Mangrove Ecosytems Project Officer- Bengo Project Jobs at WWF Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime. WWF Tanzania is seeking to hire a highly experienced, competent and motivated Mangrove Ecosystems Project Officer for its BENGO Project to be based in Kilwa/Dar es salaam, Tanzania, the exact location to be determined later.
To ensure quality and timely delivery of mangrove project outputs for WWF TOO Marine Programme under the support of “Sustainable use of mangroves in the Western Indian Ocean project”(Bengo/BMZ), part of the regional project for Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar. Overseer of project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation throughout the project cycle; Ensure the objectives, work plans and activities are executed and sharing knowledge on mangrove restoration, management and conservation with mangrove communities and other stakeholders. The project officer will also contribute to deliver for WWF TOO Conservation Strategic Plan and other related regional initiatives under WWF South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO), WIO Coastal states and Northern Mozambique Channel (NMCi) regional portfolios.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide technical input on the planning, design and implementation of “Bengo project” to improve the sustainability of mangrove habitats and species under threat;
- Lead in project management, reporting, monitoring and evaluation as needed;
- Supports implementation of marine programme and WWF TCO Conservation Strategic Plan (CSP) and programme strategic objectives especially on mangrove habitats and species;
- Develop and implement integrated conservation planning approaches and provide technical guidance on mangrove ecological and livelihood values in the project area;
- Prepare and monitor the implementation of contracts with third parties and partner institutions in collaboration with the Programme Coordinator;
- Support community-based enterprises development that incentivizes sustainable mangrove management
- Collaborate with WIO Mangrove Network(WIOMN)secretariat and WWF relevant partners
- Interact with Government officials especially the District Authorities, Tanzania Forest Reserve (TFS), National Environmental Management Council (NEMC), relevant NGOs, CBOs and the mangrove communities; Build capacity and demonstrate sustainable community-based management practices through existing community-led initiatives and frameworks through Village Natural Resources Committee (VNRC), Beach Management Units (BMUs) and related rural user groups;
Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Bachelor or similar level) in a subject relevant to Environmental conservation (marine science, social studies etc) or equivalent work experience in the coastal marine conservation field (2-3 years); At least three years’ experience working in mangrove management and/or project management in addition to above required degree or work equivalent; Master’s degree on the above qualifications is an added advantage; Experience in working with bilateral and multilateral donors; Experience in mangrove marine resource management, sustainable coastal livelihoods will be an added advantage; Understanding of, and sensitivity towards, the culture and livelihoods’ context of rural mangrove coastal communities in Tanzania is highly considered.
Interested applicants may get the detailed Job Description (JD) through the website: https://www.wwf.or.tz/jobs_and_opportunities/jobs/ Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the Head of People & Culture, via email to: email@example.com by Friday, 20th October 2023 at 17H00. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female applicants are encouraged to apply. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
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