The Nature Conservancy Chief of Party (Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania) Job in Tanzania

The Nature Conservancy

Job Title: Chief of Party – Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania

Office Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Job ID: 45266

Regular / Temporary: Regular

Full / Part Time: Full-Time

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Position Summary: Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania (EENT) is a Cooperative Agreement funded by USAID/Tanzania and is designed to protect critical habitats and wildlife, as well as improve livelihoods in a well-defined ecosystem in northern Tanzania.

The Chief of Party (COP) and will be responsible for EENT institutional coordination and grant management with USAID and other USAID/Tanzania sponsored projects. The COP will work closely with Eight project partners and ensure compliance with USAID policies and procedures.

This position is a 3.5-year, term-limited position for the remaining duration of the 5-year USAID funding window, and will report to the TNC Landscape Director.

The position is based at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Northern Tanzanian Rangelands Initiative office in Arusha, Tanzania.

Essential Functions

The COP provides management and program oversight to field operations for the USAID-funded Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania project.

In consultation with the Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative (NTRI) and on behalf of the Endangered Ecosystems project, s/he serves as the principle contact to USAID, government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community.

S/he will ensure the EENT also works and coordinates activities with other USAID funded projects that are designed to be complementary to EENT, such as the PROTECT project.

S/he establishes the project as a major conservation partner within the area of responsibility; defines conservation priorities in the area of responsibility; leads and manages a team that supports and improves conservation efforts; and builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field.

The COP manages the financial and technical aspects of the USAID funding to ensure that there are lasting outcomes and results. A focus will be collaboration with key partners and the communication of best practices, innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks that help address the natural system needs, and engages local community support for local conservation efforts.

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Overall technical leadership and supervisory management of USAID/Tanzania-funded Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania program.
  • Serve as the primary project liaison with USAID and communicate regularly with USAID and USAID funded activities, as well as attend all USAID partner meetings;
  • Coordinate and communicate with TNC staff in Tanzania and worldwide.
  • Ensure coordination among numerous stakeholders, partners, and participants for the project.
  • Provide project compliance, financial oversight and quality assurance for all activities including budgeting, financial reporting, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Supervise project staff and sub-contractors.
  • Oversee the project’s monitoring and evaluation system and support Data Quality Assessments.
  • Prepare and submit annual work plans and quarterly and annual progress reports, and ensure progress towards program objectives, including through field visits.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, lessons learned, and documentation as needed.
  • Oversee award modifications with USAID.
  • Oversee amendments of sub-grants to implementing partners.
  • Supervise tracking of earmarked funding, i.e. Biodiversity, Global Climate Change and Family Planning.
  • Organize, coordinate and chair partner meetings and provide follow-up.
  • Support the follow-up and monitoring of key deliverables as per Work Plan and sub-grantee/contractor agreements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10-15 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Tanzania’s environment sector and wildlife management policies, laws, development and management issues is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
  • Ability to develop practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and Swahili is desirable.

How to Apply

To apply to position number 45266, CLICK HERE to 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 March 20, 2017.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tanzanian nationals are encouraged to apply.

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.

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Updated: March 11, 2017 — 5:11 am