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3 New Job Vacancies at Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) - Various Posts

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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Jobs Vacancies at Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), 2022
The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) Jobs
Rangeland & Livelihoods Technical Advisor
Job Overview

Frankfurt Zoological Society
Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme
Job Profile
Name of the position: Rangeland & Livelihoods Technical Advisor
FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme
Position in the organisation
The Technical Advisor will report directly to the Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme Manager
The Technical Advisor will directly supervise field officer(s), community conservation officers, and consultants assigned to them
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Purpose of the job
FZS mission:
We conserve wildlife and ecosystems focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places
FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme office purpose:
To empower local communities in the Serengeti Ecosystem to engage in the conservation of wildlife and other natural resources and adopt conservation compatible livelihoods

FZS SECP recognizes that supporting pastoralist communities living within the Serengeti ecosystem to plan, demarcate and manage community rangelands is key to maintaining ecosystem functions and livelihood improvements. As part of our growing conservation efforts within the greater Serengeti Ecosystem, FZS is seeking a Technical Advisor to facilitate a Holistic Rangeland Management program in Loliondo. The successful applicant will have proven knowledge and experience with stakeholder mobilization, rangeland management, land-use planning, and livelihood diversification. The Rangeland Technical Advisor will work with partners and key stakeholders to balance the needs for more sustainable livestock production as well as promoting diverse livelihood options, while maintaining natural ecosystem processes. The successful applicant will demonstrate experience in working with pastoralists to develop and implement grazing plans, improved husbandry and invasive species control as well as implementation of a monitoring system to assess the quality of the rangeland.

The applicant will also work to identify and promote new economic opportunities for communities in Loliondo, including adding value to livestock products, improving equitable access to micro-credit through Community Conservation Banks, and strengthening community engagement in new tourism potential. An applicant with experience in implementing community-focused tourism strategies is also a plus.
The Rangeland Technical Advisor will supervise FZS conservation, rangeland management and livelihood diversification activities within communities, supervise FZS staff, manage FZS and third-party funds budgets and conduct project and activity planning, and maintain relations with project partners and collaborators.

Main outputs
Specific Duties:

  • Work with District council and villages around Loliondo to prepare participatory grazing plans
  • Integrate mechanisms for reducing threats to conservation of the ecosystem into grazing plans at village and ward level
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of participatory grazing planning implementation, in collaboration with District Councils and project partners
  • Establish systems for grazing control by-laws and reviewing adherence to grazing plans, in partnership with district and communities
  • Supervise external consultants to ensure high quality rangeland plans
  • Establish collaborations with institutions and technical experts to contribute to high-quality Rangeland planning
  • Synthesize and incorporate existing data and knowledge to inform best practices for Rangeland planning around Serengeti ecosystem
  • Provide technical advice, facilitation and capacity building to District authorities and other relevant stakeholders on rangelands management.
  • Liase with the District council to develop, manage and coordinate tourism planning in Loliondo which maximizes benefits to communities and minimizes environmental impacts
  • Work with village and District authorities to improve mechanisms by which communities can equitably benefit from tourism investments
  • Monitor existing Community Conservation Banks (COCOBAs), and explore potential for scaling up
  • Identify and support potential for adding value to household livestock through markets for livestock products (eg: skins, cheese, milk, etc)

