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The African Wildlife Foundation

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Yona F. Maro, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Yona F. Maro

    Yona F. Maro R I P

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    The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), an international conservation organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, invites applications from suitably qualified Tanzanians for the following positions;

    The successful candidate will be an integral member of AWF's program management team, ensuring successful oversight, monitoring and reporting of the 4-year grant for AWF work in the Maasai Steppe and Kilimanjaro Heartlands in Tanzania. This position will also carry out grant management activities for other grants being implemented in the Masaai Steppe Heartland. The position reports to the Maasai Steppe Heartland Director and will be based in Arusha, Tanzania.

    The successful candidate would:

    • Support Maasai Steppe and Kilimanjaro Heartland in managing overall grant implementation, tracking activities and outputs against the agreed budgets
    • Work with Heartland management to ensure that program staff and systems work effectively to deliver sound Program management and implementation
    • Provides overall support to Heartland teams to develop and implement annual program implementation plans agree
    • Establish the necessary financial tracking processes to ensure full compliance with donor requirements among others
    • Masters' degree in Business Administration, Project Management or related field; or
    • At least 5 years relevant working experience, 2 years within a donor funded program in a conservation or development setting.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of grant management principles, including U.S. government funding
    • Experience in communicating complex financial information to a non-financial audience

    The successful candidate will support enterprise management activities for ongoing enterprises in Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) being implemented in the Maasai Steppe and Kilimanjaro Heartland Programs. The position reports to the Maasai Steppe Heartland Director and will be based in Arusha, Tanzania.

    The successful candidate would:
    • Develop and help implement Heartland Enterprise Strategy, monitor the performance and evaluate the effectiveness and impacts of AWF's support to community conservation enterprises
    • Identify new conservation enterprise projects through developing and testing a range of enterprise options aimed at improving the economic returns to enable communities
    • Execute all due diligence and business planning processes for new enterprises.
    • Develop and structure all approved conservation enterprise projects
    • Manage and monitors all established conservation enterprise projects
    • Ensure timely reporting to the relevant officers and donors
    • Performs other additional enterprise management and project implementation activities as requested by Heartland Director.
    • Masters degree in Business Administration, Enterprise Development, Project Management, Economics or related field or
    • Bachelors' degree in the above mentioned fields with at least 5 years direct experience in Enterprise development
    • At least 3-5 years expertise in enterprise development in remote areas, and proven experience in implementing successful enterprise activities in challenging conditions
    • Demonstrated experience in project management including delivering on tight deadlines
    • Demonstrated experience working in the field with communities and private sector operators
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide group of collaborators, including proactive sharing of information and reporting
    • Proficiency in both Kiswahili and English (spoken and written) is required
    • As this position is heavily anchored in AWF's conservation programs, the successful candidate must have a strong interest in and understanding of conservation.

    A full job description is available on .

    Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter, a detailed CV, including a daytime telephone contact and three referees to by January 26, 2009. Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

    AWF is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.