Blue Action Fund (BAF) Project Lead for Rufiji – Mafia – Kilwa (RUMAKI) Seascape Area
WWF is seeking to hire a BAF Project Lead for WWF Tanzania to provide coastal and marine conservation knowledge and skills with ability for ecological monitoring and data analysis, preparation of scientific reports on status and trends of the coastal/marine habitats and species in them for its office in Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam or Kilwa.
Major Functions:

  • Manage a multi-disciplinary project for conservation and management of coastal and marine ecosystems, identify threats to the ecosystem and address them as prescribed in the project activities as well as from the candidate’s innovative ideas;
  • Provide technical expertise in ecological monitoring, statistical data analysis, conservation science, and communication;
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary and international team to ensure professional and effective project implementation;
  • Interacts and work with government officials especially from the Fisheries Division, District Authorities, NEMC, TFS, part­ner NGOs and communities to deliver on project activities;
  • Assemble science and collaborate with agency partners referenced above to inform ecosystem and habitat conservation policy and management practices;
  • Manage project activities, preparation of annual work plans and budgets implementation and reporting schedules as well as monitoring and evaluation;
  • Produce high-quality project reports and lessons for WWF, donors and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Co-ordinate relevant training and capacity-building programs related to marine resources management for communities, district staff and partner organizations;
  • In Collaboration with MAB Reserve officer, engage GIS expert in developing GIS maps, area demarcation and other project requirement for preparation of MAB Reserve declaration by 2024;
  • Ensure compliance with WWF policies and procedures (e.g. ESSF, etc) in all undertakings;
  • Prepare and monitor implementation of contracts with third parties and partner institutions in consultation with the Sea­scape Programme Coordinator;
  • As secretary to the BAF tender committee, participate in negotiations and contract development for service providers in consultation with Programme Coordinator;
  • Builds capacity and demonstrate sustainable community-based management practices through existing community-led initiative frameworks exercised by Beach Management Units (BMUs), Village Natural Resources Committees (VNRC) and MIMP Village Liaison Committees (VLCs);

Specific Required Functional Skills

  • MSc, with 5 years’ experience in coastal marine ecology, marine research, coastal/marine conservation science, or relat­ed field; a PhD in a related field will be an added advantage
  • Field experience in coastal marine environments and management;
  • Negotiation skills for project related agreements;
  • Experience working in, or leading multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Effective communication skills including communication with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally;
  • Skills and experience in using computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web browser etc, and
  • Work in variable weather conditions and occasionally in physically demanding circumstances in the project’s remote (coastal) locations

Additional information, including Terms of Reference, can be obtained through web address: 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: [email protected] by Tuesday, 29th June 2021 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam or via zoom video conferencing.

WWF is an equal opportunity organization.