Country Director For The Tanzania Program Of The Wildlife Conservation Society (Wcs)
A key priority of this position is to tackle the threats which affect
ecosystems, habitats and biodiversity- and to address global challenges
such as climate change and international wildlife trade – through
science, landscape level interventions, community/government support and
species conservation. Key management and administrative
responsibilities include providing overall strategic direction,
government, donor and international liaison, fundraising, scientific and
conservation oversight,WCS representation in country and overseeing all
financial and personnel management (>120 staff). The Country
Director will report to the Regional Director, East and Southern Africa.
It is a full-time position, based at one of the WCS Tanzania offices on
the mainland or in Zanzibar.
THE LIST OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES (239+ POSTS
· To lead the WCS Program in Tanzania
· To oversee WCS conservation strategy in Tanzania, embracing
community-based initiatives, species, habitat and natural resource
management, conservation advocacy, priority setting and land use
planning, education and awareness raising, research and monitoring,
training and capacity building, law enforcement support, protected area
design and management, and tackling human-wildlife conflict and illegal
· To act as the legal representative of WCS in Tanzania.
· To act as the political representative of WCS in Tanzania, liaising
with (amongst others) MNRT, TAWA, TANAPA, TFS, WD, TAWIRI, TAFIRI,
DFNRNR and Fisheries Departments, and bilateral donors/agencies such as
USAID, USG and EU.
· Represent the WCS Tanzania Program to the Governments of Tanzania and
Zanzibar, donors, the press, and other internal and external
· Lead scientific and strategic planning for the Country Program and develop and manage Country Program budget
· Prepare and implement Country Program workplans and approve related project workplans and budgets
· Overall responsibility for fundraising for WCS in Tanzania from
public/private sources(in collaboration with other WCS teams in HQ.
· Prepare annual country reports for the Tanzania Government, and
oversee preparation of reports on projects and for donors, and evaluate
on a regular basis progress against strategies and workplans.
Collaborate with other WCS initiatives including but not limited to the
WCS Marine Program, Species Program, and Conservation Solutions team.
Key Qualifications :
· Minimum of a Master’s Degree in environment, conservation, wildlife or
natural resources or other relevant subject. PhD an advantage.
· Proven success in 1) developing, managing and leading conservation
programs, preferably in Tanzania, 2) conservation strategy,
implementation and fundraising.
· At least 10 years relevant work experience, with personal knowledge
and experience of NGO management and issues, and field projects a
· Substantial experience in leading and managing teams,and large
conservation projects/programs, and proven capacity in financial
planning and management.
· Proven fundraising experience for conservation from public and private sources, preferably in Tanzania.
· Detailed knowledge of conservation biology, practical conservation,
African and Tanzanian conservation issues. Scientific publication record
· Proven commitment to conservation in Africa
· Excellent planning, communications, reporting and organisational skills.
· Fluent spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by
emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements
and the names and contact information of three independent professional
references to email@example.com and copying: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is 15th November 2018.J2