Environmental and Social Safeguarding Advisor at World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)

By | February 26, 2020

Position Title: Environmental and Social Safeguarding Advisor

Reports to: Country Director
Supervises: None
Location: WWF Tanzania Country Office, Dar es salaam

The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), an international conservation organization, is seeking for a competent and experienced Environmental and Social Safeguarding Advisor, to be based in Dar es Salaam.
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.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • 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 Trans-boundary 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.

Required Qualifications and experience:

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

NOTE: Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained here => DOWNLOAD PDF FILE HERE!

Applications must include a Cover letter and complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Culture Manager, via email to: hresources@wwftz.org by Tuesday, 03rd March 2020 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.