Public Private Partnership Specialist – RTI International,

By | October 4, 2018

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.
RTI International is seeking staff for the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) project that addresses factors in Tanzania that threaten biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. USAID PROTECT is a 5-year activity that will end in March 2020. We are
recruiting a Public Private Partnership Specialist who will be based in Dar es Salaam.
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist will help meet project objectives to strengthen private sector investment in the wildlife sector, and specifically to increase the role of the private sector in promoting biodiversity conservation and tourism and combatting wildlife crime. The focus of the PPP specialist will be to leverage private sector investments, which support conservation efforts (anti-poaching, human wildlife conflict mitigation, and anti-trafficking efforts), through USAID PROTECT support. The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist will be responsible for helping to design, implement, and report on activities which meet these objectives.
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist will collaborate with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), Tanzania Association of Tourism Operators (TATO), and private companies, associations, foundations, tour operators and non-governmental conservation organizations to leverage private
sector investment for conservation.
Key responsibilities:
Design, supervise and report on Public Private Partnerships that
leverage private sector investment for conservation
– Identify new potential private sector partners that are already
investing in conservation efforts, which promote biological
connectivity of protected areas.
– Design partnerships between private sector partners and USAID
PROTECT, which leverage private investment for conservation, and increase the area under improved management
– Procure and supervise the appropriate implementing mechanism to provide support to the private sector partner
– Monitor and report on the implementation of the partnership
Manage the on-going partnership with Tanzania Private Sector Founda­tion (TPSF)
– Serve as the Technical Lead for the partnership between USAID
– Advise TPSF and its members on private sector engagement in
combatting wildlife trafficking in Tanzania
– Monitor and report on the implementation of the partnership
Project Management and Reporting
– Contribute to monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports.
– Provide technical input in the development and implementation of
work plans, monitoring of project indicators, and overall planning
and implementation of project activities.
– Supervise and manage consultants, subcontractors and/or grantees as required to implement technical activities.
– Complete any other duties/activities as directed by the supervisor
or the Chief of Party in line with the Project’s objectives and the
Employee’s abilities.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
i/ Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience or equivalent
combination of education and experience in International
Development, Natural Resources Management, Business Administration, or related fields
ii/ Minimum of 6 years technical experience in private sector engagement preferably in conservation
iii/ Experience in developing and managing partnerships and private sector engagement strategies
iv/ Proven ability to effectively collaborate with private sector,
government entities, international donors, and non-governmental
v/ Demonstrated understanding of the importance of private sector
engagement in conservation
vi/ Strong report writing ability.
vii/ Experience working on USAID or international donor projects is
viii/ Fluency in English required.
Skills & Abilities:
a. Proven leadership skills, the ability to be proactive
b. Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the
ability to foster professional relationships.
c. High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
d. Detail-oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task.
f. Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team.
g. Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills
h. Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
i. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
j. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure.
k. Ability to work independently and within matrix project and program teams.
l. Culturally sensitive and respectful.
To Apply: Email cover letter and CV to by 10th October 2018. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email. Please do not attach copies of certificates. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. RTI International does not use agents or require any form of
payment in the recruitment process.

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