Technical advisor position, Tanzania

Sue Wells SMW at
Thu Jan 31 07:44:54 EST 2002

The following is a re-advertisement of a position advertised last year, but
for which the project was subsequently delayed.  Please do not respond to me
directly, but as requested in the advert.  Thanks.

Development of Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park Project
Based in Mnazi Bay, Mtwara District, 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 enable 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. 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

*       Experience with marine protected areas establishment and

*       Community-based natural resource management and/or biodiversity
conservation, including an appreciation of gender and poverty issues;
*       Appreciation of marine resource management issues

The ideal candidates should have:
*       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;
*       Project management experience, including multi-displinary team
management, financial; management and procurement;
*       Proficiency in spoken and written English, Fluency or working
knowledge of Kiswahili would be an added advantage;
*       Exceptional communications, negotiation and liason skills.
The contract will be for two years, renewable, and will start as soon as
possible.  Applicants should submit their detailed CV with contacts of three
referees to: the Regional Representative, IUCN EARO, P.O. Box 68200,
Nairobi, Kenya, fax: 254-2-890615, by 28th February 2002.  Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
IUCN is an equal opportunity employer

Sue Wells
Co-ordinator, Marine and Coastal Programme
IUCN Eastern African Regional Office
P.O. Box 68200, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. (254) 2 890606; Fax (254) 2 890615
e-mail: smw at

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