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Partnerships and Development Manager job at World Wide Fund WWF

Job description
Mission of the Partnerships and Development Department: To ensure WWF Tanzania Country Office (TCO) is adequately financed and in strong Fund raising and partnerships with governmental and private donors, corporates and other stakeholders.

Major Functions:
• Manage fundraising efforts and donor care at country level; including planning, managing and ensuring the delivery of an agreed fundraising budget. The success of this role is measured on: income raised, income growth year on year, number of donors maintained, number of new donors recruited, number of fundraising proposals submitted.
• Lead and support TCO’s programme staff, senior management, finance and admin staff to deliver upon all donor commitments and to drive fundraising amongst all donor groups.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops and implements a Partnership and Development Strategy that optimizes relationships with partners that are key for advancing WWF TCO Country Action Plans in alignment with the overall ROA (Africa Regional Office) strategic goals – these include bilateral and multilateral government aid agencies (GAA), local government, civil society organizations, businesses and industries, WWF (NO) stakeholders
• Develops and manages partnerships with governmental, foundations and private donors. Works as TCO Partnership & Development Manager in articulate country level initiatives with regional perspectives.

• Implementing reports and systems so that fundraising income is analyzed and reported as per agreed Donors schedule
• Put in place and oversee systems that monitor fund raising and partnership relations (e.g., regular reviews of donor reports and other communications, MOU’s and other agreements, funding proposals, policy dialogues etc.) Ensure own monitoring is well communicated to TCO CD & ROA and the Network as appropriate (e.g., GAA and Business/Industry)
• Ensures that all relevant staff in WWF TCO follow the Partnership and Development Strategy, Network Standards and best practices for engaging with GAA’s and business/industry, and work closely as a team to optimize synergies to ensure overall Fund raising and partnership satisfaction.
• Support the Country Director in managing donor and potential donor relations by organizing meetings, preparing presentations and documents and doing the research needed to help a Country Director to target potential funding.
• Has overall responsibility to identify research, build and maintain satisfactory relationships with partners at the national level and liaising with the relevant Partnership Managers, on subregional and regional levels respectively.
• Working with programme staff, donors and other stakeholders in the community to identify new opportunities for funding from existing donors; and new potential donors for WWF programmes.
• Working across WWF to ensure that fundraising is maximized (systematically working with NO’s and Int’l at programme and fundraising level)
• Provides support, backstopping, guidance and training of WWF TCO staff in fund raising and partnership matters at all levels;
• Finds solutions to ensure compliance with donor agreements, e.g., timely technical and financial reporting and fulfilling donor’s requirement regarding communication
• Performs other duties as requested by the Country Director WWF TCO &WWF ROA Representative.
• Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration

Required Functional Skills
• Master’s degree in Business Management, Development Studies or related fields;
• Proven track record in successfully managing inter-institutional relations, preferably in the development field;
• At least 7 years professional experience in inter-institutional relationship management;
• Highly competent on proposal and report writing skills, ability to understand the complex funding strategies of donors and match WWF’s programmes against these strategies, understanding of the key principles of good project delivery as relevant to fundraising (objective, outcomes, outputs, activities and monitoring indicators)
• Knowledge and experience of the realities of development issues, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
• Kiswahili, or any other language could be an added advantage.

Required Behavioural Skills
• Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising,donor strategies, functions and international relations;
• Excellent inter-personal skills, and proven ability to build andmaintain strong relationships, negotiate/mediate on issues, chair meetings and resolve conflicts;
• Strong cross-cultural skills and versatility in dealing with different types of partnerships;
• Personal integrity with an honest and open personal style;
• Approachable, and an ability to engage partners at all levels;

Working Relationships
• Internal –Is part of WWF TCO Senior Management Team (SMT), which includes WWF TCO Heads of Departments (Conservation Manager, Finance
• Manager, Operations Manager, Human Resources Manager, Communications Manager and WWF TCO_M&E Officer). Works closely to support WWF TCO staff relevant to his/her responsibilities, as required coordinates andinteracts with the all teams, eco-region teams, species teams, WWF International, and other WWF Network staff, especially those who have relations with partners in the region (e.g., GAA Gatekeepers in the National Organizations).

