Friday 1 October 2021

New Job at International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Landscape Officer-Sumbawanga

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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) East Africa, 2021
Landscape Officer-Sumbawanga
Vacancy #: 5771
Unit: Tanzania
- Programme
Organisation: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Tanzania Project Office, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
Reporting to: Programme Manager – SUSTAIN II
Work percentage:
Grade: P1
Expected start date: 01 December 2021
Type of contract: Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date: 18 October 2021

Established in 1948, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 Member organizations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. IUCN has had its operations in Tanzania for more than four decades working with many partners and supporters to implement a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects ranging from management of protected areas, forest ecosystems, coastal resources, aquatic ecosystems and climate change resilience.

IUCN Tanzania is seeking a Landscape Officer to support the execution of SUSTAIN Eco and GEF 6 Restoration Project.

Under direct supervision of the Programme Manager – SUSTAIN II (and Water for Landscape Manager and Programme Manager - TRI), the Landscape Officer will support the overall implementation of SUSTAIN Eco and GEF 6 TRI Project in the Rukwa – Katavi - Kigoma landscape.

The Landscape Officer will be responsible for administration/operations, financial management and implementation of the programme goals and the objectives of SUSTAIN Eco and GEF 6 TRI in the Rukwa-Katavi-Kigoma Landscape. Under the supervision of the Programme Manager – SUSTAIN II and Programme Manager - TRI, the Landscape Officer (LPC) will be responsible for coordination and support of implementing partners to ensure effective and timely activity development, planning, delivery, monitoring, and reporting in the SUSTAIN/TRI implementation landscape.

Under the direction of the Programme Manager – SUSTAIN and with the Programme Manager - TRI, the specific responsibilities of the Landscape Officer are to:
Provide administrative and managerial oversight;
  • Perform day to day follow up and collaboration with project partners, conduct regular meetings with service providers and sub-grantees as needed.
  • Ensure that work proceeds using a collaborative and interactive approach and that communication between project partners is carried out in a respectful and appropriate manner.
  • Ensure all administrative procedures are followed, in line with Donor Contracts and the IUCN Internal Control Systems (ICS), such as those regarding vehicle use and procurement.
Develop work packages and ensure the strategic direction;
  • Work closely with project partners and service providers to develop work packages that are in line with donor and Government priorities and policies
  • Keep abreast of development needs and Programme opportunities in the landscape including those in line with IUCN’s sectoral priorities and programmatic principles.
Programme implementation;
  • Oversee the development and successful implementation of work-plans for each work package.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor provisions, and timely fulfillment of programmatic reporting requirements.
  • Oversee timely expenditure of approved budgets, avoiding both under spending and overspending on budget line items
  • Compile outcomes of the strategic meetings, progress reporting and dissemination of communication materials.
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of project lessons learnt and best practices
  • Ensure gender equality is integrated and mainstreamed in all field activities
Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • In coordination with the Project Leads and M&E Officer, develop and apply the projects monitoring instruments and systems
  • Develop and timely submit all required IUCN and donor reports
  • Regularly visit the project sites to evaluate programmatic outputs and impact both quantitatively and in terms of quality implementation.
  • Support the updating of the project on the IUCN portal with relevant project data
  • Network and liaise with all the partners and potential partners, developing and maintaining partnerships and strong relationships across all sectors (including the private sector);
  • Maintain good working relationships with MDAs, non-state actors, private sector, community leadership and visiting donor teams
Fundraising and project development;
  • Support in the identification of new funding opportunities to scale-out project activities within SAGCOT
  • Supporting in the development of new project proposals;
  • Supporting networking with key development partners, national institutions and NGOs to support project implementation.
  • Represent IUCN at meetings as may be required
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time
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• Education;

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline, including agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural economics, business administration, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of issues related to sustainable agriculture, climate change, will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) use of internet and online communication tools;
  • At least five years of professional experience in biodiversity conservation, forest landscape restoration, natural resources management, Climate change/REDD+, governance, or in sustainable development.
  • Solid knowledge of conservation, climate change, land tenure and governance, and sustainable development policy issues
  • Practical experience in implementation of field projects, with linkages to national policy processes and programmes
  • Experience in fundraising and resource mobilization
  • Experience in Multi-Stakeholder Processes and in creating and facilitating dialogues, partnerships and synergies;

• Work Experience;

  • At least five years of professional experience in sustainable agriculture, agribusiness or in sustainable development.
  • Solid knowledge of policy issues on sustainable agriculture, agribusiness or related themes
  • Practical experience in leading / supporting the implementation of field projects including on sustainable agriculture
  • Experience in creating and facilitating dialogues, partnerships and synergies;
  • Experience in the working with farmers groups, input suppliers, processors and other value chain actors
  • Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) use of internet and online communication tools;
• Language Requirements;
Fluency in English and Kiswahili (both written and verbal).

• Core Competencies;
  • Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
  • Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.

• Functional Competencies;
  • Adheres to IUCN ESARO core values of Transparency, Inclusiveness, Professionalism and Accountability
  • Excellent report writing skill
  • A strong delivery-oriented work ethic with the ability to meet competing demands and challenging timelines;
  • Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, power point) use of internet and online communication tools
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and people -management experience including supervision of staff, consultants and coordination of programme/projects teams in an multi-disciplinary environment and effective management of virtual team settings;
  • Must be strategic thinker, highly motivated, results driven and able to energize and motivate teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to support building networks and partnerships;
  • Must be a strong team player with proven communication and diplomacy skills and ability to work effectively with multicultural environment displaying sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Committed to continuous learning, proactive and mature attitude towards self-development;
  • Willing to travel and work in rural areas frequently within Tanzania

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.
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Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.
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About IUCN
IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

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