Livelihoods and Value Chain Specialist job at World wide Fund (WWF)

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Vacancy title:
Livelihoods and Value Chain Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

World wide Fund (WWF)

Deadline of this Job:
17 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The role will work with a range of stakeholders across the landscape, including close collaboration with the local communities, conservancies, partners and other experts and agencies, supporting the business planning and the diversification of income streams and to proactively catalyze and accelerate nature based livelihood opportunities that benefit people, wildlife and habitats. Initial ideas include livestock, eco-tourism, agriculture, carbon payment schemes, benefit sharing schemes etc.

Key duties and responsibilities
• Development of a comprehensive nature-based community livelihoods strategy for the SOKNOT
• landscape, including detailed plans to ensure financial sustainability
• Elevate and fast-track the development, piloting and implementation of new/improved livelihood
• solutions aimed at diversifying income streams towards greater livelihood security for communities
• Lead on the identification of market-based bankable nature-compatible projects and link to potential investors and appropriate partners e.g. social development NGOs, academics, etc
• Work with external consultants and other peer conservation/social development organizations to
• incorporate advice on specialist areas (including the development of contracts, support communities to
• negotiate better business deals with tourism and other nature-based investors, reports etc.).
• Lead on market analyses, including the development of links to market for key products and associated marketing strategies
• Identify key value chain opportunities to assist community members (particularly women and youth) to start and scale up their business.
• Identify key value chain opportunities to assist community members (particularly women and youth) to start and scale up their business.
• Lead on the monitoring and evaluation of data and reporting for project, to track performance/impact
• and adapt as required Conduct education and awareness activities which will build capacity and assist communities to explore conservation compatible livelihood options in their area.
• Assist communities in planning, prioritizing and implementing natural resource management activities in line with agreed work-plans and objectives.
• Support communities to gain access to information, resources, other relevant stakeholders and
• opportunities that are likely to empower them to manage conservation resources more effectively.
• Measure the amount of benefits (including non-monetary) that households and community members
• accrue from conservation programmes.
• On behalf of WWF, establish good working relationships with local communities and their leaders, and endeavour to uphold the reputation of WWF.
• Liaise closely with other Programmes of WWF-Tanzania and the WWE Network in identifying resilient
• nature-based livelihoods models and ideas that can be customized to priority landscapes globally.
• Share and document learnings to support the wider development of resilient community livelihoods in
• the region and globally.
• Report to key stakeholders including donors - including the preparation of progress reports. Ensure
• implementation of activities is in line with respective donor grants, expectations and planned outcomes.
• In collaboration with WWF Communications Unit, contribute to periodic publications and features on
• community engagement across the WWE Network.

• A University Degree in the field of Livelihoods/Markets/Value Chains or Natural Resource Management, (Arelevant Master's Degree is an added advantage).
• Experience
• A minimum of 8 years' active engagement and experience of working with local rural communities on diversifying livelihoods and developing sustainable nature-based solutions.

Key Skills /Competencies
• Experience in developing and implementing livelihood, value chains and enterprise strategies, preferably
• in a natural-resource context, especially within the ecotourism and livestock sectors.
• Skilled in financial and planning, managing large budgets and project management.
• Familiarity with the dynamics and key issues related to community-based natural resource management in Kenya and Tanzania.
• Understanding of the factors constraining community-based wildlife utilization in Tanzania and Kenya.
• Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and diverse setting.
• Understanding of and support to gender issues is a must.
• Experience of dealing with power differentials and inequalities within and across communities is
• desirable.
• Ability to build good relationships and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders in a respectful, participatory manner.
• Experience of engaging with 'hard to reach' members of society is desirable.
• Experience of working with communities to support natural resource management and improved livelihoods.
• Experience of participatory (action) research and co-development of conservation initiatives with a wide range of stakeholders is highly desirable.
• Ability to organize and host community meetings, with strong diplomatic skills.
• A proper command of written and spoken English, and spoken Swahili; knowledge of Masai is highly desirable and an added advantage.
• Understanding of socio-economic and cultural aspects of wildlife conservation, including drivers of human-wildlife conflict, poaching and habitat degradation.
• Experience of qualitative and quantitative social science research methods, including surveys, semi structured interviews, focus groups, research on sensitive topics and their analysis, research ethics.
• Self-driven with a pro-active approach to problem solving.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
• Frequent field trips away from assigned location, potentially overnight and during weekends.
• Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with a wide range of collaborators/audiences,including proven ability to write project and donor reports.
• High levels of computer literacy, competent use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) Commitment to WWF and its mission.
• Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 96

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
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 12 May 2022 at 4:30 pm. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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