Watcher, National Park Management Office
The Biodiversity Management Plan is a critical element of the Karot HPP. It was formulated to address regional biodiversity concerns andachieve ’No Net Loss’ under the IFC’s Performance Standard 6. In addition,it addresses the implementation of Protection Level 2 to conserve, protect and restore the biological resources of the Jhelum River Basin. While the BMP is designed to achieve these objectives at the basin level, the need for a management plan for Murree Kahutta Kotli Sattian National Park (MKKSNP) and Azad Pattan National Park (APNP) is triggered by the AJK Wildlife and Fisheries Department, the Punjab Wildlife Department, and the Punjab Fisheries Department respectively in AJK and Punjab. NPMPs for MKKSNP and APNP are expected to strengthen the sustainability of the BMP and more importantly the national park itself.
One of the key deliverables of the IO is the development of two National Park Management Offices: one for APNP in AJK and one for MKKSNP in Punjab. Accordingly, the below Terms of References (ToRs) have been developed for hiring staff to carry out activities of APNP and MKKSNP offices for the Karot HPP.
The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring illegal mining/fishing/poaching/habitat destruction activities and coordination/collaboration with the Karot Power Company Limited and close Coordination with Project Manager, Karot BMP Implementation Project Islamabad Programme Office IUCN Pakistan. S/He will also be expected to prepare daily/weekly/Monthly watch & Ward reports and share with Supervisor, National Park Management Office.
SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Watch & Ward Tasks:
Patrol project areas and be on the lookout for illegal logging, sand/gravel mining, fishing and poaching activities;
Report to the supervisor and respective government line departments and inform them of any suspicious activity
Prepare daily patrol reports and inform supervisor
Facilitate social mobilizers in communicating with the local communities and schools for project activities
Any other tasks that are assigned by the supervisor from time to time
Networking And Representation:
Maintain coordination with Project Manager, Karot Hydro Power Project (Biodiversity Management Plan Implementation) Islamabad Programme Office.
Close collaboration/Coordination with project stakeholders including government departments, communities, schools, NGOs etc
Carry out any other relevant tasks as required by supervisor(s).
• Having completed Intermediate from a recognized school/college – with a certificate
• 1-5 years of demonstrated experience in Watch & Ward/inspections/administrative support.
• Physically fit for travelling/trekking in rugged mountain areas.
• Familiarity with the social, cultural, and geographical context of the project area will be an asset
• Aptitude for teamwork and fieldwork;
• Fair command of Urdu (written & spoken) and local languages of the project area with excellent communication skills.
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