Natural Resources Management Specialist

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Purpose of the position:

To provide Natural Resources Management technical assistance to programs in World Vision Tanzania. Work with Cluster and ADP field staff to achieve the results of the Natural Resources Management component of the project and ensure integration with the ADP

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Natural Resources management and agricultural activities.

  • Participate in planning sessions and in the development of long-term NRM program strategies for the entire WVT office.

  • Train field staff and farmers on sustainable NRM practices relevant to the increased productivity of the selected value chains for the target communities. This includes designing appropriate training materials for use by farmers and other related groups

  • Work closely with the Government of Tanzania, Department of NRM personnel and Project Management in the design of appropriate strategies for target population in accordance with the project plans

  • Ensuring that in all Resilient Livelihood interventions programming, there will be an intentional inclusion of the most vulnerable in the community.

  • In collaboration with DME officer, follow up a monitoring system designed to capture Key Performance Indicator of livelihood programming, and develop a reactive or preventive mitigation response to the identified issues.

  • In collaboration with R & L Specialists develop training modules for capacity building of community groups, and interns of WVT Internship program in the area of livelihoods to improve community livelihoods security.

  • Guide the documentation of FMNR promising practices and share them with partners.

  • In collaboration with Program Team, maintain close working relationships with various partners at National and District levels aimed at improving the livelihood of poor households especially those of children and vulnerable groups and World Vision Visibility.

  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports for the supervisor

Minimum Qualification required:

  • Should have a university degree in Environment Management, Natural Resources Management, Management or related field.

  • Possession of a Masters degree in these fields is an added advantage


  • At least two years of experience working in projects with a bias towards Natural Resource Management preferably with a reputable NGO or Government program or project

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Should have been involved in Project Design and Implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

  • Thorough understanding and experience in Resilient and Livelihood concepts.

  • Prior experience with participatory livelihoods asset inventory and development at the community level

  • Thorough understanding and Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including sampling, survey design and data analysis

  • Understanding of a cluster level planning and design of projects

  • Experience in the application of Results-Based Management framework

  • Ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive

  • Computer and Internet skills including word processing, graphic presentation and spreadsheet programs required.

  • Travel is required.