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The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania is Earth’s longest lake, containing 17 percent of the world’s freshwater and boasting over 300 fish species. The lake forms the western boundary of Tanzania’s Greater Mahale Ecosystem—a 4.8 million-acre forested landscape that is home to more than 90 percent of Tanzania’s endangered chimpanzees. However, only 10 percent of the GME’s land is formally protected and the majority of the area’s chimpanzees live outside these protected areas. With one of the world’s highest annual population growth rates (4.8 percent), the region faces extreme poverty, rampant development and associated environmental degradation (all of which are intensified by climate change). Weak local governance and inadequate social services leave families almost wholly dependent on the area’s natural resources to meet their basic daily needs.
In 2011, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Pathfinder International created a partnership to address the pressing population, health and environment (PHE) issues in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem under the flagship of the “Tuungane project”. Tuungane, meaning ‘Let’s unite’ in Kiswahili, is an integrated conservation and development project that unites NGOs from the health and conservation sectors in the Kigoma and Tanganyika Districts surrounding Mahale National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The two conservation partners already have a strong foothold in the region. Together, these two partners have committed themselves to a long-term project with the vision to see the Greater Mahale System as a diverse, functioning ecosystem that sustains healthy and resilient human and natural communities forever. The two organizations have developed the long-term goals of the project, including:
• Terrestrial ecosystem health is maintained and improved in critical areas
• Freshwater ecosystem health is maintained and improved in critical areas
• Local communities with healthy sexual and reproductive lives
We are seeking a Project Manager to provide strategic leadership in integrated planning, project cycle management, annual work plans and budgets development, staff management, results monitoring and reporting. We are therefore looking for an individual who is experienced in project management in remote settings, organizational capacity building expertise, innovative problem solver, effective team coordinator, proven networker and self-starter. The Greater Mahale Ecosystem is remote, with limited transport and communication networks, making it a very challenging living and working environment.
The Tuungane Project Manager is responsible for implementing strategic activities in partnership with Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as LGAs, managing staff, developing and managing budgets and helping to raise funds to achieve project objectives in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem of western Tanzania.
She / He works closely with the Africa Region staff, other divisions of TNC and Pathfinder International, government agencies, regional institutions, NGOs, multilateral and bilateral agencies, land and water managers, communities and the private sector to develop, coordinate and implement project strategies.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 46102, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 15th February 2018.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.
Tuungane Project Manager
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Kigoma, Tanzania 🇹🇿