Project Officer at WWF

Project Officer at WWF

Project Officer at WWF


Position: Project Officer- Mangrove Ecosystem

Programme: Bengo Project

Reports to: Marine Coordinator

Supervises: Intern

Location: TPD (Dar es Salaam)



  • Provide technical input on the planning, design and implementation of “Bengo project” to improvethe sustainability of mangrove habitats and species under threat;
  • Lead in project management, reporting, monitoring and evaluation as needed;
  • Supports implementation of marine programme and WWF TCO Conservation Strategic Plan (CSP) and programme strategic objectives especially on mangrove habitats and species;


  • Develop and implement integrated conservation planning approaches and provide technical guidance on mangrove ecological and livelihood values in the project area;
  • Prepare and monitor the implementation of contracts with third parties and partner institutions in collaboration with the Programme Coordinator;
  • Interact with Government officials especially the District Authorities, Tanzania Forest Reserve (TFS), National
  • Environmental Management Council (NEMC), relevant NGOs, CBOs and the mangrove communities; Build capacity and demonstrate sustainable community-based management practices through existing community-led initiatives and frameworks through Village Natural Resources Committee (VNRC), Beach Management Units (BMUs) and related rural user groups;
  • Support community-based enterprises development that incentivizes sustainable mangrove management practices; Support review, development and implementation of applicable legislative and regulatory frameworks (e.g. bylaws) relevant for mangrove communities (VNRCs) and government agencies (main laws) for optimization of conservation opportunities;
  • Produce semi-annual, annual technical progress reports, field reports and any other reports (e.g. monthly snapshot, field stories) as may be required;
  • Co-ordinate exchange visits, trainings and capacity-building related to mangrove restoration and management for coastal communities, district staff, NGOs, CBOs and related rural user groups;
  • Collaborate with WIO Mangrove Network (WIOMN) secretariat and WWF TCO marine programme partner organizations and community user groups and associations;

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  • Develop communication materials and stories in collaboration with programme communication officer and TCO communication manager;
  • Develop project Monitoring and Evaluation baseline as well as M&E plan under the support of Programme Monitoring and Learning Officer;
  • Represent WWF TCO and Marine Programme in various meetings and conferences as appropriate for project and enhancement of personal capacities;
  • Work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances is highly considered; (q) Frequent travel domestically, regionally and internationally, evening and weekends;
  • Carry other duties as may be required by Marine Programme Coordinator and/or the WWF TCO Conservation Manager.

Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Bachelor or similar level) in a subject relevant to Environmental conservation (marine science, social studies etc) or equivalent work experience in the coastal marine conservation field (2 – 3 years);

At least three years’ experience working in mangrove management and/or project management in addition to above required degree or work equivalent; Master’s degree on the above qualifications is an added advantage;

Experience in working with bilateral and multilateral donors; Experience in mangrove marine resource management, sustainable coastal livelihoods will be an added advantage; Understanding of, and sensitivity towards, the culture and livelihoods’ context of rural mangrove coastal communities in Tanzania is highly considered.


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Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Culture Manager, via email to: by Tuesday, 25th April 2023 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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