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10 Feb 2022

Project Executant – Illegal Wildlife Trade at World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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Job Description


WWF is seeking to hire a project executant – Illegal Wildlife Trade for SOKNOT Transboundary Landscape to be based in Arusha, Tanzania

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Manage the effective operationalisation of the IWT project in line with set organisational policies, procedures and delegated authority, working with project partners and stakeholders.
Oversee an effective project cycle management process, including coordination between all partners.
Provide technical support, working with WWF Practices and consultants as required.
Manage coordination budgets and expenditure and maintain oversight of funding flows and pipelines for the project in coordination with each partner.
Work with WWF offices and partner offices to ensure environmental and social safeguarding is implemented across the project.
Ensure effective reporting, technical and financial.
Lead and coordinate associated communications working with relevant communications staff.
Develop and ensure effective implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework across the landscape.
Represent the project at internal and external fora.

Profile Requirements:

Advanced degree in a field related to conservation, or equivalent professional experience in the area of wildlife conservation and IWT.
At least five years’ experience of field-based conservation work, ideally involving IWT, and ideally in Tanzania.
Excellent written and oral skills in English. Other languages such as Swahili would be an advantage.
Experience of working in an international environment, particularly in an NGO, and on leading national or regional projects would be an advantage
Ability to present, speak and inspire.
Ability to coordinate/manage processes and projects that require participation and contribution from staff which the post holder has no direct supervisory responsibility.
Demonstrated project management experience ability to coordinate project with many variables, set and meet deadlines and manage a timeline under pressure.
Ability / willingness to travel nationally and internationally especially in Tanzania and Kenya.
Demonstrates behaviours aligned with the culture of WWF i.e. Collaborate Openly, Listen Deeply, Innovate Fearlessly and Strive for Impact.
Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration Working relationships:
Position will work closely with WWF-Tanzania, WWF-Kenya, WWF-UK, the Wildlife Practice, Markets Practice, representatives of other relevant practices, initiatives and ACAIs. Position will work closely with external partners, Amboseli Ecosystem Trust, Enduimet Wildlife Management Area, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, TRAFFIC, Malihai Club, Kenya Wildlife Service, Tanzania Wildlife Authority, local Government Authorities and other relevant organisations and stakeholders.

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Method of Application

Additional information, including Terms of Reference, can be obtained through web address: 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 Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse

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