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31 Jul 2023

Natural Resources Management (Nrm) Policy Manager at RTI International

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Job Description

RTI International ( is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.

USAID Tanzania Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity

RTI is currently implementing the USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity that addresses dynamics that threaten habitat connectivity and the long-term persistence of biodiversity in Tanzania. This activity incorporates a series of interventions that support and strengthen government and civil society capacity for biodiversity conservation.

RTI is looking for a candidate to fill the following position under USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Natural Resources Management (Nrm) Policy Manager

Purpose of the position:

The Natural Resources Management Policy Manager will work closely with the Tuhifadhi Maliasili (TM) team and the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to create policies and plans for sustainable natural resources management.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead TM activities to ensure that the design, implementation, and management of natural resources governance interventions meet the activity’s targets.
  • Oversee the provision of data to inform the GOT’s planning, and policy processes related to natural resources management and governance, including land use.
  • In coordination with TM team, work with the National Land Use Planning Commission (NLUPC) intersectoral committee and members of the GOT to harmonize the various policies, regulations, and guidelines that affect the implementation of NRM at large
  • Use corridor-specific data on wildlife movements and human-wildlife conflict (HWC) to inform, decisions on land use allocations during the design of the wildlife corridor, and track land use planning (LUP) effectiveness over time.
  • Engage relevant stakeholders’ operations into current landscape management and sustainability plans and improve land use models to reduce their footprint on the landscape.
  • Support the management of grantees, subcontracts, and consultants working on resources governance. Actions include preparation of scopes of work(SOWs), supervision and management, and review of quality deliverables.
  • Maintain the existing and establish new relationships with policy and decision makers on wildlife and biodiversity conservation and planning.
  • Work with local government authorities (LGAs) and corridor forums on integrated planning to reflect multiple priorities, linking land use to conservation and conservation to livelihoods.
  • Lead the preparation and delivery of high-quality reports to USAID, including monthly, quarterly, and annual reports: annual work plans: and other technical and financial reports as required.
  • Coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Minimum required Education. Experience, Skills & Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, land use, natural resources management, environmental science, conservation financing or related field and 12 years of progressively responsible experience; or bachelor’s degree and 15 years of experience in a related technical area
  • Seven years of proven leadership of mid-to large-sized international donor programs with strong skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting. USAID experience strongly preferred
  • At least seven years of experience addressing policy reforms in conservation and tourism sectors
  • Five years of substantive experience working with counterparts at various levels of government, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated skills and proven ability to develop, articulate, and implement a strategic vision for the project
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel and work in rural areas and difficult terrain/conditions at times: and
  • Proficiency in English is required.
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Method of Application

RTI is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates may submit an updated CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Please reference the position title in subject line. The deadline for submitting application is 11th August 2023.


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