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Geospatial Data and Conservation Technology Officer at Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW) August 2023

Geospatial Data and Conservation Technology Officer at Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW) August 2023, Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and important natural habitats through a community-driven approach. TPW helps rural communities develop their skills and abilities to protect natural resources in a manner that maximizes their benefits from these landscapes while also preserving ecological integrity.

Geospatial Data and Conservation Technology Officer at Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW)

TPW operates from the Noloholo Environmental Center on the Maasai Steppe in northern Tanzania. Sharing a boundary with Tarangire National Park, this center acts as TPW’s regional headquarters as well as an educational center where rural community members improve their understanding of the environment and develop hands-on skills in natural resource management. From this center, TPW operates programs in four major programmatic areas eg wildlife conservation and human-wildlife conflict prevention, youth environmental education and adult capacity building & training, natural resource conservation and rangeland management.

TPW is seeking a passionate, energetic, and hard-working Tanzanian to fill the position of Geospatial Data and Conservation Technology Officer as a member of TPW’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Adaptation team. The successful applicant will assist with monitoring wildlife populations, weather patterns, rangeland quality and other projects as they arise. We are looking for a person with a strong interest in both traditional and innovative methodologies for collecting and analyzing geospatial data for internal and external reports.

Key Responsibilities

Assist TPW to enhance the organization’s capacity in geospatial data analytics so that it can better achieve its community-based conservation goals and objectives Assist with the monitoring and evaluation of TPW’s programming to strengthen the performance of existing field-based natural resource programs Engage with TPW-supported human-wildlife conflict officers in big cat monitoring across Northern Tanzania and other areas Provide assistance to TPW’s rangeland management team in the oversight and implementation of
community rangeland monitoring

Assist with the management of TPW’s internal processes, weather monitoring, equipment and vehicle logs, and information technologies Assist with the management of TPW’s geospatial databases and data collection systems, including ArcGIS Online and its suite of apps and tools, SMART, CyberTracker, and potential new software and technologies Assist with data analyses and development of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports Develop maps and conduct geospatial analyses of natural resources monitoring data as needed Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • The successful candidate should have a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in geospatial information systems,
  • environmental management, natural resources management, conservation science, or monitoring & evaluation.
  • We are looking for an individual with the ability to learn quickly and to master new data collection systems.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in GIS, natural resources monitoring, data analysis,
  • database management, and information technologies. Applicants must be Tanzanian.


Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in one of the above fields Proven experience in geospatial data collection and analysis Excellent skills with ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online Google Earth, and Microsoft Excel Experience troubleshooting multiple types of smartphones and GPS equipment Strong interpersonal skills, including training and capacity building, and respect for other cultures Willingness to live and work in the field (must be willing to camp) Excellent spoken and written English skills

Preferred: Background in information technologies and database management Proficiency in basic statistics and a statistical software (R, SPSS, STATA, or SAS) Proficiency in Maa language Reports to: TPW Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Adaptation Salary & Benefits: Full-time position based on experience and qualifications; salary commensurate with experience. Basic housing and food provided onsite. Geospatial Data and Conservation Technology Officer at Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW)

How to Apply

Tanzania People & Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send the following to with Geospatial Data and Conservation Technology Officer in the subject line by September 1st, 2023: Resume Contact information Three references Cover letter outlining interest in applying for the post, along with relevant experience, qualifications and skill.

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