18 May 2022

Field Project Officers x2 at Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization (EMEDO)

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Job Description


Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization (EMEDO) is a not for profit organization, that was founded in the year 2005 and acquired its official registration in November 2006, under the Non-Governmental Organization Act of year 2002 with registration number OONGO/1771, to operate in the mainland Tanzania. In its implementation, the organization focuses on enhancing capacities of communities to get organized, having their voices heard, rights recognized and respected and to influence local, national and international policies that affect their rights of access, use and control of natural resources for improved livelihoods.

In April 2022, EMEDO signed an agreement to collaborate with the Royal national

Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to implement the Lake Victoria Drowning Prevention Project

(LVDPP) in seven selected communities in Muleba, Musoma, Ukerewe and Nyamagana Districts. The idea to develop this project stems from the RNLI-funded research (2018) which showed that of 86 drowning deaths in 8 communities around the lake, 70 were fishers. Using learning from a 2021 RNLI socio-economic study of drowning risk and links to fishing practices, processing and sales, the project will co-design, develop and pilot drowning prevention solutions with the 7 communities. The project will employ a Human Centered Design approach to give voice to those left behind, reduce drowning risk, address marginalization and other inequalities, especially gender, and improve livelihoods. Impact will be amplified through a national drowning prevention network.

The Project will be implemented within 36 months period to bring about real change within the communities, building their resilience to drowning through specific actions at the local and national levels. It envisions stakeholders to take appropriate measures to reduce drowning in artisanal fishing communities around Lake Victoria by 2025.

To facilitate smooth implementation of this project, EMEDO wishes to recruit qualified, experienced, motivated and dynamic individuals in the following positions available;

JOB TITLE: Field Project Officers (2 Post)

Work station: Musoma DC and Ukerewe

Reporting to: Program Manager

Duration: 12 Months / Renewable (full time

Roles and Responsibilities

Implementing Lake Victoria drowning prevention project field work programs in line with project objectives
Supervising and motivating community project assistants at the community
Organizing and collaborating with project team to conduct building capacity trainings
Working closely with Beach Management Unity (BMU) in accordance with planned activities
Supporting on monitoring or follow-up of implemented activities as per M&E plan under supervision of MEL officer
Producing regular reports of all field activities. Managing field budgets and reporting field expenditures.
Maintain good working relationship with district level officials relevant to project viii. Work with community project assistants to maintain good working relationships with community level leadership to ensure key stakeholders have access to relevant information and communities are aware of key messages
Liaising and sharing information with key stakeholders including village leaders, communities,
Able to work remotely under minimal supervision with high quality deliverables
Ability to travel to landing sites (community project areas) using motor cycle (Driving license required) and to travel to Mwanza.


The successful applicant will be required to have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

Minimum diploma in community development, sociology, and related social sciences
At least 3 years’ field experience working with community-based field project
programs including managing field budgets and reporting on expenditures iv. Experience in organizing and conducting training and workshops with fishing communities
Ability to write high quality field reports in English
Excellent communication skills. vii. Fluent in writing and speaking English and Kiswahili.
Excellent computer skills
Ability to work under minimal supervision
Experience of working in fishing sector is added advantage

Note: Experience of working in fisheries sector (water safety and drowning prevention awareness and skills) will be added advantage to candidates for all posts.



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Method of Application

Submit your CV and cover letter describing your professional, skills and experience related to [email protected]m before 20th May 2022

Your application must be in a single PDF document.

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