The greater Ruvuma landscape of Southern Tanzania and Northern Mozambique, flanking the Ruvuma River along the border is one of the last great wilderness wildlife landscapes in Africa. At 280,000 km2 the landscape is encompassing Selous and Niassa Game Reserves and embracing extensive habitat of two terrestrial Eco regions - the Southern Inhambane-Zanzibar Coastal Forest and Eastern Miombo Woodland & Savannah. WWF Tanzania is implementing conservation programmes in the southern Tanzania part of the landscape, with closer collaboration with WWF counterparts in Mozambique. The vision is to ensure that the outstanding and globally significant natural wealth and biodiversity are sustained, and support local livelihoods and national economic development for present and future generations.
A number of programmes are implemented by WWF in both the terrestrial and marine areas. The specific programmes that are implemented in the landscape include Species (elephant & rhinos conservation and management), Forestry, Marine, Freshwater, and Renewable Energy. WWF’s involvement in the Ruvuma landscape also entails working with a variety of stakeholders, landowners and key partners including local communities, national and local Government Agencies, NGOs and the private sector. Due to the diversity and complexity of the types of programmes which are inter-linked and cross cutting in nature, diverse biodiversity threats and stakeholders present in the landscape,
1. Job Title: Communications Officer - Ruvuma Landscape Tanzania
WWF is seeking to recruit a Communications Officer for its SIDA CSO Project that will be implemented between 2018 and 2022.
Under the technical guidance of Communications Manager and support from programme coordinators The Communications Officer will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of outputs under the SIDA CSO Programme that are related to awareness-raising, communications and capacity strengthening in general; facilitating sharing knowledge, raising awareness and increase the programme visibility in the Ruvuma Landscape, partner institutions and other relevant stakeholders on issues relating to conservation of natural resources.
- The Incumbent will work closely with the Communications manager to execute the following tasks:
- Ensure that relevant program materials such as Human Interest Stories, donor reports, proposals, factsheets, infographs etc. are developed and disseminated to donors and target groups through relevant media and network channels. The Communications Officer will assist WWF program officers in the proposal development stage to identify appropriate communication activities for the projects.
- Develop and maintain contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets (print, TV, radio, web etc.) within and outside Tanzania to increase coverage of conservation issues in the media (print, broadcast and digital). Specific activities may include: • Draft and edit articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials. • Collaborate with the media by organizing project site visits; facilitate photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate. • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of media coverage, clippings etc.
- Provide content for WWF TCO website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, instagram and YouTube etc). Monitor content on line and provide guidance and reactions and responses whenever needed. Ensure that the programme makes the best use of technology for key communications activities (e.g. content development for web sites & intranet development, social media and online marketing).
- Manage the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor web site to ensure it has updated contents of appropriate and very high quality materials that convey the essence and significance of the corridor in ensuring connectivity of the two protected areas in Tanzania and Mozambique.
- Ensure timely and quality production of advocacy and branding materials such as periodicals, annual and donor reports, supplements, calendars, briefing notes, Human Interest Stories, picture stories, videos, etc. The Communications Officer will develop and archive communication materials, including digital, such as publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.
- Events/campaigns: Assist in organizing and generating public support for special events and campaigns to promote strategic conservation goals. Support organization of workshops, seminars, campaigns, events and project review meetings including agendas and meeting minutes.
- Identifying opportunities for press coverage around events and specific publications and working with colleagues to develop targeted media strategies, including drafting press releases and pitching op-eds.
- Manage press inquiries and pursue opportunities for promoting the SIDA CSO Programme in Tanzania.
- Develop communications projects, budgets, and prepare progress reports timely as per WWF’s reporting Standards.
- Work collaboratively with fundraisers and programme staff to provide communications products that will support fundraising efforts for the SIDA CSO programme.
- Support project executants/managers in identifying and documenting appropriate content for producing appropriate communications materials, stories, articles, audio visuals, presentations, radio and television programmes.
Required Functional Skills:
- Relevant University level qualification in the field of Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, International Relations and Development is required. Natural resources conservation knowledge will be an added advantage.
- At least five years of similar work experience is required.
- Understanding of the wider strategic context, both internally and externally
- Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage a number of conflicting and frequently changing priorities
- Excellent written and oral English and Swahili, communication skills are required. He/she should have advanced working knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher). Basic design and layout skills, Adobe and PageMaker are an added advantage. Demonstrated and extensive social media experience is an added advantage.
- Internal – Technically receives guidance from Country Communications Manager. Works closely with the Programme Coordinators, Programme Executants and administrative staff in the TCO to deliver coherent, unified and impactful positioning for the programme
- External – The role will interface and works closely with key partners and actors (media, governmental, private sector representatives, local in programme areas and national and forums, civil society bodies) in Tanzania to achieve the set objectives in the CSP 2016 – 2020 and impact.
- The candidate should have high level of integrity, accountability, and punctuality and be willing to take extra work whenever the need arises.
