The Project Manager will be responsible for providing overall leadership, strategic focus, management, and accountability for the performance of Biodiversity for Program. This senior position will report to the Country Director.
The Project Manager will be expected to be a highly visible individual in the conservation sector able to manage programs with ecological, social, cultural, and economic complexities. S/he will principally be responsible for managing the Biodiversity for Program funded by International donor – Tanzania whose goal is to conserve and manage biodiversity in target ecosystems for lasting environmental and economic sustainability. S/he is expected to be results-oriented and able to provide leadership to a team of highly qualified professionals to achieve results and meet program targets and goals. S/he will be expected to exercise a high degree of decision-making and sound judgment.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide overall leadership for the technical and managerial aspects of the Biodiversity for Program including implementation to ensure the program attains its goals, meets its deliverables, and produces results required by donor in a timely manner.
• Ensure that program activities are based on strong evidence-based conservation, tourism, and non-tourism enterprise approaches and best practices.
• Manage day-to-day operations of the program, which includes:
Effective team management
Effective administration and tracking of project finances
Program monitoring and evaluation
Timely donor reporting
Effective coordination and cooperation between project implementing partners, among others.
• Be the technical point of contact with Donor - Tanzania, program implementing partners, and stakeholders on all aspects of the program/grant.
• Oversee sub-grantees and facilitate technical assistance and steer them towards results-oriented activities, and ensure grantee compliance with terms and conditions of their agreements.
• Convene program management meetings with staff and appropriate partners to oversee program implementation.
• Work with donor senior program team and key implementing partners to design annual work and performance management plans that will deliver sustainable conservation, improved livelihoods, and other program level goals.
• Build and manage a team of professional staff; ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and performance is managed with the required focus and discipline.
• Work with Country Director to develop and track working annual budgets.
• Ensure quarterly and yearly means of verification (MOVs) defined and delivered in a timely manner.
• Ensure implementation of activities and expected outputs in line with respective grants terms and conditions as well as donor expectations
• Conduct financial oversight, ensuring efficient use of resources and eliminating fraud.
• Postgraduate qualification (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in natural sciences, social science, economics, or any other field directly related to conservation.
• Minimum 7+ years of proven managerial, administrative, and field experience in conservation and development.
• Knowledge, skills, proven experience in leading the implementation of large and complex funded projects as well as other donor-funded projects in Tanzania or East Africa.
• Results focused orientation with a proven track record of delivery.
• Possess sound judgment and strong decision-making skills.
• Proven ability in managing and motivating a highly qualified team of professionals in different fields.
• Good understanding of financial management and budgeting.
• Proficiency in English (spoken and written).
• Proven experience leading and managing large complex projects budgets, delivering and reporting results, and ensuring compliance with donor requirements, e.g. USAID for implementation.
• Demonstrated ability to build the capacity of multiple stakeholders to engage in landscape planning and management.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to build coalitions, negotiate, and manage conflict situations.
• Outstanding communication skills with the ability to clarify vision and strategy.
• Experience working with different levels of government (especially senior levels) and partners in Tanzania.
• Genuine respect for the skills and perspectives of communities, partner organizations, and the private sector.
• Sound understanding of and experience implementing the science of landscape-level conservation approaches.
• Familiarity with innovative methods, including community conservation and conservation enterprises as well as the integration of conservation with health, population, agriculture, and gender dimensions.
How to apply:
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed cover letter, curriculum vitae, three work related referees.
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Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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