General Duties:
  • Prepare work plans, budgets, and technical or donor reports as needed
  • Ensure project monitoring and evaluation in line with monitoring plan
  • Maintain relationships with project partners, ensuring two-way flow of information
  • Represent FZS-SEMA in meetings with key ecosystem stakeholders
  • Identify and develop effective partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders and institutions
  • Ensure project strategies are based on best-practices wherever possible, and advise project team to promote adaptive management
  • Promote long-term sustainability of community initiatives
  • Manage, mentor and build the capacity of project and partner staff
  • Adhere to all FZS financial and administrative policies and regulations
  • Assure proper, efficient and transparent use of project funds
  • Responsible use and care of project equipment and assets including vehicles, office equipment, field equipment, housing, furniture, etc
  • Timely retirement of funds, well-organised financial management
  • Follow FZS financial guidelines and procedures on imprests, advances and retirements of funds
  • Report any problems, damage or disrepair of FZS project assets including vehicles, office equipment, field equipment, housing, furniture, etc
Note: These outputs are general. In the individual plan they will be specified annually.
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Qualifications and Experience
Required
  • Master’s degree in Rangeland Management, Zoology or Livestock production
  • Extensive knowledge of range management and pastoralism
  • Extensive knowledge of Tanzanian laws, acts and regulations pertaining to rangelands and land tenure
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Livestock development in Tanzania
  • At least 3 years experience working in natural resource conservation or related field
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in remote areas and travel extensively within Serengeti ecosystem including rural field sites
  • Excellent communication skills
Desired:
  • Post-graduate degree in natural resource planning
  • Experience working in Serengeti ecosystem
  • Experiense in community-focused tourism initiatives
  • Experience in livestock product development

Behavioural Competencies:
  • Work systematically: Structuring one’s work in an orderly and transparent manner; carrying it out with and eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Integrity: Maintaining high ethical standards both personally and professionally: being incorruptible.
  • Sensitivity: Showing consideration, concern and respect for other people’s attitudes, feelings, or circumstances and being aware of the influence of one’s own behaviour on them.
  • Negotiating: Obtaining maximum results in situations of different interests in such a way that all parties accept and agree and relationship is not damaged.
  • Team work: Cooperating and working effectively in order to achieve a shared goal – even when the topic involved does not directly serve one’s own interests.

Terms
  • A competitive salary will be offered to a successful candidate depending on qualifications and experience.
  • The position will be based in Loliondo (Wasso) Town (Ngorongoro District) with frequent visits to the field.
Additional benefits include:
► Basic housing provided
► Medical insurance
► 30 days paid leave per annum

Human-Wildlife Conflict Field Officer
Job Overview

Frankfurt Zoological Society
Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme
Job Profile
Name of the position: Human-Wildlife Conflict Field Officer
FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme
Position in the organization
  • The Human-Wildlife Conflict Field Officer reports to the FZS Serengeti Project GIS and Monitoring Officer and from there to the FZS-Serengeti Programme Manager.
  • The Human-Wildlife Conflict Field Officer will work together with Serengeti District Council – (Game Officers), FZS SEMA project staff, community leaders, village human wildlife conflict monitors (HWCM), village elephant task force team (Vikosi Kazi), and other project stakeholders to mitigate HWC incidences in the project villages in accordance with the donor project plan and log frame.

Purpose of the job
FZS mission:

We conserve wildlife and ecosystems focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places
FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme among others it aims :
To empower local communities in the Serengeti Ecosystem to engage in the conservation of wildlife and other natural resources and adopt conservation-compatible livelihoods
As part of our growing conservation efforts within the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem, FZS is looking for a candidate to fill an important role in coordinating HWC initiatives with the Serengeti District Council, Ikona Wildlife Management Area (Ikona WMA), Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA) and other related partners in mounting their response to human-wildlife conflict in Serengeti District. The role would suit a candidate with a first degree in wildlife management and at least one year of similar experience in this field of HWC mitigations or problem animal control strategies.

Job Background
FZS – Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Project is implementing a project entitled “Enhancing human elephant co-existence in Serengeti District”
This project will strengthen the Human-Wildlife Conflict monitoring and response system in 22 villages in Serengeti district to reduce the incidences of Human wildlife conflict
FZS will be delivering this support in conjunction with Serengeti District Council, which is responsible for managing human-wildlife conflict in the district.

