One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) is a nonprofit organization that works to promote education, advocacy, and solutions to correlated issues of human, animal, and environmental health using the integrated “One Health” approach. Our mission is rooted in the belief that public health issues are intertwined across the human, animal, and environmental ecosystems thereby requiring a holistic approach to effective and sustainable solutions.
One of our key organizational mandates is promoting knowledge and actions towards wildlife and biodiversity, including the implementation of good conservation practices. Recently, we announced the introduction and launch of our new project – Project Pangolin Conservation in partnership with Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria (PCGN). This project is aimed at improving the conservation of Pangolin in Nigeria through the promotion of community-based advocacy and establishing local stakeholders’ response systems for monitoring, reporting, and addressing trafficking practices. This project will be implemented in our target location, Epe Local Government Area (LGA), Lagos State, Nigeria.
To support the implementation of this project, we are seeking Community Volunteers who will provide core support in actualizing the objectives for which the project is set up.
- Volunteers must be a resident of Epe, Lagos State, Nigeria.
- Volunteers must have an education qualification of at least PgD, HND, or BSc in any discipline.
- Volunteers must be willing to commit a period of at least six months.
- Volunteers must have a genuine interest in making meaningful changes in the community.
- An interest, background, or knowledge about wildlife conservation and biodiversity is a major advantage
- Monthly stipends would be provided.
- Support will be provided for all transportation and communication costs incurred during project activities.
- Opportunity to be mentored and trained on key project management and community building skills.
The application deadline is Dec 31, 2021.