Wildlife Conservation Society Job Vacancy: Logistics and Infrastructure Manager - Yaoundé, Cameroon

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated financial professional for the following vacancy:

Position: Logistics and Infrastructure Manager, BSB Yamoussa Project

Mission Statement:
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

WCS in collaboration with the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife of the Republic of Cameroon, and the Ministry of the Environment and Fisheries of the Republic of Chad, under the coordination of the Commission of Forests of Central Africa (COMIFAC) has been charged with implementing the project ‘BSB Yamoussa’ thanks to funding from the financial cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany (KfW). The first phase of the project is planned to last at least four years. For this, WCS is seeking a candidate for the position of Logistics and Infrastructure Manager, who will be based in the project zone.

The transboundary protected area complex Binational Sena Oura - Bouba Ndjida (BSB Yamoussa), is made up of the Sena Oura National Park in Chad, Bouba Ndjida National Park in Cameroon, and peripheral areas (hunting zone around Bouba Ndjida NP, transition zone around Sena Oura NP) and covers a total area of 650000 ha.

Summary of Position Function:
The Logistics and Infrastructure Manager reports to the Project Director. He/she is responsible for the project’s logistics and particularly for ensuring the procurement of the operational bases of the Bouba Ndjida and Sena Oura National Parks, with key responsibilities including, but not exclusive to, the following :
  • Establishing and implementing procurement processes
  • Ensuring controls and follow up on use of equipment and consumables
  • Preparing and following up with procurement contracts for goods and services
The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the head of finance and administration to ensure the strict respect of procurement rules and procedures of goods and services of WCS and KfW.

Qualification requirements:
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of proven track record in a similar area in Central Africa
  • Excellent French language skills, both written and verbal, and high level of English preferred
  • Ability to thrive in multicultural living and working environment
  • Willingness to live and work in isolated area  
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by sending an application letter and CV to WCS Program Cameroun to: BP 3055 Messa Yaoundé Cameroun, or by email to wcscameroon@wcs.org .  Please indicate the following reference when submitting your application: Candidature pour le poste de Chargé de Logistique et d’Infrastructure Projet BSB Yamoussa.

Closing Date: 01 December 2016