Main Outputs
Specific Duties:

  • To support the District Game Officer (DGO) and local community to timely respond to WHC incidences in 22 project villages.
  • To manage and supervise the use of the FZS vehicle dedicated for HWC mitigation.
  • To support the establishment and training of community elephant task force teams.
  • To work in collaboration with the District Game Officer (DGO) to provide training and
  • capacity to HWCM and the community elephant task force team members on the proper use of HWC tools, methods, and approaches (jointly known as HWC toolkits).
  • To advise communities on how to support Human-Wildlife Conflict Monitors (HWCM) and the village elephant task force teams.
  • To advise on developing innovative HWC mitigation strategies for community-based HWC mitigation schemes
  • To promote environmentally friendly income-generating activities among HWCM and village elephant task force teams including promoting membership of the microfinance program of Community Conservation Banks (COCOBA)
  • To conduct monitoring field visits frequently with the wider FZS and DGO Office project team for all human-wildlife conflict activities in the project villages
  • To ensure that quality data on HWC incidents is collected on a weekly basis by HWCM as required by the DGO office.
  • To support in organizing and deliver training and workshops for different target groups to raise awareness on solutions towards HWC
  • To monitor and manage the distribution of the HWC toolkits in each project village
  • To carry out HWC toolkit maintenance and provide advice to HWCM and the village elephant task force teams on the care of these toolkits.
  • To attend and participate in relevant village meetings in the project area. • To support in writing regular and timely field Activity Reports (AR)
  • To maintain relationships between project partners and community in project villages. • To perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor.
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Qualifications and Experience:
Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from a government recognized institution.
  • In-depth understanding of human-wildlife conflict
  • At least 1 year of working experience on HWC related issues.
  • Basic computer skills in using Microsoft package and email programs
  • Conversant in the use of mobile applications to collect field data
  • Basic GIS skills will be an added advantage.
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to drive manual vehicles/cars and motorcycles on off-road terrain.
  • The ability to work under remote field conditions and circumstances.

Behavioural Competencies:
  • Work systematically: Structuring one’s work in an orderly and transparent manner; carrying it out with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Integrity: Maintaining high ethical standards both personally and professionally: being incorruptible.
  • Sensitivity: Showing consideration, concern and respect for other people’s attitudes, feelings, or circumstances and being aware of the influence of one’s own behaviour on them.
  • Negotiating: Obtaining maximum results in situations of different interests so that all parties accept and agree and the relationship is not damaged.
  • Teamwork: Cooperating and working effectively to achieve a shared goal – even when the topic involved does not directly serve one’s interests.

Terms
  • A fixed salary will be offered to a successful candidate depending on qualifications and experience
  • The position is based in Serengeti district with frequent visits to the field.
Additional benefits include
  • Basic housing, medical insurance and 30 days paid leave per annum.
  • This is a fixed contract of 12 months.

Human-Wildlife Conflict Driver and Field Responder
Job Overview

Frankfurt Zoological Society
Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme
Job Profile
Name of the position: Human-Wildlife Conflict Driver and Field Responder (HWC_Responder)
FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme.
Position in the organization
  • The HWC Field Responder reports to GIS and Monitoring Officer and from there to the FZS – Serengeti Project Leader.
  • The HWC Field Responder will work together with Serengeti District Council – (Game Officers), with FZS Serengeti project staff, community leaders, human-wildlife conflict monitors, village elephant task force groups, and other project stakeholders to mitigate HWC incidences in the project villages.

Purpose of the job
FZS mission:

We conserve wildlife and ecosystems focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places
FZS Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Programme among others it aims :
To empower local communities in the Serengeti Ecosystem to engage in the conservation of wildlife and other natural resources and adopt conservation-compatible livelihoods

As part of our growing conservation efforts within the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem, FZS is looking for a candidate to fill an important role in coordinating HWC initiatives with the Serengeti District Council, Ikona Wildlife Management Area (Ikona WMA), Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA) and other related partners in mounting their response to human-wildlife conflict in Serengeti District. The role would suit a candidate with a first degree in wildlife management and at least one year of similar experience in this field of HWC mitigations or problem animal control strategies.

