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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Governance Advisor job in Tanzania

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the World’s largest International Conservation Non Governmental Organization, working towards the conservation of nature and sustainable development.

WWF has recently established a major regional programme - the “Coastal East Africa Initiative” (CEA-NI), based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, but working on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development issues across the Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique region.

WWF is seeking to recruit qualified candidates for the following 3 positions to work on the CEA-NI.

Governance Advisor

Reporting to the Leader, Coastal East Africa Initiative, this position, this position shall provide support and advisory services relating to governance processes, policy, institutional strengthening, Engagement of civil society, payment for environmental services regimes, and trade and investment within the CEA NI.

The Advisor shall facilitate the work and build capacity of the WWF Country Offices and Site-based Projects in this regard. Identifies emerging environmental governance challenges in the region and leads the development and implementation of appropriate strategies to address these.

Provides direction and support to the Marine and Terrestrial Heads to ensure the coherence and integration of the CEA NI sector strategies (i.e. marine, forest, trade, conservation) within a sound governance strategy;


    * An advanced degree in political sciences, natural resource management and/or other relevant social or environmental sciences;
    * Minimum of10 years experience as an advisor or policy-maker in the field of environmental governance, social development, sustainable development, environmental economics or natural resource management;
    * Proven experience on engaging with senior decision makers at a high level – corporate, government and government aid agencies;
    * Strong understanding of governance, social development, politics, lobbying and advocacy

Location: All positions will be based in Dar es Salaam

Terms: Two year fixed term contract (renewable); competitive salary and benefits package which is commensurate with the experience and responsibilities of the post is offered.

Interested candidates who adhere to WWF’s values which are Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results should send covering letter, CV with references, copies of relevant certificates to :

The Human Resources Generalist WWF ESARPO at

Deadline 20 December 2010.

N.B. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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