively to support protected area management and wildlife law enforcement, local livelihoods, develop conservation-security partnerships, enhance anti-trafficking activities, and to implement our policy and scientific programs.
CAR Program Overview:
WCS has recently launched a CAR program in partnership with the government of CAR, including management of the Bamingui Bangoran and Manovo Gounda St Floris National Parks in north eastern CAR; this is a multi-faceted long-term program including park management, law enforcement and community engagement.
This is a full-time position, based at Bamingui Park with frequent travel throughout the landscape.
|Town/City||Bamingui National Park, Central African Republic|
|Experience / Qualifications|
Significant work experience in CAR, knowledge of Central Africa and Sudano-Sahel region environmental and political issues, and strong reputation in the CAR environment community
|Experience||5 to 10 years|
|Areas of activity||Environment & Climate, Other|
|Country||Africa, Central Africa|
|How to apply||Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together and the names and contact information of three references to: [email protected] by 19th April 2019 deadline. Please include “CAR Community Conservation and Livelihoods Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers|
WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
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|Advertisement expiration date||19/04/2019|