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3 Aug 2022

Project Officer – Wetlands Conservation at World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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Job Description


Position:            Project Officer – Wetlands Conservation

Reports to:   Programme Executant 

Supervises:       None

Location:          Bunda – Office

Start Date:         Immediate

Major functions:


The Project Officer – Fisheries and Wetlands Conservation will work closely with WWFTanzania, WWF-UK, Freshwater practice (through Blue Heart of Africa Initiative) and practices and programme within WWF. The Officer will work closely with external partners of the project. The Project Officer will also work with Community Based Organization (Water Users Association (WUAs), and Beach Management Unity (BMU)), villages government and local communities.


The project officer will co-ordinate all fisheries co-management related activities of the Community led Fisheries management of Mara Wetland project. The Officer will be working on targeted communities of the Mara Wetlands, especially liaising with project partners focal staff and providing coordination and support to community leaders, WUAs and BMU in the target area. The officer will be responsible on coordinating monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting on the project progress.


Major duties and responsibilities:
Manage the effective operationalization of the project in line with set organizational 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 of 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 technical and financial reporting.
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.
IV.      III.     Required Qualification and Experience
First degree in a discipline relevant to fisheries management and/or community development. Master degree is added advantage.
At least five years working experience in a field related to fisheries management or community development in fishing community in Tanzania;
Willingness to spend substantial portion of working hours in villages;
Proven ability to work independently and deliver high quality and timely outputs;
Excellent interpersonal skills including advanced experienced presentation and facilitation.
Effective and clear communication skills in writing and verbally in Kiswahili and English
High level of personal integrity;
Proficiency with standard computer software including MS Word and MS Excel.
Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration
V.         IV.     Desired Qualifications
An understanding and insight into national fisheries and wetlands issues and current agenda.
Proven success and experience in writing activity concept note;
Experience in participatory approaches and with experience in working with government, counterpart agencies, CSOs, NGOs, private sector, community-based organizations and local communities.

Working Relationships

Internal:  Interacts and works closely and on a regular basis with the Freshwater team, programme and finance staff in Tanzania Country Office. Coordinates and interacts as appropriate with Blue of Heart of Africa (BHoA) initiative and other WWF offices.

External: Interacts as required with governmental institutions and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the Programme Executant as appropriate.

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Method of Application

Interested applicants may get the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) through the following websites:  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, 15th August 2022 at 3:30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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