Programme Coordinator (Mara Freshwater Programme)

Musoma, Tanzania 🇹🇿

The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), an international conservation organization, is seeking a competent and highly motivated Programme Coordinator for the Mara Freshwater Programme, to be based in Musoma, Tanzania.

The Programme Coordinator will coordinate the development of a Water Allocation Plan (WAP); among other outstanding outputs in the Mara River sub-basin work plan, as well as overseeing the implementation of other projects in the Tanzania side of the basin. The incumbent shall carry out her/his duties in the manner that embraces and encourages convergence of experiences and resources from key partners including but not limited to: relevant ministries, institutions and other hierarch of water and natural resources management, private sector (mining, fishing etc.), other NGOs, riparian local government authorities, education institutions – schools and colleges and other stakeholders including vulnerable and poor communities. The position requires a dynamic and experienced freshwater professional to work with these key partners and stakeholders to meet the needs of people, wildlife and environmental flows of the Mara River.

1. Technical Duties and Responsibilities -Program Design and implementation:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the Mara river programme in line with the project documents.
  • Ensure that Project operations under WWF-TCO are aligned and contribute to the WWF Global Freshwater Practices Strategy and Africa Regional Office (ROA) Strategy.
  • Advise and collaborate with TCO Freshwater Programme Coordinator to ensure that national freshwater interests are addressed accordingly in priority landscapes within the Coastal East Africa Network Initiative and African Rift Lakes Region (ARLR).

2. Financial management:

  • With support from accountants, develop Program budgets for approval by Management in consultation with relevant donors, and monitor expenditure against budgets.
  • In collaboration with relevant program staff, prepare and submit technical and financial reports to Freshwater Coordinator/Donors in accordance with procedures established by WWF.

3. Required Qualifications and skills: Qualification and Experience

A first degree or Advance Diploma in hydrology, water resources management or environmental studies. Minimum of 5 years of experience in conservation work in relation to water resource management issues. Experience in carrying out ‘environmental flows’ and the use of participatory methodologies to develop water allocation plans is highly desirable. Ability to build good relationships and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to support their participation in natural resource management is essential. Ability to organize and host stakeholder meetings, with strong diplomatic skills.

Additional information: Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained via Applications must include a complete Cover letter and CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, via email to: [email protected] by Tuesday, 31st October 2017 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam. WWF is an equal opportunity organization.