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16 Jun 2022

Fisheries Officer at World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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Job Description


WWF is seeking to hire a competent and motivated Fisheries Officer for its office in Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Main Tasks

Fisheries in the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Region and Tanzania in particular experience severe pressure from overfishing, Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fisheries and the destruction of habitats critical for fish reproduction and feeding. WWF TOO NORAD Sustainable Blue Economy and Illegal Unregulated and Unreported Fishing project (NORAD/SBE). This project aims to generate a shift among African and Tanzanian decision makers and powerholders to a sustainable Blue Economy by:

  • Strengthening the voice and influence of civil society in decision-making;
  • Developing, adopting and implementing SBE policies in Tanzania, and ensure financial commitment to contribute to this initiative;
  • Ensuring International Financial Institutions adopt the SBE principles and catalyze an increased flow of investments and initiatives in collaboration with Programme Coordinator Fisheries governance and policy officer;
  • Ensure that fair and equitable access to sustainable fisheries resources in Tanzania is facilitated through a collective approach and decision making by local and central governments.
  • Ensure the government of Tanzania adopt innovative and robust management measures to combat IUU fishing including implementation of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic and operational support to CSOs partners involved in the programme at national level
  • Ensure close communication and coordination with national CSOs partners (as the CSOs focal person) throughout the programme implementation;
  • Ensure implementation of the annual CSOs capacity evaluation (in partnership with MEL officer);
  • Support assessment of CSO needs assessment and work hand in hand with regional and fisheries governance to capacitate them;
  • Support the development and implementation of CSOs partners capacity development plans (technical, financial);
  • Support the development and implementation of CSOs partners advocacy plans (at national level);
  • Build CSOs capacity in engaging with Government and key stakeholders involved in the project;
  • Support regional CSO (Tuna Alliance) in enhancing networking and participation to key policy process in Tanzania in particular with SWIOFC and I0TC;
  • Provide technical support to CSOs partners (such as support the development of national policy briefs, stories, support CSOs in submitting policy brief and papers to respective governments and the programme
  • Provide input in the programme technical reports (monthly updates, quarterly, semi-annual and annual) in close collaboration with M &E programme officer;

Required Qualifications

Msc in Natural resource governance, Fisheries ecology, International Fisheries Management, Social science with some knowledge in fisheries management, political science or related field as required, At least 2-3 years’ experience in project implementation, policy, governance of natural resources in the Indian Ocean, including a strong international component; Demonstrable experience in engaging industry and academic sectors related to fisheries; Experienced and fast-trainable project manager in a complex environment and multi-stakeholders’ tasks. Ability to coordinate government team and Tanzania based international NGOs

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Method of Application

Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Culture Manager, via email to: [email protected] by Monday, 04th July 2022 at 3:30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews.

  WWF has a principle of zero tolerance for fraud and corruption, if you encounter such an incident, then report by sending an email to [email protected]

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