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30 Aug 2023

Transboundary Programme Leader at WWF

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Southern Kenya – Northern Tanzania Transboundary Programme Leader

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime. WWF Tanzania is seeking to hire a highly experienced, competent and motivated Leader for its Southern Kenya – Northern Tanzania Transboundary Programme to be based in Arusha, Tanzania.

 

Background

The post holder will provide leadership, strategic direction, coordination, collaboration and support fundraising for the effective management and implementation of the Southern Kenya – Northern Tanzania (SOKNOT) Transboundary Programme, in line with the current SOKNOT strategy and relevant WWF Country Office and Regional Strategic Plans. The broad vision for this programme is securing priority transboundary corridors for wildlife, local community well-being and the contribution to sustainable economic development for the countries of Kenya and Tanzania. The SOKNOT landscape runs from the Mau-Mara-Serengeti sub-landscape through Amboseli-Kilimanjaro to the Tsavo-Mkomazi sub-landscape and thus comprises a connected network of areas key for wildlife including community conservancies, Wildlife Management Areas, core wildlife dispersal areas and functional wildlife corridors. Conservation efforts are underpinned by enhancing and diversifying sustainable livelihoods and improving the well-being of local communities. This position is also responsible for overall programme development, including high level Government engagement in both countries, coordination of donors, monitoring, performance, reporting and administration of WWF’s activities under the SOKNOT Programme.

Major Functions:

  • Responsible for coordinating, finalizing, disseminating, and promoting an updated strategy for the SOKNOT programme. This will be achieved by working with WWF colleagues, partners, other stakeholders and external experts to finalize the existing draft SOKNOT strategy as needed.
  • Ensure effective coordination, collaboration, and delivery of the SOKNOT Programme through a wide variety of partners, and which include multiple conservation projects delivering within the landscape, advocacy and policy engagement at the national level and transboundary engagement with the respective governments, East Africa Community (EAC) and others, to deliver the agreed Goals, Objectives/Outcomes and Outputs for SOKNOT with technical support from WWF-Kenya, WWF-Tanzania, WWF partner offices, WWF Practices and other technical experts.
  • Maintain an oversight of all projects being delivered within SOKNOT, providing support and leadership for individual project where needed and nurturing coordination, collaboration, sharing and learning across those teams implementing conservation actions. Field projects will typically focus on strengthening the governance and effective management of Protected Areas and the connecting wildlife movement corridors and dispersal areas while enhancing and diversifying livelihood opportunities and increasing community well-being.

 

Required Qualification

A postgraduate qualification(MSc or PhD)in a relevant di$cipline(e.g. natural sciences, social sciences, conservation biology, landscape ecology, economics, conservation planning or related field). At least 10 years working experience in wildlife/nature conservation and socio-economic development in Africa, with a proven track record in the design and implementation of large-scale programmes, preferably transboundary and within the wider East Africa region. At least 5 years’ experience of working on complex programmes with multiple and diverse implementation partners and stakeholders – including high level political engagement, community livelihood initiatives – with cross-cutting themes and multiple objectives. At least 5 years’ experience in programme development and management, including preparing and managing sizeable and complex budgets, technical and financial reporting, matrix working, programme monitoring and evaluation, and ensuring compliance with donor requirements for implementation.

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Method of Application

Additional information, Interested applicants may get the detailed Job Description (JD) through the following website: https://www.wwf.or.tz/jobs_and_opportunities/jobs/ 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] copying [email protected] by Wednesday, 13th September 2023 at 1700Hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female applicants are encouraged to apply. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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