• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : CONSERVATION

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • A diploma or degree in Wildlife management; Conservation; Natural Resources Management; or Environmental studies, Project Management, Veterinary medicine, Law enforcement or Criminology Military or security training background including weapon use is an added advantage Detection dog handler training – explosives and wildlife products Demonstrated experience of at least 5 years working with a security firm/government as a security expert/supervisor (screening people, escorts, body guarding). Working at an airport in that capacity is and added advantage Basic veterinary skills Experience in management and administration of projects, including managing finances Fluency in spoken and written English and French Ability to communicate effectively with a wide group of partners, including proactive sharing of information and reporting Advanced computer and internet skills Interest in AWF’s mission Willingness to travel Must have no criminal record

Job Description:

  • Within its Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Action Plan, African Wildlife Foundation deploys Canines for Conservation (C4C) to enhance detection and stop the trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products. The program is Africa-wide with dog teams deployed strategically at key entry and exit points in different countries. AWF has Technical Advisors (TA) for each Canine Unit working in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Cameroon and Mozambique. Usually embedded within the wildlife authority, the Technical Advisor Canine Unit (TACU) is an integral member of the AWF’s Canines for Conservation Program. The TACU’s primary role is to support in implementation of the canine for conservation program by assisting the Director, C4CP on dog and handler training and providing essential technical support to the canine unit. AWF is seeking a TACU to be based in Yaoundé, joining the Cameroon country team. The TACU will receive oversight and administrative supervision from the Country director Cameroon with technical guidance from the AWF Director of the Canine Program and Senior Species Conservation Project Officer. This will be a one-year contract with possibility of renewal. The successful candidate must be resourceful, highly organized, proven written and verbal communication skills, able to work independently, proactive and exercise good judgment. Fluency in spoken and written English and French is necessary. This position adheres to all AWF policies including adherence to Rights based conservation. Responsibilities Establishment and development of wildlife authority dog program and its sustainability AWF works through the Cameroon Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) to establish a dog program through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The TACU will be required to assist AWF in the deployment process, make sure the dogs and their handlers are settled at their new base and ready to operate in the designated ports / areas as per the MoU Coordinate with management of the wildlife authority to assist in productive operations and operational planning of detection dog teams and act as technical focal point to their detection dog unit. Represent AWF to the wildlife authority, other government entities, visitors and press if required. Ensure AWF stays informed of needs and issues relating to the Canines for Conservation Program in Cameroon. Training of dogs, handlers and their welfare Assist in all training of wildlife product detection and tracker dogs and the handlers including refresher trainings. Be responsible for the welfare of assigned dogs according to AWF requirements Ensure the kennels are kept to an acceptable safety standard and level of hygiene; reporting immediately to the director C4CP and SPO if contrary. Ensure proper work and safety practices are being followed. Ensure veterinary support to ensure dogs are well cared for and in the event of an illness or injury and the best possible care available be given in a timely manner. Rights Policy and Standards Comply with AWF’s rights policy and standards Participate in AWF’s rights training Report any rights violations through established mechanisms Other relevant responsibilities as may be assigned by supervisor Key metrics Performance of the dogs and handlers (dog team) during operations in terms of effectiveness in making true detections, Number of operations done with outcome (seizures, arrests etc.), Number of seizures of wildlife products including type, weight/quantities etc., Convictions of the suspects including sentences and penalties. Dogs maintained in top-notch health and working condition Interested candidates should apply via the website, https://www.awf.org/about/careers#job-567297


EMPLOYER'S LOCATION : www.cameroonjobs.net