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WWF Tanzania is the Tanzanian office of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organizations. WWF Tanzania has been working in Tanzania since 1962, and has played a major role in protecting the country’s rich biodiversity and natural resources.

WWF Tanzania’s work focuses on three key areas:

  • Wildlife conservation: WWF Tanzania works to protect Tanzania’s iconic wildlife, including elephants, lions, rhinos, and chimpanzees. This includes working with the government to manage protected areas, combating poaching, and reducing human-wildlife conflict.
  • Forest conservation: Tanzania is home to a variety of important forest ecosystems, including the Eastern Arc Mountains and the miombo woodlands. WWF Tanzania works to protect these forests from deforestation and degradation, and to promote sustainable forest management practices.
  • Marine conservation: Tanzania has a long coastline and a rich marine environment. WWF Tanzania works to protect Tanzania’s coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds from pollution and overfishing.

WWF Tanzania also works to raise awareness of environmental issues and to build support for conservation among the Tanzanian public. The organization has a strong track record of success, and has played a major role in protecting Tanzania’s natural heritage for future generations.

Here are some specific examples of WWF Tanzania’s work:

  • WWF Tanzania is working with the Tanzanian government to manage the Serengeti National Park, one of the most iconic wildlife areas in the world.
  • WWF Tanzania is supporting anti-poaching efforts in Tanzania’s national parks and game reserves.
  • WWF Tanzania is working with communities to reduce human-elephant conflict.
  • WWF Tanzania is working to restore forests in the Eastern Arc Mountains.
  • WWF Tanzania is working to protect coral reefs in the Mafia Island Marine Park.
  • WWF Tanzania is working to promote sustainable fishing practices among Tanzanian fishermen.
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WWF Tanzania is a vital partner in the effort to protect Tanzania’s natural heritage. The organization’s work is essential to ensuring that Tanzania’s wildlife, forests, and marine ecosystems remain healthy and vibrant for future generations.

Background

The project will support tree nurseries by continuing to support the existing tree nursery in Maguruwe village (in Kisarawe district) from the previous project and introduce nurseries establishment to the communities as a means of livelihood through the establishment and operationalization of tree nurseries and woodlots business plans. Tree planting activities will be given due consideration in the second phase of the project. Stakeholders will be supported to undertake tree planting on degraded forest lands, homestead, avenues, farmlands, and village institution compounds such as school, dispensaries, village offices etc. The project will also build the capacity of communities to monitor newly planted trees through post planting survival assessment in areas that have been restored. Tree planting will not be limited to the areas highlighted above, it will further be extended to watershed areas, woodlots for charcoal, firewood and timber at village and household level. Fruit and commercial crop trees (cashew nuts and citrus) will as well be planted for food and alternative income generation Major Functions:

Generally the major role of the staff will be to support the implementation of the WWF-CH Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) support project in the Water Towers Landscape

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist in supporting field level FLR and forest conservation activities in general through local partnerships with locally-based organisations
  • Work closely with CSOs to foster long-term partnerships with service providers with FLR common interests and geographical focus
  • Assist in ensuring wider project impact and generate more transformative outcomes on the ground
  • Assist in supporting national level engagement with government around policy and governance issues that are confronting field level FLR implementation
  • Assist in ensuring that field experiences inform the development of a coherent national advocacy plan and that these experiences feed into and inform advocacy messages directed towards government
  • Assist in supporting the documentation of experiences and lessons and ensure wide dissemination of these lessons across the landscape and other parts of Tanzania
  • Assist and support the Forest Program Officer on the innovation component of forest related interventions including commercialization of Non-Timber Forest Products(NTFPs)
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Required Qualification

  • A holder of an Ordinary Diploma in Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Conservation or related fields with experience of 4 years and above.
  • A degree in forestry, natural resources management or Environmental conservation will be an added advantage;
  • Proven track record in successfully managing natural resources management, Forest extension or Forest Landscape Restoration projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing, forest extension and publicity and managing projects in related field;

Additional information,

Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the Head of People & Culture, via email to: hresources@wwftz.org, by Thursday 02nd November 2023 at 17h00. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female applicants are encouraged to apply. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

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