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Monday, July 2, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Programme Manager - Arusha Mwisho wa Kutuma Maombi ni Tarehe 4 July 2018

Terms of Reference
Position: Programme Manager - Participatory Rangeland Management
Deadline: 4 July, 2018
Duty of Station: Arusha
Reporting to: LBI – Coordinator

Purpose of the position: The project manager be responsible for the implementation, coordination
and monitoring of the Project at all levels in Tanzania; and will work closely with project national
and international partners and coordinate with all stakeholders including training providers,
government authorities, communities, the private sector, youth and women.

1. General Overview of the Organization
The Tanzania Natural Resource Forum is a network organization registered in 2006 as a NonGovernmental
Organization, with the aim of promoting the improvement of natural resource governance to achieve more sustainable rural livelihoods and better conservation outcomes. TNRF
works for improved natural resources governance by helping to bridge the gap between:

 People’s local natural resource management needs and practices, and

 National natural resource management priorities, policies, laws and programs
TNRF seeks to support its members by improving communication, sharing information, promoting
collaboration and strengthening collective action. TNRF has a growing membership of more than
3,800 people and organizations, supporting professional staff, and a steering committee drawn from the membership.

TNRF facilitates member-driven ‘Working Groups’ on key policy and practice issues that are of
direct interest to members. These working groups are very collaborative and provide an opportunity
for TNRF’s diverse membership to tackle concerns at a range of different levels. There are currently
working groups engaged in TNRF’s three main thematic areas of forestry, wildlife and rangelands.
TNRF communications works at a cross cutting level, producing for example a web-site, weekly enews,
policy briefs in collaboration with partners and participatory film or radio targeted at
advocacy. TNRF also successfully engages with other stakeholders in establishing round tables for
CSOs, donors, international NGOs and government to discuss emerging issues related to the environment.

2. Background of the Project
TNRF with funding from European Union (EU) through International Land Coalition (ILC) is
Piloting Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM) in six clusters of rangelands in Tanzania.
This is across border four years project in Tanzania and Kenya and will be implemented through a
collaboration of partners which include: TNRF, RECONCILE, ILRI, VSF, SOS SAHEL and
CELEP. TNRF is piloting the project in Tanzania while RECONCILE pilots the project in Baringo
County, Kenya. Both implementing institutions will be technically guided by Institute of Livestock and Research(ILRI).

The overall objective of the project is to improve the livelihood and nutrition status of pastoralist communities in East Africa by improving the management of rangelands for
optimal utilization. Thus the project will work towards attaining security and better use of rangelands and expand the role of women in selected pastoral communities in Kenya and Tanzania.
Accordingly, the project delivers three results:

1. To have participatory Rangeland Management pilots undertaken in the shared grazing areas
of six clusters of villages in Tanzania and in four sub-counties in Baringo County Kenya;

2. Capacities of local and national governments, CSOs and communities to implement
Participatory Rangeland Management strengthened; and
3. Documenting and developing of guidelines on Participatory Rangeland Management
3. Core responsibilities
 Lead person in planning for implementation of activities and monitoring in line with project
design at field.
 Closely work with the Rangeland working group members, and relevant stakeholders in the district, national and regional to pilot Participatory Rangelands Management.
 Maintaining good relations with the government administration and the otherrelevant stakeholders in the districts and national level for smooth implementation of the project.
 Regularly monitoring and report on the implementation status of the project activities on the
ground including; trainings on PRM processes and steps, establishment of legally
recognized grazing units.
 Facilitate the communities in Landscape-level mapping of grazing areas and other rangeland
resources in collaboration with the Technical Advisor
 Facilitate establishment or strengthening of Rangeland Management Institutions to
sustainably and optimally manage the grazing units for improved livestock production
 Coordinate meetings of the in country Project Technical Working Group and other technical
meetings related to the project
 Link the project with other partners in Kenya to ensure smooth piloting of Participatory
Rangeland Management in East Africa
 Facilitate local and national civil society and multi-stakeholder dialogues and media sharing
activities such as press articleson rangelands
 Support local and national governments in developing relevant Participatory Rangeland
Managementguidelines, strategies, and legislations
 Ensure documentation of the PRM experiences both national best practices learnt for
purposes of sharing within the region and global arenas
 Ensure timely reporting of technical financial reports in accordance with TNRF strategies
and donor guidelines
 Execute other duties as signed by the supervisor.

