Chief of Party, Tanzania Marine Biodiversity
Jobs at:Resonance Global
Deadline of this Job:
30 September 2020
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa
Date Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Reports to: Director of Natural Capital
Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all.
Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.
Resonance was recently named one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing privately-held companies. We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.
Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded project based in Tanzania, focused on marine biodiversity conservation. The 5-year contract will incorporate a series of interventions that support and strengthen capacity for biodiversity conservation in a manner that i) reduces the use of illegal and unsustainable fishing; ii) improves the governance and management of coastal land and seascapes; and iii) improves policy development and capacity to implement policies. These interventions together will reduce threats to marine and coastal biodiversity in Tanzania while moving Tanzanian institutions further on their journey to self-reliance.
The COP will be responsible for overall leadership, management, and technical direction of the project. As the project’s leader, the COP will be the principal project planner, designer, and implementer and will ensure that all deliverables are high-quality and delivered to USAID on time. They will be the primary POC with the Mission and will ensure all stages of project implementation work to meet Mission goals and priorities. As primary POC, they will work directly with the COR to drive internal project and Mission learning and will ensure that approaches are adjusted to respond appropriately and effectively to task resourcing and implementation requirements..
Serve as key liaison with USAID, the Government of Tanzania, project partners, and counterparts in the public and private sectors.
Provide overall technical, administrative, and operational oversight for the project on all activities and at all levels (both in Dar Es Salam and target areas for value chain improvements and fisheries resources management).
Lead the planning, design, implementation, and reporting of technical activities, including the drafting of annual work plans, leading organizational activities, and overseeing the completion and submission of quarterly and annual project reports and other project deliverables.
Lead the project’s marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries management agenda and activities in conjunction with the Ministry of Fisheries and local institutions.
Manage project team; oversee, mentor, and provide guidance to short- and long-term staff.
Lead financial oversight and procedures and ensure compliance with USG regulations and Resonance policy.
Report regularly to the Resonance headquarters and USAID/Tanzania on project activities, deliverables, and events.
Travel regularly for monitoring and oversight of activities and evaluations.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A record of exemplary professional experience in fields related to marine resource management and conservation, including several among the following: coastal resource resilience, marine protected area management, sustainable fisheries management and/or enforcement, local community development and livelihood diversification, local governance capacity building, and behavior change promotion.
At least (10) years of management and supervisory experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or nongovernmental organization.
An advanced graduate degree in a related technical or management field (e.g. marine biology, natural resource management, public administration, business administration, international development, governance, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to liaise and work collaboratively with government stakeholders, international donors, and local partners at the national and sub-national levels.
Proven leadership in the management of similar sized international donor programs with annual budgets of 1-3 million USD and that requires collaborative adaptive management and the ability to respond quickly to newly emergent tasks.
Demonstrated experience managing multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and diverse teams, with strong interpersonal skills.
Superior written and oral communication skills.
Fluency in written and spoken English required
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES
Direct experience or working knowledge of East African fisheries, coastal and marine resource management issues preferred.
Working knowledge of Swahili
Experience in partnerships and private sector engagement.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Ability to travel around Tanzania as needed. Ability to also travel internationally as needed up to 20% of the time.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of SSG-Advisors, LLC (doing business as Resonance) is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Resonance hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.
Resonance believes that employees should be provided with a working environment which enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
To Apply: Please visit www.resonanceglobal.com/careers and select “Chief of Party, Tanzania Marine Biodiversity” and follow the instructions to submit an application.
Applications with CV should also be sent to “ [email protected] ”. Please include “Chief of Party, Tanzania Marine Biodiversity” in the email subject line, and save CV as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’ (e.g., Smith_Jane.pdf). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline: 30th September 2020