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20 Jun 2023

Regional Coordinator at WWF

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Job Description

VACANCY: Regional Coordinator – Bengo FLR Project


The project “Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in East Africa – political framework and pilot measures for the successful implementation of FLR strategies” is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The funding is through its Global Program facility and contributes to sustainable livelihoods of rural communities in forest-rich landscapes and strengthens the political participation of civil society actors for forest landscape restoration in three key South-East Africa AFR100 partner countries (Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia). The overall objective of this project is that Livelihoods of 13 communities are improved through model FLR activities, leading to an increase of income from sustainable agriculture and forest production of at least 20%. Forest landscape restoration policy frameworks securing ecosystem services, resource availability and benefit sharing mechanisms are strengthened by an active political participation of civil society actors in the three countries and beyond.

About the Role

This is a full-time position based at WWF Tanzania, working closely together with the Regional Coordinator counterpart at WWF Germany, under the supervision of the WWF Tanzania Forest Coordinator.

The Regional coordinator in Tanzania is responsible for the coordination and management of the project implementation by the three country teams of the Bengo FLR project, and for the implementation of Output 4 in all three project countries.

The Regional Coordinator assumes full responsibility to support and guide all project staff in the three countries and all implementing partners in each country to achieve the project’s outcome and outputs, ensuring the project resources are used in an effective, efficient, accountable and consultative manner, according to WWF and BMZ donor regulations and within the project’s duration.

Furthermore, it is the Regional Coordinator’s responsibility to develop and maintain strong relations with all relevant stakeholders at the regional level and support stakeholder liaison at national and local level in support of the project’s implementation.

Required Qualifications and skills

Educational background: A minimum of a Master’s degree in Geography, Forestry, Natural Sciences, Economics, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management or Project management. At least 5 years working experience in managing projects, planning, monitoring and learning relating to forest landscape restoration initiatives and/or project cycle management. Experience in working with NGOs, civil society organizations and local communities. Specific work experience in the project regions in Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia. Ability to effectively coordinate and motivate project staff and maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader

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Method of Application

Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the Head of People & Culture, via email to: [email protected] with email subject “BENGO Coordinator” not later than Tuesday 04th July 2023 at 3:30 pm EAT. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer with diverse workforce.

WWF has a principle of zero-tolerance to fraud and corruption (including kickbacks), if you encounter such incident, report by sending an email to [email protected]

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