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Natural Resources Management Policy Specialist at RTI International, June 2018

Natural Resources Management Policy Specialist at RTI International, June 2018


RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. 

RTI International is seeking staff for the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Tanzania's Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) project that addresses factors in Tanzania that threaten biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. USAID PROTECT is a 5-year activity that will end in March 2020.
We are recruiting a Natural Resources Management (NRM) Policy Specialist who will be based in Dar es Salaam.


The NRM Policy specialist will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of the projects policy research and advocacy component. His/her tasks will include support an implementation of policy advocacy and research activities under Activity 1: Stronger Policy Research and Advocacy of the USAID PROTECT Project.

Key responsibilities:
• Collaborate in the development and timely implementation of Policy, Research, and Advocacy (and cross- cuffing) activities, as identified in the USAID PROTECT workplan 
• Conduct activities that strengthen the enabling conditions for improved management of Tanzania's natural resources 
• Develop and support activities that promote research and analysis to better inform policy makers, implementers, communities, and the donor community to drive a more harmonized, integrated, and enabling environment for sustainable NRM in Tanzania 
• Produce high quality NRM information to inform discussion and action at multiple levels of decision making 
• Network with NRM stakeholders and support advocacy efforts 
• Liaise with Government of Tanzania in the development, implementation, and monitoring of activities 

• Deliver NRM information, analysis, and recommendations as issues arise and as this information is needed by decision makers and policy makers 
• Identity, recruit, and manage local consultants and subcontractors implementing technical activities under Policy, Research, and Advocacy 

• Provide in-depth reviews of project and sub-awardee technical documents 
• Provide monthly status updates on technical implementation both verbally (i.e. staff meetings) and in written format (i.e. monthly implementation plan, USAID PROTECT monthly and quarterly progress reports, USAID PROTECT annual reports) 
• Develop success stories and other communications materials highlighting key project achievements in collaboration with the Communication Specialist 
• Collect and analyze M&E data in collaboration with the M8E and GIS Specialist 
• Promote interactions and cross-team exchanges through the mobilization of in-house expertise 

Qualifications and Experience Requirements: 
• Minimum Master's Degree or equivalent in natural resources management, environmental policies/law, or ecological sciences 
• Minimum of 6 years of technical experience in Natural Resources Management Policy, Research, and Advocacy 
• Proven experience in undertaking activities aimed at improving wildlife conservation, protected area management (including community-based conservation), wildlife laws, and policies 
• Experience working with protected area authorities and ministries managing environment and natural resources 
• Ability to liaise and coordinate effectively with officials within the Government of Tanzania 
• USAID donor experience, a plus 
• Must be fluent in English, with strong report writing ability 

Skills & Abilities: 
• Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills 
• Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills 
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure 
• Ability to multi-task 
• Ability to work independently and within matrix project and program teams 
• Attention to detail and accuracy

To Apply: 
Email cover letter and CV to hr@tzprotect.org b y 22nd June, 2018. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email. Please do not attach copies of certificates. Only shortlisted  applicants will be contacted. RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment In the recruitment process. RTI International is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V 

Source: The Guardian June 08, 2018

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