New Jobs at The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) - Ruvuma and Mtwara



 Programme Coordinator, Ruvuma Transboundary Landscape
WWF Tanzania seeks to hire a competent and highly motivated “Programme Coordinator, Ruvuma Trans­boundary Landscape” to be based in Masasi. 


 Major Functions
The Coordinator will provide leadership, strategic direction, and effective coordination and management of the development and implementation of a Ruvuma Transboundary Landscape Programme, building on a (draft) Programme Concept and relevant National and Regional Strategic Plans. The broad vision for this programme is that: “Sweeping through southern Tanzania into northern Mozambique, the flourishing forests, grasslands and rivers of the Ruvuma landscape are havens for thriving wildlife and enable people to prosper in harmony with nature..”

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Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for coordinating the overall final design and development of a Ruvuma Transboundary Landscape programme strategy, working with WWF colleagues, external experts and partners including governments in Tanzania and Mozambique, which will include prioritization of work packages within the landscape, a multi-stakeholder engagement process, the review and collection of essential baseline data, and the co-creation of appropriate strategies.
  • Coordinate and facilitate as Secretary an internal WWF Ruvuma landscape steering group, co-chaired by the WWF Tanzania and Mozambique Country Directors or someone else agreed by both, composed of key representatives from WWF Tanzania, WWF Mozambique and supporting WWF National Offices and WWF Practices.
  • Chair an internal WWF Ruvuma Transboundary Landscape technical group composed of WWF TCO and MOZ programme managers and coordinators.
  • Represent WWF within a steerina aroup composed of kev external, coalition partners (e.q., WCS and FFI)
  • Ensure effective coordination of the work being delivered across Ruvuma through a wide variety of part­ners, and which includes landscape level activities, to deliver the programme’s objectives with support from relevant staff at WWFTanzania and WWF Mozambique, the wider WWF Network and external exper­tise;
Required Qualifications and skills:
At least 10 years working experience in natural resources conservation (like wildlife, forests, energy, climate change or freshwater) and socio-economic issues 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

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 Project Executant, CSO Leading the Change Project (LtC)
WWFTanzania seeks to hire a competent and highly motivated ‘Project Executant, CSO Leading the Change Project (LtC)’ to hp hasprl in Masasi, Mtwara
Major Functions
Under the guidance of Conservation Manager, The PE will, in cooperation with the Forestry, Marines & Fish­eries; Fresh Water and Renewable Energy Coordinators, will lead the coordination and implementation of the Sida funded LtC project activities.

Major Responsibilities:
Project development and implementation

  • Support the delivery of LtC project outcomes, including: development and implementation of work plan, technical reporting, and coordination with project partners to ensure the timely implementation of project related activities;
  • Provide regular reports and share knowledge with project partners on implementation, monitoring, review, and updates with regard to the Sida-funded project;
  • Strengthen CSO engagement, including empowerment and capacity building of CSOs and partnership development;

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Building capacity in partner organizations
  • Map CSOs and conduct training needs assessment and assess potential for engagement and carry out identified training for CSOs, including follow-up assessments;
  • Improve CSO’s basic knowledge on biodiversity conservation and forest projection and understanding of the links between livelihoods and conservation goals
  • Strengthen key CSO partners’ engagement with government and private sector for landscape manage­ment, conservation and policy development including supporting and/or conducting relevant training and awareness sessions

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Required Qualifications and skills:
Post Graduate University degree (Preferably MSc in Natural Resources Management, Environment Management, Forestry, Climate Change, Wildlife or Social Sciences). At least 3 years of practical experience in social development projects/ program/ policy and advocacy work including strengthening of civil society at local and national levels, Experience in leading and managing project in the sector of conservation and civil society or community engagement in landscape management and natural resource management. Practical experience in managing projects linking environmental issues with social development issues will be an advantage. Track record in implementing projects funded by a diversity of sources

WWF Tanzania seeks to hire a competent and highly motivated ‘Leader for Living with Big Cats Initiative’ to be based in Arusha.
Major Functions
Under the guidance of Wildlife Practice leadership and WWF Tanzania, the Leader, Living with Big Cats Initiative (Big Cats) will be responsible for the design, delivery, resourcing, monitoring and evaluation of an exciting new global initiative for WWF. Also, the initiative lead will be responsible for coordinating lion conservation work in WWF priority lion landscapes across the African continent.

Global Big Cats Initiative Lead (50%)
Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead timely and effective design, launch and implementation of the Big Cats Initiative in selected priority landscapes, ensuring alignment between Country Strategic Plans, the Wildlife Practice Strategy and WWF global goals
  • Partner with multi-disciplinary teams consisting of WWF staff, national partners, local and international NGOs, consultants and/or contractors to analyze and adopt innovative approaches to big cats conservation.
  • Build the capacity of staff working on Big Cats Initiative in WWF’s priority landscapes and institutionalize safeguards and social policies related to big cats work.

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African Lion Coordinator (50%)
  • Lead the implementation of WWF’s African lion conservation framework including through delivery of objec­tives by external partners.
  • Provide technical support to the development of regional and national policy and guidance to the develop­ment of WWF regional and Country Offices conservation strategies, ensuring the integration of lion conser­vation issues.
  • Deliver policy outcomes for African Lion in relevant global, regional and national policy and advocacy fora.
Required Qualifications and skills:
Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including at least 5 years in the field working in a senior management position on big cats and multi-country conservation programs. Mas­ter’s degree or higher in natural resources management, biodiversity conservation or other relevant discipline(s). Demonstrated project management experience including experience successfully managing multimillion-dollar budgets with many variables, geographies and deadlines. Experience working in a large, complex, global organi­zational network.

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Method of Application
Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained via we are/ jobs/.
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: by Monday, 04th January 2021 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam.
WWF is an equal opportunity organization.