Vacancy: Maintenance Officer

Monday, 03 June 2019 15:56

Job Title:                     Maintenance Officer

Reporting to:              Project Manager

Position type:             Permanent

 

Competence requirements for the job: (National Business of Technical Examination Boards (NABTEB) certification in carpentry 2 Years’ Experience and related field/experience. 

 

The facilities carpenter will be responsible for the execution of the following tasks to the highest standards:

  1. Visually inspect/diagnose/repair snags on the boardwalk on a timely basis 
  2. Take measurements, and make necessary adjustments to items such as doors, furniture to ensure safety, smooth operation of Boardwalk, Gazebos, and other wooden facilities in the reserve.
  3. Ensure regular maintenance schedule of all wooden facilities within the center
  4. Ability to effectively maintain the tree house.  
  5. Repair or build furniture, Identify types and grades of wood, measure, and be familiar with hardware materials available to the carpentry trade.
  6. Submit daily maintenance reports to the project manager.
  7. Inventory properties of the project and ensure their maintenance and safety.
  8. Any other duties that may be assigned

 

TO APPLY:

Kindly send your detailed CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with MAINTENANCE OFFICER as the subject.

 

Application Deadline:  17th June 2019.

 

Job vacancy: Wildlife Officer

Monday, 03 June 2019 15:54

Job Title:                     Wildlife Officer

Reporting to:              Project Manager

Position type:             Permanent

 

Competence requirements for the job (National Diploma in Conservation related field 2 Years’ Experience in Conservation related field)

             

Description of responsibilities/functions

 

1.      To collate and analyze all relevant field data for the better management of the reserve.

2.      Collect biodiversity and socio-economy data and undertake regular biological monitoring and evaluation of the reserve resources.

3.      To assist in natural history interpretation of the LCC to enhance its eco-tourism potential.

4.      Participate in biodiversity surveys organized by the project or the technical department.

5.      Carry out natural history interpretation to enhance visitor/tourist use of the reserve.

6.      Maintain the reserve infrastructures such as the nature trail, nature station observation towers bird hide, resting spots, etc. in good working conditions regularly

7.      Assist researchers (e.g., students, lecturers, and institutions )conducting relevant studies in Lekki Conservation Center (LCC)

8.      Conduct regular anti-poaching patrols (day and night) of the reserve.

9.      Inventory properties of the project and ensure their maintenance and safety.

10.  Submit daily patrol reports to the project manager.

11.  Identify and develop a concept for project funding and support

12.  Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the project manager

13.  Any other duties that may be assigned

TO APPLY:

Kindly send your detailed CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with WILDLIFE OFFICER as the subject.

 

Application Deadline:  17th June 2019.

 

NCF commemorates WMBD with String Art, Beach Clean-up

Monday, 03 June 2019 15:51

 

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) at five locations - Lekki, Lagos; Calabar, Cross River State; Nguru, Yobe State; Omo Forest, Ogun State and Finima, Rivers State.

 

 

Its Lagos event held on Thursday 9th May, 2019 at the Kids Beach Garden, Lekki, having school pupils, teachers, environmental volunteers, conservationists, representatives of corporate organisations and press men in attendance.

 

Beach Clean-up, String Art and environmental education talk featured in the 2019 WMBD celebration with the theme “Protect Bird: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution”

 

Participants were engaged in the clean-up of the beach to rid it of plastics, the plastics collected were separated into different categories – bottle caps, spoons, plastic bottles, plastic bags etc

 

The school pupils were engaged in String Art. An art of using strings to create or make drawings. The Egyptian Vulture, Barn Swallow and Common Cuckoo were stringed, this is also to encourage the interest of the participants especially school children in migratory birds as well as their identification. Students were given the string boards for further practice in their various schools.

 

At Nguru, students of State College of Health Science & Technology, public and private owned secondary & primary schools, NYSC members and community people rallied for vulture conservation while commemorating WMBD.

 

While at Omo forest, NCF celebrated WMBD through Arts and Crafts competition, Stakeholders Meeting, Bird Watching Session, Community Awareness Campaign and WMBD Assembly.

 

In Calabar centre, participants gathered for an environmental talk on the need to protect the bird species and their habitat.

 

However, at Finima, after the bird watching, and interactive sessions, participants explore the splendour of the Finima Nature Park.                                        

The World Migratory Bird Day is an annual event used to raise awareness on bird migration and the importance of protecting the flyways (which is the route they utilise for these trips) and habitats utilised by birds during this seasonal experience. Migration is a regular and seasonal movement of birds between their breeding sites, which is where they give birth to their young and their wintering sites. The North to the Southern ends of Nigeria always host these wintering birds, thus, in addition to raising awareness for protecting habitats for resident birds, we must also do same for these migrants.