- Candidate should be able to work independently – with minimum supervision and guidance from supervisors. Demonstrated and extensive social media experience is an added advantage.
- He/she should also demonstrate and be exemplary in portraying WWF values and ethics which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, and Persevering & Delivering Results.
- He/she should be a good team player
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2. Job Title: Ruvuma Landscape Coordinator - Tanzania
WWF Tanzania Country Office is recruiting a competent individual to provide leadership in programme coordination to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the landscape goal and vision.
The purpose of this job is to enhance coordination of diverse WWF Tanzania programme activities in the Ruvuma Landscape in order to ensure WWF Tanzania goal is achieved.
- Country Conservation Strategy
- Coordinate and provide leadership as a focal point for WWF Tanzania activities in the Ruvuma Landscape as they are defined in the CSP 2015-2020 strategy and any other initiative emanating from the Country Office.
- Supervises the implementation of all initiatives/projects within the Ruvuma Landscape Program.
- Participate in development of country conservation strategy and WWF desired impacts/outcomes.
- Participate in collaboration with Conservation Manager and Programme Coordinators in the landscape growth by ensuring concept papers, proposals and reports are up to standard are prepared and submitted to potential funders.
- Support the Ruvuma Landscape Trans-boundary Coordination in the promotion of trans-boundary ecosystem conservation and cooperation between Tanzania and Mozambique
- Support implementation Partnership Strategy, Communication Strategy and Fund Raising Strategy for the country programme.
- Management of Ruvuma Landscape Programme Conservation activities in consultation with Conservation Manager or designate.
- Ensure that operational and budget plans are in place as per country office guidelines.
- Manage, monitor and ensure accountability and adherence to Project Plan/Action Plans with Conservation Manager or designate.
- Ensure that the programme is conducting comprehensive project monitoring and evaluation component in all activities.
- Ensure timely completion and submission all Technical Progress, Donor and financial reports.
- Provide monthly updates of lessons learned and best practices to Conservation Manager.
- Lead information exchange, resource sharing between projects within Ruvuma Landscape.
- Complete and submit approved (by Conservation Manager) reports as needed for the government and partners.
- Working in collaboration with the TCO Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, develop and implement an effective monitoring and evaluation plan for the programme with a strong focus on measuring and delivering conservation and livelihood outcomes and impacts.
Civil Society Organisations and Partner Engagement
- Facilitate assessment of the organisational capacities of partner organisations and to plan for appropriate means to ensure a continuous strengthening of organizational capacities for delivery of the conservation programme. This includes providing relevant training such as planning & budgeting, project management & development, leadership, lobby and advocacy, monitoring and evaluation
- Conduct regular program reviews to assess the level of implementation and achievements made by the partners according to what has been planned,
- Facilitate Co-ordination and information sharing with other development organisations and government institutions in the areas of the partnership activities
- Assist partner organisations in the setting up and implementation of monitoring systems to assess attainment of anticipated results and general impact. It should be ensured that these systems effectively incorporate views and opinions by the intended beneficiaries,
- Provide organisational development support through appropriate training, mentoring and provision of grants; Assist CSOs to develop Capacity Building Action Plans, Train interested CSOs in financial management; Support CSOs to develop project proposals
- Support existence of linkages and their utilisation between CSOs, local government, service providers and policy advocates
- Promote Learning among CSO and partners in the trans-boundary eco system.
Financial Management And Logistics
- Work closely with the Financial Manager to ensure compliance with WWF Tanzania, donor and ethical standards.
- Oversee the implementation of WWF Tanzania Financial, Administrative and Procurement Policies.
- Oversee administration of staff, funds, equipment and overall supervision of day to day programme interventions in the Ruvuma Landscape
Communication with Stakeholders
- Represent WWF in Ruvuma Landscape and serve as the main contact at government, donor, civil society and media meetings.
- Promote knowledge of WWF Tanzania mandate and values through responsible representation of WWF Tanzania amongst all stakeholders and potential partners.
- With support from the Country Communications Manager ensure program visibility and good public relations.
- Regular correspondences and sharing of information with the Conservation Manager and Programme Coordinators to discuss activities, challenges and strategy.
- Provide visionary and strategic direction to field teams.
- Ensure that comprehensive inductions are provided to all new staff by Conservation Manager, Programme Coordinators and support staff on projects, procedures and systems.
- Support Conservation Manager, Finance Manager, and Operation Manager whenever necessary and develop performance objectives and work plans for landscape staff.
- Ensure landscape staff are working with team spirit and everyone has performance objectives and work plans.
- Carry out regular performance reviews on the Programme and support staff and flag any issues that need immediate attention and support in the landscape.
- Create/maintain systems to reasonably safeguard the overall health, welfare and security of staff.
Fundraising and Communications
- In collaboration with the Communications Manager (TCO) and the Fundraising Manager coordinate WWF’s communications and fundraising efforts for sustaining interventions in the Ruvuma Landscape.
- Ensure lessons, stories and experiences are documented as appropriate and exchanged with colleagues in WWF-Tanzania, WWF network, and other audiences.
