Sunday, April 3, 2011

Head of Marine Programme-The World Wide Fund

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 two positions to work on the CEA-NI. The two positions will report to the Leader, Coastal East Africa Initiative.

1. Head of Marine Programme
  • Takes lead in the achievement of the Marine-related goals as set out in the CEA-NI Conservation Plan;
  • Responsible for the transformation of tuna management in the Western Indian Ocean region and the certification of shrimp fisheries in Mozambique;
  • provides technical support to the field-level marine conservation work in WWF Country offices, ensuring alignment with the CEA-NI Conservation Plan and coordination with the NI’s regional marine policy program;
  • drives national, regional and international policy formulation on marine and fisheries governance, trade in fisheries, and marine climate change, delivering results through lobbying and negotiation.
  • MSc degree or higher in the field of Marine Sciences or relevant environmental disciplines;
  • At least 10 years overall professional experience, of which at least 5 years in Eastern Africa, working, in a senior management position on a major conservation programme;
  • Proven experience on engaging with actors at a high level - corporate and government;
  • Strong understanding of sustainable fisheries, fisheries governance, MPAs
2. Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
  • Leads on all aspects of monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the CEA Initiative, including technical aspects thereof (e.g. mapping, database management,etc.).
  • Role includes extensive work with field teams including training, planning, oversight of monitoring and alignment of field work to the goals of the Initiative.


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