5 Dec 2023

Program Manager at WCS

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Job Description


Job Description

Title: Program Manager – Blue Action Fund

Location: The position is based at the WCS’s offices (marine program -Unguja/Zanzibar)

Reports To: Marine Program Director

Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the work of field teams and provide guidance and support to staff during implementation
Monitor and document progress toward programmatic goals
Manage the program budget and ensure that all expenditures are within limits
Review and write narrative reports on the program’s activities and progress
Support procurement processes and review of deliverables from consultancies
Represent the organization to external stakeholders, including government agencies, donors, and other NGOs
Maintain close communication with the donor and represent WCS at official events when required

Qualifications & Experience

Master’s degree in environmental management, marine science, or a related field
At least 5 years of experience in managing complex marine conservation programs
Strong project management skills, including the ability to track budgets, timelines, and milestones
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Fluency in English, written and spoken
Experience working in Tanzania or East Africa

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in grant writing and fundraising
Experience managing EU-funded projects
Diving certification and experience in coral reef monitoring
Experience with ESMS and community engagement
Experience with GIS and other data analysis software
Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be subject to a successful reference check and a criminal background check before starting work.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Moderate Travel
Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment and outdoors

Application Instructions
Qualified candidates should send:

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Method of Application

Applications should be sent via email to:

WCS Tanzania addressed to the County Director at  [email protected] with the heading: “Application for Program Manager – BAF  Vacancy ”

Applications should be submitted by:  December 12th   2023  5:00 PM EA TIME

The position is open for Tanzanian Nationals and foreigners

Note: WCS Does not receive money in exchange for employment. Should you be asked for

money in exchange for an interview opportunity or a job, please contact the police immediately.

All WCS job applications will be received through [email protected]   and not otherwise.






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