The Institute also has three Units; Conservation Information and Monitoring Unit, (CIMU) which conducts wildlife census and stores data on wildlife for the country.
The unit collects information on numbers of wild animals, generating wildlife population and human activity trends and habitat quality within and adjacent to protect areas.
Objectives and functions of CIMU
- To conduct wildlife censuses and resource assessments within and adjacent to protected areas.
- To provide interpretive feedback to management authorities.
- To conduct research and promote improved census techniques.
- To establish and maintain wildlife population/human activity database
- To provide consultation and training services (remote sensing, GIS, database, aerial survey techniques and land use plan)
- Collect data on numbers and spatial distribution of wild animals
- Generate wildlife population and human activity trends and habitat quality within and adjacent to protect areas through wildlife censuses.
- Keep, update and maintain the central wildlife database (SISTA).
- Provides data for ecological and other studies
Human resources and administration section
- Plans, co-ordinates, direct and controls all personnel and administrative matters of the institute.
- Organizes and directs staffing compensation, staff development and staff relations in accordance with the Institute’s Regulations.
- Develop, recommend and advise Management on personnel and administrative plans, policies and procedures.
- Maintains a comprehensive file system for personnel and administrative data and information.
- Monitor and handle routine staff matters such as staff recruitment, promotion, discipline, performance appraisal, merit increases, retirement, termination, staff grievances, etc.
- Implement effectively and efficiently decision of higher offices and Institute’s committees with bearing on personnel and administrative matters.
- Proposing new and upgraded personnel and administrative policies as well as reviewing Scheme of Service of the Institute.
- Administer salary and staff benefits policy of the Institute.
PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UNIT
Provide a link between the Institute and suppliers of goods and services and ensure transparency, accountability and value for money for purchase of works, goods and services.
- Manage all procurement and disposal by tender activities of the procuring entity except adjudication and the award of contract.
- Support the functioning and implement decisions of the Tender Board
- Plan and recommend the procurement and disposal by tender activities of the Institute
- Maintain and archive records of the procurement and disposal process
- Maintain a list or register of all contracts awarded
- Implement the decisions of the Tender Board
- Liaise directly with the Authority (PPRA) on matters within its jurisdictions.
- Participate in preparation of annual general procurement plans for the Institute.
- Prepare statements of requirements.
- Participate in preparation of tendering documents.
- Issue approved tender documents.
- Prepare procurement reports.
- Participate in reviewing policies pertaining to procurement and logistics management.
- Advise the management on all issues pertaining to the procurement and disposal of public assets.
- Co-ordinate the procurement and disposal activities of all departments of the institute.
- Conduct market research/price survey.
- Execute and plan efficient procurement and supplies management system.