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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 31, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a non-governmental, science-based conservation organization that works in over 50 countries around the world. Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, its mission is to conserve wildlife and ecosystems by generating and applying innovative scientific and field-based solutions to critical problems.

Job Title

Request for Expression of Interest to Train Community-Based Extension Assistants and local partners in Human-Chimpanzee Conflict Mitigation Measures and Community Livelihoods Alternatives job at Wildlife Conservation Society

Job Description

To determine the training needs/gaps by evaluating causes of human-Chimpanzee conflicts in the project area and the trainers' pre-training knowledge capacity concerning reducing conflict between humans and Chimpanzees.
b) To impart practical information and experiences about reducing human-Chimpanzee conflict, especially alternative agriculture-based community livelihoods, to project officers, communitybased extension assistants, and selected local leaders.
c) To mentor the project officers, Community-Based Extension assistants, and selected local partners who will effectively train the community members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to Project Manager, the consultant will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct a review of relevant literature about the subject.

  • Conduct a rapid assessment of communities' interventions regarding human-chimpanzee conflicts and the agricultural-based mitigation strategies implemented in and around the project sites.

  • Conduct a pre-training evaluation of the targeted trainers to determine their training needs.

  • Develop a training program for review by WCS and CT project teams.

  • Deliver Training of Trainers on efficient and implementable human-chimpanzee conflict mitigation strategies for project officers, Community-Based Extension assistants, and local partners in the project area.

  • Mentor the project officers, Community-Based Extension assistants, and local partners to provide extension services in the field efficiently.


Deliverables

  • Submission and presentation of the Inception report within a week’s period of contract signing.

  • Rapid assessment report on the nature of current human-chimpanzee conflicts and how the communities mitigate them within the project area.

  • Training and mentoring reports for the trainees

  • Simple, well-organized training materials that the Community-based assistants shall use as reference materials. WCS will print several copies and provide them to the assistants.

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies Required The consultant will have:

  • At least a master's degree in agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, land use and management, rural development, agricultural extension, or closely related fields.

  • At least 10 years of experience participating in the development sector, preferably in forestry and agricultural extension or closely related fields.

  • Evidence of experience with respect to developing high-quality training materials, specifically in the agricultural extension sector.

  • Experience in mentoring and delivering training pieces to non-technical local people.

  • Excellent verbal communication, documentation, and good report-writing skills.


Duration of the Assignment

  • The assignment is expected to be completed within a period of two months after the contract signing. The tentative and estimated time for achieving the expected deliverable is presented in the table below. Kindly note that the selected consultant will mentor the CBAs to deliver effectively in the field starting next year.

How to Apply

Submission of applications
The interested consultants should submit their technical and financial proposals written in English addressed to:
The Chairperson Procurement Committee,
Wildlife Conservation Society, Uganda Country program
P.O Box 7487,
Kampala-Uganda

and submitted by email ONLY to wcsuganda@wcs.org with copies to gnangendo@wcs.org and mnyago@wcs.org no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023. The subject line should be: “Expression of Interest to train CBAs and local partners.” Kindly note that WCS and CT reserve the right to accept or reject any proposals. If you don’t hear from WCS by Friday, November 10th, 2023, consider your expression of interest unsuccessful.

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