By CrossRiverWatch admin
The Cross River State Government is seeking the services of young qualified personnel to fill the position of cadets in the newly established Cross River State Green Police.
Nigeria’s forests reserve is fast depleting with about 90% already lost to deforestation. Cross River State is proud to be home to over 50% of the country’s remaining rain forest.
The Cross River State Forest has been adjudged as one of 25 biodiversity hot spots in the world. Therefore, the State Government is desirous of ensuring sustainable economic value from the forests.
The goal is to harness its vantage position as the world’s second largest rain forest beginning with a shift from absolute conservation to an aggressive regeneration program which will entail massive afforestation and hybrid cross border financing.
The intention is to create pockets of efficiency that mitigate abuses, trigger effective stakeholders’ engagement and activate out of the box opportunity ladder for the people of the State.
The State government’s vision within the renewed partnership with the United Nations REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) program is to create catalytic footprints in this space through a regimented afforestation initiative with a sustainable, community-based enforcement team – the Green Police.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Green Police will enforce environmental sustainability laws and regulations, implement the Green Carnival and Ball, monitor and control all environmental activities, refuse management and noise control, ensure cleanliness of the city center, conduct environmental audits and patrols, ensure drains, streets, verges, open areas, markets, abattoirs are kept in standard state, promote carbon equastration efforts, ensure environmental sanitation, and implement urban afforestation and tree planting.
The other functions of the Green Police include: implementation of social safeguards for forest bearing communities, stop the use of wood for scaffolding props and boarding for construction activities, effect the arrest of anybody who cuts down any tree in villages, towns and cities, improve grass and forest cover, implement city green capping, check illegal lumbering activities, nurse and nurture young plants.
Prospective Green Police cadets would be required to pass an extensive background, mental and physical screening prior to participating in the 16-weeks academy (including field training experience) based on a curriculum co-developed with partners.
To be considered for recruitment, an applicant must:
• Be minimum of 18 years by October 1, 2015; maximum of 30 years as at the date;
• Be a holder of OND or NCE qualification in addition to a credit pass in WAEC ordinary level English Language; and,
• Pass an independently conducted (written) recruitment test.
In additional to being in excellent physical condition, candidates must meet vision, hearing and other sensory perception standards. Maintaining a healthy physical regimen is a part of job performance upon becoming an officer.
Officers on graduation from the academy must be willing to accept assignment/postings to any location in the State.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should please forward CV in sealed envelope to the Cross River State Forestry Commission, Calabar, not later than Monday, August 17, 2015, (04:00PM Nigeria time).
The Green Police is an equal opportunity employer and a non-weapon bearing organ.
Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.
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