Purpose of the role

Overview of the role:  

The role involves working closely with the ZSL Cameroon team to support the implementation of Operation Pangolin activities. The main activities will be related to biomonitoring activities, but the post holder will also contribute to other aspects of Operation Pangolin and/or MTP needs, including communications, bibliographic research projects, and socio-ecological and criminological research as appropriate (see below).

This is a six-month position with the possibility of renewal, starting as soon as possible. The contract will be with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

Key responsibilities:  

  • Assist the Biomonitoring pillar manager in the deployment, maintenance and removal of camera traps, acoustic sensors and other equipment used in the project.
  • Test the equipment/technologies used.
  • Assisting in the analysis of data from these devices
  • Assist in the preparation of forestry missions.
  • Carry out any other tasks relating to the biomonitoring pillar.
  • Carry out any other tasks related to Operation Pangolin.
  • Carry out any other tasks related to the needs pf the PSG

About You

  • Be a young professional and/or student training in the field of conservation and/or an equivalent field.
  • Good understanding of biodiversity conservation issues.
    • Fast computer typing skills (MS Office, in particular)
    • Familiarity with ATS software and resume databases
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Strong communications skills
    • Fluency in English is an asset.
    • Flexibility and adaptability.
    • Highly collaborative with an ability to foster lasting partnerships.
    Fluent English and French (spoken and written)

We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds and celebrate the value of having a team of employees with diverse skills, experiences, and heritage. We are committed to ensuring our teams can bring their authentic selves to work without fear of discrimination. ZSL has active equality networks for our staff with lived experience and those who provide active allyship in Race and Culture, Team Pride, Disability Network, and Menopause Network, complemented by our strategic EDI Steering Group.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About Us

We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Through our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos (London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo), the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists, our purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals going extinct. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction.  

What do we offer? 

At ZSL, we are proud of our approach to employee benefits. Our benefits include: 

  • Our vision and purpose - you’ll work alongside colleagues who are passionate about science-led conservation, knowing that you will help us to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wildlife going extinct 
  • Holidays – 18 days annual leave during each 12-month period worked, plus national and public holidays as specified by the Cameroon government and Labour Code 
  • Wellbeing – access to a blended programme of wellbeing initiatives, including confidential access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Maternity and Paternity leave 
  • Medical Health Insurance 
NB: We reserve the right to close our advertisement early or extend the advertising date until a suitable candidate has been found.

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