Job Background
FZS – Serengeti Ecosystem Conservation Project is implementing a project entitled “Enhancing human elephant co-existence in Serengeti District”
This project will strengthen the Human-Wildlife Conflict monitoring and response system in 22 villages in Serengeti district to reduce the incidences of Human wildlife conflict. FZS will be delivering this support in conjunction with Serengeti District Council, which is responsible for managing human-wildlife conflict in the district.

Main Outputs
Specific Duties:
  • To operate project vehicles dedicated to HWC and do basic maintenance to ensure the vehicles are in good working order.
  • To complete a mechanical checklist prior to each trip and ensure any mechanical issues with the vehicle are corrected by perform daily Pre-trip and Post-trip vehicle inspections.
  • To transport field officers to and from required locations in response to HWC incidences.
  • To drive project vehicles as safely as possible to respond to HWC incidents in project villages.
  • Maintains project vehicle driving logs with daily entries and records the village’s names responded to, travel times, mileage coverage, and service performed.
  • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle checks in accordance with the instructions provided.
  • Wash project vehicle on a regular basis, including the interior.
  • Alert your line manager when the vehicle is due for maintenance or in need of repair.
  • Be present and check on maintenance and repairs at the workshop
  • Complete the vehicle movement log book and submit completed sheets to the line manager.
  • Attend Human-Wildlife Conflict Response and Monitoring trainings available through the program
  • Respond to DGO requests to attend the HWC incidence response in the project villages – first confirm with your line manager.
  • Remain alert at all times
  • To ensure fuels are well used for approved trips only and Refuel the vehicle on a regular basis in accordance with project procedures.
  • Ensure safety by keeping the vehicle and accessories (e.g Jack, spare tire, wheel spanner, First Aid Kit & other tools)
  • Undertake defensive driving as a means of deterring problem animals.
  • Comply with national driving regulations
Recommended:
Qualifications and Experience:
Required
  • Possession of a Certificate in Wildlife Management and Law Enforcement (1 or 2 years) from Pasiansi Wildlife
  • Training Institute or any other recognized institution.
  • Have attended Driving Training and holds a certificate from the National Institute of Transport (NIT) or Vocational Education Training Authority (VETA).
  • Possession of driving license class D and at least 2 years of driving experience with a clean driving record.
  • Knowledge of HWC incidence data collection using mobile applications is an added advantage. • Excellent defensive driving skills and the ability to read a map and GPS.
  • Able to Read/Speak and write English (recommended) and Kiswahili (must)
  • Practical experience and interest in working with project activities including the government, civil society organizations, and private sectors.
  • Computer literate (recommended).
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task extra hours, and be a team player. Desired:
  • Interest in bush driving and Must be willing to work occasional long, irregular hours, early morning, evening, and weekends as needed.
  • Experience working in national parks and remote areas especially in the Serengeti ecosystem
  • A passion for wildlife conservation
  • Behavioural Competencies:Work systematically: Structuring one’s work in an orderly and transparent manner; carrying it out with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Integrity: Maintaining high ethical standards both personally and professionally: being incorruptible.
  • Sensitivity: Showing consideration, concern and respect for other people’s attitudes, feelings, or circumstances and being aware of the influence of one’s own behaviour on them.
  • Negotiating: Obtaining maximum results in situations of different interests so that all parties accept and agree and the relationship is not damaged.
  • Teamwork: Cooperating and working effectively to achieve a shared goal – even when the topic involved does not directly serve one’s interests.

Terms
  • A fixed salary will be offered to a successful candidate depending on qualifications and experience.
  • The position is based in Mugumu, Serengeti with frequent visits to the field.
Additional benefits include
  • Basic housing, medical insurance and 30 days paid leave per annum.
  • This is a fixed contract of 12 months.
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Mode of application:
Candidates should submit a letter of intent describing how they qualify for this position, a CV, and three referees including contact phone numbers, and email addresses at their earliest convenience.
Deadline: December 20th, 2022.
Submit your application to FZS at: jobs.tanzania@fzs.org
Only qualifying shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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