Vacancies at Winrock International



Water Governance Director

Water and WASH Experts
Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. Winrock is recruiting for water and agriculture technical experts for anticipated USAID funded programs in Tanzania. All positions require fluency in English and Kiswahili. Positions are subject to a project award being made to Winrock.

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Position Title:  Water Governance Director:
Water Governance Director: The Water Governance Director will work with basin water boards, water supply and sanitation agencies, and urban water utilities to improve their ability to collect revenue, allocate and manage water resources, and undertaking data-driven short- and long-term resource planning. He/she will guide agencies in developing and testing new models for water service delivery, operations and maintenance, and community engagement. He/she will work with agencies to design and implement environmental risk mitigation plans.
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Minimum Experience: Advanced degree in natural resource management, agriculture or business-related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience institutional capacity building of water governance institutions
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and implementing business plans for resource governance institutions.
Mode of Applications:
Please send CVs to with the position you are applying to in the subject line by August 22, 2020.

Operations Directors

Position Title: Operations Director:
The Operations Director will be responsible for all financial, operational, and logistical aspects of the project. This will include overseeing the project office accounts and budget expen­ditures, providing oversight over a grants program, maintaining Winrock’s financial integrity, overseeing procurement procedures, and ensuring project adherence to local laws and USAID regulations. He/she will oversee and ensure the proper administrative, financial, subawards, grants, and procurement functioning of Winrock’s offices under this project.
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Minimum Experience: Advanced degree in financial and business administration, accounting or a related field
  • At least 10 years of experience leading accounting, procurement, operations, and financial management of large-scale, complex international development programs (USAID experience strongly preferred)
  • Familiarity with USAID financial reporting, procurement and compliance requirements
  • Experience integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) mainstreaming tools at managerial and field level
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets • Experience managing finance, operations and procurement staff across multiple offices
Mode of Applications:
Please send CVs to with the position you are applying to in the subject line by August 22, 2020.

Chief of Party, Tanzania Marine Biodiversity Project 
PROGRAM SUMMARY: Winrock is seeking Chief of Party candidates for the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Marine Biodiversity project. The anticipated contract will incorporate a series of interventions that support and strengthen capacity for biodiversity conservation in a manner that i) reduces the use of illegal and unsustainable fishing; ii) improves the governance and management of coastal land and seascapes; and iii) improves policy development and capacity to implement policies.

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These interventions together will reduce threats to marine and coastal biodiversity in Tanzania while moving Tanzanian institutions further on their journey to self-reliance.
Tanzanian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

  • Provide overall technical leadership and administrative oversight to achieve the results of the program.  
  • Lead the project's marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries management agenda and activities in conjunction with the Ministry of Fisheries and local institutions.
  • Serve as principal liaison to USAID/Tanzania, project partners, and counterparts in the public and private sector.
  • Oversee and be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the initiative including managing the budget.
  • Provide supervision, support, and direction to long- and short-term staff.
  • Administer the project's financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established Winrock accounting principles and USAID regulations.
  • Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results and make recommendations for improvement in program implementation.
  • Analyze project impact and challenges to adaptively manage the project to meet or exceed results.
  • Ensure women and marginalized groups are beneficiaries of the project.
  • Prepare annual work plans and progress reports, and monitor the implementation of these plans. Prepare and submit quarterly reports on the progress of activities and achievement of program results to USAID.
  • Participate in regular field visits to the project areas to assure project progress towards activity objectives and goals.
  • Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock’s Home Office.
  • Manage relationships with complementary USAID and donor projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Master’s degree required in biodiversity, fisheries management, environmental management, global climate change, environmental economics, international development, public/business administration, governance, or relevant fields of study related to the sector of the project. PhD in a relevant discipline would be a distinct asset.

Work Experience:
  • Minimum 12 years of professional experience in fields required for the successful implementation of this program, such as fisheries management, natural resources management, community and alternative livelihood development, governance and capacity building, value chain development, as well as an understanding of policy, economics, and market issues in these sectors.
    • Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar size and complex international donor support programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting.
    • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public and private partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Technical and managerial experience in Tanzania and/or East Africa.
    • 10 years’ management experience, including at least one position as Chief of Party or Team Lead.
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  • Technical understanding of forest management, renewable and efficient energy.
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project management required.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Tanzania strongly preferred.
    • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, including proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
    • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the program and improved charcoal alternatives.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations and coalition building among host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies;
    • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English; and
    • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow.
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