position vacancy based in Tanzania

WELLS Sue SMW at iucnearo.org
Mon Sep 18 06:59:22 EDT 2000


IUCN Eastern Africa Regional Office


Development of Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park Project
Based in Mtwara, Tanzania

The World Conservation Union is an international organization that seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature, and to ensure that any use of natural resources is ecologically sustainable and equitable. 

The Eastern Africa Regional Office (EARO) of IUCN will be implementing a GEF funded project to develop a multiple-use marine park to protect significant and threatened marine biodiversity of the Mnazi-Bay and Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park. The project will be for four years and aims at enabling local communities and government stakeholders to protect effectively and utilise sustainably the marine biodiversity and resources of the park.
IUCN EARO is looking for an experienced professional as the Technical Advisor (TA) to implement the project with the Marine Parks and Reserve Unit of the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, during the set-up phase. The TA will play a supportive role to the Manager of the Marine Parks and Reserves Unit and will work closely with the Project Co-ordinator/Warden and other project staff.  He/She will be the focal point for the co-ordination and delivery of the overall IUCN technical assistance programme under the project and management of the project finances.

He/she will need technical expertise and direct experience in the following areas: 
Ø Marine protected area establishment and development;
Ø Community-based natural resource management and/or biodiversity conservation, including an appreciation of gender and poverty issues;
Ø Marine resource management issues
The ideal candidate should have: 
Ø Minimum Masters degree in environmental management, fisheries management , marine ecology or related discipline and with at least ten years experience working in a field related to marine conservation; 
Ø Project management experience, including multi-displinary team management, financial management and procurement; 
Ø Proficiency in spoken and written English; fluency or working knowledge of Kiswahili would be an added advantage;
Ø Exceptional communications, negotiation and liaison skills.

The contract will be for two years, renewable, and will start as soon as possible.  Applicants should submit their detailed CV with contact details for three referees to: the Regional Representative, IUCN EARO, P.O. Box 68200, Nairobi, Kenya, fax: 254-2-890615, by 30 October 2000.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  IUCN is an equal opportunity employer

Sue Wells
Co-ordinator, E.A. Marine Programme
IUCN Eastern African Regional Office
P.O. Box 68200
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 2 890605
Fax: +254 2 890615
e-mail: smw at iucnearo.org
(home tel: +254 2 891499) 

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