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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Landscape Officer, Dar es Salaam at International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

 






Landscape Officer-Sumbawanga

Vacancy #:              5771

Unit:                  Tanzania - Programme

Organisation:  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Location:          Tanzania Project Office, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

Reporting to:           Programme Manager – SUSTAIN II

Work percentage:    100%

Grade:                   P1

Expected start date:  01 December 2021

Type of contract:  Fixed-term (24 months)

Closing date:          18 October 2021


BACKGROUND

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LOCALLY RECRUITED POSITION

BACKGROUND;

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES;

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.

SPECIFIC DUTIES;


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

Representation;
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.

Other;
Represent IUCN at meetings as may be required
Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time

REQUIREMENTS

 

• 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

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

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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