PROJECT TECHNICAL ASSISTANT at WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature)

WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) is an international non-governmental organization that deals with conservation of nature. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the Planet's natural environment and to build a future in which human live in harmony with nature. WWF Tanzania Country Office through the Ruvuma Landscape Programme is seeking to hire an experienced and motivated,individual for the position of Project Technical Assistant to be based in Dar es Salaam with extensive travels to the :field. The· Project Technical Assistant will be under the overall direction of the Ruvuma Landscape Program Coordinator and will implement the Rhino component of the Pachyderms project as defined in the project document (PD). In the field the incumbent will work in collaboration with and under a Project Lead Sclentist from. TAWIRI and will implement the following assigned ta.'s.ks including.but not limited to: assisting Government to revise and update Pachyderms National Conservation Strategies; surveying and monitoring Pachyderms range/habitats and distribution in space and time; studying the .life processes of animals and their environment as well as wildlife population dynamics;·determining which animals are affecting nature in a detrimental way; and helping to restore and conserve animal habitats within the greater Selous ecosystem and especially theSelous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor. In addition, the Technical AssistaQt will assist in designing and conducting regular wildlife surveys, small mammal trapping, camera trapping and data collection using drones, spotlight surveys and monitor wildlife behaviors within the designated sectors of Selous Game Reserve. He/She will work with project partners and contribute to achievement of the National Strategy to Combat Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade. The overall goal is to ensure known threats and emerging ones to the iconic and flagship species are addressed as well as the conservation'of the places they inhabit is enhanced and in so doing contribute to sustainable conservation of the many species that share the habitats

He/she will implement quality assurance/quality control plans to ensure the Pachyderms data collected and reports prepared meet National and WWF standards and regulations; assist Government to develop and store information pertinent to the protection and restoration of Pachyderms within the Ruvuma Landscape; contribute to the establishment of Pachyderms database through maintaining daily logs for the different groups and families within the assigned study areas; contribute to the identification of wildlife-borne diseases and work to improve the management of wild mammal and bird vectors carrying pathogens that may adversely affect human health; in collaboration with TAWIRI and the M&E Officer and Communication/Outreach Officer jointly participate to prepare technical briefing papers, status updates for the Ruvuma Landscape Programme;


Requirements: A minimum of Bachelor's degree or higher in Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Zoology or related disciplines including Environmental Science, Range Management, and Natural Resources Management; At least five years of experience as Biologist or Ecologist in any Protected Areas in the country (Game Reserves, National Parks or Ngorongoro Conservation Area); Strong analytical skills including analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data; Excellent organizational and time management skills required to meet deadlines; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Excellent communication and facilitation skills; report writing, mobilization skills, local communities and local Government authorities, Willing to stay in the remote areas within and outside the Region; Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Additional information: Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained by email request to the address below. Applications must include a complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, via email to: hresources@wwftz.org by Friday, 29th June 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.


NAFASI ZA KAZI / AJIRA The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)
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