Project Officer – AfriEvolve project

Apr 22, 2021 | General

 1. Introduction

Nature Tanzania is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Project Officer “AfriEvolve – Capacity development for green NGOs in Africa (AfriEvolve) project. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU). The main responsibility will be to lead the implementation of the AfriEvolve Project and to provide support for the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) program in Tanzania.

2. Job Title

Project Officer – AfriEvolve Project 

3.  Location and place of work

The normal place of work (duty station) for this position will be at Amani Nature Reserve Field Office, Muheza district, Tanzania. There will be occasional travel at the national and international levels.

4. Roles and Responsibilities

4.1 Main responsibility:
The main responsibility of the individual will be to lead the implementation, management and delivery of the AfriEvolve Project and to provide support for the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) program in Tanzania.

4.2 Stakeholder mobilization and engagement and activity implementation::

  • Contribute to the planning and preparation of community activities, including stakeholder meetings, trainings and workshops, and provide logistical support during such activities and other project missions;
  • Supporting local communities in the implementation of project activities, act as a local contact point for the project, and help with communication of the project on social media;
  • Contribute to the development of communication and training materials, in particular providing local examples to showcase events and advice on climate-smart agriculture and sustainable forest management;
  • Support the design, implementation and monitoring of the Community Revolving Fund (CRF) at East Usambara Mountains;
  • Contribution to regional and international knowledge exchange through participation in joint events and general planning and research activities planned during the project;
  • Networking activities, in particular exploring and developing opportunities for co-funding and leveraging activities aiming at climate-smart agriculture, forest conservation and community development in the Eastern Arc Mountains.

    4.3 Project administration, communication and information management:

    • Promote project awareness amongst stakeholders including local communities, project partners and government agencies;
    • Work with the Program Officer to develop quarterly/annual plans and budgets.
    • Write and submit project reports as per agreed timelines;
    • Maintain relationships with the government officials, communities, project partners and BirdLife networks in Africa and globally;
    • Produce news articles with regards to the project implementation, successes and learning from the sites;
    • Design and produce awareness material to promote climate-smart agriculture in East Usambara Mountains;
    • Disseminate project outputs nationally, regionally and internationally in collaboration with relevant partners and donors;
    • Liaise with policy makers locally, at the district, nationally and regionally to ensure that information collected through the project can be integrated into the development of national policies.

    4.4 Project and partner management:

    • Conduct the day-to-day project implementation activities at the project sites;
    • Develop and produce high quality reports as required;
    • Develop and implement basic data tools for data collection;
    • Manage communication and lesson sharing with other project partners i.e. Nature Kenya – Kenya, Nature Uganda – Uganda, SOS Forêts – Côte d’Ivoire, Fondation NATURAMA – Burkina Faso and Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) – Ghana.

    4.5 Partnership development

    • Carry out any other duties from time to time as required by the Line Manager.

    5. Qualification and Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree level in agriculture, agribusiness economics, natural resources management, and natural resource economics and business or a relevant field of study;
    • A Master’s degree is an added advantage;
    • At least 3 years of demonstrable experience of working in climate-smart agriculture, community-based natural resource management with extensive interaction with community groups, government departments, national and international partners;
    • Good knowledge of community-based natural resource management and community development;
    • Ability to determine and set work priorities organise activities and meet deadlines;
    • Have a positive attitude toward getting things done;
    • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills;
    • A self-starter person capable of working under limited supervision;
    • Ability to think through strategic processes and determine how to innovatively implement them;
    • Ability to coordinate and manage teams and think strategically about implementation within given budgets and timelines;
    • Ability to develop appropriate communication for internal and external audiences including writing monthly, quarterly and annual technical reports;
    • Excellent computer skills including internet and online communication tools;
    • Competent communication and writing skills in English and Swahili;
    • Willingness to and stay in the field, travel frequently to project sites for extended periods of time;
    • This position is preferably for Tanzanians.

    6. Salary and benefits:
    Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with Nature Tanzania terms and conditions.

    • Length/duration of this contract: 34 months.
    • Working hours – Full time, 40 hours per week
    • Date when the job expected to start: 17th May 2021

     7. Application:
    Applications, including a covering letter summarizing the applicant’s suitability for the position and a detailed CV with names and contact addresses of three referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity, should be sent via email to Mr. Emmanuel Mgimwa through executivedirector@naturetanzania.or.tz

    Application deadline: 30th April 2021, 2359 (EAT)

    8. Interviews:
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted remotely through Zoom Meetings but physical interviews are possible for candidates in Arusha.

    9. Equal opportunity employer and opportunities:
    Nature Tanzania is an equal employer. Applications from female applicants are encouraged. Nature Tanzania offers a dynamic and fast-paced environment that encourages growth and leadership.

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