4. Outputs
 Piloting Participatory Range Management in six clusters of Tanzania Rangelands to improve
food and nutrition of pastoralists.
 Improved capacity of communities, CSOs, district and national governments to sustainably
manage grazing units for improved productivity
 Range Management plans are produced in all the six clusters in Tanzania Rangelands to
facilitate sustainable rangeland resources for increased livestock production
 Strong institutions are established and legally recognised in all pilot sites to manage the
grazing units
 Guidelines, strategies and legislations on participatory Rangeland Management is
documented and operational at all levels
 Strong partnership at local, national and regional to sustainably manage Rangelands of
Tanzania and East Africa at large
 Improved general programme management with the LBI component and the institution at
 Timely technical reports are prepared as per the institutional and donor guidelines

5. Required qualifications and experience
 A post graduate degree in Rangeland Management, sustainable development studies,
community based natural resources management, environmental studies, or a related field
 Minimum experience of 5 years working on rangelands development initiatives with key
focus of pastoral food and livelihoods security
 Ability to coordinate and initiate project activities among various stakeholders at local,
district, national and regional levels
 Good understanding of Rangeland management and dynamics, Environmental Impact
Assessment and relevant policies and legislations on natural resources
 Ability to strategize and facilitate partnership, work and coordinate partners and other likeminded
projects and organizations.
 Skilled in training and participatory learning methodologies, preferably with pastoral
 Passionate about the need for improved/better pastoral systems governance and strengthened
land and livelihood rights for pastoralists, with proven experience of working in civil society
networks at community and national levels
 Proven understanding of the customary institutions in pastoral communities of East Africa
 Experience in working with regional development projects in rangelands an advantage
 Experience of working with consultants, and ensuring best long term outcomes from
consultants work
 Ability to work with different teams, with strong, negotiation, problem solving and team
engaging skills
 Experience of monitoring is an advantage, and willingness to learn and practice outcome
monitoring is a requirement
 Computer literate in Microsoft office package
 Excellent English and Kiswahili (speaking and writing)

6. Terms of Contract
This is a project funded position for which a full and attractive package commensurate with the
nature of the position will be offered per 2 annual basis, renewable on the basis of performance and
availability of funds.

7. Behaviour competencies

I. Core Competencies
Communication Communicating orally in a clear manner and adjusting one’s use of language to
the receiver’s level. Showing one absorbs and understands important (non) verbal
information and asking further questions when necessary.
Integrity Maintaining high ethical standards both personally and professionally: being
incorruptible. Working with others
Taking responsibility to build and maintain positive relationships and valuing the
opinion of others.
Flexibility Adaptable and receptive to new idea. Willing and able to adapt/change one’s
behaviour and/or views to changing circumstances in order to attain a set goal
Having insight in one’s identity, values, strengths and weaknesses, interests and
ambitions and taking action in order to enhance one’s competences where and
when possible.

II. Job related Competencies

Distancing oneself from daily routine, exploring ideas for the future, regarding facts from a
distance and seeing them in a broader context or in the longer term

Leading groups
Providing team/group with direction and guidance and encourages cooperation between
group/team members in order to attain an objective.

Developing and maintaining relations, alliances and coalitions within and outside the organisation
and using them in order to obtain information, support and cooperation.

Planning and organising
Setting goals and priorities, indicating the required actions, time and resources to achieve those

Obtaining maximum results in situations of different interests in such a way that all parties accept
and agree and relationship is not damaged.

Influencing other people’s attitudes and opinions and gaining agreement or support for proposals,
plans and ideas

How to Apply: Interested Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV
accompanied by a cover letter to [email protected]