Environmental and Social Safeguarding Advisor job at World Wide Fund WWF


Position Summary

• Under the direct supervision of the WWF Tanzania Country Director the
• Environmental and Social Safeguard Advisor (ESSA) is required to assist in championing the development and implementation process of

• Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) guidelines, framework, projects and programme as well support other staff regarding social screening of programmes and capacity building of WWF Tanzania staff and partners in consultation with the WWF Environmental and Social Safeguard Regional Focal Point/Lead.
• The ESSA will play a lead role at WWF Tanzania Country Office in projects and programme design and implementation as well as other departments regarding social policies and safeguards, screening and capacity building. The advisor will work with a range of stakeholders across four priority landscapes (Southern Kenya – Northern Tanzania Transboundary Landscape- SOKNOT, Ruvuma Landscape (Tanzania /Mozambique), Water Towers and the Rufiji Delta – Mafia Island – Kilwa District – RUMAKI Seascape) to:

• Improve WWF Tanzania’s understanding of the perspectives of local communities and potential ESS issues in the priority landscapes, including in relation to the rights of communities as concern land, access to resources, human rights, indigenous peoples rights amongst others and how these are linked to nature conservation and Natural Resource Management;
• Facilitate greater ownership and effective participation of relevant rural communities, particularly vulnerable groups, in Natural Resource Management, through equitable and locally appropriate governance structures based on mutual respect and equitable collaboration with WWF Tanzania; and,
• Co-create jointly with communities, initiatives that will enhance coexistence between people and wildlife and contribute to improved wellbeing of communities.

Key duties and responsibilities
1. Analytical, Technical and Capacity Building support;
• Assist in the review and development process of the current WWF Environmental and Social Safeguards guidelines and framework as concerns WWF Tanzania in consultation with the WWF Environmental and Social Safeguard Regional Focal Point/Lead to be used for all relevant projects and programme
• Advise and support landscape leads and project teams in carrying out essential initial steps of the ESSF, such as stakeholder analysis and context analysis, providing quality assurance for these products.
• Assist in social screening for all programme work, including the development of whistleblowing and grievance mechanisms for the programmes and WWF Tanzania office more generally;
• Undertake an ESS risk analysis and lead on the development of associated mitigation plans together with the project teams and when appropriate, the affected stakeholders
• Advise on and support follow up monitoring of the implementation of mitigation plans and flag any issues or gaps with the landscape lead to ensure that proposed mitigation measures are implemented according to an agreed upon ESS mitigation implementation plan
• Produce a checklist on ESS for use during project/program design, development and implementation process;
• Provide technical support from safeguarding perspective during funding proposal development, design, appraisal and resource mobilization plans;
• Lead on assisting and delivering capacity building for staff at thecountry office as well as field teams and partners to build knowledge and skills on ESS and minimize the likelihood of risks arising;
• Prepare plans associated with ESS (e.g. stakeholder engagement,mitigation, working with indigenous peoples etc.) and ensure that such plans are approved by relevant authorities before implementation;
• Lead on developing and delivering a series of spot checks to ensure ESS policies are properly implemented at grassroots level in line with WWF guidelines;
• Prepare reports (monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, field monitoring) on the ESS risks with appropriate actions to be taken for all sub projects and follow up to help ensure that timely actions are taken; input on standard WWF TCO reporting for ESS.
• In all activities support others to uphold WWF’s network standards and social policies
• Report directly to the Country Director any key ESS issues and concerns that arise in an urgent and appropriate manner

Representation, Operations, Management and Implementation;

• Identify c h a l l e n g e s , o p p o r t u n i t i e s , priorities and needs for the development a n d implementation of project and programme ESS plan and implementation at all levels;
• In collaboration with programme teams, make sure that the terms and conditions set for programme development are in line with safeguard principles and are adhered to;
• Supervise consultancy works and review and assess products/services provided by consultants and experts counterparts and notify/advise the Project Manager on quality, and recommend appropriate actions to be taken for improvement as per ESS principles and guidelines
• Provide advice on administrative measures and actions required for ensuring the compliance with requirements set regarding ESS measures prior to the validation and implementation of project and programme activities;
• Analyze environmental and social developments and provide technical and substantive

Qualifications
• A University Degree in the field of Social Sciences or Development Studies ideally including modules regarding Natural Resource Management (A relevant Master’s Degree is an added advantage).
• At least 7 years’ active engagement and experience of working with communities on social development.
• Previous experience in working with communities on social safeguarding
• Previous experience of working with communities on environmental and social safeguarding in a conservation setting is an advantage

Key Skills /Competencies
• Experience in and / or demonstratable understanding of environmental and social safeguarding issues
• Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and diverse setting.
• 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 participatory (action) research and co-development of conservation or development initiatives with a wide range of stakeholders is highly desirable.
• A proper command of both written and spoken English and Swahili is essential.
• Strong planning and analytical skills
• Self-driven with a pro-active approach to problem solving.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
• Frequent field trips away from assigned location.

Working Relationships
• Internal: Interacts frequently with landscapes leads, thematic leads, Coordinators/ Managers, Projects Officers, Consultants, researchers and All WWF-Tanzania staff.
• External: Interacts frequently with communities, government departments and other agencies, conservation officials in the country, development agencies, NGOs, INGOs and donors and other staff within WWF Network.


Job application procedure

• Interested applicants may get the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) through the following websites:
https://www.wwf.or.tz/jobs_and_opportunities/jobs/   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]   mailto: [email protected]   by Friday, 05^th August 2022 at 3:30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview