Biomonitoring Intern, Dja Biosphere Reserve (Open to Cameroon nationals only), Stagiaire en biosurveillance, Réserve de biosphère du Dja (ouvert aux ressortissants camerounais uniquement), Cameroon, Dja African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

Biomonitoring Intern, Dja Biosphere Reserve (Open to Cameroon nationals only), Stagiaire en biosurveillance, Réserve de biosphère du Dja (ouvert aux ressortissants camerounais uniquement), Cameroon, Dja African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Biomonitoring Intern, Dja Biosphere Reserve (Open to Cameroon nationals only)

Cameroon, Dja

DESCRIPTION

Context

The African Wildlife Foundation, Cameroon Office has initiated a Young Graduate Professional Internship Programme to offer an opportunity to young graduates to gain experience in conservation and to familiarize with the non-governmental organization environment.

Position Summary

The Biomonitoring Intern will support the Dja Biosphere Reserve team in general coordination in-field of ongoing ecological monitoring and patrol activities. He or She will work closely with rangers/community members or guides to ensure ecological data is collected, compiled and achieved following AWF procedures. He/she will also give a support to Technical Advisor by inputting camera trap data into require database for identification and reporting.

Location: Dja Biosphere Reserve (with option to be transferred to Campo-Ma’an National Park or Faro National Park)

Duration: One (01) Year

Responsibilities:

Support implementation of ongoing ecological monitoring activities in Dja Biosphere Reserve and its peripheries, with data collection and management following relevant established Monitoring protocols;

Assist in planning, conducting and reporting patrol missions;

Support the Management of Camera Traps, Deployment and ensure the Camera trap database is up to date;

Ensure communication between Rangers in the field and base is effective through the InReach System in the operational Control Room.

Work closely with Rangers and coordinate field deployment and pickup for Camera traps in the field;

Assist Rangers staff with data management and analysis and train/strengthen the capacity of appointed park rangers for these tasks;

Assist in raising local community awareness and participation in conservation issues and project related activities;

Under supervision of the Protected Area Technical Advisor, produce concise and well written field reports on a regular basis to ensure TA and other AWF staff are well briefed on program activities;

Provide other support to the Technical Advisor when necessary.

Learning

The Young Graduate Professional Internship Programme is a learning opportunity, therefore, the Professional intern MUST demonstrate a strong aptitude and motivation to learn and grow. He/she should be opened to feedback and ready to take initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS

  • MSc Degree in Ecology, Wildlife, Biology, Natural Resources Management, Conservation, Protected Area Management or related subjects.
  • Familiarity with GIS analysis (particularly ArcGIS or QGIS).
  • Proven statistics and data analysis capacities (Excel, other relevant software).
  • Ability to manage databases; experience with managing files on Google Drive.
  • at least one year of proven experience on similar topic.
  • Good skills – both written and verbal (English and French).
  • Good computer skills (MS Office package, Online researches, etc.), IT skills will be an asset.
  • Culturally aware and able to work effectively in various cultural environments. Capable of working with

minimal supervision.

  • Adheres to AWF’s values.

Postuler (Apply for the job) sur son site Internet: https://www.awf.org/about/careers#job-802286

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