10 Nov 2021

Senior Project Manager – Wildlife Law Enforcement at WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)

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Job Description


VACANCY: SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER – WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT (21 MONTH CONTRACT)

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Tanzania in alliance with TRAFFIC, the international wildlife trade monitoring network – has an opening based for an experienced Project Manager to help strengthen law enforcement to combat illegal wildlife trade in Djibouti, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

JOB DESCRIPTION – CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

Based in Arusha, under the supervision of TRAFFIC’s East Africa Office Director, and in collaboration with TRAFFIC’s project support unit in Cambridge, UK, the Senior Project Manager will manage and coordinate the implementation of the project to be implemented in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti. In Tanzania, the Project Manager will work closely with Tanzania’s Police, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, and National Prosecution Services. Elsewhere in the region, the Project Manager will work with the Kenya Wildlife Service, Uganda’s Wildlife Authority and IGAD, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, based in Djibouti. The Project Manager will oversee and support experienced project coordinators, monitor project budgets and timelines, and ensure compliance with donor guidelines and that all project outputs are produced on time and are of a high quality.

SPECIFIC DUTIES: The main tasks of the Senior Project Manager include, but are not limited to the following:

Lead the overall management of the project ensuring implementation of all project activities;
Oversee development of capacity building materials in collaboration with government partners and TRAFFIC offices;
Supervise the project implementation team, service providers and consultants that work for the project, including developing contracts;
Provide technical advice and support to the project team and partners;
Ensure compliance of project implementation and outputs are in line with US Government and TRAFFIC policies and safeguards, including quarterly compilation of donor progress reports;
Build, support and manage effective working relationships with partners in the project countries;
Manage the project’s finances and support financial admin and reporting;
Lead communications with the donor including leading donor meetings and providing necessary input and progress reports;
Represent the project and TRAFFIC at internal and external meetings as required;
Provide support in the development and submission of related concepts and funding proposals; and
Undertake any other tasks as required by the Director of TRAFFIC East Africa.

REQUIREMENTS

· A Masters/Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. wildlife management, environmental or conservation science or

environmental law) or related field.

· Minimum of 10 years professional project management experience, including managing staff, project budgets

and reporting. Experience managing US government projects is preferred.

· Experience of donor relationship management and reporting is required.

· Demonstrated knowledge of M&E concepts.

· Knowledge and previous working experience in wildlife trade, environmental crime and related law

enforcement issues.

· International working experience, such as Kenya, Djibouti and Uganda.

· Experience in facilitating meetings or discussions.

· Knowledge of international nature conservation laws and agreements, particularly CITES would be a distinct benefit.

· Experience developing and delivering training would be advantageous.

· Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, problem solve and adaptively manage.

· Good interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively.

· Ability to work independently and show initiative in developing innovative approaches.

· Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required. A working knowledge of French would be an advantage.

· Willingness and ability to travel both within Tanzania and the region frequently.

· Must be eligible to work in Tanzania.

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Method of Application

In the subject header, Senior Project Manager – Wildlife Law Enforcement, interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter and current CV with full contact details of three to [email protected] by midnight Tanzania time, 19 November 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The interviews will take place virtually or in person at TRAFFIC’s office in Arusha, Tanzania.







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