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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Field Officer - Community Development



Position Title: Field Officer - Community Development
Reports to: Programme Executant – WASH and IWRM
Supervises: None
Duty station: Bunda, Mara Region
Start Date Immediate
I. Major functions:

The Project Officer - Community Development Specialist will support mobilizing and sensitizing communities on water resources management, and facilitating the establishment of community partnerships with community-based organisations in water resources management. This position will also involve stakeholders’ identification, analysis and appropriate engagement for effective delivery of the projects (MRC Conservation and Mara Wetlands Conservation).
II. Major duties and responsibilities:
a) Facilitate the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coherent strategy for community participation in management of water and other natural resources.
b) Identify training needs and coordinate project training activities including facilitation of such training as appropriate.
c) Organize local communities and facilitate the formation of community groups in order to manage and conserve water resources and other natural resources sustainably.
d) Supporting the Projects to respond to the needs of vulnerable or disadvantaged communities and promote inclusiveness and participation in the implementation of the MRC Conservation project and WetCOP
e) Developing and tracking project budget, scope, schedule, and performance measures; managing staff and consultant teams; working with agency partners; developing and implement inclusive community engagement strategies.
f) Working with community groups, collaboratively defining a vision for partnerships, and articulating recommendations for community development, equitable access, land use, and water resources management.
g) Maintaining effective working relationships with the District Commissioners, District Executive Directors, elected leaders and other agencies.
h) Working with partners to design and implement inclusive engagement strategies with traditionally under-represented communities, businesses (including small and women/minority owned businesses), social service providers, property owners, developers, and others.
i) In collaboration with partners, assist communities to identify and implement alternative/diversification of livelihood activities that supports water resources conservation.
j) And carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Programme Executant.

I. Qualification and Experience
a) A Bachelor’s degree in social works, community development studies or any relevant field. A master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
b) Proven community development experience in the field of Conservation and natural resources management particularly in community water resources. Minimum of 5 years of working experience.
c) Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
d) Ability to work independency and under strict deadlines
e) Solid computer skills proficiency in using varied computer application, including word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
f) Ability to establish priorities and to plan coordinate and monitor own work plan
g) Fluent in both writing and spoken English and Kiswahili
h) Ability and readiness to work in rural areas and or field conditions
i) Facilitation skills including engagement of local communities and other stakeholders to participate in the delivery of project plans.
j) Experience in writing project technical reports
k) Proven ability to work independently and deliver high quality and timely outputs;
l) Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity,
Respect & Collaboration.
II. Working Relationships
Internal: Interacts and works closely and on a regular basis with the Fresh Water team, programme and finance staff in Tanzania Country Office. Coordinates and interacts as appropriate with WWF Eastern and Southern Africa Programme Office and other WWF offices. External: Interacts as required with governmental institutions and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the Programme Executant as appropriate.
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
Interested applicants may get the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) through the following websites: 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 Monday, 15th August
2022 at 3:30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. WWF has a principle of zero tolerance for fraud and corruption, if you encounter such an incident, then report by sending an email to [email protected]