11 Mar 2024

Climate and Environment Specialist at Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

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Job Description

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Govern­ment of the Republic of Tanzania (GoT) have entered into a partnership agree­ment in order to improve the livelihoods of rural people through an intervention focused on smallholder dairy producers.The project goal is to contribute to the transformation of the dairy value chain to improve livelihoods, increase food safety, and to mitigate the impact of the dairy sector on climate change. The development objectiveis to improve income, climate resilience and nutrition of smallholder dairy producers and their participation in a competitive and safe value chain.

The project aims to deliver on the following two interlinked development out­comes, backed with effective project management, monitoring and evaluation; (i) increased climate-smart production, productivity, and resilience of dairy smallholder production systems and; (ii) improved market access for smallhold­er farmers and reduced environmental footprint of the dairy value chain; Climate Smart Smallholder Dairy Transformation Project (C-SDTP) targeted geographical area areMbeya (Rungwe, Mbeya, Mbarali), Iringa (Mufundi, Kilolo, Iringa), Njombe (Njombe, Makete, Wanging’ombe), Tanga (Lushoto, Muheza, Korogwe, Pangani, Tanga), and Morogoro (Mvomero, Kilosa, Morogoro rural) and for Zanzibar, in Unguja (West A, West B, Central, NorthA, NorthB and South districts) and Pemba (Wete, Micheweni, Chakechake and Mkoani districts)anda total of 120,000 households representing 600,000 people, will directly benefit from the project, of which 40% of direct beneficiaries will be women and 30% are youth. The C-SDTP will be managed under the Minisrty of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF) aligned with ministries finance and planning, Vice President’s Office (VPO) and President Office-Regional Administration and Local Govern­ment (TAMISEMI) for mainland; and First Vice President Office in Zanzibar (VP1), Ministry of Finance and Planning President’s Office for Zanzibar, as well as representatives from the private sector and farmers’ organizations.

The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Office wishes to recruit suitable candidates for the following positions in the project supported with the financial contribution from IFAD

Climate and Environment Specialist

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator, the Climate and Environment Specialist will be responsible for orienting and ensuring the climate resilient implementation of project’s activities. The specific tasks to be performed by the Climate and Environment Specialist are the following:

The main responsibilities of this position will be:

Supervise infrastructure assessments and develop a strategy/ guidelines for necessary modifications to make them climate resilient;
Supervise the development of building codes/standards to ensure that investments are climate resilient;
Contribute to the preparation of the Annual Work Plans & Budget (AWPBs);
Work with appropriate local partners to ensure that engineers and technicians can supervise the infrastructure according to the agreed building codes and standards;
Provide guidance to Service Providers and project stakeholders on climate risk management in C-STDP intervention areas;
Identify potential in-country partners to support the climate and environmental needs and assess potential collaboration
Assist in the development of agro-meteorological products and decision support systems designed for transmission to various Departments of the Ministry, relevant extension services, and the private sector/ business partners;
Provide specific recommendations including opportunities to optimize climate adaptation, environmental management and resource use with regard to the dairy value chain;
Explore existing lessons and good practices with regard to dairy production and assess scale-up options;
Ensure the sound integration of climate-resilient technologies in dairy value chain development;
Mainstream climate resilient approaches and best practices(both climate change adaptation and mitigation) in C-SDTP interventions;
Plan and implement a capacity building program for key stakeholders based on identified needs;
Assist in the preparation and implementation of Learning Routes with regard to climate resilience;
Ensure that all safeguards requirements as defined in SECAP are applied including the implementation of all studies/ assessments/ plans conducted during design;
In collaboration with relevant national institutions, review and finalise the outline of the Pest Management Plan included in the PDR package; Carry out any other duties as assigned to him/her by his/her superior.

Academic qualifications, experience, skills, and attitudes:

Master’s degree in the following areas: Climatology, or Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Management or similar, with at least 5 years of working experience.

Key competences:

Fluent in Kiswahili and English Computer literacy

Good communication and results-oriented skills

Experience in mainstreaming climate adaptation and mitigation issues

within both public and private sector organizations

Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and meet crucial deadlines

Working experience with IFAD funded project is an advantage


The duration of the assignment will be for five (5) years of yearly performance- based contract, and 6 months’ probation period. The identification and hiring of the Climate and Environment Specialist will be based on competitive recruitment from seconded government staff and/or external candidates.

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Method of Application

The deadline to receive applications is March 19, 2024.Qualified candidates should submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete curriculum Vitae and copies of Certified Academic Qualification to:

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries,

P.O Box 2870


OR Email: [email protected]

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