Currently, the WWF GEF team is seeking to fill two positions within WWF-US on the WWF GEF Agency Team:
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer (PO) for the WWF Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Project Agency. Under the supervision of the WWF GEF Agency Director, the PO (i) supports the Director on portfolio management and efficiency, (ii) implements project processing with the team of WWF GEF Project Managers, and (iii) implements dedicated project development.
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) for the WWF GEF Project Agency. The SPO oversees/leads project development and implementation as a member of the WWF GEF Agency and engages WWF offices, governments and partners around Global Environmental Facility (GEF) opportunities.
This position: (i) coordinates with and guides project development teams developing WWF GEF concepts and projects, to ensure quality and compliance with WWF and GEF policy, (ii) plays an oversight and project compliance role for WWF GEF projects in implementation, and (iii) contributes to WWF GEF Agency strategy and operational efficiency.
Learn more and apply here: https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/2723/job
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council approved the 6-year Congo Basin Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (CBSL IP) which encompasses a regional component, managed by UNEP, and several national child projects in the countries of the Congo Basin.
The Cameroon national child project, managed by WWF as the GEF Agency, will address the drivers of forest loss and degradation through strategies aimed at strengthening the integrated management of Cameroon’s globally important forest landscapes in the Congo Basin to secure its biological integrity and increase economic opportunities and livelihoods for forest dependent people. Experience indicates that achieving this objective relies on the concurrent execution of multiple complementary strategies: (i) integrated land use planning that recognizes the value of natural capital and the rights of local and indigenous peoples; (ii) the development of sustainable value chains and enterprises (NTFPs, tourism) that contribute to the livelihoods of local and indigenous peoples; (iii) the conservation of wildlife and high conservation value (HCV) forests; and (iv) monitoring and knowledge management that inform adaptive management and the replication of best practices.
Over the six-year project period these strategies will be advanced through the implementation of five project components: 1) mainstreaming integrated landscape planning and management; 2) advancing sustainable forest management; 3) promoting sustainable wildlife management; 4) improving benefit generation from biodiversity through sustainable tourism development; and 5) knowledge management and project monitoring and evaluation.
The project targets a key Cameroon trans-frontier forest landscape, which stretches from the Rio Campo seascape on the coast, across the Cameroon segments of the Tri-National Dja- Odzala-Minkebe (TRIDOM) and Sangha Tri-National (TNS) landscapes towards the east. The project will progress these project components in the Cameroon segments of the three forest landscapes within the project’s geographic scope; the target areas for project interventions under each strategy are dependent on site-specific considerations, including the potential to achieve meaningful results in the six-year project period, baselines and available co-financing, and the ability to manage all safeguard considerations. In order to drive for impact and assure cost-effectiveness, target areas that have the potential to achieve results under multiple strategies have been prioritized.
The following 4 components include:
Component 1: Mainstreaming integrated landscape planning and management. This component will be implemented in the Ngoyla-Mintom councils in the TRIDOM LS. Key elements of the component include:
Component 2: Advancing Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The objective of this component is to reduce net forest lost in forest landscapes in the TRIDOM, TNS, and Campo landscapes while conserving biodiversity and local livelihoods, through:
Component 3: Promoting sustainable wildlife management. The objective of this component is to ensure that key wildlife populations are stabilized and increasing in TNS (Lobéké NP), and Campo landscapes (Campo Ma’an NP) through:
Component 4: Improving benefit generation from biodiversity through sustainable tourism development. This component is based on the premises that the biodiversity of the targeted landscape may be better conserved through sustainable tourism development. The project will:
The proposed GEF project will be executed by the Cameroonian Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED). MINEPDED will be responsible for developing the safeguards related documents as per the WWF’s Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF), as detailed in the Environment and Social Safeguards Integrated Policies and Procedures (SIPP)
Objective and Rationale for the Assignment
The objective of the consultancy is to prepare, on behalf of MINEPDED, the necessary safeguards documents to comply with WWF’s Environment and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF), as detailed in the Safeguards Integrated Policies and Procedures (SIPP).
In line with WWF’s SIPP (2019:40), an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) shall be developed and address the risks and impacts identified in an Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) required to ensure compliance with the specific safeguard policies included in WWF’s SIPP 2019.
The ESMF will include the following sections:
Deliverables of the Consultancy
As outlined above, the consultant shall establish the following documents tailored to the identified project-specific risks and impacts in line with the requirements defined in WWF’s SIPP 2019:
Scope of Work
Deliverables and Timeline:
1. Desk research (policy, regulation, environmental and social context), and initial ESA (in English): 1 week from start of contract
2. Impact Table, Chapters 2-5 of ESMF, and Draft Plan for Field Visits and/or Consultations (in English) 2 weeks from submission of previous deliverable. (Cost of travel to the field site will be reimbursed)
3. Field Visits/Consultations and Associated Documentation (in French or English) and Summary (in English) Documentation due within 1 week after field visits
4. Draft ESMF, including Process Framework and IPPF (including FPIC steps and process) (in English): Within 3 weeks after determination of the final deliverables based on final activities, WWF’s safeguards assessment and post-scoping project documents
5. A Final ESMF including Process Framework and IPPF (in English and French): Within 1 weeks of receipt of PWG edits
*Should the consultant not be able to travel for field visits due to regulations or risks associated with COVID-19 or for other purposes, the consultant will hire a national/local consultant/s to do the field visits. The consultant will be responsible for any capacity building, instructions, work, and deliverables of the subcontracted consultant/s and ensuring the overall quality of the ESMF and other safeguards deliverables.
Start Date: as soon as possible, January 2021
Duration: The duration of the consultancy work shall be 50 days inclusive of 30 days for field visits to Campo, Lobéké NP and TRIDOM landscape. The Consultancy work will start in January 2021 and terminate on July 3, 2021.
Management and reporting arrangements
The consultancy work will report to the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) and the WWF GEF Agency project manager. The consultant will work closely with the WWF US GEF Agency especially with Heike Lingertat, Senior Program Officer, GEF Agency and Erika Drazen, Safeguards Program Officer. The final document approval is with MINEPDED, the WWF GEF Agency, and the lead consultant/s for the final project document.
Profile and qualifications of the consultancy
The consultant should have a minimum of Master’s degree preferably in Sociology and/or Anthropology, coupled with natural resource management, with over 8 years of experience in the field of social science working on Indigenous Peoples issues and Resettlement issues with multilateral banks such as WB, AfDB and other international organizations. S/he should have experience in preparing RAPs, RPFs, IPPFs and PF. He/She should have experience in the Congo Basin region, preferably in Cameroon and excellent verbal communication and writing skills in both English and French.
All candidates interested in conducting this assessment on a consultant basis should submit to [email protected], no later than December 25, 2020 a detailed application proposal including:
Pay: Salary is negotiable
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
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