GIS Coordinator

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Position title: GIS Coordinator

: Cameroon Country
Programme Office Conservation Director

Supports: Field staff and Program Managers

Grade: B1

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

September 2014

Missions: The Cameroon Country Programme, as outlined in its strategic plan, puts
great emphasis on land use planning support as uncoordinated, overlapping and
uncontrolled land use activities pose an increasing threat to natural forest
habitats and its wildlife. Furthermore, to develop more effective conservation
strategies and to measure their impact, spatial information on forest and land
use changes but also on the location and distribution of important wildlife
speciesm need to be collected, processed, secured and visualized through the
application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Major Functions: The primary function of this position is to provide WWF
CCPO staff with technical expertise and advice on GIS-related applications. The
two main components of the work are:

  • Provide technical support and training to improve
    GIS-Capacities of WWF staff at country and programme level in Cameroon.

  • Design, develop, feed and maintain a national GIS
    database and related tools to support the implementation of WWFs Country
    Programme and to provide up-to-date data for land use planning,
    bio-monitoring and anti-poaching planning to partners and stakeholders.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Evaluate the GIS and remote sensing capacity needed
within WWF CCPO. This includes both human capacity, as well as available
hardware, software and skills

Evaluate and map GIS capacity gaps and provide support
to build their existing capacity

Support field programmes to improve on the development
and maintenance of their GIS databases and to provide relevant thematic maps to
to effectively contribute to land use planning processes and the analysis of
program/project impacts (forest cover changes, land use dynamics, area
overlaps, etc.)

Recommend protocols for data collection, analysis and storage, and train staff accordingly;

Map existing GIS and database management capacity
within CCPO and produce costed gap analysis, both in terms of human resources,
equipment and data acquisition

Develop GIS databases, improve and further develop
them to respond to WWF needs

Advise on appropriate data management and GIS hardware
and software to be procured by CCPO to store, share and analyse data

Gather existing GIS information produced at field
levels and by thematic leads and organise it in a centralise database and
develop protocols for feeding and for using this database.

Support regional thematic leads and CCPO programme
managers (in particular -but not
exclusively-, in the Business and Industry / extractive Industries, Palm Oil ,
Forestry, Climate/REDD- and bio-monitoring sectors) to implement their
respective work, providing them with the most relevant tools.

Work with the CCPO M&E officer to ensure
monitoring indicators requiring GIS expertise are expressed and collected in a
relevant manner.

Work closely with programme & communication staff
to help them providing maps and other products requiring GIS skills.



· Advanced
university degree in an appropriate field (conservation / environment / natural
resource management / geography) with specific qualification in GIS. Additional
academic training in Environmental Impact Assessment and/or in Land Use
Planning would be a strong asset;

· Well-established
track record (minimum 3 years) in GIS work, preferably related to conservation

Required Skills and

· Proven
capacity to organize, feed and maintain complex databases that can readily be
used by non GIS specialists
. Knowledge of remote-sensing technique is an added advantage;

· Proven knowledge of ESRI
products, database design (SQL or Access). Capacity to manipulate and manage
various softwares. Knowledge in web-mapping applications preferred;

· Strong organisational and
analytical skills;

· Excellent inter-personal
skills, with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong
relationships with different teams with diverse cultural background;

· Strong interest and commitment
to nature conservation and improve well-being of local people;

· Fluency in French and

Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable,
Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Working Relationships:

Internal – Work closely with WWF staff in
Cameroon; Liaise with colleagues across the WWF-Network esp. in the sector of
land use planning and mapping, remote sensing and GIS.

External - Interacts with Ministries,
research centres, universities and other relevant stakeholders in Cameroon.

job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of
tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational

Contact WWF Cameroon: GIS Coordinator

Phone: 23777500035





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