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14 Apr 2023

Mangrove Ecosystems Project Officer at WWF

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Job Description

The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), an international conservation organization, is seeking for a competent and highly motivated Mangrove Ecosystems Project Officer.


To ensure quality and timely delivery of mangrove project outputs for WWF TCO 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 TCO 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.


  • 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


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.

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Method of Application

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Detailed Job Description can be obtained via jobs/. 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 Tuesday, 25th April 2023 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. WWF is an equal opportunity organization and 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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