Technical Advisor - Law Enforcement & Conservation Technology

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

About the organization

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.


Full description here:

• Manage the anti-poaching department’s technical support team, which includes the Control Room operators, the patrol analyst (SMART focal point) and the NNNP wildlife crime analyst.
• Work in close collaboration with the Park’s Conservator, Sector Wardens and the technical support team to develop and implement a law enforcement strategy able to counter the evolving threats to the Park.
• Support the Park’s Conservator in aspects of human resources within the anti-poaching department – including ranger recruitment and career development opportunities
• Plan, organise and support ranger-training programs with NNNP’s in-house trainer.
• Liaise with other Law Enforcement Technical Advisors operating across the landscape including those based in Tri-National Sangha – a protected area network comprising of three adjoining National Parks (Inc. NNNP).
• Oversee the development of NNNP’s new LAB HQ in the southern sector of the park: - installation and operation of control room, improvement of living quarters for rangers, logistical arrangements, construction of training quarters.
• Ensure that the Park’s ranger team is well equipped for patrolling activities and put in place a procurement plan to ensure that the ranger kit stocks are sufficient to replace faulty or worn items.


a) Experience of law enforcement, protected area management and/or conservation technologies;
• Able to use a diverse range of ICT tools (cartography, SMART, intelligence tools);
• Previous experience with telecommunications including VSAT, radios and other networks, as well as diverse technologies (camera trapping, remote sensing, electrical engineering);
• Law enforcement experience not required, though depending on the background, may be advantageous.

b) Strong technical and logistical management of projects (planning, budgets, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).
• Efficient at coordinating multiple resources to get things done, multi-tasking, problem-solving and solution-oriented.
• A “doer” – someone who is resourceful and hands on.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

c) Knowledge of African conservation issues.
• A Master degree (or higher education level) in conservation, natural resource management, or equivalent relevant field experience in African conservation.
• Proven experience of working in Africa, with experience of Central Africa highly preferred.

d) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated competency in writing and editing of reports and other written products;
• Fluency in French and English language required (though strong candidates with lower language skills will be considered if they have a basis from which to quickly learn French).

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, skills and experience, should apply by emailing a detailed application/cover letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to [email protected]

Please include “Technical Advisor – Law Enforcement and Conservation Technology” in the subject line of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2021, at 10 am Congo time

WCS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value.
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