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New Job Vacancy at TNC Tuungane Program


New Job Vacancy at TNC Tuungane Program

New Job Vacancy at TNC Tuungane Program

New Job Vacancy at TNC Tuungane Program – Gender and Education Officer

New Job Vacancies at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) 2022, Jobs in Tanzania 2022:

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Tanzania Jobs 2022

Gender and Education Officer – Tuungane Program
Job ID
Location Tanzania
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Buhingu- Uvinza, Tanzania
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) office at Buhingu- Uvinza, Tanzania.

Vacancy TNC Tuungane Program

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

To foster an inclusive workplace where employees from all over the world feel a feeling of belonging and that their individual contributions are acknowledged, is one of TNC’s main objectives. We are aware that we cannot fulfill our purpose without recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the areas in which we operate. We employ a holistic approach to hiring that takes into account life experience in addition to the professional qualifications specified in our job advertisements since we are aware that people often bring talent and talents that have been acquired outside the context of a work. Apply now; we would love to hear from you. You’ll join for the mission, and you’ll remain for the people, to paraphrase a catchphrase used frequently at TNC.

The Ecology Conservancy’s goal in Africa since launching the Africa Program in 2007 has been to collaborate with indigenous communities across 55 million acres of the continent to promote a sustainable future for people and nature. We engage with groups and governments to conserve and improve Africa’s common resources in the nine countries where we operate. Our work is strongly founded in people, and we make use of our scientific and technical skills.

The three main pillars of TNC’s work in Africa are: securing ownership rights to lands and resources for indigenous people; enhancing leadership and resource management; and assisting communities in appreciating nature holistically and valuing its benefits, all while generating more income for environmental conservation and socioeconomic development. As we work together and strengthen our resolve to address global challenges like climate change, habitat loss, and biodiversity loss that threatens to negatively affect the nearly 1.4 billion people who share Africa, we are witnessing significant advancements in integrated land and fisheries management, ocean and source water protection, energy development, and sustainable food production. TNC and Pathfinder International (PI) are working together to deliver the Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) program, often known as


The Gender and Education Officer will participate in advancing an integrated approach to population, health, and the environment in Western Tanzania and influence policy for the same at National level. They implement and support activities that strengthen the role and responsibilities and empower women and girls in the Tuungane program area whilst working closely with communities, partner organizations, CBOs and government entities. This position liaises with TNC’s regional and global gender staff and promotes activities that directly contribute to TNC’s 2030 Goals and Tuungane Gender goals 2027. The position will also support youth education for conservation and coordinate stakeholders on youth conservation education in Western Tanzania. The position may also help to raise funds by providing input for proposal writing and solicitation as needed. The Gender and Education Officer will report to the Tuungane Program Director and will be based at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) office at Buhingu- Uvinza, Tanzania.


The Gender and Education Officer will lead conservation-gender related forums and collaborate with other organizations to influence the inclusion of gender in conservation outcomes and activities in Western Tanzania.

Specifically, the role will:

  1. Serve as the gender focal point for the Tuungane program.
  2. Coordinate youth education, especially for girls, in conservation in Tuungane, West Tanzania.
  3. Will ensure that Tuungane community platforms such as Beach Management Units (BMUs), Collaborative Fisheries Management Associations (CFMA), Tree growers associations, Agricultural Market Cooperative (AMCOS), and Joint Forest Management (JFM) have at least 30% women members.
  4. Train Tuungane community platforms including Community Conservation Banks and First-Time parents in gender related matters.
  5. Lead and encourage women to run for the elected leadership positions of local natural resource management organizations.
  6. Elevate the Tuungane gender experience and link to sub-national and national gender work.
  7. Facilitate all people-related data collection are gender-disaggregated.
  8. Ensure that all Tuungane trainings include at least 30% women participants.
  9. Supervise children and youth natural resources management education at primary school and establish children/youth environmental clubs with at least 50% girls.
  10. Supervise girls’ education at Lagosa secondary school, to have improved sanitation facilities and coordinate the transformation of the School to a boarding school to be managed fully by the Government without support from Tuungane.
  11. To ensure replication of the girl’s education and children environmental club model to other schools by partnering with government and other organizations.
  12. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.


  1. Bachelor degree in either of education and environment or gender and development, or education with biological sciences, or similar field; and 4 years’ experience in community development and/or conservation education, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  2. Master’s degree in education or gender and or with natural resources management may be preferred.
  3. At least 4-6 years’ experience in community development and/or conservation education, or equivalent.
  4. Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  5. Experience working on gender issues in Tanzania.
  6. Proven communications and presentation skills.


  1. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  2. Experience working in a multi-cultural organization is appreciated.
  3. Experience presenting to and communicating with management-level individuals.
  4. Excellent team player with experience working in multi-disciplinary groups, using influence and interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with governments.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.


To apply for job ID 52387, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on November 7, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.


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