Job opportunity at WWF – Tanzania

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an International Conservation-NGO with the mission to stop the
degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with
nature. The goal of the WWF Tanzania strategic plan is to ensure that by 2030, Tanzania’s outstanding and
globally significant natural wealth and biodiversity are sustained and support equitable and gender-sensitive
local livelihoods and national economic development for present and future generations. WWF Tanzania
through Energy and Climate Change Program has received grants from EU to support the implementation of
“Integrated Approach for Transformation of Tanzania Fuel Wood Value Chain Project-TFWVC”. This is 3-year
project that intends to strengthen capacity of Tanzania government and public institutions to promote
sustainable forest management and wood-fuel production in rural areas with an overall aim of enhancing
environmental sustainability, in particular the sustainability of the wood-fuel value chain. The project is being
implemented in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tabora, Morogoro, Tanga and Pwani regions. WWF is seeking a Project
Officer to provide broad managerial support in the implementation of the project. This is a senior project officer
position, and will be under the supervision and guidance of Energy and Climate Change Practice Coordinator.
She/he will have the responsibility for the successful implementation of all project actions as per the project
II. Main Duty and Responsibilities
● Support project strategic partners in planning process including participation in all project planning,
preparation of project multi-annual work plan and budget, project review sessions, and landscape
planning meetings;
● Work with project beneficiaries (Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania Forest Services
Agency -TFS, Ministry of Energy, Vice Presidents’ Office-VPO, President’s Office Regional Administration
and Local Government Authorities-PO-RALG-LGAs, Resident Magistrate, and Attorney General
Chambers/ Prosecutors;
● Ensure a good working relationship with all relevant stakeholders including but not limited to WWF
Tanzania Country Team, Strategic Government Partners, Development Partners, CSOs and other sector
● Support project partner- Mpingo Conservation initiative (MCDI)” and Lawyers’ Environmental Action
Team (LEAT) in the preparation of quarter and annual work plan and budget. Manage the development,
review and finalization of partners annual project work plans and budgets;
● Oversee administration of funds, equipment and overall supervision of day-to-day implementation of
project activities. And monitor project expenditures to ensure activities are implemented within
budgetary guidelines;
● Organize all project partner’s meeting, workshops and working sessions;
● Timely prepare field, quarterly and semi-annual technical reports and submit the same to the Program
Coordinator for review;
● Adhere to the reporting guidelines of the EU including templates and cadence and work with project
team and partners to ensure that the reporting requirements are met;
● Review partner’s quarter, semi-annual and annual reports;
● Support recruitment of project consultants including drafting of all consultant terms of reference (TOR),
evaluation, and management of contract outputs and deliverables, and quality assurance of the
consultancy work;
● Support capacity development programme for Tanzania Forest Services Agency (TFS), Forest and
Beekeeping Division – MNRT, President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government;
● Support in the development and rolling out of the programme training strategy for Tanzania Forest
Services Agency (TFS), Forest and Beekeeping Division – MNRT, President’s Office Regional
Administration and Local Government staff;
● Support Operations and Procurement teams in the preparation and procurement of project equipment
and assets including handing over to beneficiaries (TFS, FBD and PO-RALG);
● Participate effectively in partners meetings including government, other EU sister projects and WWF
practice network meetings whenever necessary;
● Develop and implement mechanisms that will strengthen relationships between project team
government counterparts;
● Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all stakeholders and ensuring that
issues are presented to right team/ individual for resolution and closure;
● In collaboration with M&E Officer, support time to time project monitoring implementation progress,
and identify and address implementation challenges in collaboration with project team and partners.
Manage documentation and dissemination of project results, including preparation and submission of
progress reports and presentations;
● Support in the design and implementation of project assessments, mid-term and terminal project
review/evaluation including designing of management responses;
● Support to ensure ESSF is implemented accordingly and perform a risk assessment of the project on a
quarterly basis;
● Undertake any other relevant work as assigned by line manager.
III. Qualifications and Experience
● Preferred a Master degree in Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Environmental Studies,
Economics or related field.
● At least ten years working experience in in energy sector, programmes/ or forest management and
policy level engagement in Tanzania or natural resources management and closely working with
decision makers;
● Proven competence and skills in policy review and development process, report writing, and high-level
engagement with government officials/ decision makers;
● Demonstratable experience in capacity development processes for energy/ natural resources
● Knowledge and experience of working with government, conservation NGOs and/or international
organizations and development partners;
● Knowledge of Climate Change issues including REDD+ and other mitigation aspects;
● Fluent in English and Kiswahili in both, speaking and writing.
How to Apply: Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three
referees and should be addressed to the Head of People & Culture, via email to: by
Tuesday, 05 th December 2023 at 3:30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female applicants
are encouraged to apply.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
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