The Forest-Environment Programme (PFE) is a bilateral project implemented by GIZ, supporting the sustainable management of forest resources in Cameroon.
Through its component management of forest resources in the municipalities it aims to improve the capacities of councils to plan, implement and coordinate activities related to sustainable forestry.
One of the component’s objectives is to strengthen the capacities of the councils and its forestry units to design, implement and monitor council forest management plans and to increase council revenues from sustainable exploitation of council forests.
Advising the councils and its forestry units on preparing management plans including all preliminary studies (i.e. environmental and social impact study) and attending to the implementation of these management plans in accordance with national laws and regulations
Supporting council forest units to improve the quality of council forests management, to ensure compliance with management plans, to implement all stipulated activities such as a logging operation monitoring, management of nurseries or plantation and restauration of forests
Contributing to the acceptance of the sustainable forest exploitation by the councils and the local communities
Strengthening the councils’ monitoring capacities to ensure sustainable forest exploitation by the sub-contractors
Supporting the councils in identifying, planning and implementing activities and projects to increase the local valorisation of timber (i.
e. : a locally managed mobile saw unit in the municipality of Dzeng)
Supporting the council in coordination with other stakeholders such as sub-contractors, local and national authorities, international actors and / or initiatives, private partners etc.
Master’s degree in forest management / natural resource management or similar training / experience in tropical forestry
Several years relevant work experience
Good knowledge of IT and basic geomatic tools
First experience in preparation of management plans, forest inventory and / or in silviculture projects in tropical countries
Experience in the legal and sustainable forest exploitation, logging operations and / or forestry would be an advantage
Curiosity of living abroad and working in a different cultural context
Team spirit and sensitivity to a multi-player collaboration, high adaptability to difficult contexts
Good knowledge of French