International Team Leader Natural Resource Management

Posted on:
12 Oct, 2018
Application by:
9 Nov, 2018
Project status:
Forecast
Project title:
Protection and sustainable use of natural resources of National Parks:Serengeti National Park, Mahale Mountain National Park, Katavi National Park, Katavi Mahale Wildlife Corridor (Tanzania)
Country:
Tanzania
Duty station:
To be announced by ToR
Job code:
AFR-TZA18KFW0331

Project description

Within the framework of German Financial Cooperation (FC), the Federal Government is currently examining the support of a nature conservation project in Tanzania. The objectives are the protection and sustainable use of the natural resources of the protected areas Serengeti National Park (NP), Mahale Mountains NP, Katavi NP, the Katavi-Mahale Wildlife Corridor and selected village use zones in the neighboring districts and improving the living conditions of the residents' population.

The project consists of two components:
Component 1:- i.a. participatory land-use planning, income-generating measures and promotion of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), construction of a bridge over the Mara River, development of the infrastructure in Fort Ikoma and investments in sustainable water infrastructure. Project region: Serengeti National Park (Bariadi districts, Tarime and Burda, limited support for the districts of Ngorongoro and Serengeti).

Component 2: i.a. participatory land-use planning, demarcation of the wildlife corridor, income-generating measures and promotion of CBNRM in the districts of Mpanda, Uvinza and Tanganyika, construction of climate-resilient socio-economic infrastructure as well as rehabilitation and new construction of park infrastructure and the improvement of park management. Project region: Mahale Mountains and Katavi National Parks (Uvinza,Tanganyika and Mpanda districts).

Job description

The Chief Technical Advisor will be responsible for the overall coordination of the project implementation and the supervision and guidance of the Consultant’s team.
The tasks of the CTA include but are not necessarily restricted to the following:
  • Overall advice to the MNRT / TANAPA for the implementation of the Project and the coordination with other stakeholders;
  • General management and oversight of the implementation of Project measures in accordance with the approved results matrix/logframe, time schedule, operational plans and work plans; 
  • Advise and assists the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism on key issues related to nature conservation management and integrated park management, such as policy formulation and implementation, development of respective procedures, guidelines, strategies;
  • Supervise and coordinate the procurement of works, goods and consulting services according to agreed procedures; this shall also include the technical and contractual supervision of project sub-contractors and of construction work in coordination with the architect/engineers of the consultants team;
  • Supervise and coordinate the financial management of the project, in particular with regard to the management of the disposition fund, including (cross-checking) assessment of disbursement claims;
  • Monitoring of project implementation, including the financial monitoring of approved budgets, the progress monitoring of the implementation of the project activities as well as the monitoring of the performance and impact of the project based on the agreed indicators;
  • Elaboration of regular reports on the implementation of the Project according to the agreed reporting structure and schedule; coordinate and supervise the elaboration and submission of inputs for the reports from the different team members.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate university degree in natural resource management, rural development, protected area management, wildlife management or other fields of relevance to this project;
  • Good understanding and proven track record in areas such as biodiversity conservation, protected area management, integrated rural development, natural resource management, community development with proven practical work experience in these fields at least 10 years;
  • Proven work experience as team leader in long-term assignments, at least 8 years;
  • Work experience preferably in African countries with similar socio-economic conditions;
  • Strong background in management and financial administration of development projects, including M&E of project implementation;
  • Professional experience with donor-funded projects; specific knowledge of German Financial Cooperation (management procedures, reporting, etc.);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency in the English language;
  • Team player, who is capable of working under different and sometimes difficult conditions.

Contact person

  Heike Mainusch mainusch@gfa-group.de

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