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Job Opportuniy at WWF Tanzania, Leader, Living With Big Cats Initiative (Big Cats)


Leader, Living With Big Cats Initiative (Big Cats) 

WWF Tanzania seeks to hire a competent and highly motivated ‘Leader for Living with Big Cats Initiative’ to be based in Arusha.

Major Functions

Under the guidance of Wildlife Practice leadership and WWF Tanzania, the Leader, Living with Big Cats Initiative (Big Cats) will be responsible for the design, delivery, resourcing, monitoring and evaluation of an exciting new global initiative for WWF. Also, the initiative lead will be responsible for coordinating lion conservation work in WWF priority lion landscapes across the African continent.

Global Big Cats Initiative Lead (50%)

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead timely and effective design, launch and implementation of the Big Cats Initiative in selected priority landscapes, ensuring alignment between Country Strategic Plans, the Wildlife Practice Strategy and WWF global goals
  • Partner with multi-disciplinary teams consisting of WWF staff, national partners, local and international NGOs, consultants and/or contractors to analyze and adopt innovative approaches to big cats conservation.
  • Build the capacity of staff working on Big Cats Initiative in WWF’s priority landscapes and institutionalize safeguards and social policies related to big cats work.

African Lion Coordinator (50%)

  • Lead the implementation of WWF’s African lion conservation framework including through delivery of objec­tives by external partners.
  • Provide technical support to the development of regional and national policy and guidance to the develop­ment of WWF regional and Country Offices conservation strategies, ensuring the integration of lion conser­vation issues.
  • Deliver policy outcomes for African Lion in relevant global, regional and national policy and advocacy fora.

Required Qualifications and skills:

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including at least 5 years in the field working in a senior management position on big cats and multi-country conservation programs. Mas­ter’s degree or higher in natural resources management, biodiversity conservation or other relevant discipline(s). Demonstrated project management experience including experience successfully managing multimillion-dollar budgets with many variables, geographies and deadlines. Experience working in a large, complex, global organi­zational network.

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: [email protected] by 08th January 2021 at 4:30 pm.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam. WWF is an equal opportunity organization.

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