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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Government Aid Agency (GAA) Officer 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.

Government Aid Agency (GAA) Officer

Reporting to the Leader, Coastal East Africa Initiative, this position plays a lead coordination role with the WWF Country offices in the CEA region to strategically engage with all the development partners on two major fronts 1) joint collaboration around environmental \ development policies, and 2) major GAA fundraising for the CEA Initiative.

The position is responsible for building Staff capacity of GAA work, co-ordinating the planning and development of work with GAAs that are active in their country/region, based on WWF’s Program and priorities.

The GAA Officer will also develop, organize and train Staff in proposal writing, policy work, policy instruments and communication and reporting / financial management tools/systems


    * Advanced University degree in Natural Resources Management, economics or a management Science;
    * Minimum of 5 years policy work experience and strong fundraising track record and strong track record of successful project funding applications;
    * Ability to work in teams, intercultural teams; demonstrated capacity building skills.
    * Excellent organizational and networking skills;
    * Ability to open doors and build relationships of confidence with donor community;
    * Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English; Kiswahili and Portuguese an advantage;

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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