The Landscape management expert, Cameroon, will perform its responsibilities under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled " Removing barriers to biodiversity conservation, land restoration and sustainable forest management through COmmunity-BAsed LAndscape Management – COBALAM ". The project is implemented by the United Nation Environment Program (UNE) and executed by the Cameroon Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) with technical support from Rainforest Alliance. The purpose of the project is to conserve biodiversity in the Western Highlands of Cameroon (WHC) and the South region through a sustainable landscape approach, in which High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) is protected in law and the surrounding forested and agricultural areas are managed through participatory community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and the development of local enterprises that use natural resources sustainably and generate livelihoods for local populations. Additionally, to the Project Management Unit (in Rainforest Alliance’s office in Yaoundé, a field office will be established in Bafoussam.
The Landscape management expert will be mainly responsible for all activities related to the attribution of Priority Management Zone (PMZ) based on the Law n°2011/008 dated 6 May 2011 which lays down guidelines for territorial planning and sustainable development in Cameroon, to upgrade the conservation status of two Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA): Mount Bamboutos and Mount Bana. S/he will also coordinate field activities in the WHC (West and North West regions) contributing to conservation and economic valorization of Sacred Forests, sustainable land management and sustainable forest management. This position supervises two staff members.
Commensurate with experience.
Only candidates authorized to work in Cameroon will be considered
The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.
The final decision to recruit is at discretion of Rainforest Alliance, United Nation Environment Program and the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development.
Send resume and cover letter to Rainforest Alliance. Email: Cameroonpersonnel@ra.org. Please use the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, job title of position you are applying for.