Senior Project Officer – Gbf Project World Wide Fund For Nature(WWF) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1st May 2024

Senior Project Officer – Gbf Project

Do you want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime. WWF Tanzania is seeking to hire a highly experienced, competent and motivated individual for the senior Project Officer role based in Masasi, Ruvuma Landscape


Major Functions: The Senior Project Officer will provide the coordination, technical support, knowledge, leadership to all activities within the Tanzania component of the WWF GBF Project. The incumbent will be generally responsible for the delivery of GBF-related initiatives from the community level and the leveraging of them to the national, regional and global levels. The post-holder will be responsible for the coordination of implementation of the project workplan and budgets, in coordination and collaboration with the implementing partners, stakeholders and WWF colleagues nationally, regionally and globally.


Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the development, delivery and adaptive management of GBF project work plans, budgets and the monitoring framework.
  • Ensure the project is aligned to the global policy frameworks on environment and development and enable inclusive management for sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity.
  • Support and ensure effective, inclusive and responsive regional and national policy formulation and implementation in relation to global policy frameworks, particularly the CBD protocol.
  • Support and influence gender inclusion and equitable use and sharing of benefits accrued from biodiversity resources.
  • Be responsible for the development of the GBF project policy advocacy plan and monitoring.
  • Engage, participate, and contribute to the WWF Global Policy and Advocacy Team discourses at the Regional Office of Africa and WWF International to foster high level GBF policy engagement.
  • Be responsible for the development, oversight and monitoring and adaptive management of the GBF project.


Required Qualifications and skills:

University degree in forestry, conservation biology, social science, international relations, policy management or related courses in an appropriate field such as natural resource management. At least five years of experience in the field, with experience in leading, developing, and managing programmes or large-scale projects in one or more of the above-mentioned fields. Experience with multi-disciplinary teams including experience with external partners. Experience on high-level policy advocacy engagement at national, regional and global levels. Knowledge of the global protocols, conventions and agreements linked to biodiversity conservation. Previous engagement in and knowledge of national and global biodiversity policy platforms.


Additional information:

Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained via Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees with the subject line – “GBF Senior Project Officer” and should be addressed to the Head of People & Culture, via email to: by Wednesday, 01st May 2024 at 17h00. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.


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