- Support fundraising efforts for implementation of the strategy.
Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the Line Manager.
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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Post Graduate University degree in Natural Resources Management and Assessment with relevance to Environment Management, Forestry, Climate Change, Wildlife, Marine or Social Sciences or related area but a masters will be an added advantage;
- Five (5) years minimum of field and management working experience in one or (ideally more than one) of Miombo ecosystem management, protected/conservation area management, CBNRM, forest and wildlife management and other relevant fields in the region
- Excellent management and co-ordination skills, with experience of technical programme implementation and reporting and adaptive programme management through management orientated monitoring systems;
- Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, communication and leadership skills and ability to operate as part of a team;
- Experience in project/programme reporting and management planning.
- Clearly demonstrated experience in field capabilities and leadership of field staff and willingness to participate in field activities, surveys and travel to remote areas within the landscape.
- Excellent knowledge and use of English and Swahili language;
- Ability to meet deadlines and accuracy and attention to detail.
- Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, and Persevering & Delivering Results.
- Demonstrates potential in the following critical competencies:
- Change Leadership - Continuously seeking (or encouraging others to seek) opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing organizational problems and opportunities
- Drive for Results - Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress towards goal attainment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed those goals while deriving satisfaction from the process of goal achievement and continuous improvement
- Decision-making - Identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences
Internal - Works and liaises closely with the WWF TCO Programme Coordinators and other staff in WWF offices outside the region.
External - Works closely with relevant stakeholders, implementing and donor partners (bilateral and multilaterals in the area).
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3. Job Title: Wildlife Officer - Tanzania
WWF is now recruiting a Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist to be based in Tunduru, Ruvuma Region. to undertake the following major tasks:
- This is a field based position and responsible for studying the life processes of animals and their environment as well as wildlife population dynamics.
- Monitoring plant and animal habitats, determines which animals are affecting nature in a detrimental way, and helps restore and conserve animal habitats within the WMAs, buffer areas of Selous Game Reserve and the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor.
- The officer will be the lead person for designing and conducting regular wildlife surveys, small mammal trapping, camera trapping, drones surveillance, spotlight surveys and monitor wildlife behaviors related to Human Wildlife Conflicts within the buffer areas of Selous Game Reserve.
Major duties and responsibilities:
- Evaluate wildlife habitat/range conditions, collect data, and recommend management or projects to improve terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat;
- Implement quality assurance/quality control plans to ensure the wildlife data collected and products prepared meet WWF and KfW standards and regulations;
- Develop and share information pertinent to the protection or restoration of wildlife resources within the Ruvuma Landscape;
- Contribute to enhance public awareness and knowledge of the value of healthy habitats and the need to maintain diverse, productive, and sustainable watersheds to meet wildlife needs;
- Modify or adapt established animal damage control techniques to meet local conditions concerns and address specific environmental, economic, or political considerations, especially with regard to Human –Wildlife Conflicts;
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with SGR, TAWIRI, FZS, the hunting industry groups, and individuals in meeting overall SECAD program needs and goals;
- In collaboration with District Team, support the performance of duties relating to wildlife management and use of control techniques aimed at controlling wildlife damage and provide technical and operational assistance to district councils, WMAs and SGR in the reduction of human-wildlife conflict within the landscape;
- Contribute to the identification of wildlife-borne diseases and work to improve the management of wild mammal and bird vectors carrying pathogens that may adversely affect human health;
- In collaboration with the M&E Officer and Communication/Outreach Officer jointly participate to prepare technical briefing papers, status updates for the SECAD and Ruvuma Landscape Programme.
- Supports and ensures the delivery of good quality semi-annual / annual Technical Programme Reports (TPRs) and other reporting as per donor requirements; and
- Undertake periodic review of the implementation and operation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism; including the preparation of best practices and lessons learned.
- Undertake any other assignment in relations to WWF goals as will be directed by the Project Executant ( your immediate supervisor), the Ruvuma Land scape Coordinator or his/her representative and the Country Director or his/her representative
- A minimum of Bachelor’s degree or higher in Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Zoology or related disciplines including Environmental Science, Range Management, and Natural Resources Management;
- At least five years of experience as Biologist or Ecologist in any Protected Areas in the country (Game Reserves, National Parks or Ngorongoro Conservation Area);
- Strong analytical skills including analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data;
- Excellent organizational and time management skills required to meet deadlines;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Strong knowledge in Computer programs;
- Willing to travel extensively in the remote areas within and outside the Region;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- An understanding of the requirements, needs and priorities of private and institutional donors; and
- Experience of facilitating individual and group learning, mentoring and or coaching with an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
Interacts and works closely and on a regular basis with the Project Executant, Ruvuma Landscape National Coordinator and project staff in Selous Game Reserve, WWF Office Tunduru and WWF Country Office at Dar es Salaam.
Interacts as required with central and local governmental institutions, FZS, TAWIRI and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the Ruvuma Landscape National Programme Coordinator as appropriate.
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