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International Expert in Natural Resources Management - Project Co-manager Job Vacancy in Tanzania

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    In view of the further development of its activities the BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):
    International expert in Natural Resources Management - Project co-manager

    For the project "Kilombero and Lower Rufiji Wetlands Ecosytem Management" (KILORWEMP)
    Ref.: TAN/11/027

    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Technical Assistant will be based in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) Duration of the contract: 54 months Probable starting date: 1st of September 2012 or earlier Monthly salary package: between 5.299,56 euro and 7.500,22 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

    The current IDCP (2010-2013), approved during the joint commission on October 29th 2009, is the result of a policy dialogue on development co-operation between the two governments, taking into account policies and needs of both governments, as well as the division of labour between the Development Partners and the Development Partners Group (DPG) architecture.

    This intervention is part of the Natural Resources Management (NRM) sector. It aims to enhance the national economy to meet Tanzania's future needs through conservation and proper management of resources. Belgium is committed to contribute to a broader framework and enhanced capacity for policy making on decentralised Natural Resources Management and Environment.

    Goal and objective of the project: The project aims to support the implementation of the existing policy framework of Decentralized Natural Resources Management (DeNRM) around the key concept of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). It has been designed to support further consolidation of such processes in the three target districts of Kilombero, Ulanga and Rufiji, while at the same time addressing key issues of policy environment such as stakeholder's coordination and monitoring of policy implementation.

    The overall objective is "To sustainably manage the wetlands Ecosystem of the Kilombero Valley and Lower Rufiji so that its ecological balance is conserved, the local communities' livelihoods are improved and economic development is sustained". The specific objective is "Strengthened capacities to implement the sustainable management policy and regulations to the Wetlands Ecosystem of the Kilombero Valley and Lower Rufiji, fostering sustainable livelihoods development and more effective natural resources governance within the decentralization framework."

    Strategic orientation: The project will focus on five types of Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) sustained by the policy framework: Wildlife Management Areas, Community based Forestry , Beach Management Units, Village Land Use Planning and Water Users Associations.

    Institutional framework and implementation role: The project is to be implemented by the three districts with support from all key stakeholders in the decentralized NRM governance chain, under the overall responsibility of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT). Key stakeholders include regional and central agencies, key implementation partners (conservation NGOs) and the private sector. The coordination team will be based in the MNRT in Dar es Salaam and implementation teams will be based in the districts. A strong component of permanent technical assistance will be ensured at both district and central levels. The key implementation partners will be contracted among permanent, Tanzania based conservation NGOs to provide specialized know-how and assistance mainly in working with communities, in order to foster long term, viable partnerships.

    Under the BTC Resident Representative, the International Technical Assistant will represent BTC in the co-management of the project. He will advise and assist the National Project Coordinator in his task to provide technical and strategic guidance and supervision to the District teams during the implementation of the project.

    Main duties and responsibilities: As co-manager of the project, the technical assistant is responsible for project/programme monitoring and execution in cooperation with the partner structure as agreed in the project technical and financial file.
    • Represent BTC in relation to project planning, implementation and reporting;
    • In collaboration with National Coordinator, provide adequate and up-to-date information about the project's progress to the members of the Joint Local Partner Committee (JLPC);
    • In collaboration with National Coordinator Ensure that annual and semi-annual consolidated work plans and reports are produced and submitted in time to the JLPC, GoT (through Director of MNRT) and BTC-Brussels (through the BTC-Dar Es Salaam Resident Representative);
    • In collaboration with the National Coordinator, serve as secretary to the JLPC meetings;
    • Monitor expenditures (including bookkeeping) and use of BTC contribution and assets;
    • Ensure availability and supervision of BTC staff;
    • Any other function related to the project that may arise.

    As Technical Advisor, The technical assistant has the task of contributing to attainment of the specific objective of the service being provided, in the role assigned by the project document (TFF, agreement or contract), i.e. in general to contribute to the transfer of project management skills to the partner.
    • Support the National Coordinator in ensuring proper planning, monitoring and implementation of the project to ensure that the activities are executed in accordance with the Technical and Financial File (TFF), approved annual work plans and budgets;
    • Give guidance to the National technical Assistants in charge of assisting the District Project Teams at their level, and consolidate their reporting;
    • Liaise with other relevant national institutions;
    • Plan and coordinate the intervention of NRM development partners;
    • Supervise the grant contracts with the project's Implementation Partners;
    • Oversee the quality control of the project's monitoring and evaluation system;
    • Make sure the crosscutting themes of the Belgian Cooperation are taken into account as described in the TFF, including issues of gender and environment.

    - Higher University degree in Natural Resources Management (NRM) related discipline.

    - Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in Community NRM projects and wetlands management in particular, of which at least 5 years in the region and 5 years in an international position;
    - Minimum 5 years experience as a project manager/coordinator;
    - Proven expertise in the development and implementation of NR management plans, preferably in East Africa;
    - Proven expertise in institutional strengthening and capacity building at local level;
    - Experience in facilitation of dialogue and coordination with local government, development partners, civil society and project stakeholders.

    • Team working skills;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of Swahili would be an asset;
    • Excellent report writing skills;
    • Willing and able to travel extensively with extended stays in remote and rural locations;
    • A high level of computer literacy, including Word, Excel, Internet, E-mail, Power Point;

    How to apply:
    Interested and qualified candidates are required to Click Here to Apply