Natural Resources Management (NRM) Policy Specialist

Published by Jobstanzania on 4:59:00 pm

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people. RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. 

RTI International is seeking staff for the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Tanzania's Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) project that addresses factors in Tanzania that threaten biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. USAID PROTECT is a 5-year activity that will end in March 2020. 

We are recruiting a Natural Resources Management (NRM) Policy Specialist in Dar es Salaam. 

The USAID PROTECT NRM Policy Specialist will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of the project's policy research and advocacy component. His/her tasks will include support an implementation of policy advocacy and research activities under Activity 1: Stronger Policy Research and Advocacy of the USAID PROTECT Project. S/he works with USAID PROTECT Resources, Rights, and Governance Specialist, DCOP and COP. 

Key responsibilities 
• Assist in the development and timely implementation of Policy, Research. and Advocacy (and cross-cutting) activities, as identified in the USAID PROTECT workplan 
• Conduct activities that strengthen the enabling conditions for improved management of Tanzania's natural resources 
• Support activities that promote research and analysis to better inform policy makers, implementers, communities, and the donor community to drive a more harmonized, integrated, and enabling environment for sustainable NRM in Tanzania 
• Produce high quality NRM information to inform discussion and action at multiple levels of decision making 
• Network with NRM stakeholders and support advocacy efforts 
• Deliver NRM information, analysis, and recommendations as issues arise and as this information is needed by decision makers and policy makers 
• Identify, recruit, and manage local consultants and subcontractors implementing technical activities under Policy, Research, and Advocacy 
• Provide monthly status updates on technical implementation both verbally (i.e. staff meetings) and in written format (i.e. monthly implementation plan. USAID PROTECT monthly and quarterly progress reports, USAID PROTECT annual reports) 
• Contribute to the development of project success stories and key achievements in collaboration with the Communication Specialist 
• Collect and analyze M&E data in collaboration with the M&E and GIS Specialist 
• Promote interactions and cross-team exchanges through the mobilization of in-house expertise 

Qualifications and Experience Requirements 
• Minimum Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in natural resources management, environmental policies/law, or ecological sciences 
• Minimum of 6 years of managerial and/or technical experience in Natural Resources Management Policy, Research, and Advocacy 
• Proven experience in undertaking activities aimed at improving wildlife conservation, protected area management (including community-based conservation), wildlife laws, and policies 
• Experience working with protected area authorities and ministries managing environment and natural resources 
• Ability to liaise and coordinate effectively with officials within the Government of Tanzania 
• USAID donor experience, a plus 
• Must be fluent in English, with strong report writing ability 

Skills & Abilities 
• Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills 
• Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook. PowerPoint, Excel 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure 
• Ability to multi-task 
• Ability to work independently and within matrix project and program teams 
• Attention to detail and accuracy 
• Culturally sensitive and respectful 

To Apply: 
Email cover letter and CV to hr@tzprotect.org by 21st March 2018. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email. Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process. RTI International is proud to be an EEO/AA employer NUF/DN 

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