Monday, 2 September 2013

Technical Advisor, Serengeti Ecosystem at FZS Serengeti Community Outreach

Job Title: Technical Advisor, Serengeti Ecosystem WMAs:

Employer: FZS Serengeti Community Outreach

Duty Station: Tanzania

Application Deadline: 16th Sept 2013

Responsibilities and Duties:

Supervise activities related to WMAs
Provide technical advice to WMA institutions (AAs, Villages, District Advisory Boards,
wildlife authorities, NGOs and other relevant institutions)
Ensure formalization of working relationship between FZS-SCO and respective WMAs
Contributing to proper monitoring and evaluation of project activities in line with project
plan (in coordination with FZS-SCO Donor Projects Technical Advisor)
Maintain relationships with project partners, ensuring two-way flow of information
Identify and develop effective partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders and
Manage project budget related to WMAs
Supervise field officers involved in WMA-related activities
Oversee progress towards donor project goals, objectives and results
Prepare work plans and budgets
Prepare field activity reports, technical and financial reports as needed
Promote long-term sustainability of WMA initiatives, including building capacity for selfreliance and sustainable financing
Manage, mentor and build the capacity of project and partner staff
Assure proper, efficient and transparent use of project funds including planning and
reporting, as per FZS, donor and partner requirements
Ensure responsible use and care of project equipment and assets including vehicles,
office equipment, field equipment, housing, furniture, etc

Qualifications and Experience:

At least 10 years of experience working in Wildlife sector of Tanzania
At least 5 years experience with donor funded projects
At least 3 years of experience working with WMAs
Extensive experience in staff and financial management
Extensive knowledge and expertise of legal framework of WMA in Tanzania
Fluency in Kiswahili and English
Ability and willingness to live and work in remote areas
Ability and willingness to travel extensively within Tanzania including rural field sites
Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma
Excellent communication skills

Master’s degree in conservation, community development or other related disciplines
Extensive experience working within the Serengeti ecosystem

Behavioral Competencies

Problem analysis: Pointing out problems, recognising important information and establishing
connections between various data. Tracing potential causes for problems.

Vision: Distancing oneself from daily routine, exploring ideas for the future, regarding facts from
a distance and seeing them in a broader context or in the longer term.

Planning and organising: Setting goals and budgeting in an effective manner; indicating
necessary action, time and resources and monitoring progress
Initiative: Recognising opportunities and acting on them. Pro-active, self-starting rather than passively accepting; actively influences events.

Networking: Developing and maintaining relations, alliances and coalitions within and outside
the organization and using them in order to obtain information, support and cooperation.

Negotiating: Obtaining maximum results in situations of different interests in such a way that all
parties accept and agree and relationship is not damaged.

Team work: Cooperating and working effectively in order to achieve a shared goal – even when
the topic involved does not directly serve one’s own interests.

How to Apply:

To apply, email a covering letter and CV with three references to Please indicate when you would be available to start, and your current
salary level and expectations. The covering letter will be used to judge the quality of your
application and should answer the following questions in not more than 2 x A4 pages:

Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.